El Paso, Texas

Moving to Eastern Washington State/ North Idaho July 2021

El Paso, Texas-based portrait photographer specializing in family, seniors, couples, business headshots, events and personal beauty sessions


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A Snapshot

Hi, my name is Sarah Maxwell. I started Born to Be Wild Photography, LLC in 2012 while serving in the US Army. I left the Army in 2014 to follow my dreams – pursuing an education and embracing my life-long love of photography. 


While I understand how stressful the military lifestyle can be, my time in the service also opened my eyes to all the special moments a military family experiences… moments that often go undocumented. 


That’s where I come in!


Let me use my colorful perspective to create memories of your special ceremonies, life’s big milestones, or a fun gathering you might not have time to photograph. 


Or, just give me a call once a year (or five times!) to capture casual pictures of your loved ones – no setting is off-limits – let’s have some fun! Babies, family pets, unique ideas, serious military faces — none of those scare me! 

Some fun facts about me:

  • I come from a large family - I have SIX sisters and TWO brothers!

  • I once considered a career in stand-up comedy.  Every once in a while I re-entertain that idea.

  • I participated in the Miss Calaveras County Scholarship pageant when I was a senior in high school.  Unfortunately, I tripped going off the stage (wearing tennis shoes) during the pageant, and there went my dream.  


I look forward to bringing your wild notions and visions to life through my photography.  I can’t wait to hear from you!


"Sarah was awesome. 

She handled my kids so well, and was so hands on with them throughout the shoot. Even when they didn’t cooperate, and reassured me when she knew I was feeling worried about it. She made us all feel relaxed and made us all laugh. We genuinely enjoyed our time with her. I’m so happy we decided to book with her for our families session.

My 5 year old loved all the attention she got from Sarah, and already is talking about how she can’t wait for more pictures.

Thank you soooo much Sarah!" -Kate S. (Facebook)

"Great photographer had a blast working with her.

Sarah is excellent at what she does and I will be using her in the future."

Haley R. (Facebook)

"Ok so I love her work, we went in today and got our gallery and omg she got some of the cutest poses of my son. He was recently diagnosed with autism he has a very short temper and he’s just a silly wild baby. She captured his personality perfectly!! We did the school pack and she was so great, really patient with us and with him. (I tend to be an over the top mom sorry Sarah for the random nursery rhymes and the jumping behind you.) you are amazing.

Alma T. (Facebook)

​"Sarah was AMAZING to work with. My children did the “back to school” session with her, I was extremely excited when I saw she offered this! She was so well to work with, answered all of my questions, and we received our pictures in the mail in only 4 days from doing the shoot, wow!! The pictures came out perfect, she packaged them so well, I am extremely pleased!! I will highly recommend her to anyone! Thank you again Born to be Wild Photography!!"

Makenna B. (Facebook)

"I had an amazing time. Sarah was funny, personable and really helped ease me into my comfort zone. I highly recommend and can't wait to schedule my next set of shots!" - Kenneth B.

El Paso, Texas