About Sarah Laughland (Me!)
About Sarah Laughland (Me!)

Hope you’re enjoying your look around!

Let me introduce myself more fully. In addition to photography, I’m a dancer, singer, and actress who found photography at a time in my life when I needed it most. After receiving my BA in Musical Theatre from Seton Hill University, I traveled around the Southeast on theatre contracts, and made lattes in my spare time at a coffee shop in Maryland. After landing a gig at Barter Theatre, in Southwest Virginia, I was encouraged by a dear friend to finally buy that camera I’d been drooling over. Thus began the love affair.

In 2016, I started photographing and interviewing vendors at our local farmer’s market as a way to combine passions for local sustainability, while giving voice to these hard-working farmers and craftspeople. Abingdon: Meet the Locals shines a spotlight on these incredible human beings, and I am grateful to each of them for sharing their time with me and my Nikon.

My father was a true Renaissance man who 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. 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’m constantly reminded 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?

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