Little Sparrow Photography LLC

Appleton, Wisconsin photographer

About Sarah Salvia Photographer

Little Sparrow Photography LLC was created in memory of my first son--my "little sparrow"-- who was with us all too briefly. Photographs have always held an important place in my family; my grandmother has a wall of family photos, as well as albums and boxes of clearly labeled and organized pictures, and we all love looking through them when we visit. But nothing impressed upon me the importance of photos more than not having enough to remember our son. This drove me to become a more practiced photographer in order to capture all of the special moments in my other children's lives, and I participate in volunteer opportunities to help other parents suffering a loss to collect memories of their babies while they are still able. I've undergone extensive training in editing and retouching through my graduate studies, as well as training from a restoration expert. I've participated in workshops and conferences with WPPI and local photography groups in order to hone my skills in capturing and editing your special moments.

Today, my walls are filled with prints and canvases of my little ones and special events in our lives, and walking through the halls and rooms brings me a great deal of joy. I can relive fleeting moments all day long and marvel at the changes my children have undergone (all too quickly!). I never realized how much it could make our house a home until I started hanging groupings of my favorite photos on the wall.

I want to help you find that joy. I want you to feel that warm glow of happy memories every time you walk through your home. And this is why I am both proud and excited to serve the Fox Cities area, including Appleton, Neenah, and Menasha, for your portrait and birth photography wishes. I look forward to sharing the excitement with you!

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About Your Session A full-service experience

Before we begin, I will consult with you about your goals for the session. We can discuss your wardrobe and background preferences, as well as any poses you are interested in or milestones you hope to capture.

Sessions take place in my Appleton home photography studio, on location around the Fox Cities, or in some cases, in your own home. When you arrive at the session, we'll review what we hope to achieve for your photographs, and then we'll proceed at a pace that is comfortable for you and your children. Young children often need to warm up to the photographer before they will smile and appear natural, so I will take some time to play with them and let them get to know me. Sessions are scheduled to be of adequate length to allow for this play time, snack breaks, diaper changes, and wardrobe changes, etc.

After the session, it takes about two to three weeks to complete editing, after which time we will schedule your reveal and ordering session. At your reveal session we will sit down and go over your images together, and you'll have the chance to sort out the ones that are your favorites. Then we discuss which types of products will work best for each image. I assist you in selecting the correct sizes for different places in your home, or for choosing which items work best for gifts and albums. You'll be able to view and touch samples so that you can make an informed choice about what will work best for you. Before your reveal session has ended, we'll make sure that you have everything you need for displaying your images in your home, gifting them to others, and preserving them for the future. Within a couple of weeks, you'll have gorgeous products from your session to enjoy for generations!