wedding and elopement photography
FOR AUTHENTIC AND ADVENTUROUS COUPLES

gimme the deets!

A WHOLE DAY DEDICATED TO
CELEBRATING *YOUR* RELATIONSHIP.

Somewhere along the line, weddings became overwhelmingly stressful events. Between social media and the internet telling you wedding "must-haves" and the unsolicited expectations and opinions of everyone you know it is easy to lose the magic of the moment and the point of the day to anxiety and to-do lists.

I am here to tell you to forget all that! Let it go! Shove your Hitched checklist out the window and start from what matters to you. Let's reclaim that magic and create an unforgettably epic day that feels like you. 200 guests or 2, at a local pub or a remote island. Let me help you create an incredibly fun, authentic, stress-free experience while I document the whole story of your day.

I believe in taking the stress out of your wedding day. 

YOU DESERVE

xx Sarah

...You are looking for a photographer that is going to be in your corner all the way. Someone that is easy to talk to, always happy to help problem solve or plan, and will show up more a friend not just a vendor on your wedding day that you don't know.

...You want to look back at your wedding photographs and say "these really capture "US!" not just awkward stuffy posed smiles. Real connection. Real laughter. Real love. Real life. 

...You want to plan a wedding day that authentically represents your unique love story and relationship. Less of what society expects, more of what is meaningful to you. 

We're a             fit if...

great

It all starts with a HELLO! Pop on over to my contact form and drop me a line. Hate contact forms? Call me! Email me! Text me! Facebook me! Send me a carrier pigeon! Whatever floats your boat. We can chat about exactly what coverage you need and tailor a package and plan to fit you and your day! 

01. Enquire

EXPERIENCE

Once we have figured out the deets, everything else happens online. A signed contract and a half-of-the-balance deposit reserves your date  and then I am all yours!! (The rest of your balance isn't due until one month before your wedding)

02. book

EXPERIENCE

Once your date is locked in, feel free to message me, call me, email me, Facetime me whenever whether you have photography or planning questions or even if you're just in meltdown mode and need someone to talk to. I am here to help you walk through this, you are. not. alone! My wedding packages include planning assistance -- this can be as much or as little as you would like to utilize. 

03. plan

EXPERIENCE

Cue the best. day. EVER! I’m here for you 100% and every step of the way to make your just what you dreamed! Sit back, relax, and really enjoy your moments as they happen, I'll be there to capture it. 

04. shoot

EXPERIENCE

After your wedding, you can expect to see a sneak peek within 24 hours of your wedding! I want you to be able to announce your marriage RIGHT away with a couple of (professional) photos showcasing your day (not using the half blurry cell phone pic your Aunt Gertrude snapped at the ceremony.)

05. preview

EXPERIENCE

The rest of the photos will come following post-processing. Your images will arrive in a high-resolution online gallery where you can view, share, download, and order your images. All of my packages include a personal-use image release should you like to print them yourself as well.

06. gallery delivery

EXPERIENCE

If you would rather have some super high quality professional prints or albums, I do offer a full line of a la carte print products that can be purchased up to a year after your session. I believe in not selling clients what they dont want or need so my packages do not include products but they can be added to your base package at booking with a 10% discount! 

07. order

EXPERIENCE

the photography                         

mark + carolina

"Sarah makes the whole process easy & stress-free - she will be there for you as much as you need her in the build-up to the event, yet you’ll hardly notice she’s there on the day itself. The results will knock you off your feet."

cat + andrew

"communication is stellar, humour is on point, and the quality of work is through the roof!"

Joelle + brent

"if you are looking for a committed, professional, fun and creative photographer, i highly recommend sarah!"

Let's Talk Moolah

next PACKAGE >>

+ travel to any location on mainland uk

+ print release

+ online photo gallery

+ 6-12 hour coverage

+ client lounge guide

starting at £1350

For the wild at heart. The couples who want to celebrate their unique love with a truly intimate celebration of 20 or less. Let’s get lost in your love story!

elopement packages

+ elopement planning assistance

+ travel to any location on mainland uk

+ print release

+ online photo gallery

+ 8-12 hour coverage

+ client lounge guide

starting at £1750

For the those who love hard and play hard. The couples who want to share their unique love with all their loved ones in a big celebration that they’ll never forget. From 20 to 200! Bring on the party! 

Big(ger) wedding packages

+ travel to any location on mainland uk

+ print release

+ online photo gallery

+ 3-4 hour coverage

+ client lounge guide

starting at £750

Sometimes you simply don't need or want a full-day of wedding day coverage. Enter the micro-wedding! For the brief no-fuss wedding days, this package is made for you!

micro-wedding packages

+ print release

+ online photo gallery

+ 1 outfit change

+ 2-Hour Coverage

+ session and outfit guide

starting at £450

Aside from super fun and just flat amazing, these “short” sessions are an opportunity for you to let the real, raw and crazy-cool YOU show through! These are non-wedding day photoshoots with just you, your partner and yours truly and they can be anything you want them to be.

adventure sessions

+ travel to any location on mainland uk

When you hire me, you don’t just hire another vendor, you gain a friend. The relationships I build with my clients is one of the things that sets me apart from other photographers. I am here for you 100%, every step of the way!

A NEW FRIEND + CHEERLEADER

You’ll always get all of the full resolution, edited digital image files from your elopement day—delivered in an easy-to-use online digital gallery so you can view, download, print, and share your images worldwide.

ALL YOUR PHOTOS TO KEEP FOREVER

Your wedding day shouldn’t feel like a stressful, rushed, all-day photoshoot—it should be your best adventure yet. It’s about relaxing, just being yourself, and having the best day of your lives.

LAID BACK, FUN, & CANDID PHOTO COVERAGE 

What you'll get..

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No two couples or weddings are the same. Because I believe every couple deserves an experience completely tailored to their relationship, I offer all bespoke packages and planning. No cookie cutter solutions here! I bring my experience and knowledge to help you build a unique day tailored specifically to you!

THE UNBUNDLED EXPERIENCE

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I am SO glad you asked! 

Intentional weddings are events that stay true to the love story and relationship that brought you there. It means that you aren't wasting your time planning an event for everyone else it is truly to celebrate the meaning of the day in a way that feels really special to you. I believe very strongly that the confines of what is "supposed to" happen on a wedding day is utter bull$#!t. It is your day. It is your money. It is your celebration. Your milestone. If you want to do that having a rip-roaring dance party with 300 of your best peeps, let's make it happen! If that means scaling a peak in the Scottish highlands, I'll grab my gear. If that means a chill backyard do or a relaxed celebration at your favorite local pub, sign me up!
 
I put my EVERYTHING into my couples and I like to know my energy is being invested in something that really matters to you. I have, quite unfortunately, photographed entirely too many events where stress, anxiety and everyone else's expectations have usurped the day and made it a really unpleasant situation for the two people that should really be enjoying it the most. 

Intentional weddings keep it real and keep the focus on the relationship that brought you to this moment to begin with! 


01. SO YOU SAY YOU PHOTOGRAPH "INTENTIONAL WEDDINGS." WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT MEAN?

I might be far away from you, but coming from America, a good solid drive doesn't bother me! I am local to both Edinburgh and North Yorkshire (depending on the week) and am happy to strike out anywhere from there! My package prices include the cost of travel to anywhere on the mainland UK! (I have very reasonable rates for the Isles and N. Ireland as well -- no up-charging here!) 

Where else will I travel, you ask? To the ends of the Earth!

Travel is my passion!! And I will come to you to shoot whatever your day evolves into. Whether you are dreaming of a woody Maine backdrop, colorful fall foliage in Vermont, black sand beach in Iceland, a seaside in Aruba, or a mountaintop in the Himalayas. I am well equipped for any adventure and up to help you create your perfect day!

02. IT SEEMS LIKE YOU'RE FAR AWAY FROM ME, DO YOU TRAVEL? WILL THAT MAKE IT COST MORE?

I sure do!

I have had the honor and pleasure of photographically telling the love story of over 100 couples with big traditional weddings. I work with couples that want a day that just radiates their "us" factor. That perfect day can be just two people or 300. It can be in a grand ballroom, castle, pub, on a mountaintop, in a remote wood.... whatever feels like you. I'm down! 

Scotland is my home base (scenic and naturally STUNNING) and I started into photography as a landscape photographer so I naturally gravitate toward the vast beautiful open spaces -- my portfolio reflects that because those tend to be people that resonate with me -- but I LOVE a good party too. (:

03. YOUR PORTFOLIO LOOKS REALLY ELOPE-Y... DO YOU SHOOT BIG WEDDINGS?

Call me! Email me! Text me! Facebook me! Send me a carrier pigeon! We can chat about exactly what coverage you need and tailor a package and plan to fit you and your day! Once we have figured out the deets, everything else happens online. A signed contract and a half-of-the-balance deposit reserves your date (the rest is due one month before your wedding) and then I am all yours!! 

Once your date is locked in, feel free to contact me whenever, whether you have photography or planning questions or even if you're just in meltdown mode and need someone to talk to. I am here to help you walk through this, you are. not. alone! My wedding packages include planning assistance and I am happy to help -- this can be as much or as little as you would like to utilize. I am here to help you scout locations, find vendors, give you feedback on details, plan out timelines, etc... or just to help coordinate things on the day of. Whatever you need.

04. HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

Plenty!

Seriously though, every wedding is unique in its own way and I always make sure to capture plenty of photos for each moment of the day. For some weddings this is 50 images/hour, others it's 200 images/hour. Either way, I won't miss a beat! 

When you hire me, you don’t just hire another vendor, you gain a friend. I care very deeply for my clients. I am that friend who values you and all the important memories on your special day so it is imperative to me to deliver all the photos that will tell your story so your children and grandchildren can look back at your photos and really feel like they were there.

05. how many photos will we get?

Not just no, but hell no! Not only do I not want to edit that many photos, but you don't want to look at all them! The number of photos you receive will already feel overwhelming even without all the photos of Uncle Frank blinking, you mid-sneeze or your sister's RBF.  

06. do you deliver every image you shoot?

I am afraid not. I have seen a rise in this question recently with prospective clients. Just as you wouldn't ask a painter or a sculptor for both their finished product and the half-version, it puts photographers off to have their unfinished work floating around. The only real reason to acquire RAW images is to have the ability to re-edit them. I encourage all prospective clients to hire me only if my style of editing suits them. 

07. can we have the raw images?

I am so glad you asked! So. Many. Things!

Let's start with the practical stuff... being American makes it so I have an American bank account and therefore save you alllll the foreign transaction fees. I take payment in USD in the US. You can use payment structures with me like Venmo and Paypal or even just a simple check. No need to figure out bank transfers or get charged hefty fees. I also have an American phone number so you can just text or call me like you would someone local to you in the US.

Second... you get the best of both worlds! I know Scotland as a local, I know the best spots to shoot, how to get there, what to expect, what the weather is like, other local vendors that are awesome..... but I am still a little slice of home. :) Weddings are quite different in the UK from the US as are the photographers. I built my business in America first so I still work like an American photographer -- I help with planning and coordination, know the American traditions and timelines, while still being familiar with the rules and customs in the UK. I love love love having American clients!!

12. WE NOTICED YOU'RE AMERICAN, WE ARE TOO! WHAT MAKES THAT AN ESPECIALLY AWESOME FIT?

My goal is to deliver your images as quickly as possible while making sure everything looks INNNCREDIBLE. 

You will have a few sneak peek photos within 48 hours of your wedding to announce your very special day!

For the rest of the photos:
The average delivery time for adventure and couples sessions is 2 weeks; for elopements and weddings, on average 6-8 weeks. Delivery time depends a lot on time of year. In off-season, turnaround time is much shorter than high-season. I always put the highest attention and care into producing high quality images for each and every one of my clients. I want to make sure EVERY SINGLE PHOTO I deliver is something I am proud of and this timeline allows for me to deliver you something worth cherishing.



09. WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL TURN AROUND TIME?

After your wedding, you can expect to see a sneak peek within 48 hours of your wedding! I want you to be able to announce your marriage RIGHT away with a couple of (professional) photos showcasing your day (not using the half blurry cell phone pic your Aunt Gertrude snapped at the ceremony.)

The rest of the photos will come following post-processing. Your images will arrive in a high-resolution, password protected, personalized online gallery where you can view, share, download, and order your images to your hearts desire. All of my packages include a personal-use image release should you like to print them yourself. 

If you would rather have some super high quality professional prints or albums, I do offer a full line of a la carte print products that can be purchased up to a year after your session. I believe in not selling clients what they dont want or need so my packages do not include products but they can be added to your base package at booking with a 10% discount! 

10. HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?

Let me state this as clearly as I can -- ABSO-F%$&ING-LUTELY!!!!

I root my business in telling AUTHENTIC love stories. That means I *ACCEPT* AND *CELEBRATE* whoever it is that your heart has found a home in regardless of background, race, sexual orientation.... LOVE IS LOVE and if your love is real, darling, I am SO in your corner!! Every! 👏🏻 Step! 👏🏻 of! 👏🏻 the! 👏🏻 Way!! I am LGBTQIA+ friendly, and I aim to capture your love story in a way that shows your love to the world just the way that you feel it! No discrimination here!

11. DO YOU TAKE ON LGBTQIA+ WEDDINGS?

I hate to make you click around... but for the most up-to-date rates, shoot me over wee message. 

I might not be the cheapest photographer out there, (you can find photographers on Hitched or Facebook willing to shoot full days for £200,) but I don’t mess around when it comes to producing the highest quality work for my clients. After all, these are some of the most important memories of your life and you want to invest in someone who’s willing to pour out their heart and skills for you. My clients receive my 14 years of experience, my attention, assistance and my all!

You get a truly bespoke experience, I'm not about that cookie-cutter wedding vibe. 

12. what are your rates?

You shouldn't necessarily! I believe that chemistry is SUPER important between a wedding photographer and a couple. My energy should be reflected through you as we shoot and I should make you feel super comfortable if we dont vibe that wont happen. I really make an effort to get to know my couples and make sure they feel like friends rather than clients. I want you to know I've got your back on your wedding day. Period. And that you can trust me to help your dream day come true -- even beyond my role as a photographer. Period. If our personalities don't jive or we don't vibe, I take no offense to not being your right fit! I'll even help you find an amazing photog that DOES fit you if I don't! So let's chat!!

13. WHY SHOULD WE SELECT YOU AS OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

Just enough... 

This way, I can invest in everything that I do. The relationships I build with my clients is one of the things that sets me apart from other photographers. I could shoot a wedding (or two) every weekend and lower my prices a bit but the quality of service I deliver to my clients would suffer dramatically. I don't take on every client that inquires either -- I want to make sure we are a good fit. Chemistry is very important so that I can help make you comfortable to get those great authentic reactions, and so you can rely on me to take care of you! 

12. HOW MANY WEDDINGS ARE YOU TAKING ON A YEAR?

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