Get to know me

Sara Thomas

Hey! I'm Sara, the owner and lead photographer here at WRP!

I am 34 years old, a mother of three boys and I have been married to my best friend for nearly twelve years now. We live on the island that we both grew up on surrounded by our family and friends with that comfortable feeling of home being so important to us. If it weren't, we would definitely have moved ocean side by now where I feel the most at peace and the most myself.

Shortly after we were married, my husband was stationed in GA with the Navy for five years. That is where my affinity for the ocean really took hold. I had grown up vacationing along the ocean my whole life but facing so many incredible challenges and having our first two sons born there really made a difference for me. It was one of those long seasons of our life that definitely shaped who I am now and I don't regret a minute of it, but it was not easy times. But it is where my love for photographing people and relationships was born when he was on deployment.

Now we are back in our hometown, raising our three boys. I run this small photography business of mine full time and am a proud wife of a firefighter. I have a group of girlfriends who I have been close with since grade school that I am still so close with even if we talk more through text than we do in person as we are all adulting in our own ways. My sons are 11, 9 and 7 and we are in the throes of pre-teen attitudes, clinging to any specks of little kid stuff we can and sports.

I am a big fan of keeping things as simple and laid back as possible. Get me outside, in the warm sun, comfy seat and catching up with a friend or loved one - and I am good to go. I am definitely not one to suggest a big night out on the town, but I won't shy away from one on occasion either. I like to read (Elin Hildebrand is my favorite) and bake in my down time, Grey's Anatomy is definitely a comfort show that I indulge in over and over and over again. Also a fan of OBX and One Tree Hill. I like tattoos and have way more than I ever thought that I would but I every time I think I am getting my last one, I make another appointment for another. Good coffee is super important to me, I pretty much only drink coffee and water these days. I like to workout regularly to feel good. I tend to keep a lot of things pent up inside and it is such a relief to get all of that energy out that way. I feel like I am a pretty "normal" wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend but I know all too well that that is not the case for anyone.

I value the story telling aspect of photography so greatly. Sometimes our words fail us, but when a picture can instantly take you right back to a time worth remembering and you can feel it, that is everything. No matter what season you are in with your life, you deserve to always remember and relive in your heart how it felt. Photographs take you there.