Whether you're getting married in Laguna Beach, a local venue in Orange, or a beautiful venue in San Clemente, I'm here to serve you with beautiful photos and an incredible wedding package.
Wanting timeless photographs on your SoCal wedding day? Welcome to Sarah Yates Photo — The ultimate Orange County Wedding Photographer. I specialize in making your moments last lifetimes on your wedding day. If you're looking for timeless imagery and a thoughtful experience, you're in the right place.
I moved here nearly 10 years ago and the art of storytelling through photography has become my passion in life. Getting to know you & your love and create beautiful, candid images on your wedding day is my greatest joy.
Whether we're at a beautiful venue in the city of Orange, exploring the coast down in San Clemente, or at a luxury venue Laguna Beach with the best views in OC, I'm thrilled to be your wedding photographer.
GRAND GIMENO, ORANGE, CA
SAN CLEMENTE, CA
SAN CLEMENTE, CA
Orange county, CA
Newport Beach, CA
GOLD COAST FARMS, ALISO VIEJO, CA
Orange County, California is one of the most beautiful places to get married. Whether you're looking to elope on the coast, find a venue with the perfect view of the sunset, or you're wanting to get married at a unique vintage venue, OC has it all.
Click down below and explore my wedding photography work from some of my favorite Orange County Wedding Venues.
Orange County, California is one of the most beautiful places to get married. Whether you're looking to elope on the coast, find a venue with the perfect view of the sunset, or you're wanting to get married at a unique vintage venue, OC has it all. Click down below and explore my wedding photography work from some of my favorite Orange County Wedding Venues.
OLE HANSON, SAN CLEMENTE, CA
GOLD COAST, ALSIO VIEJO, CA
LIDO HOUSE, NEWPORT, CA
LA VENTURA, SAN CLEMENTE, CA
From inquiry to when I send you the text a week after your wedding with the sneak peeks, I'll be cheering you on.
I’m here for the whole love story you and your fiancé have created, and I want to tell the realest version because, let’s be honest— it’s the best version.
That looks like me getting to know your go-to-cocktail, which aunt miiiiight want to own the dance floor, and how important it is to feel good in the dress you dream about every night.
I’ll take a lot of pictures, but no one will feel like they have a camera constantly in their face. I won’t block Grandma Sue’s view during speeches. I will move quickly and quietly. I’ll show the back of my camera to some of your BFFs so they can hype you up. You look freaking awesome on your wedding day—and you will look the same way in your photographs.
That feeling where there are literally no words in the English language to describe how you feel about your wedding photos doesn’t happen by accident.
Yes, absolutely! All of my packages include a second shooter for several reasons. First, it's so nice to have a second set of hands on your wedding day, PLUS we can be in two places at once. Second, they are there as a backup incase anything were to happen to me at your wedding. I don't just find these photographers on Facebook, no. They are professional photographers who are trained under me and will approach your wedding day with the same mindset and skill set I have.
You'll get back around 100+ photographs per hour on your wedding day. For your engagement session, you can expect about 75+. All of your images will be edited with true-to-color tones and also a few black & whites as well. You'll receive them about 4-6 weeks after your wedding day (with sneak peeks, duh!) through an online gallery and also a USB drive. The gallery is YOURS! Share to all your friends and family and download as many times as you'd like.
Nope! I don't want to force you into a session that you might not want to do or that you've already done. An engagement session is highly encouraged since it's a great time for us to all get to know one another, but I don't want to make you pay for it unless you truly want one! If you're an SYP couple, you'll get 50% off of your engagement session.
Oh 100000% yes. I still feel awkward in front of the camera sometimes, so I get it! I'll give you two allll the poses, prompts, and actions to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Have a dream pose or prompt in mind? Great! Let me know beforehand we can for sure do it.
Absolutely. Once you hire me, I'm all yours! I will help you create a timeline or work with your planner to help you create a stress-free timeline. As far as a shot list goes, I don't actually recommend one! What I do instead is help you create a family shot list and I'll give you opportunities to tell me what's suuuuuper important on your wedding day. No need to create an itemized shot list—I'll most likely already take all of those pictures anyways!
If you're getting married within a radius of Orange County, there is no travel fee. If your wedding or session is in Los Angeles, San Diego, or neighboring counties, there is a small fee for travel. If your wedding or session is out of state or country, inquire now and we will chat about how that whole process works.
Got questions? Well friend, I have answers! Don't see your question on here? Send me an inquiry and I'll get back to you with the answers.