ABOUT Portraits To The People

Hi, my name is Sarah Deragon and I believe in big ideas, early-morning creativity, and the awesome opportunity of every new day. I’m a self-taught professional portrait photographer residing in beautiful San Francisco. After getting burned out at my day job, I picked up a camera in my 30's, reconnected with my creativity, and launched a business called Portraits To The People.

My passion for photography has always centered around capturing the very best version of people—focusing on portraiture that’s fun and authentic by utilizing natural light, creative locations, and some good jokes. I photograph artists and creatives, entrepreneurs and small business owners, and families.

My work has been featured in Oprah MagazineThe Huffington PostRefinery 29, and Bust Magazine. Some of my Bay Area clients include Adobe, Yelp, JetBlue, Shyp, NextDoor, New Relic, Malwarebytes, ZenDesk, SoFi, and Kabam. In June 2017, I partnered with Smirnoff Vodka and the Human Rights Campaign on a limited edition Pride bottle: read all about that here

All of my services are built around telling compelling visual stories, with the majority of my work falling into not so corporate headshots for individuals, stellar online dating photos, cool custom stock photos for small businesses, and creative portrait sessions. 

Email me and let’s get to work: sarah@portraitstothepeople.com.

Go to the SPECIALS page to see all that we have going on in terms of not so corporate headshot pop up days (with hair and makeup included), and go to MY OTHER SITE to find out about classes that I teach and other artsy stuff! 

You can hear me talk about my path to professional photographer on the Dear Handmade Life Podcast or on Tiffany Han's Podcast Raise Your Hand Say Yes.

Photographer Sarah Deragon (LGBTQ creator of the "Not So Corporate Headshot") gives a demo on how to take portraits, plus we talk about how she started her photography business and what she loves and hates about being an entrepreneur. Bonus: girlfriend came looking all sorts of fly.

Watching this awesome video about me as a #SHELEADER by Go Mary Betsy is also a super fun way to get to know me!