Wedding Photography needs are different for every couple. Some couples prefer to select a pre-set collection, while others love to pick and choose and create their own custom collection. The need also changes when you consider overnight travel, additional days, like in some ethnic ceremonies, or special requests that are unique to each couple.
Sarah Sage Photography can accommodate weddings of all sizes and locations so don't hesitate to contact us about our pricing. We will be very open and upfront so you make the right decision for your day.
"Sarah is very attentive, thorough and wonderful to work with! She brings out everyone’s confidence! She doesn’t know a stranger and loves to have fun! It seems like Sarah never stops taking pictures and as a result you get thousands and I mean literally thousands of amazing shots from posed to candids! During our engagement shoot Sarah climbed into a freezing cold creek that was probably a good 2-3 feet just to get the right shot! Two months later she was climbing through 2-3 feet of snow for the most amazing magical Disney Princess winter wonderland wedding photographs! I can’t get over how gorgeous these snowy pictures turned out! We had a very large bridal party and at times they could get rowdy. Sarah knew exactly how to keep everyone on task and get the photos needed done quickly as to not lose anyone’s attention! She goes above and beyond for her couples. She is always a text or email away. Constantly updating you and making you feel valued and special! Her timeliness is impeccable, our wedding photos were done and given to us in less than two weeks after the wedding! We strongly recommend Sarah for any photos you may need and can’t wait to work with her again! We love you Sarah!"
Sarah is simply AMAZING. Leading up to our wedding communication was efficient and prompt. This may seem insignificant but working with multiple wedding vendors was a challenge, but Sarah was extremely helpful in her quick responses to questions and was a wealth of information in planning our wedding. Sarah has the ability to connect with everyone she meets. Her friendly disposition, infectious energy, and undeniable sense of fun allowed us to feel completely relaxed in being our true selves in front of the lens. What can we say, our wedding day was perfect. OK maybe a little hectic and unorganized but thanks to Sarah—everything was perfect. Sarah showed up with this amazing energy, was confident, and a welcome relief from the hustle & bustle of the day itself. Our entire wedding party just LOVED her. We all couldn’t get enough of her. It was that day we realized Sarah was more than a photographer. She was a friend, and we were so incredibly blessed by her presence, and I know many of our guests felt the same way. When it came to our wedding photos, we were BLOWN AWAY. She’s like a MAGICIAN! Our pictures were absolutely stunning, but not only that—she was able to tell our love story that left us both in tears. Sarah is a complete professional and her passion for photography and artistry is unparalleled to her peers. We had about 6 or 7 wedding vendors we worked with and hands down, Sarah is the one who stands out as providing the best service and giving us the best experience. If you are getting married and can’t decide on a photographer—choose Sarah. You will be SO happy you did. You have given us memories that we will treasure forever. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU again! -Nongkhan & Rocky
I do not know where to begin with Sarah. If you’re looking for someone to keep you organized, keep your day on track, keep your bridal party and family in order, make sure you’re fed and hydrated and someone to call a friend afterwards - Sarah Sage is the only way to go. She is kind, organized, a great listener (even when it’s not wedding related), creative and very hard working! Her photos truly demonstrate her talents as an innovative photographer. My mother being a bit of a photographer herself was very particular when helping us choose a photographer for the big day. She finally ran across Sarah and we all fell in love with her work. My fiancé and I were in California until a week before our wedding in northern Indiana. Communication was never an issue whether or not it was through FaceTime, text messages or phone calls - everything was communicated thoroughly. We knew she was perfect for us to help us capture our big day. Everything from getting ready shots, family portraits, individual and couple shots, as well as the little glances and forgotten moments were all captured beautifully. Without a doubt, Sarah was one of the best choices we made when planning our wedding. Ryan and I truly appreciate her as a person and her professionalism throughout the entire process. She made everything so much easier with knowledge and personal experience with weddings. We could not of asked for a better artist and friend in the end. Our overall experience with Sarah was amazing. 10/10 would recommend her to anyone needing a photographer for any event. Much love, Ryan and Anya
"I could go on and on about how wonderful Sarah was but in a nutshell this is what our experience was with her . From the very first day we met her we were drawn to her professionalism and passion for photography . We loved her style of narrating a love story through pictures . Sarah gets to know her clients to know how best to cater to the needs and wants . Not only was she attentive but she also gave the best ideas and insight . Sarah was never late for any of the many meetings we had prior to our wedding mind you she had to drive from Indiana to Chicago . Sarah has a special way of making you feel very comfortable behind the lens . Not once did we feel self conscious during the many shots we took . She did our pre wedding shot and designed our save the dates, we loved that she was a one stop shop too cause the last thing we wanted was to deal with so many vendors . After the wedding she went on and made our wedding photo album and this just confirmed what we already knew , we had made the best decision in hiring her . The quality and creativity was undeniable . We have gotten many complements on the album. I would not hesitate to hire Sarah again in the future . She is every brides Dream"
If you want a photographer who is a great listener, patient, kind, creative, and hard working, you should without a doubt give Sarah and Sarah Sage Photography a call! We are writing this over six months after we worked with Sarah to shoot our wedding and are STILL struck by what an amazing experience we had.
During our initial meetings with her, we described the type of photography we wanted - some posed shots but more in-the-moment, photojournalistic style to capture the day as it unfolded. Wow, did she deliver! We of course had the traditional group photos and some required kissy-face poses. But she was also there when our wedding party was off being their crazy fun selves. She even managed to capture the quick glances and small moments the two of us shared together - moments that many would have overlooked but mean so much to us now that we have them in print. Some "ordinary" moments turned into absolute works of art and were simply stunning the way she captured them! At our reception we would have never even known she was there working so hard - she felt very behind the scenes yet when the photos came back, it was as if she was right in the thick of it the whole time.
We didn't find out until much later in the day that Sarah had actually injured her ankle earlier in the week. We noticed her limping around in the morning and asked if everything was okay or if we could do anything to help but she brushed it off and said we didn't need to worry about anything. We have no idea what kind of pain she was in that day but she fulfilled her commitments to us without any complaints - a TRUE professional in every sense of the word.
We were married on January 30 and had hoped for a winter wonderland since we were getting married at the top of the tubing hill at St. Patrick's County Park in South Bend, Ind. Mother Nature decided to make things interesting. On our wedding day, it was 40 degrees, sunny, beautiful, and not a snow flake in sight - or any left on the ground even! There was just enough snow left over on the hill for us and our guests to tube down after the ceremony. Sarah knew how badly we had wanted snow pictures so she generously offered to do a separate portrait session for us at the next snow fall - free of charge. Two weeks later on Valentine's Day weekend, South Bend received 6+ inches of snowfall. We got all dressed up again and Sarah met the two of us out at St. Pat's. It was FREEZING cold but we got our snowy pictures and had a ton of fun in the process. I can't imagine there are many photographers out there who would have gone above and beyond like Sarah did.
Our experience with Sarah was exceptional and we would recommend her to anyone who wants a professional and talented photographer to capture their memories on their special day. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Sarah! Love, George & Erin
I just have to say what an amazing job Sarah did with our wedding photography. Looking at her work took me straight back to the day of our wedding, and it means so much to have that day documented in such detail. Working with Sarah was one of the best decisions my husband and I made during all of our wedding decisions. Her work was the best fit in what we were looking for....photos that were naturalistic, well-lit, and personal. I truly felt like Sarah became a friend and we made a great team. She knew the exact right balance between seeking our input and exploring what felt right for us as a couple as well as offering creative ideas and insight. I feel like the photography package was fairly priced and the value is very competitive for gorgeous photos. Weddings can have stressful moments, and it was such a relief to have a photographer that was always well-organized and consistently supportive.
WHAT TYPES OF WEDDINGS DO YOU DO?
Terrific question! Sarah Sage Photography knows that love and family come in all different forms. We welcome couples of all faiths and all sexualities. If you are in love then that's all that matters to us! We also welcome non-truadional weddings and destinations weddings too.
WHAT ARE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITALS WITH PRINT RELEASE?
Your wedding day will be perfectly preserved as high resolution digital images. This means your images are shot and edited in the highest picture quality possible which will allow you to print them without worry of size issues or strange colors. A print release comes with the images and it states that it is legal for you to print these images. This is not a copyright. A copyright stays with the photographer who shot the original images. You can print your images as many times as you like. We do recommend you use a professional lab to do so, like Mpix.com or Bayphoto.com. Please do not use Walmart, Meijer, CVS, etc... to print your photos as they are not professional photo developers and this can cause color distractions and fading. We'll go over all of this as our consultation.
WHAT IS TIMELINE COORDINATION AND PLANNING?
A wedding has so many working parts and players. It can be overwhelming coordinating everything and trying to make it all fit in a certain amount of time. I will sit down with you and your fiancé and go over vital questions and construct a wedding day timeline that not only fits in your wedding collection but also takes the stress of planning off your shoulders. It's very similar to what a wedding planner does but at no extra cost. Already have a wedding planner? Great! I'll work with him/her to make your day as stress-free as possible.
IF I GET MY IMAGES ON A FLASH DRIVE, WHY DO I NEED AN ONLINE GALLERY?
Terrific question! The online gallery serves two purposes: #1 It allows you and your family and friends to see all your edited images prior to receiving the flash drive. And #2 it's where family and friends can order prints/digitals/canvases/etc... with ease. All wedding collections come with a minimum of 30 day online gallery, however, you can always extend that upon request.
I SEE YOU OFFER WEDDING ALBUMS, ARE THEY IN THE WEDDING COLLECTIONS?
Our albums are one of a kind and only available to professional photographers. This means no one can just order one, they must be an accredited professional photographer to even be a member. (Never sold in stores or online). What that means for you is, you will have a priceless memento of your wedding day that no one else will have. We offer these Italian made albums with every collection and they come with a minimum of 30 pages.
DO I REALLY NEED THE ALBUM THOU? WHY NOT JUST THE DIGITAL IMAGES?
This is such an important question in our day and age. Technology is consistently changing and evolving. Think about your very first cell phone... would it still work today? Could it text, tweet, compose an email and even crush candy? Of course not. With this in mind, we believe strongly that you need a physical and tangible remembrance of your day. A flash drive of digital images are great right now but how long will that technology be accessible? Your grandkids won't be able to see your gorgeous dress or the beautiful ballroom when they are forever trapped on an unusable device. This is why a wedding album is so important. Your love story should be shared and remembered forever.
DO YOU OFFER VIDEO?
I'm sorry to say we do not. The only video we offer right now is the wedding album video that's shown at the wedding album viewing session. This video is of the album pages and design not live footage. We can give you some recommendations if hiring a videographer is something you're interested in.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE MY PHOTOS?
Are you ready for this... 2 WEEKS! That's right, you'll see your entire wedding edited and in your private gallery in just 2 weeks! No waiting months to see your photos, we have them all edited and online at 2 weeks and go over them at your album viewing session.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE ALBUM TO COME IN?
Once you approve your pages, color and design, the album will take between 4-6 weeks to come in from Italy. If you're thinking of buying parent albums for the holidays, I would give yourself a little extra time to account for all the holiday orders that they will receive.
DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE MICHIANA AREA?
Yes we love to travel! We have shot weddings and portraits all over the United States and would love to travel along with you to any exotic, romantic and fun location! Travel prices will be discussed and agreed upon before any travel plans are made. Please email us directly to get started on your destination wedding plans!
DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY HOURS I NEED BEFORE BOOKING?
Nope! I wouldn't except you to know how much coverage you need 12-18 months away. You and I will work together to figure out the best amount of coverage needed to make sure all your precious moments get captured. All that you need to book is the signed contract and $500 dollar deposit. We will everything else together.
I'M READY TO BOOK, NOW WHAT?
Terrific, I'm so excited! Please head on over to our contact page and send us a quick email. We'll respond within 24 hours with your contract and deposit invoice. You and your fiancé both will need to sign the contract and pay the $500 deposit before your date will be officially booked. The $500 dollars is then subtracted to your total collection cost. Welcome to the SSP wedding family!