There is something so special about taking a photo and capturing the human emotion in a single shot. I love being with the bride and groom sharing the day they have planned and prepared for but more importantly, the day they have been dreaming of since they were young. My goal is to photograph all of the laughs that are shared among your bridal party, all the toasts, the dancing and the joy. Every part of your wedding day is special and deserves to be remembered in a beautiful way. You’ll have the most beautiful images to remind you of  every tender moment. I am always so honored when given the opportunity to capture someones wedding day or engagement. I want you to look back on your photos with so much pride as you relive every precious moment. My hope is that you have beautiful images that perfectly capture your day for you and your close friends and family to cherish and keep with you forever. 









My husband and I often speak of the ease of the experience of working with Sarah as our wedding photographer. She captured such sweet moments in the best quality possible. Quick delivery of photos. Sarah is so professional and extremely talented. She is thoughtful and responsive and is a pleasure to deal with on the big day. You will enjoy spending your time with her and she knows a great balance of being “present but invisible” at the same time. I would recommend to anyone looking for a seamless photography experience. THANK YOU, SARAH!

- Philip & Stephanie 







Sarah was amazing! She made me and my whole wedding crew feel so comfortable. Pictures went fast, especially between ceremony and reception. She came prepared with poses and coordination of family pictures. She will be my first pick for anything in the future.

- Jesse & Kelcie









We love our wedding photos! Couldn't have asked for a better photographer for our big day. Not only are our pictures gorgeous, having Sarah and her second shooter around that day was fantastic. Sarah worked to understand us as a couple and really captured that. I highly recommend!

- Seth & Marissa










 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 :)

- Daniel & Jessica 


I hired Sarah Shank for a styled bridal shoot, and it was the BEST experience I've ever had. I have shot for a new other photographers before, but no one quite captured the look like Sarah did. She listened to the ideas I had, while keeping her own style to the photos. I was beyond impressed with her professionalism and her ability to make me feel like one of her best friends and SO COMFORTABLE. She is the only photographer I have recommended to my close model friends, bloggers, families, and friends.



Sarah is the most amazing photographer! Her passion for her work and desire to make a final product we'd gladly display in our home was evident from the planning to the execution of the shoot. She doesn't let perfect get in the way of better and was as adventurous as we wanted to be as we explored a glorious mansion in Virginia. What was even more special was seeing the relationship Sarah has with her husband, as he assisted her throughout the shoot. The love they have for each other made us feel even more in love!

-Ivan & Katerina


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