Sarah Yates

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California Summer Couple’s Session

Tori and Drew’s Big Bear, California Couple’s Session ended with a dip in the lake to cool off from the hot summer sun. Every session should end like this.

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Big Bear Golden Hour Romantics

Does it get better than putting on your wedding dress just one last time? Cassia and Nathan’s Big Bear Golden Hour Romantics was truly serendipitous.

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Little Italy, Downtown San Diego Elopement

Who wouldn’t want to have a Little Italy elopement and eat pizza with the love of your life!? This downtown San Diego elopement was so much fun!

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Modern Industrial Wedding – Irvine, California

Modern industrial wedding in Irvine, California. Rust and blush color palette, golden hour on the rooftop, and views of Orange County.

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Flash Photography Engagement Session || Crystal Cove, California – Faith + Josh

Crystal Cove, California engagement session. Coastal vibes, a lifeguard stand, and flash photography & ice cream cones to end the night.

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Tropical Huntington Bay Club Wedding – Huntington Beach, California || Elyse + Chris

Huntington Bay Club wedding in Huntington Beach, California. Bright pops of color and fun details created a tropical, yet classy vibe.

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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Southern California wedding photographer and storyteller for everyone and anyone in love.

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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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Southern California wedding photographer and storyteller for everyone and anyone in love.

I'm Sarah

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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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Southern California wedding photographer and storyteller for everyone and anyone in love.

I'm Sarah

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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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Southern California wedding photographer and storyteller for everyone and anyone in love.

I'm Sarah

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Yay! You’re Engaged – Now what?

Congratulations!! You’re engaged… now what? I walk you through the first steps you need to take once you get engaged.

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Southern California wedding photographer and storyteller for everyone and anyone in love.

I'm Sarah

hey friend

WEDDING TIPS

PHOTO & BIZ TIPS

LIFESTYLE