Sarah Yates

Picture this with me: the warm, Southern California setting-sun spilling over the cool sand your toes sink into. There is a slight, salty breeze tousling your hair and gently kissing your lips as you stroll the beach with the love of your life. The waves crash to the shore – gently and unhurried. In this moment, you are certain it is bliss. Now, keep this image as you scroll through Brooke and Ryan’s Southern California Sunset Beach Engagement. I’m at a loss of words trying to express just how perfect this evening was. But the imagery above does it as much justice as I could hope for. 

It was truly such an honor capturing this chapter of Brooke and Ryan’s love story. No amount of words could express the love and joy that radiates from this couple – so actually just keep scrolling 😉 If you’re looking for more sweet love stories, be sure to check out my other Portfolio pieces over on the blog – click HERE! As always, I’d love to be friends on Instagram (@sarahyatesphoto) – follow along for behind-the-scenes, Photo & Biz Tips, and more.

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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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