Captured Memories by Sarah, LLC is a professional portrait studio with a fun, clean, and timeless style serving the Des Moines metro areas.  Captured Memories is located in West Des Moines, IA and specializes in unique, custom photography for newborns, babies, children, teens, seniors, families, maternity, engagements, bridals, and weddings. We are proud members of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and PPI (PP of Iowa). Please call 515-419-5424 or email info@cmbysarah.com to schedule a session!






When you hire Captured Memories you can rest assured that you are hiring a professional.  I want you to be happy and in love with your photos.  If something isn't right, please tell me!  I graduated from Hawkeye with a professional photography degree and since then I continue my education through my memberships with Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of Iowa.  I also choose to donate my time to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep by providing remembrance photography to families experiencing the loss of an infant.   Please be sure to check out my specials and promotions because I offer a myriad of free and discounted services for many different situations, including terminal illness, adoption, and military service.  



My unique style as a photographer is defined by my personality and perspective of the world.  As a parent I understand how fleeting childhood can be and how quickly our children grow up. During your session I will capture a variety of posed and lifestyle family portraits in order to really record who your children are in that time.   With an eye for special moments and flattering angles I create portraits that are clean, fresh, intimate and emotional.  My expertise in lighting, posing, and retouching will ensure you look your best in your portraits.  I can’t wait to get to know you and create beautiful heirloom quality art that your family will cherish for generations to come.   


Please visit the INVESTMENT section for details and pricing of our child and family sessions.  Your initial investment includes the photographer’s time and talent during the session, personalized planning assistance before your session, and proofing session to assist you in all your selection needs.  When you are ready to book your next session please contact Sarah at Info@cmbysarah.com.  I am so excited to work with you and your family to create timeless portraits.