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 (the previews we have so far) 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.
Katherine & Tom
DAR | Washington, DC
ERIC & MELANIE
River Creek Club
There are not enough words to express how much I loved working with Sarah. She is very talented and captured everything and more I envisioned. She was always a few steps ahead of me and understood exactly what I wanted. My family & friends constantly compliment how wonderful of a job she did and remind me that I had an incredible photographer. She is very responsive (which is extra appreciated and rare when working with wedding vendors). In addition to her talent, Sarah is also incredibly kind and has a wonderful personality. I always tell people that she was my favorite person to work with during our wedding process. Professional, talented, and sweet. Her turn around time is also very fast - I could not believe it! I would HIGHLY recommend working with her!
Sarah has been incredible to work with from start to finish...not only are her photography skills exceptional, she is just a genuine and kind person. She has been timely and proactive throughout the process. Her professionalism and organization gave Melanie and I such a sense of ease and confidence going into the big day. I can’t recommend Sarah enough.
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
SAM & PHIL
The Line Hotel | 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.
I cannot say enough good things about Sarah! I spoke to a lot of pohotographers and ultimately decided on Sarah due to her professionalism, kind personality and aesthetic for photography. From our engagement session through out our wedding day Sarah listened to what we wanted and executed well. It unfortunately rained on my wedding day, and Sarah had a back up plan and my photos are still just as beautiful as if the sun had been out. She and her 2nd shooter (husband, Myles) were a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend them to any couple!
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!