Bridal Portraits, Engagement
Online Proofing, Digital Files, Photo
I highly recommend working with Sara Wight Photography. Picking a wedding photographer was one of the most difficult parts of wedding planning for me because these pictures are what you have for years to remember your special day. I saw Sara’s amazing work online and once I met her in person I knew she was going to be our wedding photographer. She is sweet, professional and so easy to work with. She helped create a package that worked for us. We did an engagement shoot with her and the pictures came out amazing! I knew I made the right choice. Leading up to the wedding she was so helpful in planning the timing of the day and making sure to capture all of our family, friends and the pictures that we wanted. The day of the wedding, she was on time and brought a second photographer who was just as wonderful as she was. They were both so great to work with and captured amazing moments and it didn’t even feel like they were in the room. Sara was calm the entire day even when our ceremony started late, she adjusted to the timing and helped to quickly gather family for pictures after the ceremony to help us get back on track. We had a large wedding party (10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsman) she kept everyone in line to make sure that the group pictures didn’t take too much time but still got amazing pictures of the bridal party. She helped to guide us for some pictures but a lot of her pictures happen naturally and she makes you feel so comfortable to work with. Our pictures were absolutely gorgeous! She captured so many candid moments that I will treasure for years. We received over 1,500 pictures and it was so hard to pick album pictures, which is a good problem to have. Everyone that has viewed our pictures have nothing but amazing things to say. I am so happy that I picked Sara to capture our special day, she is one of the best photographers I have ever seen!
I have tried to write this review 4 different times because I can't seem to adequately convey how wonderful it was to work with Sara. Her body of work speaks for itself and her packages are straight forward and flexible... but it's her disposition that truly sets her apart. Simply put, she has a personality that you want to be around on your wedding day. She is positive and calming and can read situations and interactions in a way that surfaces great pictures. She also managed to guide my large wedding party through all of our posed photos in a quick and easy-going (read: painless) manner. I have a groom that isn't known to be very photogenic and our time for photos overlapped with cocktail hour, and yet Sara navigated all of that beautifully and made it enjoyable. It should also be noted that she is very thorough and takes pride in her work. She drove an hour from her home to review our reception venue a month before the wedding, as it was a place she hadn't shot before. She checked the light and walked around to visualize where we would do all of the portraits, all while talking us through how everything would work the day of. She is just such a professional. And we love our pictures! The photo gallery that she sent is organized and easy to access, and I've had a number of wedding guests comment on how impressive it is. Last thing to mention is that she made a point to say goodbye to me before she left (since her time wrapped about an hour before the reception did), which really meant a lot. Not because I wanted to make sure I knew exactly when she was leaving, but more because I wanted to give her a hug and thank her for being part of our day. Hopefully that tells you how happy I/we were with Sara!
Sara was such a dream to work with! We loved the photos she took at our friends' wedding and immediately knew we wanted to use her for ours. Sara was so professional through all phases of our planning process and was extremely responsive and helpful. Sara took the time to go over portrait groupings with us and spent an evening with us walking around our venue. She was able to perfectly visualize the lighting and shots and truly impressed us with her knowledge. On our wedding day, Sara and Leana were such a pleasure to work with. They were not invasive like other photographers we've seen and did not carry around unnecessary equipment as her talent truly comes through in each and every photo. We just received our photos and could not stop looking at them! All of the pictures captured the essence of our wedding from every detail. We would recommend Sara to anyone!
We HIGHLY recommend Sara to anyone looking to capture the most beautiful and touching photography of a major life milestone!! We honestly feel so lucky she was part of our wedding day. We are incredibly happy with all the love, thought, and care that went into every photograph from our wedding. All the 5 star reviews about Sara and her stunning photography featured on sites such as Style Me Pretty is exactly what she does for all her weddings.. She goes above and beyond to make sure she captures the wedding day in such beautiful photography that will continue to impress you for years to come. Not only, is she extremely talented and will locate all the most picturesque areas with the best lighting to give you breathtaking photographs. But also, she is the sweetest, most calming person that is genuinely sharing in your happiness throughout the day! It was the best feeling in the world to know my photography was in Sara's hands. The final album of photographs we received exceeded my already high expectations! Everyone's happiness shined through in all the photos that came together beautifully to tell the story of our special day. On top of all the family, bridal party, bride and groom portraits, she had captured candid shots of the guests enjoying the reception and shots of tender moments with our friends and family throughout the day, all without any interruption. She made sure to capture all the details of the day that I worked so hard to put together but didn't get a chance to sit back and admire on the actual wedding day. She even included creative shots and shots that I knew she had envisioned would be a perfect focal point for our home. I can't thank her enough for the absolutely amazing work she did for our wedding.
Sara is THE BEST! Her photos were amazing and her creative eye produced some of the most breathtaking photos I've ever seen (although as the bride, I'm a little biased). She was referred to me by a friend and I had the opportunity to see her in action at another wedding. I was so impressed by her coverage! She got right into the middle of the hora circle and from that moment, I knew we needed to book her. She's also such a pleasant and easy going person that it made the whole experience a true joy. Thank you for everything Sara and we look forward to booking you in a few years for a family photo shoot :-)
Sara is all-around amazing and was absolutely great to work with!! Not only is she a super talented photographer with a great eye, Sara is also extremely professional, organized, responsible, responsive and thoughtful. We had a blast with her during our engagement session and she is fun, warm, relaxed and helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She did a wonderful job capturing our wedding day and she was a great resource for us during the entire wedding planning process. We are so happy with all the photos and the beautiful wedding album she created for us. Sara’s passion for her work and her clients really shines through! We recommend her to everyone and are so thankful that we found her!
All of the five-star reviews don't lie - Sara is the best! I came across her work on a few different wedding blogs and was so impressed by her beautiful photographs. But just as importantly, she is amazing to work with. Sara is one of the most highly responsive people I've met, answering emails pretty much as quickly as I could send them. Such a godsend during the (at times) stressful wedding planning process! Sara made us feel comfortable from the start when we had our engagement photo shoot. I was so glad we had the opportunity to get to know her better, which made us feel more at ease taking photos the day of our wedding. As for the wedding itself, Sara was amazingly organized, and got every single shot we had asked for in terms of family portraits, etc. Super detail-oriented! And she was able to take the most amazing throughout the night, without ever interrupting us or taking us away from the celebration. In short: Sara is AMAZING, and we would recommend her to anyone we knew who was getting married or wanted beautiful photos. Can't say enough great things about her!
Simply put, Sara is the best. My husband came across Sara's website in the midst of early wedding planning last spring. We were immediately drawn to the beauty of her photographs. Soon after contacting her through her website, we met in person to ask questions, learn more about her work and her wedding packages, and for her to get to know us and what we were looking for in a photographer. The meeting was wonderful. Sara is warm, funny, and thoughtful and always professional. She takes her job very seriously and has a deep love and passion for photography, which shines through when she talks about her work and more importantly, is evidenced in the work itself. We met for an engagement shoot on the Highline/in Chelsea a few weeks later. At first, we were a little nervous and stiff, but Sara made us feel so comfortable, like we were the only ones on the Highline. She has a gift for navigating photoshoots in a bustling city, it's impressive! Sara, of course, also did our wedding day photos. They're not only gorgeous, but by the time we got married, we'd known Sara for more than 6 months and were so incredibly comfortable with placing our special day in her hands. Sara and her assistant captured a wide range of images, got every shot on our shot list, and fully captured the day in a way that we'll be able to relive it forever. We can't say enough about Sara, she's just wonderful. We hope to continue working with her to document future life milestones!
Sara was an absolute joy to work with before and during the wedding. In the planning phase, she always kindly accommodated my schedule. On the big day, she had already taken the time to know the space/location and logistics, and she captured every moment while allowing the day/night to unfold naturally. My husband and I (and our families and friends) absolutely love the wedding photographs. From detail to group to candid shots, we have so many favorites. I'm so thankful we worked with Sara--I wish we could have her at every major life celebration!
When researching a photographer for my wedding, I came across photos taken at the venue where I was going to have my reception and was taken aback by Sara Wight's beautiful photography. Her work stood out to me because of the fine art approach and beautiful candid moments that are invaluable. Sara was such a pleasure to work from our initial meeting in her office and all the way through to months after our wedding! We talked about ways to get different shots at my reception venue and she completely followed through on that; in fact, one of our favorite shots is actually in this beautiful spot that I never knew existed at our venue! Sara and Leana were so great on the day of our wedding and made us feel at ease & made sure we got all of our must-have shots while also giving us time to mingle with guests at cocktail hour. Going through all of our photos brought tears to my eyes because they really captured such precious moments that brought back incredible memories of our day. All of our family and friends have commented on the beauty of our photos and I would highly recommend Sara Wight Photography to any couple!
Incredible photographer who fortunately likes working at weddingsReviewed on 10/16/2015 Stacy K
There are wedding photographers and then there are incredible photographers her find joy in capturing peoples' wedding days - or their "best days ever." Sara falls in the latter category. She is immensely talented and brings thought, beauty and care to every shot. Sara perfectly captures the most beautiful moments of the day, both candid and posed though candids are where she truly stands out from all other photographers, and still manages to be this amazing sense of calm throughout the day. She is composed and collected and can kindly organize a group of crazy family members or wedding parties to get arranged for the perfect picture.
I think Sara's greatest talent is her empathy with her clients. She was just as excited for us to be getting married as we were and it really shone through. She loves her job and that helped make the day even better! She was able to be both present and part of the wedding but also managed to never make you feel like self-concious of being photographed. I have no memory of Sara photographing us during the ceremony and yet there are wonderful photos from every angle. And I have to say our formal portrait session with her after the ceremony were just entirely too much fun. And the results, oh my god the results! Our wedding looks like something out of magazine because of Sara. She took time and care to understand the venue so that we got a variety of wonderful compositions. And that combination of fine attention to detail to everything from the shoes, the rings, the decor and the incredible candid shots of the guests dancing, drinking and having fun mean that we will forever be able to look back on our wedding and see all of the joy captured beautifully. I know that as memory fades of the day itself that these beautiful, magical, artistic photos will always be able to bring me right back to the day. The real magic for me is that in every photo Sara took of me I feel like I look beautiful. Every woman I know, myself included is always so critical of how they look in photographs. And I am no exception. When I shopped for my wedding dress I looked at every angle in the mirror to ensure that I could perhaps look ok at different angles. I just wanted, hoped to be able to have a few photos of myself from my wedding where I would like how I looked. I never expected that I would see hundreds of photos of myself where I feel I looked as beautiful as I felt. I don’t know how she does it but she just gets you mid open mouthed laugh, at your best angle and in the best light. I cannot thank Sara enough. I think on the day all brides just want to be able to know that they’re going to look amazing and trust me Sara will capture your very best self. It was absolutely amazing to have a photographer who was so much fun to be with and who produces such incredible results.
I cannot express enough how happy my husband and I are with the pictures of our wedding! Sara came highly recommended to us by our wedding planner who had worked with Sara recently; after seeing their work in the Style Me Pretty blog, we were instantaneously drawn to Sara’s unique artistic pictures. From start to finish, Sara’s attention to detail was incredible. She was able to strike a perfect balance between laid-back and professional. After our pre-wedding consultation, Sara emailed us a very detailed wedding day itinerary - she timed everything thoroughly. She even took the time to visit our venue and scout out the various locations on site prior to our wedding day. Sara and her assistant Leana did a spectacular job and were an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. Sara also has a wonderful calming presence, which is something that any bride will greatly appreciate on their wedding day! We couldn’t be happier with the final product. Our pictures are tasteful, chic and truly reflected who we are as a couple. Thank you Sara for capturing every magical moment of our wedding day!
Photography was very important to us and we sought a high-quality photographer who would capture the most important moments of the day in a natural and artistic manner but not be overtly present and in our guests way. Sara fit this perfectly! We were very impressed with Sara’s portfolio and artistic style. We were even more pleased after meeting her in person; Sara is extremely, friendly, and easy to work. She was very responsive to my questions and was familiar with my venue having shot other weddings there before. On the day of the wedding, Sara was very efficient in getting through the bridal and family portraits prior to the ceremony. Sara captured the spirit of the day beautifully and our family and friends raved about our stunning photos. We highly recommend Sara Wight Photography.
I cannot say enough about how WONDERFUL Sara Wight is, and how STUNNING our wedding photos are, thanks to her tremendous talent!! Sara was the perfect photographer. She was so sweet and kind, and really cared about what was most important to us in terms of our photos. Our wedding was held in a park in NYC, and Sara did a site tour a few days before the wedding to scout the best spots for our pre-wedding shoot. She found several beautiful places in the park, and the photos turned out spectacular!! For the ceremony (also outside), Sara captured the intimacy of the moment while also capturing the giant trees in true perspective. The results were breathtaking. Best of all were the hundreds of moments of joy that Sara captured throughout the entire event, from the pre-wedding greetings with guests to the smiles and laughs of all of our guests on the dance floor throughout the night. Throughout every element of our wedding, Sara and her assistant were unobtrusive and managed to snap every shot without any feeling of disruption for us or for our guests. They were absolutely lovely and gracious to everyone. Every time I look at the photos, I smile, and I always find a new photo that I missed, and which makes me all the more grateful that we worked with Sara for our most special day.
Second to our venue, we felt our photographer to be the most important vendor we would choose for our wedding (and engagement photos), for a number of reasons: We were not planning to hire a videographer, which had interrupted our view and disturbed our ability to be in-the-moment as guests at others' affairs, so it was important that the photos told the whole story of our wedding. It was also important to us to hire a photographer who would capture everything without interrupting or disturbing our guests by standing on ladders, directing people in the middle of the dance floor or using heavy flash. Sara (and her assistant) succeeded masterfully in their photo-journalistic/fly-on-the-wall approach to capturing our ceremony and wedding, and their warm, caring interactions with our bridal party, family and others during our posed photography. Sara made us feel our special day was just as important to her as it was to us. When we received our photos, Sara organized them in a way that allowed us to relive the day and also take in all the things we weren't able to see in the moment of our wedding. We received countless compliments from friends and family and when we posted some select photos to social media, many of our friends and family changed their profile pictures to one of Sara's. We viewed this as the ultimate compliment to Sara and to the overall feel she contributed to our wedding day. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
Captured Every MomentReviewed on 12/07/2014 Erica C
My now husband and I simply found Sara Wight by "googling" our wedding venue, Tamarack Country Club and wedding photography. Sara's artistic and classic images popped right up and we immediately scheduled an appointment with her to meet with her for our big day. Sara was not only professional, but her entire portfolio was stunning. Her work is so artistic, and natural looking - exactly what we were seeking in a wedding photographer. (Sara won over my husband with her delicious chocolate offerings at our first meeting!). Once we made the decision to use Sara Wright Photography for our special day, I was never afraid to ask Sara for advice - on colors to wear for engagement photos, etc. Throughout the entire process, Sara was so available to us, reliable, professional, not intrusive and such a calming force on our special day. Choosing Sara Wight was one of the best wedding decisions we made. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
A True GemReviewed on 12/04/2014 Lauren A
Like many other reviewers, working with Sara was one the best parts of my wedding experience. My (now) husband and I had two engagement shoots in different locations, and Sara was so incredibly accommodating and had no qualms about shlepping out to Long Island for one of the shoots. Not only that, but she did not even ask to be reimbursed for the gas money to travel out to Long Island, unlike some other photographers that we had met with. Also, our photos were STUNNING. Our wedding was on Ellis Island, which Sara had never photographed before. So she took a full half day to join us and our wedding planner on the island a couple months prior to the big day to get the lay of the land. We really appreciated her dedication to perfection and for taking the time out of her schedule to do the walk-through us. On the actual wedding day, Sara's calm and professional demeanor was so appreciated. I've seen other photographers at my friends' weddings be very loud and in-your-face...but Sara made everyone feel at ease and wasn't too invasive at all. The best part of working with Sara were her results. We were supposed to receive our wedding photos 12 weeks after the event...but we were over the moon when we received them 6 WEEKS EARLY. Sara is just a really hard worker and stays true to her word. Her photos are beautiful and she has such an artful eye...she is really able to capture those special moments that you will cherish for ever. She's amazing!
WOW!Reviewed on 8/29/2014
I cannot recommend Sara Wight highly enough. Here are just a few reasons that Sara is amazing: 1. Her sweet personality - it is such a pleasure to work with Sara. She is kind, smiling and calm - a blessing on your wedding day. She sets everyone at ease, from your curmudgeonly older relatives to your don't-want-to-sit-still-and-pose-for-a-picture flower girls. She is present without getting in the way. 2. She is a phenomenal artist. Sara knows how to grab you for the sunset shot, frame you in just the right light, shoot you in the middle of a laugh, get just the right play of light and shadow, and capture energy of dancing. She has a perfect eye for detail and frames evey one of her pictures gorgeously. 3. She will make you look banging. Seriously, Sara did not share a single picture that I didn't look amazing in, and I'm NOT a photogenic person. I was so delighted by her editing - she captured all the best pictures and highlighted my and my husband's best features. 4. She is highly professional. Every communication with Sara was answered promptly and professionally. Her second shooter and the photobooth photog were similarly awesome. I could actually list more bullet points, but looking at her website will tell the story of her talent better than I could. Just work with her. You won't regret it.
So patient and kind!Reviewed on 8/19/2014 Natasha L
Sara came recommended by a friend, and working with her was one of the best decisions I could have made for my wedding day! We started off with an engagement photo shoot, at which time my husband and I got to know Sara, and we adored her. She was kind, gave us just the right amount of instruction, let us be ourselves, and took amazing photos. She was always available and flexible, and so easy to work with. Sara helped me set my wedding day schedule, which was incredibly helpful. She is so knowledgeable, and worked in the demands of my family with ease (they were all arriving at different times). On the day of the wedding, Sara was cool, calm and collected. She had worked at my venue before, and already knew all of the locations she wanted us to be photographed in. As she directed us around the grounds, she patiently helped me and my bridesmaids pose, allowed my groom and his party to take breaks, and kept us motivated. She quietly whisked around the reception, took more table and family shots than I ever could have asked for, and overall, was an absolute pleasure to work with!
Stunning Photography!Reviewed on 8/11/2014 Nicolle A
Choosing Sara Wight Photography for your wedding is the best decision you can make. It certainly was for my husband and me! Sara is the perfect blend of professional, personable, and artistic. From our very first e-mail exchange, Sara made me feel comfortable and confident with the wedding photography process. She was always available to answer any questions we had and did so promptly. We were planning our wedding long distance, and Sara’s availability and professionalism made things much easier to organize. She even did a walk through with us just days before our wedding. On the day of the wedding, Sara was a calming presence. She brings a second photographer with her and together they captured all the “big moments,” from the ceremony and first kiss to the first dance and the cake cutting. She also captured all the “little details,” like shots of the flowers, shoes, and wedding gown, which are just as meaningful to a bride. The photographs themselves are just stunning. All of our friends and family have raved about the photos. Many people have commented that our photos look like they are straight out of a bridal magazine. Sara is a truly gifted photographer. She has a great eye and her photos look both natural and artistic. Even the typical family portraits look fantastic. The many candid photos from the reception allowed us to share in all the little moments during our wedding that we didn’t get to see. Sara has a way of photographing a look, or a smile, or a kiss that makes you feel like you are experiencing that special moment with the person in the picture. By far, my favorite part of our wedding day was being photographed by Sara at Old Westbury Gardens, just my new husband and me. Sara gave us subtle but clear direction, and it never felt like a photo shoot. It was wonderful to have a quiet moment together during all the wedding excitement. And of course, the photos are amazing! Whenever I look at them, they bring back all the wonderful feelings I had on our wedding day.
MOBReviewed on 4/13/2014 Catherine S
When my daughter and I met with Sara the first time we felt so comfortable just talking to her. So I knew she would do a good job. However, I feel we got so much more than that. Neither my daughter nor I had ever planned a wedding so we relied on Sara for guidance. She was friendly but not intrusive. She was able to lead us through all of the preliminary planning issues with such expertise and advice whenever asked. Sara and her assistant managed to capture all of the photos we wanted plus so many beautiful candid shots we had not even imagined. I just received my album this past week and could not be more thrilled with the result. If there is ever a need for us to hire a photographer in the future Sara will be our first call!
Absolutely the best!Reviewed on 4/12/2014 Erin S
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Sara and the absolutely stunning work she does. When I started the search for a photographer, time after time I was drawn to work done by Sara. There is so much emotion captured in her photography; she is beyond talented! From our very first meeting, I felt comfortable with Sara and knew immediately I wanted her around me on the big day. Loving my vendors was so important to me and Sara was such a dream to work with throughout the entire process. We planned our wedding in less than 5 months (!), and Sara was so incredibly reassuring every step of the way. I trusted her feedback and knew she understood the vision I wanted. We were so fortunate to have her photograph our rehearsal dinner too. She blended right in and I never worried about a thing the entire weekend. My husband and I couldn’t be more thrilled with our photographs, and are so thankful to have the memories of the day captured so beautifully.
Best photographer!Reviewed on 4/08/2014 Jessica S
I don't have enough amazing things to say about Sara Wight. I didn't realize this going in, but it's not that common to find a vendor who is equal parts artistic and equal parts business savvy. She was so professional and always got back to us quickly, so in the year leading up to the event I knew we had picked a good photographer. However, the day of and after when we got our pictures back I realized we had picked an amazing photographer. She really went above and beyond our expectations! She has such a calming effect, but her being calm and not pushy doesn't mean she won't get all the pictures you want. For portraits, she gives just enough direction so that you know you will have beautiful pictures, but also isn't too pushy about direction where you feel awkward and forced (which I've experienced as a bridesmaid in other people's weddings). After the portraits as the wedding started, we didn't even realize she was there but she and her assistant were clearly in the middle of everything because our pictures captured everything! I knew we'd have beautiful portraits and details from Sara, but I have to say her pictures from the ceremony and reception were what blew us away. They truly captured the spirit of the night and we don't have any regrets about not hiring a videographer because she captured the night perfectly and even better than any videographer could have! I could go on for days about Sara, she is just so fantastic to work with and I would say the best (and our favorite) vendor we picked for our entire wedding!
Professional, Unobtrusive, and Customer-Service Focused!Reviewed on 7/31/2013 Christine L
We loved working with Sara. She made us feel like we were her only clients in the year leading up to (and following!) our wedding... even though we know she has a full case log! Her attention to detail, combined with her business professionalism - made for an overall smooth transaction from start to finish. While fully present in the planning stages - Sara went virtually unnoticed on the big day. Which was a good thing! She was able to capture all of our special moments without "getting in the way" of family, friends, or our officiant. A huge plus. Our only regret is that we weren't more patient with our formal, posed photographs. Some of the staged group shots were a bit off - with people's heads hidden behind others, arms placed awkwardly, etc. I wish she would have been more vocal in directing us where to stand or what to do (since we were clueless!!). But our candid shots? Still life shots? In the moment shots? TO DIE FOR!! Sara really out did herself. If you're looking for your photos to tell a story and capture emotion, she's your lady. Thanks for everything!