More than a couple of clicks and a few poses.

This is the rarest of days where you’re surrounded by everyone you hold dear in a wild celebration that starts your legacy.

It’s romantic and chaotic and tender and loud and you want every heart-felt word, bubbling cheers, favorite tune, and joyful laugh to stay completely alive in your photos so you can come back to this one day and feel all of it all over again.

That’s what we’re here to capture for you.

So, take a deep breath. Be at ease.

It is going to be so great.

We're the right fit
if you’re looking for:

  • Someone who sneaks in and captures every candid, outrageous, tear-soaked moment while putting everyone at ease.

  • An enjoyable and elevated experience from our first email to the final photo delivery.

  • An organized relaxed, positive, flexible collaborator who expertly navigates family dynamics and makes EVERYONE look like complete rock stars.

  • An experienced professional who delivers photos that freeze the fresh pop of personalities ripping up the dance floor.

Offerings

  • Wedding
    Day
    Southern California starts at $4,500
    Engagement Session + $600
    Destinations start at $6,000
    Full day coverage, including a flat-rate for destinations which include our travel without any extra fees or unexpected invoices. You can rest easy and we will handle our travel and from your day.
  • Wedding
    Weekend
    Southern California starts at $7,000
    Destinations start at $11,000
    All-inclusive weekend coverage, capturing the pop of the first bottle at your welcome party all the way through the chill, day after festivities. This includes a complimentary pre-wedding portrait session so you can warm up to my lens and get out those jitters.
  • Custom
    Coverage
    Inquire for a custom package
    based on your needs.
    Leaning towards the less traditional? Outside-the-box weddings. Elopements. Boudoir. Bachelorette Parties. We're here to capture your unique day, your way.

Process

  • Step 1

    Making it Official & Planning

    We’ll recommend a photographer on our team perfect for your vision and share their packages. If you're ready to book after our phone call, we'll make it official with a contract + retainer. After that, we're on hand to help plan every photo detail.
  • Step 2

    Capturing the day & Sneak peeks right away

    Your one and only job is to have the time of your life on your wedding day! Within 24 hours, you’ll have a curated gallery of winners to gush over and (let’s be real) share on social media so everyone can gush too.
  • Step 3

    Reliving the memories & Printing your legacy

    Your full gallery will be delivered 4-6 weeks after your wedding and we'll be on hand with printing recommendations. From heirloom albums to framed prints, we have expert knowledge when it comes to printing and you'll find the process seamless!

The Questions

  • Do you offer a second photographer?
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    Yes, of course! For larger celebrations, all packages include one of our main photographers and a trusted second. For smaller celebrations, one photographer may suit you best to preserve the intimacy of the gathering.

  • Do I own the copyright to the images in my collection?
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    Sarah Ellefson Photography retains the copyright, but you have printing rights and can post your images wherever you’d like. The copyright ensures that the photos are not altered in any way to protect the integrity of our editing.

  • How can we avoid awkward photos if we’re (I mean, he’s) uncomfortable in front of the camera?
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    Everyone feels this way, but you will be surprised how quickly you can both take a big exhale, put your guard down and actually have the best time! We’ll guide you through the whole process and ensure you’re entirely at ease.

  • What camera gear do you use?
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    We photograph weddings with top of the line, professional-grade Nikon + Canon cameras and lighting accessories. 

  • After I book, what’s the best way to reach you with questions about my wedding?
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    Email! All correspondence goes through our owner & principal photographer, Sarah. She’s in the office Monday – Friday from 10 am – 2 pm and will respond with lightning speed to all of your questions.

  • Do we receive all the images you take?
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    We deliver all images taken with the exception of duplicate + test photos, we don’t cap the number of images you receive. Your full gallery is color corrected + edited in a manner consistent with what you see on our website and blog, we also provide images in JPEG format for easy printing.

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