Let me introduce myself. My name is Sarah Laughland and I’m a photographer living in Appalachia, as well as a singer, dancer, and actor working for the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. Photography found me at a time in my life when I needed it most. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from Seton Hill University, where I studied performance with a hefty helping of technical theatre. Going to a liberal arts school gave me more than I imagined in that it taught me how to love learning. My father was a true Renaissance man and found a calling in multiple directions as a civil engineer by day, violinist by night, singing astronomer, with a green thumb to boot. I like to think that his gift to me was the gift of passion and curiosity.
You'll find the same thing in my photography. I love to fit the picture to the person. Actor & professional headshots, branding & marketing, dance & fitness, events, family & couples portraiture. Photography has taught me how to honor the everyday, and how to marvel at the simple and beautiful that fills our world at every turn. I found that the in-between moments of life, that are all-too-often skimmed over, hold the most power.
I love hearing and sharing your stories. Everybody has a story to tell, ya know?