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I want to get to know you—your favorite band, your go-to cocktail, and all the little things in between. But I also want to know your love story. All of the beautiful memories and even the moments of hardship—all which got you to where you are today.
Your story is unique and filled with so much love—it deserves to be captured as such. And along the way, I'll be there to support you, hype you up, and ultimately, capture your moments to last lifetimes.
So...how does this all work?

I'm Not just your photographer. I'm a resource in the wedding industry & your professional hype girl.

Here’s the real deal

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You want images that are true to who you are.

You love golden light and real colors.

You have too many photos of sunsets on your phone

You live your life in sweatpants and Madewell

If you want your wedding photos to be clean and sharp.

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You value experiences over things.

You're a homebody but LOVE a good adventure

You're so dang excite to marry the love of your life

You own a cat or dog (or at least appreciate them deeply)

You’re already screaming I’M IN WHERE DO I BOOK!? (Right here. Didn’t think I’d leave you hanging, did you?)

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You might be my client if...

KIND WORDS

"Sarah does a marvelous job at valuing the couple, allowing them to feel comfortable and secure in front of her lens, and bring out so much joy and natural happiness from her clients. She is fast at getting you your photos if certain ones are needed, she listens to her clients, and she does not add to the stress of their day, but instead works with them to help bring ease, allowing them to relax in what could be a stressful day. "

- Rachel

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KIND WORDS

"I cannot recommend Sarah enough! She will be intentional & treat you like a close friend. She is so warm & kind. She will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera & capture incredible photographs. I love that she makes it a fun experience! My husband and I are so incredibly happy with the photos Sarah took of us."

- Paige

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KIND WORDS

"Sarah Yates photo is the whole package! Amazing quality and top notch service and communication - all with great prices. Pictures felt so natural and were truly fun! I have already recommended Sarah Yates photo to anyone I know who is getting married, and I will continue to do so!"

- Becky

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Where are you located?

Southern California—but friend, I love to travel! Wherever your wedding is, I'll be there.

How many images are included?

Depends on the package! You can assume about 100 photographs per hour (6 hours = 600+ images).

Do you give out RAW (unedited) photos?

Nope! I'll deliver all of your edited images in JPEG form through an online gallery and USB drive.

How does payment work?

I use an online system that takes card or bank transfer. A check is also accepted!

How do I book you?

Click this link right here, fill out the form, and I'll get back to you within 24 hours!

What happens if you can’t be at our wedding?

This hasn't happened before, but I always have a second shooter who will then be the lead photographer & we will get a new second shooter.

What if we cancel/reschedule our date?

There's a small fee to change your wedding date! It's all in the contract for you to read (in plain, simple english!)

How long have you been a photographer?

I've grown my six-figure wedding photography business over the past several years! 

What happens if the weather is bad?

We'll persevere! If it's an engagement session, we can easily reschedule. If it's your wedding day, I'll show up in rain gear & we'll dance together.

Will you photoshop us?

Nope! The only thing I'll edit out is anything that won't be there in 2 weeks (a zit or cut for example). You are BEAUTIFUL! And don't need to be photoshopped!

What do we wear to our session?

You'll receive a whole PDF that goes over what to wear and what to bring to your session! Have no fear!

How do travel expenses work?

I will create a custom travel package for you! It will include airfare, car rental, and hotel fees.

Do you offer discounts?

Nope! No discounts here, sorry!

What is your turnaround time?

Sessions — 2-3 weeks
Weddings — 4-6 weeks (with some sneak peeks within a week of your wedding day)

Do you help in the planning process?

ABSOLUTELY! I am here to be a resource for you as you plan your wedding day. I have vendor lists and timeline ideas galore!

Do you photograph anything else?

Shhh actually YES! I do newborn sessions and love them! So if you're due soon, feel free to reach out.

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Booking your wedding photographer is a big deal. And friend, you are absolutely right. Your wedding photographer not only shoots, edits, and delivers the images of one of the biggest days of your life, but they will be with you throughout your entire wedding day.

Here’s what I’ll say—you want to not only like the work of your wedding photographer, but you need to like and get along with your photographer.

This is why I am here for you and with you from the moment you inquire until your images are delivered (and beyond, because we are friends now...right?!).

I am here to be your photographer, friend, resource, and biggest hype girl—because you deserve it!

I know what you're thinking—