Yellowbelly Photography is led by Sarah Washbourn who lives in Lincoln. Following in the footsteps of her father, Peter Washbourn, her career started in photojournalism, taking images of people from all walks of life, including our monarch HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Sarah has worked for many newspapers all over the country during the past 16 years. She has picked up numerous awards and been shortlisted for many more. 


Piers Morgan presenting me with my Student Photographer of the Year award at the Press Gazette Awards in 2006

Piers Morgan presenting Sarah with the Student Photographer of the Year award at the Press Gazette Ceremony in 2006


Sarah is also a very experienced  Wedding Photographer. Using her photojournalism experience, Sarah documents your special day as it unfolds. 


The wedding of Jo and Paul on the beautiful island of Mauritius


Another area of expertise is property photography. Sarah has much experience capturing images for both the property market and also holiday lets in order to help market homes for sales online or in brochures, or cottages to let, for example.


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A holiday cabin set in the Lincolnshire Wolds

Recently, Sarah’s Photo Restoration service has become very popular. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown many people have been looking through old photographs,  some of which have suffered damage. 


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A faded black and white photograph on the left has been converted to colour and unwanted background items have also been removed


To see more of Sarah's work click on the gallery links on the menu and more information about the services she provide can also be found here.


When Sarah isn't working  she likes to walk her Dog, Domino, watch films and keep fit. She enjoys running, cycling and swimming, having taken part in many races including triathlons and a marathon. When she first set up her freelance business she used the tagline #ishootrun and competed in the Lincoln 10k with a full sized digital camera in hand! She took pictures during her run trying to capture the elements of the race that other photographers wouldn't get. These were available to buy after the event and all proceeds went to charity.


A composite picture of Sarah and her late Father, Peter Washbourn who was a press photographer for over 40 years