Sara Mazer Photography
Sara was great, really professional and took so many beautiful photos that captured our ceremony wonderfully. We really love candid photography and it was great because we barely knew she was at the ceremony, just snapping away in the background really allowing everyone to just be themselves. I would highly recommend Sara to anyone.
Sara was a fantastic photographer for our wedding. She was incredibly easy to work with and she took gorgeous photos. She was everywhere at once, and caught each moment beautifully - but she was never intrusive to us or our guests. She was generous with her work and talent, and as a result, we have a stunning (and incredibly accurate) record of the entire celebration.
Sara was an amazing photographer. She was so professional the day of the wedding and her pictures far above exceeded my expectations. If you need a photographer for a wedding or family pictures or any major event I would highly highly recommend Sara for memorable pictures for years to come!
She was very in obtrusive. Sara met our every need. She was capable of understanding our vision and was able to give us memorable images of one of the most important days of our lives. She captured the essences of our evening and gave us a gift that no one could have given us, the things we would have missed without her. The pictures of our children! We loved her and we loved her work.
Sara was an amazing photographer, she is very gifted. The quality of her work is beyond the everyday photography.Sara works with you to get all the shots you want and she perfects them. She is very professional and patient. I would tell anyone who wanted a patient, very professional and talented photographer to choose Sara. I really enjoyed working with her and was very pleased with the outcome of my pictures.
Sara's photos from our wedding were absolutely wonderful. After meeting with me to get an idea of the type of photography I was hoping for, she approached our wedding with a photojournalistic style. We were pleasantly surprised when we saw our photos to have not only the portraits we'd requested, but many "candid" photos that were well executed with interesting angles and light. She also presented several pictures to us in color and in black and white, which added an extra level of service.
Thanks for your interest in Sara Mazer Photography! I am an experienced wedding photographer who covers the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania area. I specialize in weddings and do this as a full time career. My style is primarily photojournalistic, however, I also do about 45 minutes of formals as requested. I am the type of photographer that hopes you do not notice me. I prefer to take photographs from afar with a telescopic lens to capture your most natural moments. I like to meet with you beforehand to talk about what sort of photographs you like, show you my portfolio, and hope you find me a good match. I love looking at pictures you might bring with you from magazines and will try to capture or recreate any you are interested in. I also do not mind working with lists of desired shots and will try to accommodate you to your hearts content! My first career was in computer engineering, and I am very handy with Photoshop. Unlike most other photographers, I do simple editing for free. In addition to the standard color correction and cropping, I routinely edit out blemishes and wrinkles so your skin looks perfect (for brides, grooms, and guests!) I also do creative editing such as mixing black and white and color, motion blurring, vignetting, and blurring out backgrounds, for free, to give you special photographs to keep that look like no one else’s. I can even do more extensive editing, such as double chin removal, tummy tucks, replacing heads/merging photos, or even creating a canvas oil painting upon special request. You may of course have all the simple originals in color or in black and white as well! I also do not force you to purchase a package of any sort. I have a flat fee for my time and that is it. You can then view and order prints online, order an album, or purchase the entire wedding set on DVD as desired. I love this career and sharing the most happiest times with people and their families. I truly believe you can see this in my work and the time I put into every photograph. Congratulations on your engagement and I hope to meet you soon. Best regards, Sara.
Sometimes photographers second shoot for others and can not put their pictures on the internet but can put them in their portfolio. I highly recommend meeting me in person and viewing my complete portfolio!
I do not usually go over the Bay Bridge during peak summer months, but travel just about anywhere else throughout MD, Southern PA, Northern VA, and DC. If you really want me to go to the East Bay or fly out somewhere, you can talk me into it as long as you pay for my expenses!
Here are some words of wisdom to help you on your wedding day:
I recommend you select a wedding time which allows for pictures just before the sun sets. That is the best time for natural lighting. Most people do pictures after the wedding, but if you do not mind seeing the groom ahead of time, you can do them before. Just leave at least 45 minutes for the group pictures.
Sometimes the church or person doing the wedding does not allow flash during the ceremony. Often, you can negotiate with them to allow for flash, or better yet, have an outdoor ceremony. Flash is not necessary for great pictures. However it does stop motion the best, so it does reduce the risk of getting slightly blurred photos if things are happening fast.
Do you want to add a little color? I think the new trend in wedding dresses is a touch of color, like a sash around the waist. Don't worry about the look being dated years from now, because everything can be Photoshopped out and/or easily converted to black and white. I personally like a little color in the bouquet, so that I can do a black and white photograph with just the bouquet in color.
Some photographers don't like working with lists of desired shots, poses, and groups of people. I don't mind lists and would be happy to oblige. However, please note that if you do have a list, a wedding coordinator really comes in handy so that he/she can gather the right people for each photograph you want.