Meet Sarah

Sarah Cramer Shields

"Ever since I held my first camera, I've known that something special happens behind the lens. "

My name is Sarah and I have the best job on the planet!

For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion for understanding people and making beautiful images. Earning dual degrees in fine art photography and anthropology was a natural extension of this passion — a path that led me to launch Cramer Photo in 2005. In the years since, I’ve been fortunate to share glimpses of my clients’ lives and capture many important moments along the way.

I focus my photography on the art of documentation. I’m always on the lookout for what’s real — the cowlick that won’t lie flat, a shared smile over an inside joke, the wellies keeping a bride’s feet dry on a rainy day. I love to capture the in-between moments, when a bit of your inner self is revealed. Your images will be a perfectly honest reflection of you, the people you love, and the moment you’re in.

In addition to her photography career, Sarah is the COO and co-camp director for Shields Lab, where they are changing the world through education. Check it out!

A few of my amazing current clients:
VMDO, WillowTree, UVA Alumni Association, CFA, Nest Realty, Red Light Management, Red Hen, ACAC, Formula, Tru Pilates, Hot Yoga, Ivy Provisions, Fry Spring Station, New Leaf, Allison Partners, Old Dominion Furniture Co., HP Co., Monolith and so many more.