The 40 over 40 portrait projectThe 40 over 40 portrait project

When you shine, others see what is possible.

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I'm photographing women 40 and above because our age is a powerful asset

You are beautiful! Let me help you see your beauty.

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    You are invited to a unique, luxury portrait photography photoshoot at my Granville, Ohio studio. It will be a fun and empowering experience which I promise you won't regret!

    You will also be featured in a gallery event celebrating 40 women over 40 and their stories.

    All women are worthy of being seen, heard and confident in who we are at each stage of our life. I am inviting you to embrace every scar, dimple, and grey hair because age does not define beauty.

    You are welcome to join me on this journey towards self-acceptance, healing and celebration.

    Whether you feel invisible, empowered, or somewhere in between, know that you are valued and loved. I capture images and stories of real women just like you in order to change the way women over 40 are viewed.

    Your beauty, revealed

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      What others are saying

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      “I felt amazing! I finally felt seen, heard and pampered. Sarah was amazing in helping me pose and move. We had beautiful lighting and I had gorgeous dresses. I felt like I finally had a way to show this is how 50 looks today. And I feel much better at 50 than I did when I was 20.”
      Simone Servero
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      “We had so much fun in the studio and she took the nerves right out of me as she guided me along each pose, and helped ease my fears with kindness and the sweet compliments! It sure helped this 54 year old feel like a million bucks! If you haven't had Sarah photograph you yet, call her.”
      Lori Mooney Fox
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      “I wanted a photo that reflected me at my current age and represented my best self. Not only did we achieve my goal, but the photoshoot was fun! I felt glamorous having my makeup done by a professional and having a photographer encourage me. Sarah's energy is amazing!”

      Yvonne Smith

      • Kunal Mallik
        Kunal Mallik
        2 months ago
        Incredible experience. I am not comfortable in front of a camera and Sarah made the entire experience comforting and natural. She’s so passionate about photography and really cares about making sure you leave with images you feel happy with. I recommend Sarah to anyone looking for extremely high quality work - a million times over !
      • Sarah is such a gift as a person, friend and photographer! She did my pregnancy photoshoot and I can’t be more grateful with her work and with the way she made me feel! I loved that she allowed me to be creative with her.The photos are stunning and meaningful to me since was my first pregnancy. Now that baby boy is with us I can’t wait to do newborn photos and experience another awesome time in the studio with my family and Sarah!
      • Monica Lewis
        Monica Lewis
        2 months ago
        I had a great experience with Sarah and team at Desired Focus. The hair and makeup made me look better than I thought possible and Sarah takes away all nervousness during the shoot. "Highly Recommend!"
      • Daniel Wiley
        Daniel Wiley
        3 months ago
        Amazing work by Sarah to make an average guy look like a superstar! I enjoyed our session - lots of energy and enthusiasm. It’s clear that Sarah not only has a unique talent….but a real passion and love for what she’s doing!
      • OutvilleSanta
        OutvilleSanta
        5 months ago
        As a professional Santa, I have worked with many photographers. Desired Focus Photography and Sarah are spectacular. Her creativity with how she incorporates certain props make the experience loads of fun and her pictures always turn out incredible. I look forward to many more photo shoots with her in the future.
      • Laurie Marple
        Laurie Marple
        5 months ago
        Sara made me feel very special and so beautiful. Her photo shoots leave you feeling like you’re some one special. The time she spends with you is phenomenal and the quality of her photos is top notch. I’m proud to say that I am one of her clients.
      • Melissa Hann
        Melissa Hann
        6 months ago
        Fantastic experience! Went into Sarah's studio for headshots of my high school senior and Sarah delivered art! She made him feel comfortable from the first moment. Amazing!
      • Paul Gassman
        Paul Gassman
        7 months ago
        Both Sarah and Santa did an awesome job with our Family Christmas photos! The kids loved it, and there was true Christmas Magic in the air!! Great finished photos, too.
      Google rating score: 4.9 of 5, based on 46 reviews

      What’s included in the experience?

      As one of the women in this experience you will receive the following:

      Pre-consultation to discuss how you dream of being photographed, what outfits you would like to wear, etc.

      Professional hair and makeup on the day of the photo shoot (you will look and feel AMAZING).

      A fully guided professional session, with outfit changes if desired, in my Granville studio that will leave you feeling confident and radiant.

      A reveal and ordering session immediately following your photo shoot where you see all your beautiful images and purchase your favorites.

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        Book your experience for only $290 ($785 value)

        This includes the planning, consultation, professional hair and make-up and the photo session and 1 image.

        Images are $295 each. Packages start at $1490.

        Warning! You will love your images so much that you will want all of them!

        Read more below orClick here to get in touch now!

        Just look at everything you’ll get!

        Wardobe styling and planning

        Wardrobe, Styling
        & Planning


        One of my favorite parts is getting to know each other and plan your unforgettable photoshoot!

        We will chat about your ideas so they will be matched with the right makeup, hair and the perfect wardrobe.

        Professional hair and make-up

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        Makeover


        On the day of the photo shoot, you’ll be introduced to our professional hair and makeup artist.

        We’ll consult with you on how you wish to wear your hair and makeup. Glammed up or natural/refined look, it's all up to you!

        Magazine style photoshoot

        Magazine-style
        Photoshoot


        Covergirl for a day! You are going to enjoy a full, expertly guided magazine-style photoshoot.

        Not photogenic? Nonsense! I have been a professional photographer for many years! I've got you! It is my job to connect and make you comfortable, to show you in your best light with flattering posing. I will guide you through a fun and exciting photoshoot.

        Frequently asked questions

        I’m super nervous - I’ve never done anything like this before!

        Of course you're nervous! Doing something out of your comfort zone is always a bit nerve-wracking. But that's part of the fun of a photoshoot! I'll be with you every step of the way and I promise you'll enjoy it!

        When will I get to see my photos?

        Right after your shoot - before you leave the studio!

        Will you retouch my acne/ wrinkles/ cellulite?

        YES! All of your images will be fully retouched at no extra charge.

        Will you post my images online?

        We take your privacy very seriously. Any photos that are posted on our website and social media have been given written permission to do so.

        I’m a curvy girl - can you still make me look good?

        YES! We specialize in creating gorgeous portraits of every woman.

        What do I need to bring to my shoot?

        Plan to bring at least two or three outfits to be photographed in. We’ll consult with you beforehand and send you a detailed prep guide before your shoot with everything else you’ll need to know about getting ready.

        Where is the studio located?

        We are located in Granville, near Columbus, Ohio at 130 North Prospect St. The studio is on the second floor, directly above "The Lot" restaurant.

        Limited spaces available

        Interested? Fill out this form and we'll arrange to talk!

        It all starts with a phone call where we go over all the details and I can answer your question. Fill out the form below to schedule a call with Sarah.

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        The Process

        Enjoy the entire process of creating gorgeous images

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        Consultation

        Getting together is fun! One of my favorite parts of this project is getting to know the women participating.

        We get to know each other and plan your unforgettable photoshoot!

        During the consultation, I create a complimentary design so we can decorate your walls with art. I'll take pictures of your walls in your closets, bathrooms, and bedrooms and create a wall layout so when we create images, you'll know exactly where I can install the art for you!

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        Wardrobe Styling

        After we discuss your desires, we make the plans a reality.

        I'd love to come to help you select outfits out of your closet, create a vision board on Pinterest or even go shopping with you.

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        Hair and Makeup

        Rediscover your beauty! You will look and feel amazing!

        Plan a night out after our photography session, because you will feel like a new woman and have a blast!

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        Photo Session

        You don't have to know what to do, because I'll guide you and make sure you look and feel beautiful.

        I'll even show you the back of my camera so you can see how great you look!

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        Ordering Session

        You'll get to see the images without enhancements! Proof that you don't need photoshop to be gorgeous!

        I will help you choose your favorites. Since these will be on your walls and in albums you'll pass down for generations, I'll enhance and order for you! This will ensure you get the highest quality and you look your best.

        A reveal and ordering session is where you see all your beautiful images. For being part of the project you get one digital image. Most people fall in love with more and you are welcome to purchase more at this time.

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        Delivery

        When you order wall art, I will install the work for you!

        Luxury prints and albums will also be delivered with care. I want to take the stress away, not give you more.

        What women are saying

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          “I wanted to create a legacy for my children in photographs” - Jennifer
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          “I choose to celebrate life” - Kelly
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          “I finally had the chance to dress up!” - Patty
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          “Sarah makes you look great!” - Stephanie

          Before & Afters

          Feel incredible when my make up artist takes care of you!

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