I’m a mid-west girl at heart calling Cleveland, Ohio my hometown. My top three favorite movies all make me ugly cry, I'm an ISFJ, I don't like odd numbers, I have more projects in my head than there are hours in this lifetime to do them, and I hope to one day travel to outer space.
Growing up, it irked me to no end that I was one of six Sarah's in my classroom, so from first grade on I decided to start writing my name as "Sarah V" on my homework - from there the nickname was born. For the curious: the "V" stands for Vanessa :)
My incredible husband, Oscar, teaches me a great deal about what it means to love and be loved. We spend our summers at our backyard fire pit with friends and in the winter you'll typically find us watching TV on the couch - each with a kitty on our laps.
I'm a Maine & New Hampshire wedding photographer that works a bit differently because I don't believe in fabricating moments since that won't capture the real you.
Instead, I use my years of experience to anticipate and embolden moments so I can capture all those genuine smiles, tears, and healthy doses of nervous anticipation.
I love running around in the wild wind with my couples and giving them the space to take in as many moments of their wedding as possible.
You two are creating an amazing life together and I truly believe everyone's love story deserves to be remembered just as it is - perfectly you.
Drop me a message here to see if your date’s open on my calendar.
"I can't stop talking about how wonderful it was to have Sarah as our photographer. She has this amazing, fun-loving and caring personality that's exactly the kind of person you want in the trenches on your wedding day."
Mel + Matt
"My husband & I completely fell in love with Sarah! First and foremost Sarah’s photos are absolutely incredible!!! She came in like a member of our family, put us at ease immediately and spoke our language of warmth, humor and love right away. I felt like my best friend was behind the camera. Sarah lifted me up, cheered me on and gave me all the good vibes I didn’t know I needed!"
Paula + Marc
"Sarah was a calming presence throughout the day and got gorgeous shots while making us feel relaxed and encouraging us to have fun. We felt like she was just another friend at the wedding (with an insane talent for photography). Our photos definitely aren't your average posed photos and instead are more in-the-moment snapshots that help us relive all the emotion, love and joy of the day."
Brianna + jarid
"Sarah is so organized, professional, thoughtful, kind, funny & talented. She was always available for communication, had everything organized leading up to the wedding, and on the day, she & Oscar were true gems. They were fun to be around but also somehow somewhat invisible. I look at the photos and think - how did they get that angle?! We loved working with them. Thank you both so much!"
Ali + Bryan
"I truly cannot say enough nice things about Sarah. I first met Sarah at our engagement shoot and I could not wait to see her again during our wedding. She does amazing work and is absolutely fabulous at making someone who hates photos (me) feel comfortable and confident."
sage + Colin
"I can't even begin to describe how much I loved working with Sarah. It's not often you get someone who is so talented on the creative side but is also extremely skilled in running their business and I owe the day running so smoothly to her.
Throughout my entire wedding process I continually said to my husband, she is worth every penny we pay her, and I stand by that now.
This is one impressive woman and I hope you're so lucky as to get to work with her!"
jess + jared
"My fiance and I are shy people and I get easily anxious when photographed. However, Sarah's easygoing and friendly demeanor helped us to open up. Our private photoshoot with just my husband and I was actually my favorite part of our day!
Our photos were everything I dreamed of and more! I have never felt I looked so happy and beautiful."
BRI + JUSTIN
"Sarah is crazy talented, professional, thoughtful and so helpful. She gave us (and our families) breathtaking, intimate photos to look back on and remember our day. We are so happy we made the decision to work with her and can't recommend her enough!"
BRean + Joe
"Aside from Sarah and Oscar being wonderful people, they're also incredibly talented. I'm probably partial, but I've never seen photos that captured all the beautiful, loving, and sometimes messy moments that go along with a wedding like the ones Sarah and Oscar gave us."
Jordan + Don
"Sarah climbed over rocks and into the ocean to take the most spectacular pictures we have ever seen - you can literally feel the emotions of our special day through her photos! Her fun and adventurous spirit and infectious laugh made our ceremony and photo shoot even more special."
Heather + Barry
"Sarah and her husband Oscar were perfect on our wedding day. We genuinely enjoyed hanging out with them. My husband actually says that his favorite part of our wedding day was doing a photos with Sarah and Oscar down along the water (yes, really)!"
chelsae + drew
"She seamlessly integrated into our day, capturing the absolute best moments. Our family and friends were blown away by the pictures. She was quick on her feet, and willing to get down (like, in a stream, under a bridge down) and dirty whenever inspiration struck. We are in love with our photos, and with Sarah."
Pam + John
"We hired Sarah for our elopement - she sincerely wanted to get to know us and hear our love story and was as excited about our marriage as we were! She makes you feel like you're the only couple she's working with and is incredibly professional yet easy going and fun. Our photos came out beautifully and I couldn't be happier!"
Amber + Dimitri
"I knew when I saw Sarah's page that this was the photographer for me. The photos are so warm and joyful - I wanted a unique and cozy shot like that of my husband and I! That being said, I had low expectations because I'm not the most photogenic woman in the world, but I was totally floored by the photographs. I never thought, in my highest expectations, they would turn out this well! I love love love these photographs."
ps: she is totally photogenic!
CYNTHIA + JOHN
"The pictures she captured were pure gold, and she somehow managed to tell the whole story of our wedding perfectly. Based on our experience leading up to the wedding, the fun that we had with her on our wedding day, and the superb product that she turned out for us, we would suggest you look no further!"
Kellie + jason
"To say the photos are stunning is an understatement. Whether they're superhuman or trained ninjas, I don't know, but some of the pictures make me wonder how they managed to be everywhere, or how they were right next to me and I didn't even know it; they captured so many amazing moments!"
Brianna + joe
"Sarah was a rare find - we were SO happy with her as our photographer! She made the experience stress-free and fun, and was incredibly flexible to accommodate our unique needs. I'd hire her and again and again - she's truly amazing!!"
ANNA + jefferson
"Sarah's easy going personality helped everyone feel relaxed and she captured AMAZING shots! Everyone was impressed by Sarah's work and personality and we couldn't be happier. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND her - especially for those seeking a photographer who can capture the outdoors beautifully."
Jenn + pete
"Sarah was such a wonderful part of our wedding experience! She braved the rain and wind as a photojournalist would but has the eye of an artist and captured the wonderful stormy, foggy, brumous day we had for our elopement. We HIGHLY recommend Sarah for any of your special event photography."
tara + Dan
"Sarah was truly wonderful to work with, start to finish, and we ended up with the most amazing heartfelt images and were blown away at the quality. They truly make us feel like we are reliving our day when we look at them. Thank you for being fun, awesome people who kept us feeling at ease."
ALLIe + Kevin
37 Time Award Winner in the Wedding Photojournalist Association's International Contests // Placed #52 in the World for Wedding Photojournalists // Award Winning Member of International Society of Wedding Photographers // Top 100 Artistic Guild Wedding Photographer in the World // Summit & Ascent Award Winner from SLR Lounge // Couple's Choice Award Winner