Sarah McDonald | Senior Lead Photographer & Production Manager

The power of the image has always inspired me.  As a child I used to staple magazine ads and art pictures all over my walls and ceiling looking for inspiration. I decided at a young age that I wanted to do something creative with my life.   I began my search for a career by earning a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Wisconsin in 2003.   

It wasn’t until I began attending the International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa that I fell in LOVE with the art of wedding photography.  The emotion behind a wedding photograph was the most powerful I had ever seen, and I was truly inspired.  I graduated with an A.S. in Digital Photography in 2005, and I have been shooting weddings professionally ever since.  Wedding photography feels so natural to me that I cannot imagine myself doing anything else.  I feel lucky to be able to do what I love. I was introduced to Limelight Photography in 2007 when I had the pleasure of having their team photograph my own wedding. My pictures were beautiful and I was so happy when I was asked to become a member of the Limelight team myself!

 "Sarah was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot say enough about how perfect she was!! I had the BEST wedding photographer of all time. Words cannot describe how amazing she was. She managed my high energy wedding party, took gorgeous photos, and she also got my 11 month old flower girl to smile for pictures all day. At one point Sarah even helped me bustle my enormous ballroom wedding gown and she was so sweet and helpful it almost made me cry. Limelight was the absolute best and everything I ever wanted in wedding photographers. We can't wait to see the pictures! Thank you for making it the best day of my life." Nicole