Photography is about so much more to me than just clicking a button. It's about preserving a moment that would otherwise be lost in time. Someone once asked me what my most treasured memory was, and what I would do if I could no longer recall that memory. I instantly teared up. The thought of losing my most precious memory was unbearable, and I realized it's why I am so passionate about photography. It is my why. Why I care so much about preserving memories, why I take so much care in capturing every detail to tell the story of your day, and why I take so much care in curating a beautiful album that you will have to cherish for generations to come!
On top of being able to tell your story and beautifully preserve your memories, your photographer should be someone you enjoy being around. I often tell my couples that I am likely the one person you will see most on your wedding day (probably even more so than your future spouse), so it is so important to get to know each other a bit before your big day! For this reason, I love to sit down with all potential #sarahparkercouples either in person over a cup of coffee, or if you prefer from the comfort of your couch in a video chat! Once you're official, we'll plan out your engagement session, which allows us to get to know each other even more, and is great practice for your wedding day!
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Wedding photography is so much fun (I mean it really is one of my favorite things, second maybe to anything French!) but it may also be one of the first times you’ve been photographed professionally. So while your photos may be one of the things you’re most excited about, you may also feel a little bit nervous for them too!
This is completely normal and why I love to sit down with my potential couples and chat over a coup of coffee (either in person or from the comfort of your couch via video chat)! During this time I love to get to know you better, and hear your story (how you met, the proposal etc). This also gives us a chance to get to know each other better, and allows us to make sure I'm the right fit for you.
If you're anything like me, you love checking things off your to do list! And checking off that photographer box is one of the most exciting ones to check off! So after our call, you'll receive an email containing your personal proposal with all the details pertaining to your day. From here you can send your retainer and sign the contract, making you and your fiancé an official Sarah Parker Couple!
Once you're official, I'll be sending you a questionnaire to help me learn even more about you and your fiancé and plan your special day! You'll also receive a ton of other goodies to help you plan for your day as well as for your engagement session!
Once you've booked your wedding with me, we start planning your engagement session!
Think of your engagement session as practice for the big day! I'll teach you how to pose and feel more comfortable in front of the camera while we laugh and just have a great time! This is also the perfect time to capture images of the two of you for your wedding website and to display at the wedding.
Afterwards, I always suggest you take advantage of being all dressed up, and go out for a date night! It's the perfect way to end a fun evening and gives you a great excuse to go out!
Not sure where to start when it comes to figuring out that shot list, who to hire for your hair or your flowers? No worries, I have made some amazing frendors (those are vendors who have become friends) that I have personally worked with and highly recommend.
I also work with you (and your planner if you have one) to work out a detailed timeline for the day. I find a timeline is a huge part of helping to make your day successful but having planned my own wedding (without someone to help me with this part), I know it can be overwhelming. But it doesn't need to be. I'll use your questionnaire during our phone call to help ensure I have every part of the day included!
Today is the day you've been dreaming of, planning for, and counting down the days to! It's your wedding day! And now that all the prep is done, you can relax and enjoy the day with friends and family and know that all of your memories are being captured to be cherished for years to come!
Having been engaged myself, I know first-hand the stress that can come from planning a wedding. My experience has led me to work closely with my couples to ensure they have the most incredible wedding experience possible! So what does that mean? As a Sarah Parker Bride, you’ll receive a bridal guide, outlining tips for the engagement session, sample timelines, tips for inclement weather and many more things you may not have even thought of! I also work closely with you to develop a personalized timeline, and help to ensure that the timeline is followed on your wedding day. I strongly believe it is my job to not only to capture your beautiful day, but to ensure this happens seamlessly, allowing you to fully enjoy your day with friends and family!
Collections begin at 7 hours of coverage for $3500. Packages for 8 or 10 hours of coverage are also available.
All packages include a complementary engagement session (which is the perfect time for us to get to know each other better), as well as a second shooter to ensure that your full story is captured.
All packages include high resolution digital files of edited wedding gallery with online viewing gallery with collections 2 and 3 also including a 20 page linen album and collection 3 including 2 duplicate 8x8 parent albums.
Canvases and other print products are also available to preserve your memories for generations to come.
While all of the collections are built to tell the story of your day, some may find that extra hours or an additional portrait session (like a bridal session) are still needed.
Please contact me for information on additional hours and/or portrait sessions.