Sarah Irwin is a photographer in Rochester, NY with a passion for food and portraiture. She earned her BFA in Photography from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2018, where she developed her love for food photography and grew her knowledge of her craft. She has multiple published images and currently works for a studio taking sports team photos.
I really enjoy having the opportunity to be part of important moments in peoples lives and showing peoples' true personalities. I pride myself in capturing all of the most vital moments without intruding. I also really enjoy the challenge of getting the best photo of a food despite limitations that may include location, tools, and foods inevitably short shelf life in front of studio lights.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've shot many different foods, like dumplings, pizza, ice cream, most in studio but some on location as well. I like to try and tie the whole shoot together, keeping all of my props intentional and supportive of the food. With portraits I like to make my models feel comfortable, explain to them why I'm making the decisions I'm making, and give them the chance to use props they love whenever possible.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Multiple Photographs in the 2018 Silvervision Photo Publication, juried by the Edinboro Photo Club I Contributed a Photograph and writing (page 207) Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age 3rd Edition, Robert Hirsch (As Sarah Schroeder)
A fun fact about this photographer
I'm an Alumni brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, from the Nu Zeta chapter. I played Bassoon & Bari Sax while I was in College.