Sarah Culver Photography
If you are looking for a creative photographer who is extremely easy to work with, look no further than Sarah Culver.
My husband and I decided to have our wedding at the last minute. Imagine finding a professional photographer to capture your special day in one week….that was me. I browsed for online reviews and looked at many photographer’s websites. I found Sarah’s website, and her portfolio really stood out. As you select each wedding portfolio, go through the different photos for each couple, it was telling you a story. You can almost feel what the people in the picture were feeling at the moment. That was what I wanted someone to capture for my special day.
As soon as I spoke to Sarah on the phone, she was absolutely down-to-earth and professional. On the day of the wedding, she was punctual and well prepared. While having a very pleasant demeanor, she’s not shy to make suggestions but not pushy at the same time – the right balance. She has a keen eye in capturing memorable moments. She made the whole process fun and enjoyable. She is an absolute delight to work with and was the right choice.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Let Sarah Culver capture your special day and give you a storybook to remember.
Sarah was exceptionally helpful in working with me to schedule my small wedding in the middle of a very busy wedding season. She was extremely professional and put me at ease on the big day. All of my family members commented how much they liked her and how many photos she took. The pictures were completely awesome! I could not have had a better expeience. Highly recommend!
Vendor response to review
Thank you Molly :)
It was so wonderful to have Sarah photograph my wedding. Not only did she frame her shots beautifully with an Anthropologie-esque aesthetic (!!!), she succeeded in making me and my husband feel comfortable in front of the camera. That ease shows in the photos. Thank you so much, Sarah!
Sarah was SO amazing, I couldn't have imagined having another photographer for our wedding. She took the most amazing photos and was a pleasure to work with!
My parents, and our friends and family, cannot get over how great the wedding photos turned out. She caught so many great moments in action. We were so comfortable working with her for a few posed portraits, and almost didn't even notice her taking photos the rest of the night. I have no idea how she took such amazing pictures without at all being the typical wedding paparazzi photographer I often see at weddings.
If you are into Sarah's style of photos-- I would describe them as very authentic and modern, yet still classic-- then do not hesitate to hire her! You won't regret it.
We had Sarah shoot our wedding in April and it couldn't have been better! She was able to capture all of the little things that made the day feel special, and has an amazing eye for detail and capturing moments.
Her rates are great for the amount of things you get, especially when you look at the inflated cost of DC-area photographers, and we received everything incredibly quickly! We had enough time to go around to several locations in the area, which really gave us some great shots. She has a great eye for posing as well.
The pictures themselves are absolutely gorgeous too! Her style was what initially attracted us to her, and we were not disappointed! We couldn't be happier :)
Sarah is fantastic. She's warm and friendly and very relaxed. She's always calm, and won't hesitate to politely point out the schedule and the need to stay on time. As far as shooting goes, she's always in the background, yet she manages to get the most fantastic candid shots. She's never in your face or underfoot, yet she's there at all the right moments without making it seem like a camera is going off every half a second.
Sarah is so easy and flexible to work with. She does just the right amount of directing while including plenty of normal candid shots such that you get the feel of the wedding, rather than a canned, overly placed set of photographs. She definitely knows what she's doing; she's a professional.
My (now) husband and I hired Sarah to be the photographer of our October 2011 wedding. While I actually came across her via CL, I did check Sarah's reviews on weddingwire and was very happy to see how many couples expressed such positive reviews. Have to say that dh and I are in complete agreement with that camp!
Yes, her rates are fantastic (especially if you've seen the rates of most photographers in the DC metro area). Yes, Sarah is very responsive when it comes to questions/suggestions (or the last minute changes to your photo list - many apologies Sarah!).
But what attracted dh and I to hire Sarah was her personality -- maybe it's an innate thing, but she knew how to put us at ease and coax out what we really wanted in terms of photos. While having a "must have photo list" is recommended, Sarah (and her husband who assists her) has a fantastic eye of catching the "beautifully unexpected". Yeah, it's a weird term, but if you see the photos on her website - it's just amazing what she captures.
We were also impressed at how she handled things during the wedding day itself. She arrived on time, and basically hit the ground running with her camera. You knew she was around taking the shots, but she did it in a way that it wasn't intrusive at all. Plus, was very happy with her "zen" approach when it came to dealing with dh and I regarding our list of must have photos -- when she told us it would take x amount of time to get y photos, she was right. And that was a huge help when you know you're in a time crunch.
Granted, I haven't seen my photos yet, but I know she'll be wowing my husband and I when they're ready. Seriously, if you haven't found a photographer yet, would totally recommend this lady. True, you want photos of yourself and your future spouse. But Sarah's photos seem to remind you that while wedding is indeed a fairy tale come true, other stories are happening at the same time -- and that in turn, makes the memories of that event even sweeter.
Sarah and her husband, Zeb, did an absolutely fantastic job with photographing our wedding! We just got our pictures back last week, and I was crying through all of them because they were so beautiful. She captured moments during the wedding that we never got to see because we were running around, crazy-busy. She was extremely flexible with us when we had to call off the engagement session last-minute due to an accident. She was also fantastic with communication, keeping in contact with us, and meeting with us prior to the wedding. They were so extremely professional and easy to work with, before and during the wedding. We would gladly recommend Sarah Culver to anyone in need of a photographer, and would think of her again for other milestones in our life. Thank you so, so much, Sarah!
Sarah was very easy to work with and offered an amazing price for the quality of professionalism. I can't wait to get all the pictures back!
Sarah was amazing! I can honestly say that there is not one thing I can look back on from the whole wedding day and say "I wish she would have gotten that" because she captured everything. Would highly recommend!!
It felt like Sarah had three of herself working at the party. She was there for every important second, and she managed to get many scenes that even I missed! Her sensitive journalistic style captured those fleeting moments between family and friends that are worth more than money can buy.
Sarah met with us ahead of the wedding and took couples photos in several picturesque locations. She got there early and scouted out the area and was very organized and accommodating. She's professional, but also sensitive and approachable. I never felt strange asking her to change something if I wanted it a certain way.
The pictures are gorgeous! Her artistry and aesthetic frame a beautiful understanding of humanity and relationships.
Sarah was our photographer on our 10/2/10 wedding in Old Town Alexandria, VA. She is amazing. She is very responsive to our phone calls and emails and has great attention to details. It was so easy to work with her. She is flexible and open to some of our photos ideas. We really like her style of photography. One big thing that some of the guests commented is how they like that she's not pushy. She is not the "in your face" kind of photographer. All the photos she took turned out to be great and everyone love it. It was definitely a pleasure to have Sarah as our photographer.
sarah was the wedding photographer for our wedding on the Eastern Shore and we couldn't have been happier! I absolutely LOVE every single picture. she captured all the photos i specified and more! Her and her parter were extremely professional, arrived early and were a breeze for the entire family to work with.
i've had many of my guests say that her photographs captured the wedding perfectly and i couldn't agree more!
Sarah takes beautiful photographs and has an eye for artistic or unique shots!
my husband and i would highly recommend Sarah!
Sarah was great! I get nervous in front of a camera but she was able to set me at ease and I felt very comfortable working with her. I love the style of her photographs and the way the colors really stood out. The quality of her work is superb and we will cherish looking at the pictures for many years to come.
We loved Sarah! Even though she didn't have as much experience as other photographers we looked at, we're so happy we decided to work with her. The pictures from our wedding were exactly what we envisioned, and she took the time to take shots that focused on the details of the wedding. I would absolutely recommend Sarah.
Sarah is amazing! She photographed my wedding in April 2010 and I constantly look back at my photos. She captured how we felt that day in a very creative and beautiful way. Thanks, Sarah!
Vendor response to review
Thanks so much Kimmi, so glad you're still enjoying the photos :)