My love for the arts started at a young age with simple arts and crafts when my siblings were in school and I was at home, feeling left out. Crafts with my mom and dad became the highlight of those weekdays.

As a teenager, I became fascinated with my father's old film cameras. I fell in love with the darkroom and the quiet magic that happens under the dim ruby photo lights. As I experienced developing photos in the darkroom, my life crescendoed into a new mission to photograph the world one moment at a time, one photograph at a time. 

I learned that photography is an experience that involves all of the senses, and that every photo session is different. 

I went on to attend The Ohio State University, and was accepted into their competitive design department. While at Ohio State, I took some time to study design and photography abroad, and attended The University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg, Germany. I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Visual Communication Design with a focus in photography.  I now strive to learn and grow daily in both art and design.

My field experiences includes freelancing for the Down Syndrome Association, interning with Terra Gallery, and The Ohio State University Athletic Department, as well as working on the startup team for Ohio State's fashion magazine Scarlette. Currently, my days are spent working at Safelite AutoGlass as a graphic designer, and my evenings are spent with a camera in my hand and new people on the other side of the lens. I love both of my jobs.  It is with confidence that I can say I do what I love, and love what I do.

For more information, please email me at sarahcoughlinphotography@gmail.com