Sara Lou Houlihan


I'm Sara Lou and I'm a Portrait, Wedding, Editorial, Landscape, Real Estate and Artistic photographer from the Pacific Northwest. I'm on the road for the next year and in Orange Co. California. I enjoy all types of photography and don't focus on just one because I love learning and pushing myself further. I enjoy film photography, camping, fishing, hiking, pretty much anything outdoors. I also have three adorable fur babies.

Photography and Art have been my driving factor and passion as long as I can remember. I grew up with a single mom who had to support 4 kids, so money was always sparse. Photography was an expensive course and I started working as soon as I could to pay for it. Over the years I turned my passion into my career and want to thank all my wonderful supporters, family, and educators. 


Lou & Marks started out as a photography company specializing in weddings and portraits. During our busy wedding seasons we are crunched for time and needed something to speed up our workflow. I created some times saving Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions to help speed up our production time for not only us but for our clients.

The resources I created were so unique, and helpful that I wanted to share them with other photographers and creative individuals at a low cost. 

I have been photographing for 15 years and professionally retouching for 8 years. I attended the Art Institute of Seattle for Design and Photography and received my BA.

Since school I have gained my experience from my own clients, and my previous employers (print magazines, photography studios, and high end product design & photography). I am experienced in editorial work, food photography, and product photography from my work at MaryJanesFarm Magazine (An Organic Farm based living magazine) from 2011-2014. I am also experience in high end retouching and boudoir editing from my work with CelebrateYourSexy one of the top boudoir companies in the United States. Also, I gained my Real Estate Photography/Editing experience from my time spent working for InHouse3D. Currently I am 100% self employed with my Freelance Photography and Stock Photography.

It feels great to be able to offer resources to help other photographers and creative individuals at a low cost. I hope you utilize these tools and they help you along the way.

XOXO Sara Lou

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We love giving back to the community and doing as much nonprofit work as we can. Email us for nonprofit inquires: Louandmarks@gmail.com