Relaxation: Central Park in Springtime

Sarah Hoppes Photography

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your productivity is to just stop working for a bit.  Last week, Chris and I decided to go out and enjoy Central Park and the beautiful weather we’ve been having in NYC, … Continue reading

Our Wedding Album | The Cobbler’s Children DO Have Shoes!

Photographers, myself included, can sometimes fall into the “cobbler’s children have no shoes” trap.  I take SO MANY photos, but I often don’t have photos of myself. I have hundreds upon hundreds of photos of Chris, but up until our engagement and … Continue reading

Remembering a Friend

Chris Glaser Sarah Hoppes Photo

People filter in and out of your life over time, but there are some who make an impact so big, they really never leave.  Almost seven years ago, I met such a person. As a freshman at Ohio University, I … Continue reading

Introducing Chris! | NYC Wedding Photographers: A Husband and Wife Team

In the last year, this business has undergone a major transformation.  Sarah Hoppes Photography is no longer made up of just me, Sarah Hoppes.  It’s turned into a partnership, with the help of my incredibly talented husband, Chris Rizzo.  Chris is … Continue reading

2013: Goals for the New Year | New York City Wedding Photographer

I don’t know that I believe in New Year’s Resolutions.  I tend to be a perfectionist to a fault at times, and resolutions seem like a real trap for those of us who can fall prey to “all or nothing” … Continue reading

2012: What a year! | NYC Wedding Photographer

2012 was a crazy, amazing year.  I went from working full-time as a studio manager to working full-time on my photography, and on the comic books  we’re making at Dark Ink Pictures.  I joined a community of amazing people at … Continue reading


Black Forrest Cake from Savoy Bakery in Spanish Harlem

This is not a sponsored post in any way, but I just wanted to share how amazing Savoy Bakery in East Harlem is.  Truly, phenomenally, deliciously amazing. They are right between our apartment and the subway, which means Chris and … Continue reading

Mother’s Day

I’d like to wish my wonderful mother a very happy, wonderful, relaxing mother’s day at home. I’d also like to wish Elaine, my soon-to-be mother-in-law, a fantastic day. Both of these women are kind, wise, and compassionate, and I’m lucky … Continue reading

Obama Backs Marriage Equality

After seeing the news that Amendment One passed in North Carolina, I was very upset today about the state of our society and the amount of hate spewed in the name of religion and morality.  If you aren’t familiar with … Continue reading