A belieF in the impact of story.

You invest in timeless wedding photographs that will last a lifetime, for a marriage that will last a lifetime. Because your story impacts generations.

Working closely with your planning and vendor team, we ensure no details are overlooked so you look your best, remain present with family & friends, and celebrate your day with ease. We pour our upbringing, values, work ethic, artistic eye, extensive experience, and every bit of heart and soul into creating wedding images that will tell your story for generations to come. 

We are committed to capturing your day in the most beautiful, authentic way possible, without interrupting the storyline or distracting from the beauty of your love. Through thoughtful posing, gentle guidance, and a discrete presence, we allow your story to remain in the forefront while we work in the background to capture each moment as it unfolds. 

Sarah as your


What you can expect from working together:


With fifteen years of training, 250 wedding stories told, and nearly two dozen cultural backgrounds represented in our client portfolio, there is very little that can surprise or overwhelm.


With a focus on service throughout our entire relationship, from initial inquiry to final product delivery, we know that a wedding is about our clients— their story, their legacy, and the values they desire to pass on to future generations.


We operate from a position of honesty, integrity, and authenticity in every aspect of our business, from internal company policies to the way we choose to edit images before final delivery.

Discrete & Tailored Delivery

A wedding is an incredibly personal celebration, one that requires a tremendous amount of trust. We ensure our client’s privacy is preserved throughout our relationship, and respect their comfort level at each juncture. We are highly selective with our team, and careful with what we share in marketing collateral, always cognizant that these images are sacred and precious to our clients, and some clients prefer their stories to be shared with a light hand.

Additionally, Sarah Bradshaw Photography is a “purpose-driven” business. In short, it is run from the inside out, operating from a set of Core Beliefs that are used as a filter to guide every decision—choice of camera equipment; fonts used on website and marketing collateral; how we manage a wedding day timeline; and how we set office hours. 


from past clients and vendor partners

“Sarah brings a calming spirit to the beautiful chaos that is a wedding day.”

She made herself invisible when I was enjoying time with family and friends so she could capture authentic moments. And she was quick to step in with ideas and directions when it was time to capture the images that were a priority for us. 

- JOHN & Courtney, 2021

“An amazing photographer, full of kindness, firmness,
and grace.”

The photos Sarah captured were stunning and bring tears to my eyes every time I look at them. I couldn't have asked for more perfect memories of my wedding day. 

- JOHN & MEERA, 2013

“She was the first vendor I met that invested in us as a couple.”

"It was about more than the event; she wanted to capture our story. Her level of organization kept this type-A bride at ease, but didn’t overwhelm my laid-back husband!"

- SAM & SARAH, 2018

“Sarah was hands-down the best decision we made for our wedding.”

"She has a unique ability to capture precious moments that happen on such a special day and the emotion comes through our images. Sarah was so easy to work with and the images she produced were STUNNING! She is an incredible person, and no one else who could have captured our wedding as beautifully as she did."

- TIM & VANESSA, 2011

I knew just by looking at her portfolio that she was going to be our photographer. And then I met her— she has such a kind and calm energy, which I knew would be perfect to have by our side on the most important day of our lives. 

“Her photos have such an incredible way of telling a story from
start to finish.”

- TOM & RACHEL, 2018

“We could feel she truly cared about us and
our story.”

"She has such an eye for catching those sweet “in-between” moments and we could feel she truly cared about us and our story. Her kindness, grace, and the joy she brought to every session and interaction made such an impact."

- WILL & SARAH, 2021

“Sarah was kind, flexible and easy to have around the day of the wedding.”

As a little girl I hated being photographed because I felt camera-shy, but Sarah's personality is PERFECT for what she does -- she is simply a part of the activity and you don't feel like you're behind a camera, but with another friend. I highly recommend her as a wedding photographer. 

- TIM & JENNIFER, 2012

“I knew I loved Sarah’s photos from the moment I saw her porftolio.”

What I didn’t know was that the person behind the lens was equally amazing as her photos. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sarah Bradshaw as a person and a professional. She is a beautiful photographer who truly cares about her clients. Sarah is warm and caring and most importantly, her energy is calm – exactly what you want and need on your wedding day


“As soon as we met,
I knew I wanted her to photograph our wedding.”

She is incredibly thorough and thought through all the details in making the day of our wedding go smoothly. I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Sarah and how talented a photographer she is in capturing the moments that mattered most during our wedding. She is passionate about what she does and this clearly comes through in the photos she takes. I love our photos and hiring Sarah was the best decision we made for our wedding! 

- Fred & Sherry, 2016

“Sarah makes you feel
so comfortable and welcomed from
the beginning.”

She is professional, passionate, joyful, confident, and creative. And her work reflects her character. She desires to know you and will then plan to portray you accordingly. Her work is lovely. Classic and timeless. Sarah believes in her work and the meaning behind the moments she's capturing.

- ALEX & LAUREN, 2015

“There are not enough positive things I could
say about Sarah.”

Her talent is evident, she is an absolute joy to work with, she made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and behind the scenes as well. She treated us like friends and like our wedding was the highlight of her days. Having Sarah as our photographer put us at ease on the day of and made our day that much more special. 

- JASON & MOLLY, 2015

“I was very clear with wanting the best and my expectations were completely exceeded.”

The bottom line is that Sarah has an amazing work ethic, undeniable character and code of business conduct, an approachable and inviting personality that makes working with her and her team, truly like nothing else.

- EVAN & MEGAN, 2015

“We feel so fortunate to have had Sarah photograph our day.”

And not just as part of our “day,” but thanks to these photos – which will be in our home, in homes of our family & friends, and passed around – but a part of our life! It’s hard to express just how happy we are looking through our weddings images. We love them… and you!

- JAMIE & ELAINE, 2017

“There was no question as to whom we preferred to shoot our wedding.”

Sarah's portfolio, flexibility, business model, not to mention character to be the absolute best fit for us and were so happy when she was able to serve as our photographer. The wedding photos were meaningful, plenty, and an absolutely beautiful portrait of our ceremony, reception, emotions, and love. I have recommended Sarah to many friends for her amazing work, professionalism, kindness, easy to work with personality, and artful eye knowing they will not be disappointed and can not sing her praise enough! 

- GEORGE & BECKY, 2012

“I can't say enough good things about Sarah.”

She is so positive and happy, and makes you feel so beautiful when she is photographing you. Her work is incredible. I love each photo more than the last. 

- BILLY & MADDIE, 2016

“She is a consummate professional, ensconced in unswerving joy.”

“While her work speaks clearly for itself, witnessing the process and the client experience with Sarah Bradshaw photography is unparalleled. Sarah simultaneously exudes the perfect balance of enthusiasm & calmness, creativity & precision—rooted with an undercurrent of intentionality. She is a consummate professional, ensconced in unswerving joy.”

Allie Barham

Beckon Events

“Everything Sarah photographs is artistically and accurately captured.”

"It has been a pleasure and a joy to have had my work captured by Sarah Bradshaw. She is one of the finest photographers I have worked alongside in the DMV area. Everything she photographs is artistically and accurately captured. Clarity of color is essential for me, and that is a super talent she holds."

Holly Chapple

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

“Working with Sarah has made me a better stylist and wedding designer.”

"Some of my best work has been shot impeccably well by Sarah's incredible eye for detail and exceptional ability to capture colors. Not only is she truly an iconic artist in photography, she also nails it in the organization and professional business aspects as well. I could not highly recommend her enough and working with her has made me a better stylist and wedding designer."

Carrie Moe

Type A Society

“You can feel her passion for imagery through attention to detail.”

“Sarah's images exude elegance. You can feel her passion for imagery through the attention to detail and ability to capture raw emotion in such a timeless way."

Lauren Brown

sweet root village

“Her talent is matched only by her invested interest in each couple.”

For an engaged couple, wedding photography is about more than the images alone, it's about a comfort with and connection to their photographer. It has to be to produce wedding day magic. I've seen Sarah make that connection over a single phone call. The personal level on which she communicates has constantly put my couples at ease and creates an excitement around the shared vision of how they want to remember their day. Her talent is matched only by her invested interest in each couple, which is undeniable. It is a pleasure to have her on my team at every opportunity.

Sara Muchnick

Sara Muchnick Events