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Sarah Pastrana Photography

San Francisco , CA

LOCATION

San Francisco, CA US 94118 (map)
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ABOUT US

I began photographing weddings to break up the monotony of daily newspaper work-- to make timeless photographs of what is treasured. This is one of my loves. My background is in... Read more
I began photographing weddings to break up the monotony of daily newspaper work-- to make timeless photographs of what is treasured. This is one of my loves. My background is in photojournalism. I like to think that I spent seven years getting paid to talk to strangers for a living. Originally from the South, I grew up with a mother who talks to everyone within hearing range in the grocery store line. I inherited her love of a good conversation. I left my job at the Baltimore Sun Media Group in 2013 and drove across the country with a pregnant belly and two cats to our new home in San Francisco. My new creative calling is documenting love. I am blessed. Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Each image is individually retouched in Photoshop.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Nothing impacts the quality of a photograph like the quality of the light source. I love using natural light when it's beautiful, but when it's not, I always have flashes, monolights with stands, and reflectors.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never book more than one wedding each weekend. It assures that I am giving 110% to documenting your wedding.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes. Each wedding has a password protected gallery that will be online for one year.

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Jeff
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Sarah was the perfect photographer for our wedding! She has a laid back style that keeps everyone at ease, yet she knows the flow of a wedding better than we did so she kept us on track and got everything done that we wanted to. The photos are amazing and she created some really stunning images in all kinds of lighting conditions. She has a great eye for things that most do not see. We love Sarah!
Sarah was the perfect photographer for our wedding! She has a laid back style that keeps everyone at ease, yet she knows Read more...
Sarah was the perfect photographer for our wedding! She has a laid back style that keeps everyone at ease, yet she knows the flow of a wedding better than we did so she kept us on track and got everything done that we wanted to. The photos are amazing and she created some really stunning images in all kinds of lighting conditions. She has a great eye for things that most do not see. We love Sarah! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Sarah is an incredibly talented photographer. As a fine artist myself, it was important to me that I work with someone who was creative. I had seen Sarah's photojournalist work and loved her compositions, use of light and concepts. She was incredibly professional to work with and I loved having her with me on the wedding day. She was efficient while allowing time for some creative shots. She worked with the available light and the portraits are absolutely exquisite. The action shots during the wedding capture the spirit of the day and I am thrilled!
Sarah is an incredibly talented photographer. As a fine artist myself, it was important to me that I work with someone who Read more...
Sarah is an incredibly talented photographer. As a fine artist myself, it was important to me that I work with someone who was creative. I had seen Sarah's photojournalist work and loved her compositions, use of light and concepts. She was incredibly professional to work with and I loved having her with me on the wedding day. She was efficient while allowing time for some creative shots. She worked with the available light and the portraits are absolutely exquisite. The action shots during the wedding capture the spirit of the day and I am thrilled! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Sarah Pastrana acted in a very professional manner throughout the whole process, and being a new bride herself, even offered some advice on the creation of the wedding day schedule. She was in communication with me throughout the entire planning period and met with me to look at the ceremony and reception sites. She dressed appropriately and didn't stick out as the wedding photographer. Her demeanor was warm, friendly and funny (she's a southerner), making all of the people involved feel comfortable in the photographs. My husband and I did a first look photo shoot session, which turned out to be one of our favorite parts of the day. Sarah did all of the research ahead of time for that photo shoot, which alleviated stress on me. Sarah's husband came along to help and the four of us just had a blast taking our photos all over Lancaster. The candle lit ceremony mixed with the awful colors of the church carpet was a horrible situation to give to any photographer, but Sarah created some of the most beautiful and classic photographs I've ever seen from a wedding. You can't even tell that the lighting was not ideal. Our reception was equally difficult, with respect to lighting, but once again, Sarah did an outstanding job, capturing some of the best moments and faces on the dance floor. Being an artist, I was really picky about who I wanted to shoot our wedding and how I wanted our photographs to look. I also didn't want some annoying person in my face all day taking my picture. Sarah was wonderful to work with and lived up to all of my expectations! She got our proofs to us in under a month, which I feel is incredibly fast considering all of the work that went into finishing them. I'd definitely recommend her if you want high quality photos!
Sarah Pastrana acted in a very professional manner throughout the whole process, and being a new bride herself, even Read more...
Sarah Pastrana acted in a very professional manner throughout the whole process, and being a new bride herself, even offered some advice on the creation of the wedding day schedule. She was in communication with me throughout the entire planning period and met with me to look at the ceremony and reception sites. She dressed appropriately and didn't stick out as the wedding photographer. Her demeanor was warm, friendly and funny (she's a southerner), making all of the people involved feel comfortable in the photographs. My husband and I did a first look photo shoot session, which turned out to be one of our favorite parts of the day. Sarah did all of the research ahead of time for that photo shoot, which alleviated stress on me. Sarah's husband came along to help and the four of us just had a blast taking our photos all over Lancaster. The candle lit ceremony mixed with the awful colors of the church carpet was a horrible situation to give to any photographer, but Sarah created some of the most beautiful and classic photographs I've ever seen from a wedding. You can't even tell that the lighting was not ideal. Our reception was equally difficult, with respect to lighting, but once again, Sarah did an outstanding job, capturing some of the best moments and faces on the dance floor. Being an artist, I was really picky about who I wanted to shoot our wedding and how I wanted our photographs to look. I also didn't want some annoying person in my face all day taking my picture. Sarah was wonderful to work with and lived up to all of my expectations! She got our proofs to us in under a month, which I feel is incredibly fast considering all of the work that went into finishing them. I'd definitely recommend her if you want high quality photos! Read less
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mkovacs1210
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Sarah has great leadership as a photographer in terms of being firm with people in order to get a large group to cooperate and be where they need to be, but she is also engaging and fun and easily brings a smile when she's shooting. She shot both our wedding and reception and some of our favorite shots are not the standard wedding photos, rather the silly candids from our reception that reminded us of so many great moments during a day that went by too quickly. Her style is fresh and fun and very professional.
Sarah has great leadership as a photographer in terms of being firm with people in order to get a large group to cooperate Read more...
Sarah has great leadership as a photographer in terms of being firm with people in order to get a large group to cooperate and be where they need to be, but she is also engaging and fun and easily brings a smile when she's shooting. She shot both our wedding and reception and some of our favorite shots are not the standard wedding photos, rather the silly candids from our reception that reminded us of so many great moments during a day that went by too quickly. Her style is fresh and fun and very professional. Read less
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