Hi there! I'm Sara Baurley, and yes, it is pronounced like the grain (bar-lee).
I am a freelance photographer + photo assistant living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. I am originally from a beach town in South Florida; it was the kind of place where you learn to drive a boat before a car. I lived in Savannah, Georgia, during my college years at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In the Spring of 2022, I graduated a year early with a BFA in photography and a minor in business management and entrepreneurship with honors. Following graduation, I accepted a year-long photo fellowship position at Dotdash Meredith's Food Studios in Birmingham, Alabama, where I learned from some of the industry's best photographers at America's largest publishing company. My time at Dotdash Meredith's Food Studios elevated me as a photo assistant and photographer. Shortly afterward, I moved back to Georgia but this time to Atlanta. These days you can catch me freelance assisting on photo sets in Atlanta. During dance season, you can find me on weekends at Showstopper's dance competitions across America, photographing some of the most talented competitive dancers.
My passion for photography stems from my love for the outdoors. I began by shooting landscapes on hikes through western North Carolina's Appalachians and paddles through the mangrove marshes of the Florida Keys. I dipped my toes into the world of event photography in the Winter of 2020 by serving on the Photography Team at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale in South Florida for almost two years, where I slowly developed a love for visual storytelling, which led me to focus on photojournalism in college.
Some fun facts about me are National Park bucket list in which I aspire to visit and photograph every US National Park at least once. So far, I has been to all three of the National Parks in Florida and the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee/North Carolina. I also really love limoncello La Croix, hence the themed headshot.
If you need a photo assistant (who is also extremely proficient in Capture One Pro) or are interested in requesting a print, commission, or freelance photography services please contact the email or phone number below.
Publications: SouthernLiving.com, EatingingWell.com, A Trail Guide to Big Sky, Montana, and Calvary Chapel Seasons Magazine
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