MICHAEL & MEGAN
Theresa & Buck
Dock5 | Washington, DC
Long Branch Historic House
From the moment we met Sarah, we knew she was going to be the perfect photographer for our wedding. She was laid back, professional, and probably one of the nicest people we've ever met. We were getting married in 4 months when we booked her, and clearly time was of the essence. We weren't sure we wanted to do an engagement shoot, but were thrilled that we did because those pictures will be ones we cherish for a lifetime. Sometimes photos can seem awkward or weird and she captured our relationship and our personalities in a way that I didn't think was possible. Our wedding day photos are no different. This is one of those vendors you'll keep for life -- for family photos down the line, so choose wisely...and choose Sarah! We love her and can't wait for her to capture the rest of our life together.
Sarah and Myles were the absolute best. They were so calm, professional and organized throughout the whole process, not to mention so crazy-talented. They went above and beyond for us without us asking, and really knew how to make us feel special. I was especially thankful for Sarah, who was able to keep us all organized and on schedule, and was so sweet while she did it. ALL of our photos were absolutely stunning and they really do capture every. single. emotion. She is such an incredibly skilled photographer. The pictures were more beautiful than I ever could have imagined and I want to frame all of them! If you want to hire Sarah you need to book ASAP she is in such high demand (as she deserves to be) and you will see why. I really love the light, airy feel to her editing and she has a great eye for knowing what will look good. I could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding, and I am SO happy with how our photos turned out.
Reni & Oke
Market at Grelen
Erica & Scott
Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
From our engagement shoot to our ceremony and reception 10 months later, Sarah was easy to work with. She has an ease and calmness about her that made us feel super comfortable in front of the camera and made taking so many photos in a few short hours feel painless. We also opted to do ALOT of family/friend portraits and that went seamlessly thanks to her and her assistant. Seriously, we were getting compliments about our photographer before people even saw any photos and that speaks to how pleasant she was to be around. Within 2 days, she sent us preview photos that made us swoon and followed up with our full gallery about 5 weeks later. Honestly, the photos exceeded our expectations. So glad we chose to work with Sarah Shank and cannot wait to see how her portfolio continues to grow!
Sarah was amazing to work with! She was extremely responsive, professional, and always on time. My engagement photos and wedding photos are absolutely beautiful. We received a preview of our wedding photos after only a few days. That was a wonderful surprise. My groom loved shooting with her second shooter. I highly recommend Sarah and her team!
Megan & Chris
DAR | Washington, DC
JESSICA & DANIEL
Old Town Alexandria
I’m not even sure where to start with this review because every experience I had from start to finish with Sarah was absolute perfection! Not only is she the sweetest human she works so hard to ensure all your photos from your engagement photos to your wedding day are perfect! My now husband and I live in New York City, and Sarah offered and initiated making a trip up to us to do our engagement photos! They were wonderful! My husband doesn’t love taking pictures and is pretty reserved, but Sarah made the whole experience easy, as both her and her husband (her second shooter at our engagement and wedding photos) are so laid back and easy to work with! They also give great direction (which we really needed). This was the same for the day of our wedding! Sarah was patient and wonderful all day (even when I was a bit unorganized and had stuff everywhere she took charge and took the best details shots). We even got previews within two days of the wedding- and let me tell you they are STUNNING! I couldn’t recommend her more and if I could do it all over again- I would always choose Sarah!
My husband and I eloped in Old Town Alexandria and decided on Sarah after seeing her portfolio of romantic/whimsical/light-filled photographs! I met her weeks before our scheduled civil ceremony over coffee to discuss my vision for the day. I had a slight idea of what I wanted but she took that and created an outline of what our day would look like as far as her plan for our photos. She put me at ease to say the least! Once our elopement day came, I was excited-nervous the whole day but Sarah made the entire experience enjoyable and having her shoot us around the Old Town Courthouse was such a treat! My husband (who doesn't really like taking photos) was completely comfortable in font of the camera, which speaks volumes about Sarah's direction and ability to make one feel relaxed and comfortable during a shoot. We received our edited photos two weeks later and were beyond happy with the way they turned out! Her photos told the story of our day - literally. She captured emotion, excitement, and candid tender moments between us. We're so happy with Sarah! Literally the best :)
John & Michelle
Lauren & Will
The Florida House | Washington, DC
Choosing Sarah as our wedding photographer was one of the first decisions, and BEST, that my husband and I made for the wedding. I instantly knew I found who I wanted to capture my wedding day after viewing her beautiful portfolio, and speaking with her on the phone (and connecting over Florida roots!) From there, Sarah was so on top of things— reaching out to me before the wedding to put together a timeline. And of course, the day of the wedding, working with her was a dream. Both my husband and I are not ones to be super comfortable in front of a camera, but Sarah gave great direction. Our sneak peak photos arrived promptly, less then 24 hours after the wedding. Our wedding album came 2 weeks later, sooner than expected. Sarah has a great eye, and captured the beautiful memories I have of my wedding even better than I could have dreamed. Such a pleasure to work with, and will recommend to anyone getting married, or wanting professional photography.
From the first phone call we knew Sarah was the perfect choice to capture our not-so-big (but big) day! Sarah asked questions to understand our story as well as our style and vision for the day. Oh man did she execute! On the day of Sarah was one of the first to arrive scoping out the location and grabbing details shots. If you have to have one person with you through every moment of your wedding day, Sarah is the perfect fit. She had just the right amount of direction while still allowing for candid, unscripted moments between the two of us. She was a joy to have alongside us all day. She was agile in dealing with crazy situations and helped us look polished through the DC summer heat. Her location scouting was exceptional for our first look photos. On our honeymoon, only days after the wedding, we received our previews and were BLOWN away by her artistry in capturing our wedding. When we got the final gallery back I was in shock! There were so many moments I didn't realize she had captured that she DID along with so many moments I forgot (so much flies by) that seeing them captured brought me right back to moments I never wanted to forget.
MASHA & STEVE
The River View at Occoquan
LAUREN & TREY
Sarah Shank Photography.......the best photography services I could have ever asked for. The photos I received from my wedding are just unbelievably stunning. Sarah is SO talented and so wonderful to work with. She is punctual, knowledgeable, helpful, organized and so understanding. I find photos to be one of the most important parts of the wedding - because photos are what you look back on and the photos provide the memories of that special day for the rest of your life. I can wholeheartedly say that Sarah's photos are one of kind - top-notch, beautiful pieces of work that my husband and I will cherish for the rest of our lives. She was able to capture every aspect of the wedding which was so important to us to not only see ourselves, but our guests and everything we put together. SO AMAZING....I would HIGHLY recommend Sarah. You will not regret it hiring you for your event/wedding!!!
I am so thankful to have found Sarah. She is professional and reliable, but also so kind and caring. She is beyond talented and her attention to detail in her photography is incredible. She did both our engagement session and our wedding day, and they are pictures that we will cherish forever.
One of our favorite things about Sarah was how easily she fit in and worked with all of our other vendors. She is a team player and they all adore her as much as we do!