The Peabody Memphis Wedding

simple & flawless

Wedding Photography

You'll soon find out that I'm a little obsessed with giggles, I love giving tips on how to flatter your figure, and I'll most definitely cry on your wedding day. I adore capturing gooey candid moments and I'm ready to climb that mountain top for your free engagement session! By taking advantage of the tools below, I'll be your planner, stylist, & above all - encourager. I'm here to serve you so that you can truly enjoy your wedding season, as simple & flawless as possible!

 

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Reserve Your Date

Reserve your date ASAP as they go fast! Always reach out even if if it says I’m booked!

02.

Schedule Consultation

You’re personally invited to enjoy a pour over in my home office! We can also meet online if applicable.

03.

Book Engagement Session

After you've paid your deposit, book your FREE engagement session!

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IMAGE DELIVERY

You will receive your images within 3-4 weeks. Click below to learn how to download, share, & print your images!

 
 
 
 

Investments

Receive 50-75 images /hr in color and b&w. Online gallery that never expires. Free to download, print, and share however you like! No travel fees. No time limits.

 
 

Add-Ons

Fancy a bridal and/or boudoir session? I only allow these for LB Brides! Must be booked 2 months prior to wedding date.

 
 

Wedding Planning

Keep reading to see all of my curated tips & tricks to help make your wedding day seamless!

CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING PLANNER

First & foremost, a wedding planner is the most valuable asset to any wedding, big or small. The wedding planner will have an extreme amount of expertise to help you choose all of your vendors (based on style & budget), style your wedding so everything looks great on camera (thank you!), and make sure everything flows seamlessly from the booking process to the full wedding day. At the end of the day, you are preparing for a marriage, not an event. Here are two I recommend if you are getting married in West Tennessee!

DESIGN DAY-OF TIMELINE

We will create this at your Wedding Consultation! Your timeline will be based upon the time of the ceremony, a first look (highly encouraged), as well as the amount of locations we will be at on your wedding day! Keep in mind, the ceremony time needs to be 1.5-2 hours before sunset in order to accommodate well lit photos (here’s my go-to sunset calculator).

with FIRST LOOK

10:00 - 12:00 Wedding Details
12:00 - 2:00 Bride Getting Ready
2:00 - 2:30 Groom Getting Ready
2:30 - 3:30 First Look + Bride & Groom Portraits
3:30 - 4:30 Full Wedding Party
4:30 - 5:00 Ceremony + Reception Decor
5:00 - 5:30 Ceremony
4:30 - 5:00 Family Portraits
5:30 - TBD Reception

NO FIRST LOOK

10:00 - 12:00 Wedding Details
12:00 - 2:00 Bride Getting Ready
2:00 - 2:30 Bridal Portraits
2:30 - 3:00 Bride + Bridesmaids
3:00 - 3:30 Groom Getting Ready
3:30 - 4:00 Groom Portraits
4:00 - 4:30 Groom + Groomsmen
4:30 - 5:00 Ceremony + Reception Decor
5:00 - 5:30 Ceremony
5:30 - 6:00 Family Portraits
6:00 - 6:30 Full Wedding Party
6:30 - 7:00 Husband & Wife Portraits
7:00 - TBD Reception

the wedding details

Upon arrival, I’ll begin capturing wedding details while hair & makeup takes place. Don't forget a personalized hanger, family heirlooms, or ring boxes to add a little extra glam!

List of Must-Haves: Bouquet, Boutonniere, Full Invitation Set, Steamed Dress on Preferred Hanger (a twistable top is best!), Veil, Shoes, Both Rings Cleaned, All Jewelry, All Hair Pieces, Ring Box, Tie / BowTie, Suspenders / Vest, Shoes, Watch, Glasses, Any heirloom items, perfume bottle, brush, ribbon, cologne bottle, etc.

Keep in mind:

  1. The florist needs to deliver the bouquets & boutonniere’s in time for these photos!

  2. All details need to be gathered in one location & out of any wrappings (more time for me to take photos).

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getting ready shots

Natural lighting is the most important factor. Pick a place that has lots of space, light, & minimal clutter (this goes for the guys too)! White walls, big windows, & light colors work wonders. As the bride, have your chair set up in front of a window. There's nothing more flattering than the soft, natural light coming in highlighting your gorgeous features.*For the groom, these shots are very similar, but take half the time.

K&M Barns
Spring Creek Ranch

the first look

The First Look is a planned, intimate moment set up for you & your fiance before the ceremony. This is the #1 factor that will influence the flow of your day & I’m a HUGE fan!

First Look Benefits: Walking down the aisle happens fast & usually not in the best lighting. What if you got 30 minutes instead of 10 seconds to spend googlie-eyed at each other? 90% of grooms will still cry when you walk down the aisle, I promise! Also, the flow of the entire day for family, wedding party, & guests is WAY more smooth. Which leaves you with more time with your guests at the reception! Further, you receive more husband & wife portraits to cherish forever. Sold yet? =)

***If you choose to not do a first look, keep in mind that after the ceremony, your guests may be waiting for over an hour and half as you will need to take family portraits, full wedding party portraits, as well as husband & wife portraits!

Crosstown Memphis Wedding
Max Patch

YOUR WEDDING PARTY

Wedding party portraits consist of individual portraits with the bride & her bridesmaids, then group shots of everyone in various poses & backdrops (+ vice versa with the groom). I try to do a mix of formal portraits, some funny (if applicable), as well as detail shots like the florals & individuals of the overall dress.

Bloominous

THE CEREMONY

If you're getting married outdoors, try to avoid a mid-day ceremony where the sun is beaming down from above. Sweat, harsh shadows, & squinting - let's avoid all that. Golden hour is your best friend & it's natures way of airbrushing you.

If you're getting married indoors, try to use as much natural light as possible. That will ensure that your images are crystal clear since I never use flash during a ceremony. Make sure to ask your venue about any photography restrictions prior to booking!

International Wedding Photographer
Creative Wedding Photographer

FAMILY PORTRAITS

Every single family is unique in their own way! I will work with you to come up with your own timeline of portraits that can take place either before (if there’s a first look) or after the ceremony. These photos can be done inside with flash, or outside in natural light at a close by central location.

THE RECEPTION

My goal is to use flash as little as possible. Sure, it works when it's absolutely needed, but it's my feeling that flash takes away from the ambience of a room. I want your photos to honestly represent how that moment looked through your eyes and how it felt to be there. They key to this is using only the light that is naturally available.

This is where you can help me! Make Italian String Lights (sometimes called Bistro Lights) your best friend. Candles too. Light your room up with a warm, natural glow - the more the better! Fluorescent lighting can cause harsh lines on faces, so try to avoid that. The more natural glow you can create, the better your photos will be (even for guests on their iPhones!)

Please let me know what kind of music you plan on having because bands or DJ's sometimes bring their own lighting equipment (disco balls, colorful dance floor lights, etc.) This will help me prepare my lighting equipment based on your preferences.

Destination Wedding Photographer

the exit

There are so many possibilities to get creative here! I love using as little flash as possible. Ambient lighting with long, smokey sparklers can help capture the mood of the event, but I also love unique accents like bubbles, lavender, confetti poppers, ribbons, rose petals, or even SKY LANTERNS (my favorite!!!)! The choice is up to you!

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The Chair Factory Georgia Wedding Photographer

At the end of the day, make it all about you

No matter what happens, your wedding day is about you, your fiancé, & your guests. It's about celebrating your love and commitment to each other and maybe throwing one heck of a party. Don't be afraid to kick your shoes off, switch it up, break some traditions & create new ones. I can't wait to get you in front of my camera!

love,
Sarah