El Paso, Texas 

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



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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!


El Paso, Texas 


"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,

"A boudoir session with Sarah is Effortless! Such a comfortable photographer to work with. My images were stunning and I felt amazing. For anyone looking for a fun and sexy shoot (and serious confidence booster), Sarah is your woman!" - Grace F-V.

"Extremely Professional and Courteous. Possesses the skill and talent to capture every moment in a manner the doesn’t look or feel staged. Her ability to use the surrounding, natural light reflects her experience. Every picture is truly a moment caught in time to be enjoyed throughout the ages." - Patrick B.

​"Sarah is a natural at making people laugh and creating the perfect space and comfort to capture beautiful , relaxed, and natural photos. She has an artists eye for beauty and will create the perfect picture for you and your loved ones. She is highly recommended!" - Trena W.

"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.

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