Elevated Collection 008: Sara Dilley
Sara Dilley moved to Seattle from Spokane in 2012 after competing her studies at Gonzaga University to fulfill a lifelong dream: to live in the city. She took an interest in photography early in life, frequently chasing her family, friends, and pets around with camera in hand, but the hobby lay dormant until her move to the west side of the Cascades. The passion transitioned into profession in early 2014 when she was asked to become the staff photographer and social media manager for Leafly. Her career there continued, later transitioning into the role of photo editor and photographer on their world-class editorial team. This summer, she left Leafly in pursuit of another dream long-held but only recently realized: to become a full time freelance photographer.
Her work is often described is colorful, vivacious, and filled with genuine emotion. She is most comfortable working with people, and possesses a keen eye at capturing real feeling in a dreamy, at times surreal manner. While her professional work has focused on cannabis, both lifestyle and product, her passion is portraiture. She relishes the opportunity to capture people in their element, but she also loves to play make believe, building larger-than-life sets complete with costumes and lights and a team of creators who also love to make the impossible possible through pictures.
Her Elevated Collection features a gamut of her favorite personal work, including moments from her most recent excursion to Burning Man, trips to the Washington Coast with some of her best friends, a view into her nerdier hobbies (spoiler alert: she likes classic video games), and other little moments she’s collected along the way.
For inquiries regarding prints, commissioned work, or collaborations, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with her! She can be reached at [email protected], or by following any of the links below.