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Sara Wise Photography

Athens , GA

LOCATION

697 S. Milledge Ave, Suite 400
Athens, GA US 30605 (map)

PHONE

706-850-8830

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Hello!! Thank you for taking a peek at our photos and learning a little bit about us! If you're looking for a honest, organized, fun photographer(s) that provide fabulous not-too-posey... Read more
Hello!! Thank you for taking a peek at our photos and learning a little bit about us! If you're looking for a honest, organized, fun photographer(s) that provide fabulous not-too-posey photos, then you've come to the right place! Read on for some more info ;-) Accomplishing those amazing photos on your wedding day takes a lot more than skill with a camera! Experience in people skills, coordination and an overall organized timeline of your wedding day is very important! Because we have a lot experience (10 years!) we are able to create stunning images in a timely manner, all the while chatting, and making sure everyone is having a great time!! Call us at 706-850-8830 or email us at sara@sarawisephotography.com! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
No, hand-coloring or specific tones are not inline with SWP's style. However, we LOVE black and white images! Expect about 35% of your images to be delivered in B&W.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, we are a very experienced team of photographers! Sara has 10+ years of experience shooting in many different lighting conditions, as well as many different formats of photography (film and digital).
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital :)
How many photographers do you work with?
At least 2, but on occasion we will bring 3. 
 
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, we do not book more than 1 wedding/event per day. However, I have shot 2-3 weddings over a 3 day weekend (say, memorial day or labor day holidays)
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have a network of friends that will back me up in case of sickness or death.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
2-3 digital cameras, 2 off-camera flashes, 60-80 GB of Compact Flash cards, reflectors and light stands for off-camera lighting during receptions.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Both
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
yes, definitely. $350 per additional hour
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not require a break during the day. However, I do feel that a meal should be provided for us during the reception.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, we do charge for travel. $.57 per mile outside of Athens, GA (first 30 miles is free) $20 per hour of drive time (first hour is free)
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
We provide a sneak peek of our favorite images on our blog: www.sarawisephotography.com within 2-4 weeks and ALL images online within 8 weeks of your wedding day!
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online gallery.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, we retain copyright, but we provide you a personal print release, so you can have prints made at your convenience.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes! We love to be published!
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, absolutely!
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes!
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer a gorgeous line of hand crafted, custom designed, layflat Signature Ablums. Check them out here: http://sarawisephotography.com/signature-albums/
When will the client get the final album?
The album proof is created and proofed to you about 8-10 weeks after your wedding. Once approved and ordered, the album will be ready for pick up in about a week.

REVIEWS

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Leslie
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Sara and her brother helped capture our wedding beautiful. She makes incredible books and her pictures truly resembles who we are as a couple and individuals. She always made us feel comfortable. She is gave us a great rate for our engagement pictures as a way of getting to know us. You can't go wrong with SWP!!!!
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starjonea
Wedding:
1/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Sara and Logan for our wedding pictures! Even though we were out of state, the process went smoothly. We had a lot of fun on the day of. It was strange as someone who usually takes pictures to be on the opposite side of the lens, but I enjoyed it. I've only seen a sneak peek so far, but can't wait to see the rest. I would choose to hire her again, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer in the Athens, GA area.
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Viviana
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Sara and company were a pleasure to deal with. They were courteous, professional, efficient, approachable and very creative. I'm really looking forward to seeing our photographs and have no doubt they will be amazing!
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Whitney
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a thoroughly positive experience with Sara for our wedding photos. Even though we had to plan long distance (from Michigan to Athens, GA), Sara made everything stress-free and easy on our big day. Our wedding and reception photos turned out much better than we could've ever expected. Sara and her brother really blended in well with our guests and we didn't really even notice the presence of photographers snapping away. Overall we were more than satisfied and would absolutely recommend Sara again!
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Hannah
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Sara Wise Photography exceeded all expectations we had of a photographer. Not only were the photographers great to work with but they were professional, on time, and thorough- always willing to fill in the gaps where necessary. They delivered beautiful pictures. They helped set the wedding timeline. They were completely present during the entire service/ceremony capturing every moment. Couldn't have asked for more.
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Leia
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better wedding photographer for our wedding day! Well, really she was a photographer/hair dresser/ring leader/stylist/therapist. Sara has been very professional, honest, organized, and enthusiastic about our wedding since day one. For our first meeting, she drove an hour away to meet us the day after I called her and only a couple of days away from having a baby. And she was fabulous. Which is important because your photographer is going to be the one following you around the entire day of your wedding. I know I got a little stressed when our pre-wedding time line fell apart, but Sara's experience with doing tons of weddings paid off when she was able to keep things going, make a plan B, and really help to lower my stress on my wedding day, which, for me, was priceless. Sara and Logan made me feel beautiful while taking pictures, made sure we got all the photos we wanted, and literally danced around our reception making sure they captured every moment. I highly recommend Sara Wise Photography!!
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Hank
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Sara was everything we could have wanted in a photographer for our wedding! The pics are beyond what we could have ever imagined. She has our business for our future babies, anniversaries, etc for life! Thanks Sara!
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Cassie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
As far as I'm concerned, Sara Wise is the best photographer ever!!! The pictures she took are absolutely amazing and even brought me to tears. I had no idea that my husband and I could be so photogenic. She made us feel so comfortable the whole day. She blew us away! She will always have our recommendation.
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Meagan
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Sara Wise was a very good vendor. She was very helpful and professional. I felt very comfortable with her and Logan the whole time and felt that they were doing their best to make my day special. My photos turned out wonderful and I couldn't ask for a better pictures.
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Candace
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The day of the wedding, I got a call from my photographer notifying me that he wasn't able to be there on my wedding day. He told me instead that he called a friend last minute and she was able to do it. Sara came to my wedding last minute, out of her busy schedule, to take our wedding pictures without us talking beforehand about any wedding shots, details or anything! She came in very professional and acted like we have been conversing for months on the shots and details I wanted. All my worries about having a last minute photographer just left that day. Sara definitely saved the day-the pictures came out amazing, the process of getting the pictures back was very organized and in a timely fashion, and the price for her services was well worth it!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sara was so flexible and helpful during my entire wedding planning! She worked so well with my large bridal party of 25 people!! She and Logan, her assistant photographer, were so down to earth and made the entire experience so relaxing and fun! My pictures were so modern but still classic at the same time. I could not have asked for a better photographer! Her prices are reasonable and you get a lot for your money!!

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Cathy
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Sara Wise and her staff are amazing! She was the photographer for my daughter's wedding in May and the pictures are simply perfection! I couldn't have asked for a more accommodating, professional, but more importantly to me, personable person to work with! She is worth every penny and then some! Give her a try, you will be not disappointed!
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Ciera
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I initially contacted Sara after scouring the internet for the perfect photographer within my budget. Her style was perfect for me, so I immediately set up a meeting. Sara worked with me to make sure I had everything I wanted in a photographer on my big day. She even made it possible for me to have a photo booth, which my wedding guests loved! From our first meeting, until the day she handed me the most exquisite photo album, Sara was a joy to work with. She even went so far as to drive me around Athens in her vehicle to help me pick out spots to take pictures! If you are looking for fun, beautiful, natural photos, and a photographer who makes it seem so easy, I highly recommend contacting Sara.
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Emilee
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a wedding photographer, look no further than Sara Wise. Sara Wise Photography and her team are the BEST! Hiring her was easily one of the best and easiest decisions of our wedding. She is very professional, organized, flexible to work with, and the quality of her photography is outstanding! She is fantastic and exceeded all of my expectations. Our wedding pictures are more amazing than we ever imagined they could be!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Sara Wise is the photographer every bride dreams of having at her wedding. After leaving your first meeting with her you will immediately want her as not only your photographer, but your friend. She is organized, patient, creative, and just so cool! My bridal party had a blast taking pictures after the ceremony and it had so much to do with Sara's positive energy and fun vibe! She captured some of the most incredible moments and I can only hope to have sessions with her again in the future! As one of my wedding guests put it so simply, "Sara Wise is a joy."
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apsmith
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Sara Wise Photography is fabulous! From start to finish, they are above the top in every aspect! Not only that, but the pictures are of pricesless quality.
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Brittani
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We searched long and hard for a photographer for our wedding. We found Sara and were thrilled! She had our images back to us before we returned from our honeymoon and we loved every single one of them! We are so grateful for all that she did and the service she provided. Sara has done some other photos for us as well and we are continually pleased with her professionalism and her work! Every time I look at our photos I am reminded of how lucky we were to choose Sara Wise Photography! We couldn't be happier with her work! Thank you Sara!
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slbuckham
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Sara and her associates were extremely laid back and fun to work with!!
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Mia
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
Sara is amazing to work with. She will do anything you ask and has a great attitude. I love my pictures and get so many compliments. I highly recommend her for your special event. Many of my family and friends get all their professional photos from Sara.
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Suzanne
Wedding:
10/1/2005
5.0/5.0
Oh, my goodness, THE VERY BEST!! We chose Sara Wise Photography "out of the blue" and were so pleased. Her sense for color and light was magnificent - someone said to me during the wedding planning "Your daughter must "like" her photographer" - WOW! That's so true. Sara Wise was fantastic! The mother of the bride needs to like the photographer, too!! We've recommended her every chance we've had - she's just THE BEST!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Sara was amazing to work with! Something came up with our previously booked photographer and on short notice, Sara was miraculously available. She quickly responded to my need for a photographer and we were able to have meetings beforehand, a "get to know you" sesh, and timeline nailed down. My wedding was outdoor, and it poured rain ALL day. Sara was extremely helpful in all the last minute changes and making me feel like everything was under control. She even stood out in the rain to get amazing shots! My husband and I were so thankful to have her capture the one day that we will forever look back upon with her photos.
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.8/5.0
Sara was absolutely amazing! She made us feel so comfortable. We could not have asked for a better photographer. When we became pregnant, she was the first person we thought of to take our maternity pictures...and we live in Illinois! We are so blessed to have met Sara and call her our "family photographer" and friend.
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Ginn
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.8/5.0
Sara was fantastic! We actually had another photographer in mind for our wedding who had done my best friend's wedding, but she was unavailable. I asked her who she would get her wedding photos done by, other than herself, and she recommended Sara. And we are so glad that she did! Sara and her crew were so easy to work with! Sara and Logan were great with fun ideas and not doing the boring, traditional, stiff posed photos. They thought outside the box and because of that, we have some amazing photos to commemorate the most special day of our lives! I would highly recommend her to anyone! And actually I have already and she's done 2 other weddings! I had full confidence in Sara which made relaxing on our wedding day easy and we were able to enjoy our wedding!!
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Jaime
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.7/5.0
Sara is such a delight! She photographed both our engagement session and wedding/reception and really exceeded our expectations at every turn. What amazes me most about Sara is her expertise and efficiency. She effortlessly moved us in and out of shots, made great suggestions she recognized in the moment and got it all done in record time. I was so impressed when I saw the gorgeous pictures that a couple of fast clicks was all it took. That's the sign of a true professional- knowing intuitively when you've succeeded and moving to the next goal. Not only is Sara a truly talented photographer, but she is also a wonderfully warm person and it was always a pleasure to talk to her when coordinating details and having her among our closest family and friends. My only regret was not booking her for the entire day! On your wedding day, more is definitely better.
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bellarose
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.7/5.0
Sara and her crew were AMAZING!! They were so much fun to be around and I highly recommend her to any bride that wants a contemporary or think outside of the box photographer. She captured some amazing photos on our wedding day that I will love forever.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Sara Wise is not only an amazing photographer, but she is flexible with you and your needs. Her and her team captured the whole day with great style and classy pictures we will look at for decades to come. Honestly, we our wedding was on a rainy day, and she was able to use the little outdoor space we had to get beautiful shots! If you are looking for wedding photography look no further.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
I would definitely recommend Sara Wise as your wedding photographer. Sara Wise is very easy going, which helps make the wedding day go more smoothly. The main two reasons I choose Sara Wise is because we had two photographers on the wedding day and due to the quality of her work. Sara Wise was also flexible with rearranging the wedding photography packages, which helps suit your budget as well as what you're looking for. I wasn't able to get all of the pictures I wanted on the wedding day; however, timing was definitely a factor on the wedding day. I wish we would have hired her for one more hour as the wedding day goes by too quickly! We are extremely happy with the outcome of our pictures and will cherish them for a lifetime!
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