At the age of 39, British-born, Italy-based Sarah Ferrara decided to learn how to use her new DSLR camera. Within a year of picking up a camera, Sarah was working for both commercial and private clients. 6 years later, she entered print competition for the first time, winning 1st place in the Premiere category at WPPI 2016, and followed that the next year with another 1st place award (Portrait Teenager) and 2 second place awards at the 2017 16×20 annual print competition (Portrait Maternity and In-Camera Artistry). Sarah is now a full-time wedding and portrait photographer in Northern Italy, specialising in luxury weddings and fine art portraiture, with occasional forays into fashion and advertising. She also runs “portrait retreats” at her home in Lake Garda, and teaches portrait retouching online to photographers around the world.