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A Glimpse into the Life of professional photographer Sarah Lyons Glabman 

with FHM United Kingdom July 2023 cover star Sarah Lyons Glabman / @picturegroove

In a world where personal brand and influence reign, Sarah Lyons Glabman is an inspiring figure who has built a thriving career as a celebrity photographer. In this article, we embark on a journey to uncover Sarah’s passions, challenges, triumphs, and unique perspective on the glamorous world of photography and influence. 

Beyond the Lens

Embracing Passions and Defining Identity 

Sarah Lyons Glabman’s passions extend beyond her professional life. She finds immense fulfillment in immersing herself in various creative outlets, including traveling, culinary arts, and exploring our world. These passions shape her identity and contribute to the unique perspective she brings to her photography and influence. She began her career as a professional photographer in the fitness industry back in 2008, and within her first year of operating her photography business, she was nominated as one of the top ten fitness photographers in the world! Sarah was no stranger to the camera though. In the late ’90s and early 2000s, Sarah was published in almost every fitness magazine on the newsstands back then. She only did one fitness competition and hated it! She kept getting called back for modeling jobs from top publishers in the industry. Her exotic looks and fit curvy physique slated her as one of the era’s more popular models.

Embracing Life’s Moments

Balancing Work and Personal Joy 

When Sarah is not busy capturing extraordinary moments with her camera, she cherishes her free time by engaging in activities that bring her joy. Whether it’s spending time with her loving husband Barry, indulging in travel adventures, or reading, she understands the importance of finding balance and nourishing her soul outside of her work. 

Empowering Aspiring Artists 

Insights for the Path of Influence 

As a successful professional photographer, and founder of, Sarah is passionate about empowering aspiring people to embark on their own journey of influence. She advises them to stay true to themselves, find their unique voice, and cultivate a genuine connection with their audience. 

Additionally, she emphasizes the importance of perseverance, consistency, and continuous self-growth. In fact, what you see on these pages is Sarah experiencing her very own Epic Destination Shoot. Sarah decided that it was time to leap back in front of the camera again, after almost 20 years. Who would have the honor of photographing Sarah? None other than her mentor and great friend, Jarmo Pohjaniemi. Sarah felt it was a great opportunity to experience what her clients experience when they shoot with her-which is top-notch locations, working with celebrity stylists and makeup artists, and providing an all-around amazing photo shoot experience that is never forgotten by the client.

Inspiration Becomes Career 

The Evolution of Sarah’s Influencer Journey 

Sarah’s inspiration to pursue a career as a photographer stemmed from her desire to inspire others. Over time, her business has evolved as she’s honed her skills, expanded her network, and adapted to the ever-changing landscape of social media. She has established herself as a trusted authority in the field through dedication and authenticity. 

Standing Out in the Crowd

In a saturated world of social media influencers, Sarah believes that authenticity, a unique perspective, and a genuine connection with her audience set her apart. She focuses on storytelling and capturing moments that resonate deeply with her followers, allowing them to see the world through her lens. Sarah doesn’t just create relationships with her clients, she KEEPS them. They become her friends. Having a natural knack for compassion is just one of Sarah’s many God-given traits. Sarah’s influence extends beyond the realm of photography and into the realm of social and humanitarian causes. She is passionate about using her presence to raise awareness and support meaningful initiatives. Sarah has always aimed to make a difference in people’s lives, and puts God first in every decision she makes.

Overcoming Obstacles

Sarah’s path as a professional photographer has been accompanied by challenges. From self-doubt to navigating the pressures of online scrutiny, she has faced hurdles head-on. She has overcome these obstacles through resilience, self-belief, and an extensive support system and she has emerged more robust and determined than ever before!

Debunking Influencer Myths

There are some misconceptions surrounding the life of a professional photographer, and Sarah aims to debunk them. Sometimes people assume that just because they have a huge following on social media that Sarah will photograph them to “improve her portfolio.” At the end of the day, Sarah wants those people to know that the answer is always going to be the same – NO. The dedication, hard work, and behind-the-scenes efforts that go into creating the compelling content that Sarah is so well known for is a full-time job. Understand that every bit of her success results from passion, perseverance, and strategic planning, as well as not selling herself shot to her audience. In fact, some of her photo shoots take months to plan so they can be executed to perfection.

Memorable Assignments

Sarah has been fortunate to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the industry. She has captured powerful and intimate moments from renowned actors to celebrated musicians that will forever be etched in her memory. These collaborations have elevated her portfolio and allowed her to form lasting connections with influential personalities. 

Empowering Artists in Photography

As a parting piece of advice, Sarah encourages aspiring artists in influence and photography to be fearless in pursuing their dreams. She emphasizes the importance of nurturing their craft, embracing challenges as opportunities for growth, and surrounding themselves with a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Sarah Lyons Glabman’s journey as a photographer inspires those aspiring to leave their mark on the world. Through her passion, authenticity, and unwavering commitment, she continues redefining the boundaries of influence and shaping the glamour industry’s future. You can find Sarah’s work at @PictureGroove on Instagram. To book a future photo shoot with Sarah, head to