Born and raised with Midwestern roots, I have a proud and strong appreciation for hard work, bear hugs, denim shirts, handwritten thank you cards, folk music and large gatherings to break some bread.

I dipped into a gene pool of big hair, artist blood, and creative spirit; namely a painter father who always encouraged me to look at things in several perspectives. This, combined with the fact that I spent my allowance on disposable cameras and Vanity Fair to cut out and decoupage the photographs, it's no wonder why I have such adoration for framing things in a camera lens.

Telling a story and holding the space for individuals to be raw and inherently themselves is what ultimately draws me back to the shutter time and again. When my camera isn’t in tow, you can find me writing about matters close to my heart, meeting with brides for linyage, in the studio for Velvet Raptor, walking the lake with my husband and son, perusing the farmer's market, or enjoying a local brew.

I am consistently inspired by the cadence of humanity.

Based in the Twin Cities, MN | available worldwide

photo c/o: Laura Rae Photography

Sarah Hrudka


"We got married in the Bahamas in 2014. Sarah graciously accepted our invitation to join us for the weekend to capture the big day. Not only did she give us absolutely stunning photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives but she went above and beyond by becoming one with our family and friends (tip: play some MJ at your wedding and she might bust a few moves). We felt so comfortable working with Sarah and love that she captures natural moments vs. posed photos. Her photos convey all of the emotions we experienced during the weekend and that is invaluable to us. We enjoyed our experience so much we book with Sarah whenever we can (engagement, maternity, etc.)! You will NOT regret your decision to work with her!"

-Anna and Curt

"There is really no other photographer that I have seen who captures these tiny, brilliant moments in someone's life yet allows them to truly have that moment - to not feel as if they are being watched, being photographed. You can feel true to yourself around Sarah, she possesses an unmatched presence, someone you want around on your wedding day. Oh, and her photography is amazing :) "

-Darci and Jason

"Sarah has an incredible gift when it comes to capturing intimate and candid moments.  We could not have been more pleased with our engagement and wedding photographs, they are pictures we will cherish for a lifetime! We were so impressed with her creativity and passion for what she does; her photographs and personality are second to none. Our friends and family were also impressed with her dog whispering skills, ability to quickly gather rowdy crowds, and sense of humor through it all.  After working with Sarah, we are incredibly proud and honored to call her our friend and photographer. " 

 -Kristin and Matt