Northwestern Mutual | Corporate Headshosts
"Sarah was amazing to work with! She fit in with our staff so well, it was as if she was a part of our team for years. She made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera, and really brought out their personalities in each shot. We had a great blend of professional and fun headshots. Personally, I love that Sarah selects photos with you after your session so that she is spending time editing the photos that you really want to see in the end. We highly recommend Sarah Rypma Photography!”
Megan Razenberg, Director of Operations
Northwestern Mutual / Portage, Michigan
Hamilton Law, PLC | Corporate Headshots
"We recently worked with Sarah at Sarah Rypma Photography in Kalamazoo to update headshots for our law firm. Taking pictures is not my favorite thing to do, but Sarah made the process extremely comfortable and actually fun! She has a great eye for what poses and backgrounds would work best for whatever space you’ve chosen to shoot your pictures. She is prepared, calm and very personable. I would recommend her to any business or individual seeking to get new headshots. I am so satisfied with the final pictures and can’t thank Sarah enough for capturing us and our office exactly as I hoped."
Ean Hamilton, Partner
College Park Industries | Branding for Espire Elbow
We contacted Sarah for this project based on her portfolio on her website. I was very happy with Sarah’s professionalism and her thoroughness planning the photo shoot. Sarah understood exactly what we were looking for with our corporate shoot and she even knew things like keeping space around the subject for copy. She did a great job aligning everyone at the shoot including the owner of the location. She knew how to work around all the typical obstacles that arise in a photoshoot and she handled them all with the utmost professionalism. She also delivered the final photos very quickly and took the time to remove other companies logos from the photos such as the logo on our subject’s shirt. I would hire Sarah again in a heartbeat. It was certainly the smoothest and easiest photoshoot we’ve ever done in this company.”
Erik Martin, Marketing Manager, College Park Industries
Tower Pinkster | Corporate Headshots
"As a creative services firm, we constantly put forth our best work, featuring beautiful architectural photography. Photos of our people were dated, however, and it was time to showcase the "talent" behind our projects in a new, modern way. Sarah was absolutely the right person to help us achieve this goal. She was challenged with two offices (each with their own lighting and location hurdles), 130+ people, framing considerations, and the request for a "consistently inconsistent" approach so photos could feel different from person to person, yet still carry the same style. Sarah completed our vision beautifully while bringing professionalism and enthusiasm to every photo session."
Emily Ford, Marketing Manager, Tower Pinkster
Consumers Energy | Online Campaign
"Working with Sarah was a true pleasure. From the start she demonstrated a keen understanding of our goals and provided an outline of her plan that was incredibly valuable and left us feeling very confident in her art and skill. Images were ready for us very quickly and it was easy to see that Sarah had approached the job thoughtfully and with great care. We are certain the addition of her photos will make our customers feel more connected to our campaign and we appreciate Sarah’s responsiveness to our questions and ideas. It would be a privilege to work with Sarah again."
- Carrie Harkness, Consumers Energy
"One look through Sarah’s portfolio was enough for us to decide we wanted newborn photos. Her style of photography lends itself well to capturing real-life moments, creating authentic family photos we’ll be able to cherish forever. Working with Sarah was truly a joy – she maintained her consummate professionalism while making us feel comfortable and relaxed the entire time. We trusted Sarah to capture our first moments as a new family and she certainly delivered. The only challenging part will be deciding which photos to have framed!"
"This is our 4th year of doing family shots with Sarah. I love how she manages to capture beautiful, candid moments with our family. My kids are not one for staged photos, so she does a great job of working with our "limitations". I think our family always feels at ease with Sarah. Our session started out hot and the kids were super fidgety. But, Sarah just kept talking to us and trying new things and eventually, we found things to do (running through the fields, picking wildflowers) that make it "fun" for everyone. If you're looking for someone to capture "moments" and not just staged photos, Sarah is your girl."
"We have worked with Sarah over the past couple of years to photograph our growing family. Sarah brings such a sense of artistry and calm fun to the work. I have always enjoyed our sessions together. Sarah helps to set everyone at ease and so very much lets kids be kids. She has snapped some of my favorite images of our young children by following their lead. I am so glad we have worked with Sarah to freeze in time some incredibly precious moments - expecting a new little one, welcoming him into the fold, playing together under an improbable rainbow. Sarah has captured for us the precious magic of young family life. I would absolutely recommend Sarah to others. She brings the kind of warmth and spontaneity you need to pull off a session with young children, while offering great suggestions and keeping things moving. Sarah very quickly felt like a friend ... we look forward to working with her as our kiddos grow and change."
“As husbands and father’s we know family photoshoots are necessary because we know how important they are to our spouses. We want to make sure the shoot goes smoothly and that the kids feel comfortable in order to get quality pictures. Working with Sarah Rypma was hands down the best experience I have had. She had a plan, she executed her plan quickly while taking amazing photos and she was great at capturing those moments by letting the kids be kids. We now have many photos that accurately document the life of our family. It was very enjoyable and I highly recommend using her for your future family photo needs."
"The first thing that drew me to Sarah was her perspective with light! She isn't interested (and neither was I) in having a "perfect" picture where everyone is posed and looking at the camera. Instead, Sarah captures the personalities and the moment while you are interacting with one another. We are not your average family. We are a larger group and vary greatly in age (3 kids ages 3,19 and 21). When my littlest was struggling to hold interest she thought to put her shoe on her head while taking a photo....that did it! My son talked about her shoe for days and even when we saw her a year later!"
"This was my first session with Sarah and I loved it. She was able to incorporate what we all wanted flawlessly and was simply fun to be around! Having her take our photos was not awkward at all and we all had a great time. Plus, Sarah was very experienced and knew exactly what she was doing. Her (our) photos turned out amazing! Sarah is very knowledgeable and has great people skills on top of her photography skills. I can see her connecting with anyone without problem. She finds a happy medium and does her research beforehand to make sure the session captures what the family/couple/whoever wants! Additionally, Sarah was able to fit me in very last minute while I was home for the winter holidays and was willing to go the extra mile to help me give my family a wonderful Christmas present. Thank you, Sarah!"