I’m Sara Lou and 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. I created Lightroom Presets for us to edit our photography with consistency and had such an amazing response from our editing I decided to start offering them to other photographers & bloggers.

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 experienced 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.