behind the lens

Meet the photographer




Hey there! I am so glad you found my website! My name is Sarah, the girl behind the camera of Sarah Joy Photography! I am a wedding photographer currently situated in Mankato, Minnesota but will travel anywhere! I am married to my best friend, Chris who is a track coach at MSU, he drives me to be the best person I possibly can be and also my partner in crime with the camera! He shoots weddings right along my side as of early 2017! 

We have a cute little house that consumes my downtime because it’s a true fixer upper!  I have two adorable cats named Opie and Chopper! (Call me Crazy Cat Lady!) Don't tell chopper but Opie might be my favorite! Shhh!! Chris got Opie for me after 4 months of dating, so I have a soft spot for him! I think that shows Chris was a keeper from the beginning! ;) OH, and Milo! Our newest addition is a sweet dog with a bit of lab and hound in him! 

My absolute guilty pleasures are binge-watching Netflix  (New Girl, Gilmore Girls, etc.) AND Reality TV! Drinking wine is a must (my parents make their own wine so we have stocks of it!) I never say no to ice cream or any sort of snack.  The sweet tooth is MAJOR! I like to describe myself as a home body with a side of adventure! I love traveling to new places with my husband that we have never been! It truly inspires me and continues to help me be creative. 


my passion is


Photography has always been a passion of mine and I was always that girl dreaming of finding my prince charming and living happily ever after. This lead me to fall in love documenting couples, engagements and weddings. Since I have gotten married my passion for shooting weddings has grown even more! I feel like I know now what it's like to have those small moments captured and I ultimately want to do that for my couples! I capture everything from your details, the dress going on, candids of your grandparents never ending smiles, your first kiss as husband & wife, your guests having a great time dancing, and etc. The list goes on! 

I absolutely adore getting to know my couples and connecting with them on a personal level!  I do love meeting up with my couples to get to know each other so we can truly connect for exceptional engagement and wedding photos! 

I want us to be comfortable together, be friends and laugh together, so I can capture the natural and real moments that sum you two up on the BEST DAY EVER! Get ready to run, dance, and totally get outside of your comfort zone (In a good way!!!) ! It's going to be so much fun!