Sarah Yates

This is your sign to not wait for the holidays to roll around before you update your photos with your honey. So many of us are guilty of waiting for Christmas card photos before we take any new ones! Why?! I am such a believer in taking photos of each and every season in your life. Capturing all of the little chapters in your love story is such a beautiful way to reminisce years down the line. Christine and Josh didn’t let a moment pass them by; they celebrated one year of marriage with a coastal wedding anniversary session. Their session was absolutely perfect! Spending the day with these two was nothing short of amazing. It was so evident in their session that they were so in love and full of joy…

If you’re looking for more beach content like this Coastal Wedding Anniversary session, be sure to check out the latest blog from a dreamy Southern California Sunset Engagement session here. As always, head over to @sarahyatesphoto on Instagram for behind-the-scenes, wedding tips, and everything in between!

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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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