WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
BEHIND THE SCENES OF TELLING YOUR STORY
The opportunity to document a chapter in your story — whether on your wedding day, for an important milestone, or for a “just because” session with your family — is truly an honor. These are the memories you will look back on lovingly for decades to come and pass on for generations, so I understand why choosing a photographer to entrust with those moments can be difficult. I am honored that you have landed here to consider me to be a part of your wedding day team, and I want to make sure you feel comfortable, confident, and excited about your choice.
So, let’s pull back the curtain on how I do what I do and what the experience of working with me will be like. From the first “hello” until delivery day and beyond, my process is designed so you can relax and enjoy. Here’s a sneak peek of a typical wedding planning process, from day 1 through delivery day…
STEP ONE | Say hello
Whether you are ready to secure your date or are just seeking a bit more information, the adventure always begins with a “hello!” After receiving your inquiry, I’ll be in touch so I can share a bit more information and we can chat about your vision for the big day. I can’t wait to learn your love story and get to know what details and moments you’re most excited to see in your final gallery. Nothing about wedding photography is one size fits all, so together, and in consultation with other members of your planning and design team, let’s create the collection that perfectly suits your special day.
STEP TWO | Save the date
After our initial consultation, I will draft a custom collection that aligns with your photography coverage needs and send that over to you to review and sign electronically. Once we complete that document, your date will officially be booked.
STEP THREE | Document your engagement
As soon as you're ready, we will begin planning an engagement session that honors the character of your love and captures the remarkable moments that make up this chapter of your journey.
STEP FOUR | Plan your special day
The key to an effortless, stress-free wedding day is a well-planned timeline. From the day of booking, I will work with you, and in collaboration with your planning and design team, to ensure that we craft a timeline that takes into account all of the elements of your big day. In this way, we will establish a cohesive, behind-the-scenes plan and make certain that your day flows smoothly while also guaranteeing the best light for all of the most important parts of your day.
STEP FIVE | Quadruple-check the details
As your wedding day approaches, I will continue to check in periodically to ensure that I have the most up-to-date information about your timeline, your vision for the day, and all your photography wishes. Then, you can fully enjoy the lead up to “I do” without stress or worry.
STEP SIX | Celebrate your love story
When the big day finally arrives, you’ll be able to enjoy the fruit of all your hard work: As you enter into each blissful part of your day, you’ll never have to worry about the big moments, or the small, in-between moments, going undocumented.
STEP SEVEN | Relive your “I do”s
Within a couple of days after your happily ever after begins, you’ll receive a sneak peek showcasing some of the highlights from your wedding day. As you enjoy them, I’ll be continuing to work on your full gallery, and in six to eight weeks, you’ll be able to cuddle up to relive every laugh and tear from the day you promised each other your forever.
STEP EIGHT | Create your keepsakes
Your memories deserve to be displayed and shared, so together, let’s create prints to hang on your walls and albums to pass around on holidays. Together we can design your brand new family’s very first heirloom to treasure for generations to come.
“Not only is Sarah an extremely talented photographer, she is an amazing human being. She's warm and friendly and makes you feel instantly comfortable in front of the camera. We felt like we were in the best, most capable hands throughout the entire process. And she isn't satisfied until she gets THE shot! I couldn't be happier with our wedding photos. Not only does Sarah have an artist's eye, but the level of time and care she put into editing our photos was next-level. We got married at City Hall and there were dozens of people in the background of our photos, all of whom she edited out in the final versions. They turned out beautifully.“
J + B
"Sarah is so fun and easy going - my then fiance and I were both a bit nervous, and she made us laugh and feel so at ease during our engagement session and actual wedding day. And then there are the pictures...my oh my, they are GORGEOUS. Sarah has an ability to capture not only beautiful shots, but an entire moment. The pictures she took captured all of the warm and loving feelings from our wedding day and I still tear up looking through them all."
S + J
“I absolutely cannot say enough great things about Sarah! Hiring her as our photographer for my elopement was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! ...The second I met her, she was so warm and friendly - I just felt completely at ease with her like she was just one of my friends at the wedding. Since it was an elopement but I was still keeping majority of the traditional aspects of a wedding, we were in a time crunch and Sarah did an amazing job of being calm and collected and guiding us for the most stunning pictures. She’s a natural photographer with a gifted eye and killer editing skills.... The photographs she captured of us honestly look like a piece of artwork! I have found our permanent family photographer... Sarah is an incredibly talented photographer and I can’t recommend her enough!“
C + Z
“From the very beginning, Sarah was warm and inviting, assuaging our stress about decision making immediately. By the 3 minute mark of our first meeting at a local coffee shop, we knew she would be the perfect photographer for our special day. From start to finish the experience was amazing. I always hated getting my picture taken and tend to be awkward and uncomfortable with it, but with Sarah I felt not only comfortable, but free to be myself, as did my husband. We absolutely fell in love with our photos and the entire experience, and would recommend her to anyone who needs a great photographer in the Bay Area!“
A + M
“Sarah is the BEST – beyond being an incredibly talented photographer, she is totally dependable and became our friend throughout the process! My husband and I eloped in California, so the photos were super important to us to take back for our families – she sent us a sneak peak of photos THE NIGHT OF and she even signed our wedding license! We can't say enough good things about her and our experience with her as a vendor!“