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....is what makes a wedding day special, memorable, and fun ! A beautiful bride, a handsome groom, a gorgeous sunny day...family, friends, laughter, and smiles, these things are what live in our hearts forever as memories ! Photographs keep the memories as beautiful as the day you say "I do" !

 

Specializing in intimate, outdoor ceremonies whether spring, summer, fall or winter, my images express my journalistic, traditional style of wedding photography from the pre-ceremony getting-ready shots to details such as location, rings, bouquet, and décor to the storytelling of a moving ceremony to a beautiful reception.

Preparation of photographing a wedding takes time, forethought, and conversation. From deriving a "shot list", actually scouting and visiting the various locations of the wedding day, and truly listening and asking questions in preparation for the events of the day, I develop a sense of what the bride and groom and families are anticipating in the images they wish to see from the day. I enjoy developing a rapport with the bride, groom, and family members and on the wedding day itself, that time spent pays dividends in having a stress-free, communicative, enjoyable, and productive day.

I have been a fortunate wedding photographer ! From photographing weddings in the Colorado Rockies in the winter to spring engagements on the Atlantic Coast in Wilmington, NC, I love to visit the places and incorporate as much location photography as possible. Outdoor weddings and ceremonies are just my absolute favorite to photograph! My personal style is to shoot using natural light and a mix of on and off-camera flash. Generally I photograph with two cameras on my body at all times..one camera equipped with a prime lens for a quick natural light shot and other camera with a zoom lens and a flash. I am a Canon photographer, because I love Canon's professional camera bodies and lenses! I come equipped to every ceremony with 2-3 camera bodies, two flashes, a variety of fast, professional lenses, and many fully charged batteries. I move quickly and need my equipment to move easily with me.

Because I consider wedding photography in the same vein as location portraiture, I present a few images of every engagement and wedding I photograph in my Location Portraiture galleries, as seen on this website. In these various galleries, you may peruse images and receive a solid impression of a session's quality and style. I never present a whole shoot on my galleries for the sole purpose of privacy for my clients. When a wedding or engagement session is ready to be presented to a client, they will be able to navigate to Client Gallery, use a pre-selected password, privately view their gallery, and begin their digital download of all final fully-edited high resolution images with a print release.

For five hours of coverage, a minimum of 150 fully edited images will be presented, all in a story-telling, documentary perspective. Every bride and groom have unique ideas on the types of images they wish to have from their wedding(sometimes simply because of the beauty of the location of their outdoor wedding). Detailed questions are asked and answered before the day of the wedding; many times these questions arise naturally on the initial consultation/scout of the venue with the couple and a decision about a potential photograph is made. Pricing for a five hour event begins at $1,150. A second photographer and additional hourly coverage may be added for an additional cost.

Elopement weddings are becoming quite popular as they are smaller, more casual, sometimes impromptu, and generally easier to plan for the couple and guests. Living on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I am in an excellent location to be able to head north toward Blowing Rock or south toward Asheville and Brevard, for an afternoon of celebration. Coverage for an elopement wedding is 2.5 hours and pricing starts at $565.

I do offer one package of engagement & wedding photography with a photo book and pricing starts at $1,475.

For more information or to discuss your wedding day plans, call or email me, Sarah, at (828-467-0811) or sarah@southlightexposures.com I look forward to hearing from you.