My name is Sarah Hebenstreit and I am a San Francisco based kids photographer. I photograph for some of the best kids companies, brands, and blogs in the US as well as the coolest, sweetest, and perfectly-imperfect families in the Bay area and beyond. I specialize in interiors, kids products, and portraiture and I absolutely adore my job.

Willa Jean and I at home, 2015 photograph by ©Kara Brodgesell

Willa Jean and I at home, 2015 photograph by ©Kara Brodgesell

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography and have been working as a photographer for more than ten years. I started specializing in children and families in 2008 and was quickly named one of San Francisco's best family photographers.

Photography, food, travel, and family are big influences in my life. When I am not shooting I am working with my husband on a (never-ending but rewarding) house renovation project or exploring a new corner of San Francisco with my daughter, Willa Jean.

A few more things about me: I was an Au Pair in Berlin • I love San Francisco's pale blue light and foggy mornings • My mother is also a photographer • I grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania • My first plane ride was to the Middle East • I excel at hand-stands and parallel parking • I would be a chef if I wasn't a photographer • I love being a middle kid • My favorite vacation was to Iceland and I want to visit Tokyo next • My family owns a 60 year old book-binding business • I genuinely adore children and marvel at their intelligence and creativity as well as their honesty and openness towards the world around us

"I cherish the images my mother made of my siblings and I as children. It has made me realize how important it is to document one's family; both the small miracles of the everyday and occassionaly through the lens of a thoughtful stranger." - Sarah Hebenstreit

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