photographysimply joyful moments


and what i love to do

Columbus Georgia Newborn Family Maternity Photographer Baby Photography

sarah | owner & photographer

You’re expecting a sweet little one and getting ready for them to join your family. You’ve researched the top-of-the-line baby gear and started buying the adorable teeny tiny outfits. You know you want to have your precious baby’s newborn portraits taken so you can always remember how very small and absolutely snuggly squishy they were.


You realize it’s been way too long since your family has had portraits taken. Life has gotten so busy with work and kids' sports and school. You want to have your family photographed because you know how quickly kids grow, and someday (way too soon) they’ll be all grown up and leaving home on their own.

that's exactly what i'm here for and what i love to do!

I’m Sarah Jankowski, clients often call me a “baby whisperer,” as I get their little babes to curl up and fall fast asleep. My passion is helping parents and parents-to-be preserve those moments and treasure people they love the most by beautifully documenting their families with each image I take.

I fell in love with photography over 15 years ago, and have photographed thousands of newborns and families over the years. I have also been a childbirth educator, labor doula and postpartum doula, which adds to my knowledge and experience with newborns, and helps parents know that their babies are in the most capable, gentle, and trained hands.

Every parents knows that while the days can be very long, the years are short and fly by… I want to tell your unique and amazing story, one frame at a time. I walk along side you and assist you every step of the way, from pre-session consulting about wardrobe, location, and deciding on a color palette, all the way through helping you select the perfect heirloom artwork to be hung on your walls.


Through my custom portrait sessions, I create beautiful tangible memories that you and your entire family can treasure for years.

To send a message to say hi and to find out how to schedule a session with me, click here.

Sarah Jankowski

Owner & Photographer | Simply Joyful Moments

Now that you know about Sarah the photographer, want to learn more about the non-biz me?

Well, just scroll just a little further for all the deets and random facts :)

a little more about me...

I like to say that photography found me, and I am SO grateful it did... I just love it! I have always been a creative. After purchasing my first dSLR camera in 2009 to photograph my own children, things started to take off. Friends started asking me to photograph their families, and I officially launched my business in 2011. I branched out into photographing newborn portraiture in 2012 and have photographed over 500 newborns since then.


I am married to my high school sweetheart... I fell head over heels for this super cute guy on the football team when I was 14, and we've been together ever since. I was a proud military wife for the past 20 years and now happily wear the title of military retiree wife. :)


I'm a mama to 4 absolutely amazing kiddos. One girl and three boys, the oldest is in her first year at UGA (Go Bulldogs!) and the others are in 12th, 8th, and 7th grades. *Insert sad face and crazy shocked face here* This both makes me smile and scares me a bit... and makes me feel old! lol


I love to travel and have a serious case of wanderlust. I've lived nearly 7 years of my adult life in Germany, and Bavaria will always have a piece of my heart! I have travelled to 20 countries and hope to someday visit even more. This world is filled with so many wonderful places and cultures, and I want to share that experience with my family!


Mexican food is my absolute FAVE, and I will never say no to queso and margaritas. Like ever. I love watching and playing sports, and I've been playing soccer on and off since I was 10. I still play in a

co-ed adult league weekly and really enjoy the camaraderie and fun. I have found a love of weightlifting in the past year, and am grateful that my almost-40 knees don't seem to mind it too much. :)


I forgive easily, laugh as much as possible, love to drive with the windows down, the music turned up, and the breeze on my face, change my hair color often, always try to look on the bright side of things, love spending time with friends and meeting new people, and my personality is a mix of being a list-making planner and also wanting to throw the plans out the window and be spontaneous. :)

that's basically me in a nutshell... i can't wait to meet you too!

official bio

Sarah Jankowski is an award-winning Portrait and Newborn Photographer, located in Columbus, GA specializing in Newborn Portraiture. Her style of photography is natural, timeless and filled with emotion.


Her work has been featured on The Today Show, NBC News, Fox News, Yahoo, The Sun UK, Daily Mail, Motherly, Birth and Beyond Magazine, Yahoo Parenting, CafeMom, The Stir, Birth Without Fear, Sacred Milk, Shoot&Share, The Dee Armstrong Show, and on numerous other international and online publications.


Sarah is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, International Newborn Photography Association, International Association of Birth Photographers, Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals of America, and ProDoula.

photographysimply joyful moments

We specialize in custom portraiture including newborn photography, maternity photography,

and family photography in Columbus, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Phenix City, AL and surrounding areas.

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