meet sarah

Hey, Hi, Hello!

I recently had the time to take a step back and re-asses my business, my goals, my values, and what exactly it means to be a good business owner, ally, and human.

I have been working hard to build the company that I've always wanted to work for. To pay it forward every time I book a client. To speak up when I see injustice. To be SO true to myself and where my heart is, that I am actively attracting and repelling different kinds of people.

The smile behind the camera

In my best Southwest Flight attendant voice:
We know that you have many options when it comes to photography. So on behalf of Sarah and the rest of the team (mostly just me) at Sarah Crost Photography, thank you for choosing us (still me.)

I have the drive of a New Yorker 
and the heart of a Hawaiian. 
Fortunately for you, 
I am nestled in the Midwest.

my sam

Sam is my sweetheart, my husband, and has been my crush for many, many years.

I still see him with new eyes every morning. I swear I will never take him for granted, and never stop pinching his cute butt.
I am seriously going to be doting on him for forever. He will one day be 90+ years old, covered in age spots, wearing his pants up past his belly button, and still the hottest guy in ANY room.

I mean, OH MY GLOB, look how cute he is!!



If you know me, you already know I'm a crazy dog mom with two of the craziest boys out there. 

Rusty is a Doberman Pinscher & Poodle mix (Doodleman). Just like me, Rusty is built tough and doesn't miss any meals. Because of this, his middle name is Moose. He is a rescue doggo who has hella anxiety and loses his mind every time he sees a squirrel in HIS yard. He's also insanely smart and is known to turn on the stove, unload the dishwasher, open latched dog gates, and let himself out of the siding doors. Sam and I have had to quickly adapt to ensure our house doesn't burn down...

Charlie is a standard red poodle, but we think he's the runt of the litter. Don't let his small stature fool you though, he is most definitely alpha dog. Charlie enjoys jumping on Rusty's back and riding him like a rodeo cowboy. He is OBSESSED with his frisbees and can jump over 6 feet high in order to grab his frisbee out of your hand lol  


my Fam

These are the people who made me the woman I am today. They have taught me to walk, driven me to and from school, and countless cheerleading and track practices.
They supported me through college, gave me my first camera, and nurtured my creativity.

They have supported my passions and told me to be relentless when chasing my happiness.

For them, I am so dang grateful.



They say you photograph what you love. So ever since I can remember, I have been taking pictures of my friends :)

These people are so special to me, and make my world go round. I am so grateful to have them on my team and to get to be on theirs. They are my top cheerleaders, motivators, and are just good humans who let me take pictures of them.

These humans have hearts of gold, and are so willing to share them with me.

They're also extremely good-looking if you ask me :)


WHAT bringS me joy


     Maggie Rogers
     Leon Bridges
     Billie Eilish
     James Blake

     Death Cab For Cutie
     Regina Spektor
     Chance the Rapper
     Sylvan Esso
     Oh Wonder
     Kacey Musgraves


WHAT bringS me joy

WHAT bringS me joy

People are my passion, and it shows! I have been compared to a human golden retriever, which is SO spot on.  I am quite excitable, love eating more than I probably should, and I have an abundant love for the people around me.

Clients who work with me know that they’re going to have an extremely good time, but will also be well taken care of.

Like Allstate, (but without the saucy voice) you're in good hands.

what i do

Why I DO