WHAT IT'S LIKE TO STEP IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA
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 as your photographer, and I want to make sure you feel comfortable, confident, and excited about your choice before making your decision.
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, 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, hear about the stunning dress you’ve been eyeing, and get to know what you’re most excited to see in your final gallery. Nothing about wedding photography is one size fits all, so together, let’s create the collection that will perfectly suit your special day.
STEP TWO | Save the date
After drafting up your custom photography collection, I’ll send over an online agreement your way. Once I receive that back from you, your date will officially be booked! Now the fun really begins...
STEP THREE | Document your engagement
I know you can’t wait to be able to document this chapter of your journey together and get your save the dates ready to send out! As soon as you're ready, we will begin planning an engagement session that will blow your Pinspiration board away.
STEP FOUR | Plan your special day
The key to an effortless, stress-free wedding day is a well-planned timeline. Using the experience I’ve gathered from years of weddings, I’m more than happy to help you craft a wedding day timeline with all of the elements of your big day, your travel times, and photography in mind. This way, we will ensure your day flows smoothly while also guaranteeing the best light for your photos. And I always look forward to collaborating with planners to create a cohesive plan behind the scenes.
STEP FIVE | Quadruple-check the details
As your wedding day approaches, I’ll send you a final check-in email to ensure I have the most up-to-date information about your timeline, location, and 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 these meticulous preparations! 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 you ride off into the sunset to enjoy your newlywed life together, you’ll receive a sneak peek showcasing some of the highlights from your wedding day. As you enjoy them, I’ll be editing away on your full gallery, and in just six to eight weeks, you’ll be able to cuddle up together to relive every laugh and tear from the day you promised each other your forever.
STEP EIGHT | Create your heirlooms
Your memories deserve to be displayed and shared! So together, let’s create prints to decorate your living room and albums to pass around on holidays. Let’s 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!“