Fun Facts

Sarah Bardowell  [ bahr-doh-wel ]

Photographer, mom, book geek and amateur full-time wine connoisseur. 

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My photography talent came about out of desperation. I was pregnant with my third child and sick of paying monstrous prices for sub-par, children's mall photos. I bought a fancy pants camera and signed up for some classes. 

One year and a baby later, I found I had a knack for shooting musicians and bands, thanks to practicing on my husband.

True story - my husband played with The Beach Boys for ten years.

I've had the pleasure of shooting Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean, Laurence Juber of Paul McCartney's Wings, Weird Al and John Stamos (if you don't know who he is, you've been living under a rock).

True story - Kobayashi spat a piece of hot dog on my camera.

I'm known to take risks to get the best shots; I climb trees, I military crawl, I get food spat on me. I've been a photographer for the City of Mission Viejo for over six years, and shot most of their amazing events. I've had the chance to rub elbows with many celebrities, or you might say a plethora of celebrities. 

True Story - Henry Winkler kissed me when I took his photos!

Fun Fact - I can say the alphabet backwards in less than 10 seconds!

My work has been featured in Publisher's Weekly, Orange Coast Magazine and The Orange County Register. If you are interested in a session or event photography, I can be reached at:

Sarah (at symbol) <--an attempt to reduce spam :)

Who's Weird Now?

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But wait, there's more! I can do more than just shoot amazing photos.

A Woman of Many Talents

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