Sarah Yates

Esther and Eliab are two of the most joyful people I’ve ever met. I went to college with Eliab and he lived on Jeffrey’s floor for one year and so we got to know him pretty well. Fast-forward to Jeffrey and my engagement party in May of 2019. Everybody is just leaving and we’re saying goodbye when Eliab and Esther arrive to say congrats! It was our first time meeting Esther and WOW, she is radiant! We all chatted for nearly an hour and we became big fans of them as a couple 🤘

Again, a quick fast-forward to March of 2020, Esther and Eliab were engaged 💍 and we were over in Laguna taking their engagement photos. It was the last session I did before the lockdown 🤯….so a year when Morgan and I needed a couple to model for us, we knew exactly who to call  📞 

Check out Esther and Eliab’s golden hour engagement session below ⤵️

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The Ins and Outs of a Shot List: Tips for Couples Getting Married

You’re engaged – which means: it’s wedding planning time! HECK YES!! Not only is this season of your life so much dang fun, it’s undoubtedly overwhelming. The one question I get asked the most as a full-time wedding photographer is: “Do I need to create a shot list for my photographer?” And my answer is […]

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How to Book Your Dream Wedding Photographer

AH!! You’re engaged! Congratulations, my friend! If you’ve stumbled upon this blog while on your wedding planning journey, make sure to read YAY! You’re Engaged – Now What?! to fill you in on what to do in those first few weeks of saying “yes”. On today’s blog, though, I want to share with you How […]

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The 4 Questions You Need to Ask Your Photographer

Choosing your wedding photographer is a huge decision. Odds are, your photographer might be one of the people you spend the most time with on your wedding day. To help you prepare to find your photographer for your special day, it’s important to know what questions to ask. That’s where I come in! I’ve rounded […]

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What NOT To Wear to Your Engagement Session

As a wedding and elopement photographer, I love getting to connect with couples and learn their true style + hearts. When I book a couple for their engagements, I typically will send them a style guide with some inspo for some looks and tones if they are looking for some suggestions. But above all, I always include my #1 thing NOT to wear to an engagement session.

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All in the Details

We’ve all seen those beautiful photographs of all of the wedding day details laid out perfectly, right? As a photographer, I’m going to tell you that sometimes, those simple shots of the details are the most stressful part of the day.

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Macy and John’s Eclectic Colorado Backyard Wedding

Macy and John’s eclectic, DIY backyard wedding in Colorado. Colorful silk bridesmaid dresses and corduroy suits for the groomsmen.

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