weddings & elopements
"Something that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
You have said “Yes!” to the love of your life. And, now it is time to capture your wedding day in images that will celebrate your experience for a lifetime.
And, if you’re a little anxious about hiring the right photographer for your big day? I get it. 9 times out of 10 one of the first things out of my client’s mouth is, “we are totally awkward in front of the camera.” Well friends, me too. And, that’s why I’m here
Here’s a thing: Hiring and working with your photographer does not need to be stressful. I like awkward, silly, crazy, shy, extravagant. I like getting my boots dirty or dressing up for the most elegant of parties. Really, I just like people.
And, I love their love stories.
I am a photographer who believes in a fearless approach, open mindedness, and a grateful heart. I bring along over 13 years of experience, adaptability, professionalism, and a lot of laughs. I love creating, exploring, and being real. My goal is to capture authentic experiences for my clients, to know them, and to participate in our time together as though they are my closest friends.
Being hired as a wedding photographer is one of the greatest honors I am gifted. And, being given the responsibility to photograph one of the most important days in the life of two humans is not taken lightly here. My role is to capture every detail, every tear, every petal, every laugh, every moment with the beauty in which it exists at that very moment in your journey. And in the end, make certain that you are happy and excited about your wedding photography.
Working with couples who have an excitement for adventure, tradition, and romance is what draws me to this profession. Together, we will have fun, enjoy one another, and live in the moments we are in. The hiring of and working with your photographer should not be stressful. This part is fun, I will make certain!
I believe in love and marriage as the foundation of family. And, I am here to photograph and detail the best and most important day of your life with experience, calm, and know-how that will bring joy to your experience and fun to your day. It is your love story, the legacy that you will leave for generations. It is the bringing together of two people, two families, two sets of traditions, two sets of culture, background, and expectations to a wedding day when all of the roots that have been two individual people become united in the commitment of a new family.
My imagery is bold, authentic, and moment driven. It is the details, the pretty, the real-life story. When hiring Sarah Keenan, you are hiring more than a photographer. You are hiring guidance, experience, and a friend that will be present to help create a stress-free day and the inspiration for today and many generations to come.
There are so many ways to celebrate a wedding. Whether you plan to host the biggest party of your life or are planning a quiet and private elopement, these are the moments to hire experience, calm and fun. I am your gal. Let’s chat! I really I can’t wait to hear what is planned so far!
THE WEDDING PROCESS
1:: Let’s Chat!
I would love to treat you to coffee, wine, or your favorite treat! And, if we cannot do it in person, we will make a phone date! We will spend some time flipping through albums, chatting about your engagement story, hopes for your wedding day, and your ideal photographer. I want to answer your questions, help you come up with a few more, and get to know you a little better.
2:: Making it Official
It’s a match! When you’re ready to move forward, we will make it official. And, I’ve made signing your contract and paying your retainer super simple and very easy. Think custom online portal, one place that’s all yours to handle all of the details.
3:: The Engagement Session
Now to the super fun part! All of my Wedding Collections include a complimentary Engagement photography session. I want to get to know you….and, know you well. This is a special time that is simply about the two of you. I can’t wait to understand what you love (and what you don’t) about photography, posing, and your selves. These sessions ensure that your wedding day is nice and comfortable. And, you get some beautiful images! Win, win!
4:: Preparing for Wedding Day
Down to the nitty-gritty. After photographing over 250 weddings, I’m ready and excited to share with you a few things about planning, timelines, vendors, and details on how to make your wedding day fun and stress free. 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding day we will schedule a time to make our final plans and catch-up about the details of your day.
5:: Your Wedding Day
All of the planning. All of the meetings. All of the tastings and visits and researching. And, today is the day! YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED!!! You’ve put hours of work into the amazing day. You’ve put an awesome team of wedding vendors together. Now, it is time for you to relax and enjoy the most exciting and important day of your life. Breath it in. Soak it up!
6:: I t’s All Been Amazing
If I’m being entirely honest, now is one of my favorite wedding photographer moments. About a week after your wedding, you will receive a little gem in your inbox. The Sneak Peak of your Wedding Images! And, about two weeks after that… Your Gallery! All of your beautiful, edited wedding images. They will make you laugh. They may make you tear-up a bit. They are your story and the images we will use to build your heirloom fine art wedding album.
7:: Albums, Prints, & Gifts
Your Custom Online Wedding Gallery is available for 6 months from your wedding date. Now is the time to deck your home with those beautiful prints, order a canvas for mom, and send personalized thank you’s with your wedding images to your guests. I design and proof all orders in studio and am standing by to help with any selections and sizing questions you have along the way.
AWARDS, Publications & RECOGNITION
The Wedding Guide
the pink bride
OUTER BANKS WEDDINGs
DAILY DOG TAg
Follow the link below for details on wedding and elopement pricing. I am standing-by and excited to hear more about your plans
and how I can best serve you.
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Popular dates book up to a year in advance so get in touch soon.