Sara Montour Lewis

About

 Photo Credit: Eliesa Johnson

Photo Credit: Eliesa Johnson

They say you should never work with kids or animals... 

Instead I've found that more and more over my 15 years and counting as a photographer my favorite stories to tell are the ones that inspire change + hope + preservation for the future so those amazing kiddos + creatures have a beautiful place to call home for generations to come. 

 

 

A little bit lighter: I have the loudest laugh in the room 99% of the time (McCarty + Eliesa are the only ones to rival me for that other 1%). When I put down my camera I generally pick up a beer and head to stage right at a concert, or a frisbee and take off into the woods, or a giant cup of coffee and jump in my car, or a leash to take my giant dogs (a Newfoundland named Wyatt + a Saint Bernard named Cricket!) for a walk, or a paddle to head upstream in my kayak, or a wrench to fix our sailboat that we still haven't successfully sailed (yet!). 

There are more details about me and my work below, and as you click around this site, if you want to do a little stalking. I'd prefer to grab a coffee/beer/whiskey and connect in person, though, so feel free to shoot me an email at sara@saramontourlewis.com instead.


Clients

—  SELECT commercial + editorial clients

The 4onthefloor, Bash Collective, batteryboy, Beauty Bets, Carmichael Lynch, Carolina Borja, Chris Koza, Communist Daughter Elements Ayurveda, The Ericksons, FAIR, The Farewell Circuit, Farewell Milwaukee, Fathom Lane, Fensepost, Jessy Greene, Kyra Deva, Martha McQuade, Metro Transit, Mila's Zoo, MSP Magazine, The Parlour Suite, PF Changs, The Pioneer Press, Prepare + Prosper, Sarah Krueger, Scarf Shop, The SEIU, Senn & Sons, The Snipe News, The Star Tribune, Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), Visit Cook County

 


Photos in Use


— Tearsheets, Album Covers, Editorial, Web Applications


Interviews + Features + Speaking Engagements

Design Sponge — '10 Socially Conscious Brands to Support'

Minneapolis Photo Center — Instructor  
Class: How To Take Better Photos of Kids — Dates: 2/2014, 8/2014, 2/2015, 8/2015

Capture Minnesota — Keynote Speaker
Presentation Title: 'Take Better Photos of Kids'

Springboard for the ArtsPanelist
House Show Panel — March 2013

The CurrentInterview — 'The Hottest New Venue in Town? Your Living Room'

The Current — On-Air Interview — 'The Local Show with Gospel Gossip and LIVE LETTERS'

Beyond the Wanderlust — 'Madeline Island Friend Getaway'

City Pages — 'Best Twin Cities Music Photographers 2014: Sara Montour'

Grey Likes — 'Ian + Lisa + Sierra - Maternity Feature'

Laura Holway — '5 With: Sara Montour'

Little Bellows — 'Sara Montour: Why Film'

MNBride — ONE · TWO · THREE

MPLSzine — 'Labor of Love'

Roxanne Cooke — 'Photographer Interview: Sara Montour'

Snapwire — 'Snapwire Success Stories: Sara Montour'

The Little Umbrella — 'Maternity Session in Tolmie State Park'


Wildlife Photography Archive

— Full Online Archive + Stock Licensing available, here.

BIRDS

  • Birds of Prey (Falconiformes)
    • Eagles — Bald Eagle
    • Hawks — Red-Tailed Hawk
  • Cranes + Coots + Rails (Gruiformes)
    • Coots — American Coot
    • Cranes — Sandhill Crane
  • Flamingos (Phoenicopteriformes)
    • Lesser Flamingo
  • Gamebirds (Galliformes)
    • Wild Turkey
  • Grebes (Podicipediormes) 
    • Pied-Billed Grebe
  • Hummingbirds + Swifts (Apodiformes)
    • Hummingbirds — Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
  • Owls (Strigiormes)
    • Barred Owl / Great Gray Owl / Northern Hawk Owl / Snowy Owl
  • Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
    • Blackbird, Red-Winged / Cardinal, Northern / Chickadee, Black-Capped / Crow, American / Grackle, Common / Robin / Sparrow, Song
  • Shorebirds (Charadriiformes):
    • Gulls — Ring-Billed Gull
  • Waterfowl (Anseriformes)
    • Ducks — American Wigeon / Gadwall / Goldeneye, Common / Mallard / Merganser, Common / Merganser, Hooded / Ring-Necked Duck / Scaup, Lesser / Wood Duck
    • Geese — Canada Goose
    • Swans — Mute Swan / Trumpeter Swan

REPTILES

  • Turtles
    • Painted Turtle, Snapping Turtle
  • Snakes
    • Plains Garter Snake

    MAMMALS

    • Armadillos + Sloths + Anteaters (Xenarthra)
      • Sloths — Hoffmann's Two-Toed Sloth
    • Bats (Chiroptera)
      • Little Brown Bat
    • Carnivores (Carnivora)
      • Feliforms
        • Cats — Cougar / Leopard, Amur / Leopard, Snow / Lynx, Canada / Tiger, Amur
      • Caniforms
        • Bears — Grizzly Bear / Polar Bear
        • Canines — Coyote / Fox, Arctic / Wolf
        • Musteloidea — Otter, North American River / Otter, Sea / Raccoon / Red Panda / Wolverine
        • Pinnipeds — Sea Lion, California
    • Even-Toed Hoofed Mammals (Artiodactyla)
      • Bison / Camel, Bactrian / Caribou / Deer, White-Tailed / Deer, White-Tailed (Piebald) / Pronghorn / Wild Boar
    • Odd-Toed Hoofed Mammals (Perissodactyla)
      • Donkey / Horse, Asian Wild
    • Primates
      • Gibbon, White-Cheeked / Lemur, Red-Ruffed / Lemur, Ring-Tailed
    • Rodents (Rodentia)
      • Prairie Dog / Squirrel / Squirrel, Albino

    INVERTEBRATES

    • Arthropods
      • Crustaceans — Gooseneck Barnacles
    • Cnidarians
      • Coral / Jellyfish / Sea Anenome
      • Echinoderms
        • Star Fish
      • Molluscs
        • Cuttlefish / Giant Pacific Octopus

      THE 4ONTHEFLOOR \ ABY WOLF \ ACTUAL WOLF \ THE ALARMISTS \ THE ALBUM LEAF \ ALISON SCOTT \ ALPHA CONSUMER \ ANDREW BIRD \ ARLO GUTHRIE \ ASHLEIGH STILL \ ATLAS GENIUS \ ATMOSPHERE \ THE AWFUL TRUTH \ BAD BAD BAD HATS \ BLOOD \ BALMORHEA \ BAHAMAS \ BARBARA JEAN \ BASIA BULAT \ BATTERYBOY \ BBGUN \ BEN WEAVER \ BETHANY LARSON AND THE BEE'S KNEES \ BILL MIKE \ BILLY BRAGG \ BLACK DIET \ THE BLACK KEYS \ THE BLIND SHAKE \ BLUE MERLE \ BNLX \ BON IVER \ BRIAN JUST \ BRIANNA LANE \ BROOKS FAMILY DYNASTY \ BRUCE COCKBURN \ BRYAN JOHN APPLEBY \ BUFFALO MOON \ THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS \ CAROLINE SMITH \ CARRIE RODRIGUEZ \ CAVALIER CROOKS \ CHAD VANGAALEN \ CHALET \ CHARLIE PARR \ CHASTITY BROWN \ CHRIS KOZA \ CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING \ CLAIRE DE LUNE \ THE CLOAK OX \ CLOUD CULT \ COLONIAL VIPERS ATTACK \ COMMUNIST DAUGHTER \ C.R. AVERY \ CROOKED STILL \ CULKIN \ DAMIEN JURADO \ DAN ISRAEL \ DAN WILSON \ DANNY MICHEL \ THE DAREDEVIL CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT \ DAVID BAZAN \ DAVID POE \ DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS \ DEAD MAN WINTER \ DEATH VESSEL \ THE DEEP DARK WOODS \ DESSA \ DOOMTREE \ DOSH \ DOVEKINS \ DOWN AND ABOVE \ DREW GROW & THE PASTOR'S WIVES \ DUFFY \ THE DUHKS \ DYLAN HICKS \ EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROES \ EDWARD THE CONFESSOR \ EMMY LOU HARRIS \ ENVY CORPS \ THE ERICKSONS \ ERIK KOSKINEN \ THE EVENING RIG \ THE FAREWELL CIRCUIT \ FAREWELL MILWAUKEE \ FATHOM LANE \ FEIST \ FIELD REPORT \ FIRST COMMUNION AFTERPARTY \ FISTFUL OF MERCY \ THE FOO FIGHTERS \ FORT WILSON RIOT \ FRANKIE LEE \ FRED EAGLESMITH \ FREDDIE KING  \ GABE BARNETT \ GARY LOURIS \ GET GONE \ GOLDEN SMOG \ GOLDFINCH \ GOSPEL GOSSIP \ GRANDMA'S BOYFRIEND \ GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS \ GREG MCPHERSON \ GUITAR PARTY \ HALEY BONAR \ HALLOWEEN, ALASKA \ HAWKSLEY WORKMAN \ HAYDEN \ THE HEAD AND THE HEART \ HEARTLESS BASTARDS \ HEIRUSPECS \ HEY MARSEILLES \ HEY ROSETTA \ THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS \ IRON & WINE \ IVAN & ALYOSHA \ J.P. HOE \ JACK KLATT \ JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW \ JANEY AND MARC \ THE JAPHIES \ JASON COLLETT \ THE JAYHAWKS \ JAYMAY \ JEREMY MESSERSMITH \ JESCA HOOP \ JESSE SYKES \ JESSY GREENE \ JIM WALSH \ JOANNA JAMES \ JOE PUG \ JOEL PLASKETT \ JOEY RYAN \ JOEY VERSKOTZI \ JOHN BOUTTE \ JOHN MARK NELSON \ JONATHAN SUNDE \ JOSH RITTER \ JOSS STONE \ JUSTIN NOZUKA \ JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE \ K'NAAN \ KAKI KING \ KATHLEEN EDWARDS \ KELLI SCHAEFER \ KEVIN STEINMAN \ KITTEN FOREVER \ KOO KOO KANGAROO \ LEELA GILDAY \ LEO KOTTKE \ LILA DOWNS \ LINDSAY JANE \ LOCH LOMOND \ LOTT \ LUCERO \ LUCY MICHELLE AND THE VELVET LAPELLES \ MACHETE BOOM BETTY \ THE MALDIVES \ MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA \ MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S \ MARK MALLMAN \ MARTHA WAINRIGHT \ MARTIN DEVANEY \ MASON JENNINGS \ MATES OF STATE \ MATT LATTERELL \ MATT POND PA \ MAYDA \ ME AND MY ARROW \ ME AS A PILOT \ MEIKO \ THE MELISMATICS \ MICHAEL FRANTI \ MIKE GUNTHER \ MILO GREENE \ MIRAH \ MOLLY MAHER \ THE MOOD SWING \ MOS DEF \ MXPX \ NEKO CASE \ THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS \ NICHOLAS DAVID \ NIKI BECKER \ OFFICE \ O'JEEZ \ OZOMATLI \ PAPER BIRD \ THE PARLOUR SUITE \ PATRICK WATSON \ PAVIELLE \ PENNY LANG \ PETE YORN \ PETER WOLF CRIER \ PHARCYDE \ PHIL SOLEM \ PHOENIX \ PICKWICK \ THE PINES \ POLARA \ POLIÇA \ PORTAGE \ POS \ THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA \ THE PUNCH BROTHERS \ RACHAEL YAMAGATA \ REDSTART \ REINA DEL CID \ RETRIBUTION GOSPEL CHOIR \ RIDLEY BENT \ ROBERT SKORO \ ROCKY VOTOLATO \ THE ROE FAMILY SINGERS \ ROGUE VALLEY \ ROMANTICA \ ROMI MAYES \ THE ROSEBUDS \ SANDY SCOFIELD \ SARAH KRUEGER \ SARAH WHITE \ SAVANNAH SMITH \ SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS \ SEA WOLF \ SEYMOUR SAVES THE WORLD \ SILVERBACK COLONY \ SILVERSUN PICKUPS \ SLIM DUNLAP \ SMALL CITIES \ SOLID GOLD \ SONNY KNIGHT & THE LAKERS \ SOUL ASYLUM \ SOUL BEAUTIFUL \ SOUTH AUSTIN JUG BAND \ SPIDER JOHN KOERNER \ SPIRITS OF THE RED CITY \ STEVE EARLE \ STORY OF THE SEA \ STRANGE LIGHTS \ STRANGE NAMES \ SYMBOL & SURFACE \ THAO AND THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN \ THAT 1 GUY \ TIM EASTON \ THE TING TINGS \ TOM MORELLO \ TWO HARBORS \ UTAH PHILLIPS \ VICIOUS VICIOUS \ WALKER FIELDS \ WE ARE THE WILLOWS \ THE WEAKERTHANS \ WHITE LIGHT RIOT \ WILCO \ XAVIER RUDD \ Y LA BAMBA \ YANN TIERSEN \ ZAR \ ZOO ANIMAL

      Partial List of Bands Photographed Live

      (Ongoing & Mostly For My Own Nostalgia)

      Full Online Archive + Stock Licensing Available, here.