Sara Bell by Joie de Virve PhotographyHello! Thanks for wanting to know more about me, as you may have guessed my name is Sara. I am a custom portrait photographer who based in Murrieta, CA, and I shoot all over beautiful Southern California and anywhere else my travels take me.

I wear many “hats” in my life, the main ones are: wife to my amazingly supportive husband Scott, mommy to our sons, Carter and Cameron, and bonus daughters Rhiannon and Kelsey. I of course am passionate as I can be about being a photographer. I love capturing those special moments in your life, our children grow up way too fast, and having pictures to look back on is so important! I know as a mother I got caught in the “rut” of wanting every photo of our son to be looking at the camera and smiling. But as I have grown in my journey as a photographer and mom, I have realized the pictures I really really cherish are not the “perfect” smile, but the ones that tell me a story about who he was at that age, what made him laugh, and all those cute faces children make. Let me do the same for you. I do take posed shots, but I also make it my goal to capture at least a little of what I call “lifestyle photography” in each session. Whether I am capturing a new couple in love, a husband and wife experiencing pregnancy for the first time, a sleepy newborn, or chasing after your little one, we will have fun together and my goal is always to provide you with a variety of images to cherish. All of this is why my work is called “custom photography”, each session is a little different and tailored to you.

Outside of photography I love: supporting our local community, our pug girl Co-Pilot, animal rescue, farmers market, wine tasting, cooking, traveling and spending time with friends and family oh and fresh picked blueberries, ha! I have never met a “stranger” or at least that is what people tell me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sara Bell can be contacted at

(951) 677-0505 or the Contact Page.

Photo by Joie de Virve Photography