Woodland Elopement Styled Shoot

How do you create a woodland styled shoot in the DC suburbs? 1. Find your inspiration. I decided on an elopement theme –  I was inspired by several couples who contacted me early this year to photograph their elopements, engagements, and micro-weddings. The small wedding and elopement trend allows a more intimate and personalized experience, whether it is 2 people saying their vows on top of a mountain, or a few friends and family gathering for a beautiful backyard ceremony. A native Virginian, I have always loved quiet paths, woodland trails and textures that can be only found in nature.


A Summer Micro Wedding in Old Town Alexandria

Rachel and Matt are the sweetest couple. Their warm and easygoing personalities really shine through – the first time I met them for their engagement photos at Sky Meadows, I knew they would be so fun to work with and couldn’t wait for their wedding day! As usual, the week before their wedding, I kept a close eye on the weather and saw that it would be overcast all day. I had hoped to get a pretty glow but the colors on cloudy days can be beautiful too, so I was prepared to work with no sun. The forecast turned


10 Ideas for Your Next Family Session

So many families and couples have made plans to meet me in Shenandoah National Park next month for their annual photos and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve got all the best locations and times covered, all you have to do is show up for your adventure. The people who contact me have usually seen my work and are looking for a natural, unposed gallery that tells a story – one that captures all the moments and details of where they are at this time in their lives. While I would like to say that we just meet up and I



Hello, I’m Sarah! Nothing would make me happier than documenting your authentic, real moments in beautiful evening light in the Virginia mountains.