Sara Pastrano moves from fashion to features
■ Chronicle News Staff
The Valley Chronicle, like all newspapers of record, has a sizable team of people who work long hard hours to deliver the paper to subscribers every week. Behind the scenes is a team of dedicated journalists, photographers, graphic designers, salespeople, circulation specialists, and business professionals who come together to produce an interesting, if somewhat complex, product once each week. We thought readers might like to know a little more about who produces their weekly newspaper.
Sara Pastrano recently joined the Chronicle team to photograph the cover shot on the Hemet and San Jacinto Guide featuring Vogler Feigen Realty. A professional photographer since 2012, Sara began her career as a fashion model in 2007 attending the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in New York City. This was followed by formal training in cosmetology.
Her interest in fashion opened her eyes to the retro style “pinup” movement where models – and everyday people—dress in fashion styles from the 1940s and 50s. Sara turned her passion for the retro styles of Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, and her love of photography, into a business by specializing in pinup-model photography. For several years prior to 2015, Sara even operated a modeling agency that specialized in pinup advertising.
Today, married and the mother of a baby girl, Sara is concentrating exclusively on her photography and her business Vintage Beauties Photography, Photos By Sara Pastrano. While she still likes to take vintage, high-fashion and glamour shots, Sara takes her Canon into unusual settings in order to obtain unique angles on feature stories, weddings, personal and family photo shoots, and corporate events where the mundane is simply not acceptable.
A unique and creative photographer, Sara Pastrano can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through The Valley Chronicle office, 135 E. Florida Ave., Hemet.