Sarah Straus Photography » Family photographer located in Newport RI




I am a natural-light, child and family photographer based in Groton, CT.  I love to capture candid moments, genuine smiles and relationships while taking advantage of New England’s natural beauty.


“We had our pictures taken recently by the lovely Sarah of Sarah Straus Photography and are THRILLED with the way they turned out! I can not WAIT to get these on my walls in Italia! Perfectly captured our family in one of our favorite spots! Meravigliosamente bella!!  If you are in the Newport area…or anywhere within a couple hours driving distance…I HIGHLY recommend Sarah. She was wonderful with the kids and kept things flowing smoothly!  Thank you!!” – Lindsay

“Sarah, you are incredible! We love these pics! You somehow managed to keep both our kids engaged and happy for two hours on a chilly evening. We can’t keep them that happy for 30 minutes haha! You are so talented! Thank you!!!!” & “My heart exploded when I went through the gallery!  They are so so SO GOOD!  I LOVE THEM!”  – Patsy

“Thank you for your patience yesterday, your ability to cope with different age groups and still make the pictures look effortless is what sets you apart.” Christina

“Sarah!!!!  These are incredible! I am beyond overjoyed!! I truly do not have the words to accurately express how thankful I am!! I don’t even think there are words in existence to describe how wonderful you are! You are extravaganzalorious!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!” – Brandi

“We just looked through the gallery!!! LOVE! What a perfect session to end our time in Newport! LOVE LOVE LOVE!” – Lindsay

“Loved all nature’s backdrops at Ft. Adams… What a wonderful memory of Newport we will have with these portraits. Thank you so much Sarah for capturing our family.” – Jolina 

“Oh Sarah, I am so much in love! Thank you sooooo much for capturing us by the Pell bridge and our time here in Newport. We will treasure these pictures forever!!!” – Cynthia

“You are a miracle worker!!! We LOVED THEM!!!!  I can’t believe that so many of them turned out so well, especially when we know how the session ended. 🙂 I can’t tell you what a fantastic job you did. Unbelievable. 🙂  We’re so happy. “ – Christina




I grew up in Northern California a lover of art, theater and dance.  My Bachelors degree is in Studio Art and my Masters degree is in Counseling.  In addition to being a photographer I have been a graphic designer, academic adviser, career counselor, sign painter, lindy hopper, actor, runner, travel blogger, mother and always a reader.

I have traveled widely with my family and have lived in Greece, Italy and Japan as well as stateside in California, Kansas, Illinois, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Images by my friend Jennifer at Winegeart Photography