Sarah has over nine years of experience in professional photography, having traversed the globe photographing in New York, Italy, Paris, and Japan. Her work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveller UK, The Hollywood Reporter and People magazine, among other noteworthy publications. Sarah’s passion for capturing weddings stems from her childhood fascination with a family wedding from the 1920s, a San Francisco society affair & the talk of the city, sparking her love for capturing cherished legacies.
When she’s not behind the lens, Sarah can be found hiking the wild mountains of Santa Barbara with her husband, expanding her collection of vintage home decor, or savoring the slow delight of farm to table cuisine.
During her career, Sarah has built up a robust reputation in the wedding industry of California and has added two incredible associates to her studio. Together, this trio complements one another and often photographs weddings in pairs, resulting in beautiful galleries rich with emotion and perspective.
With six years of experience in fashion photography, Haley happily joined Sarah Ellefson Photography in 2018. She brings her gentle personality and thoughtful eye for detail into every wedding day, intuiting the moment one second ahead for the perfect snapshot. Haley describes her drive for wedding photography as “a beat in my soul that this is something significant for couples celebrating such a big day in their lives.”
In her free time, you’ll find Haley on backpacking adventures with her husband, deep in the wilderness of California capturing the vast scenery on vintage film. At home on the coast, she enjoys the farmer’s market and sunset dips in the ocean with her rescue pup, Bear.
What began as a passion for Rachel quickly funneled into photographing wedding days. From her start in editorial photography six years ago, Rachel has blended her love for the feel of vintage film with a knack for drawing out emotion and holding the moment in a photo. Rachel says that her love of photography began through “documenting my personal life and finding joy in the art of taking pictures. There’s nothing like the memories and feelings that are evoked through looking back on the images.”
Rachel’s zest for adventure means you’ll often find her executing her latest daydream when she’s not photographing weddings. Whether it’s spontaneously renting a 1960’s creamsicle colored Mustang convertible for the day or planning her next trip to Paris, adventure is always up Rachel’s sleeve.