Sarah Sidwell Photography

Serving Greater Nashville Area and beyond.

About this Vendor

Elegant, Heartfelt, Timeless

Hello! We are Sarah and Mark. Our style is elegant, heartfelt, and timeless. From candid moments to portraits, we are skilled in helping our clients feel comfortable in front of the camera! This allows us to capture natural and truly sincere moments and emotions. To talk to us more about photographing your wedding, send us a note at [email protected] We'd love to chat with you!

Details

Photo + Video Styles

Documentary, Lifestyle

Photo Shoot Types

Engagement

Starting Price Range

$3,000-$4,999

Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing

Awards
Bow2017
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Contact Info

Address
Franklin, TN Serving Greater Nashville Area and beyond. (615) 496-7275
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Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Kellie S

When I started looking for a photographer, I didn't have much of an idea of where to start. I emailed several, including Sarah. She was so personable even through email, and eventually suggested that we meet for coffee. She was so professional and took the time to answer... Read More all of my questions, including some I didn't know I had! Hiring Sarah (and Mark) for our engagement and wedding photos was one of the best decisions I made during wedding planning. She suggested places for engagement pictures, and was brave enough to let our two lab puppies tag along, taking great pictures the entire time! On the day of our wedding, Sarah and Mark were flexible enough to take pictures in two different locations while my husband and I got ready. I have a large family, and Sarah and Mark were able to professionally and calmly organize them for pictures after our ceremony. After the wedding, Sarah was sweet enough to share several sneak peeks. She also took the time to come to our home one afternoon and walk me through the process of picking out photos to display in our home - and continues to be patient with me as I choose exactly what I want! Sarah is an amazing photographer, and truly loves what she does. You won't regret hiring her!

2016-10-31T15:50:47 Response from the vendor

Kellie! I am so glad you chose to work with us too! You and Drew are the sweetest and I am so thrilled for your marriage and lives together! I loved having your pups come along for engagements -- they brought so much personality! Looking... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Melissa M

I can’t say enough great things about Sarah and her husband Mark! My husband and I met Sarah before our wedding and instantly knew that we wanted her to be our photographer. Her warm and friendly personality makes you feel immediately comfortable being around her, which is a... Read More very important quality to have in a photographer. We purchased a package that included our engagement session along with our wedding day. All of our photos from both events turned out PHENOMENALLY. We were so happy to see our love and families captured in a way that was so “us.” Sarah and Mark did a great job balancing the posed artistic photos with the more candid “in the moment” photos. We receive constant compliments and comments about how much people love the way our photos turned out. We had a hard time choosing which photos to put into our album because there were so many great shots that we wanted included. Sarah and Mark were very professional and punctual for all of our meetings. Sarah is fantastic at communicating and was able to get our photos back to us in a very reasonable time frame after the wedding. I highly recommend Sarah for any of your photography needs!

2016-10-25T11:03:26 Response from the vendor

Melissa, thank you so much for your sweet words! Mark and I were so honored to preserve such special memories for you two to revisit for years to come as you flip through your beautiful album! You and Ryan were a blast to photograph for... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/29/2015 Katy H

I was pretty overwhelmed at first trying to find a photographer. I knew I wanted someone in the area of Nashville, but other than that, I was completely open. I met with several photographers found on this website, but something was different when I met Sarah. Not only did I... Read More love her portfolio, but she was professional and prepared. Her personality put me at ease. She just made me feel like she could not only be a photographer but also a friend. She also gave me recommendations for hair and makeup (Michelle Joy and Leslee Engle). So glad I went with her recommendations. Originally, I didn't want to do engagement pictures, since I usually find them pretty cheesy. But I absolutely LOVED our engagement session. She chose a unique location, a greenhouse, and waited for the rain with us, so that I could get the rainy day pictures I wanted. They turned out great. People told me I looked like a model. Which, believe me, meant that I had really amazing pictures. I just received my wedding photos yesterday and I can't stop looking at them. I already have 606 favorite photos. Not sure how I'm going to choose the best of the best, since all of them are so lovely. Definitely choose Sarah as your photographer. You won't regret it! One of the best decisions I made for my wedding day was choosing Sarah Sidwell Photography. :)

2015-10-30T02:03:50 Response from the vendor

Katy-- I your sweet words have made my day! I am so in love with both your engagement photos and your wedding photos -- thank you for choosing me as your photographer! Looking forward to hanging out again in the future! :-)


Reviewed on 9/10/2017 Christine T

Sarah photographed both our engagement and wedding photos. Wow, she did an absolutely amazing job! I have a massive collection of beautiful photographs that I can look back on for years to come. I loved her creativity and it really shows in her work. Yet, she captures elegance... Read More and timeless pictures, as well as some fun and whimsical moments! It was a true pleasure to work with Sarah and Mark. We hope to keep Sarah close by, as she also does maternity, baby, and family pictures.

2017-09-11T19:16:27 Response from the vendor

Christine! Thank you for these sweet words - I'm so glad you all love your photos. Mark & I had so much fun getting to photograph you two for both engagements & wedding photos - y'all are romantic & playful and I love that mixture... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 7/03/2017 Ben M

My wife and I planned our wedding in just 60 days, and we're so glad we chose Sarah to be our photographer. Sarah was extremely professional, and her speedy communication and thorough preparation was so helpful for us on the short timeline. Day of, she and her husband, Mark,... Read More were both fantastic to work with, nailed all the shots, and kept the bridal party and family photos running efficiently and on time. The photos came out beautifully and we love looking through our wedding album to remember our special day. Thank you, Sarah and Mark!

2017-07-05T13:05:10 Response from the vendor

Ben, Thank you so much for your kind words! You and Kathleen are such a joy to be around & we loved documenting such a special part of your story. We are still impressed by y'all's organization skills in planning your wedding in just 60... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 6/06/2017 Emily E

When my fiance and I started planning our wedding, we knew two things: our food and our photography both had to be out of this world. Sarah was recommended to me by my mother-in-law, and I'm so glad because she and Mark were absolutely phenomenal! I can't recommend her enough.... Read More Not only did she put time in with me before our wedding, talking about where the photos should be, the different shots we wanted to get, etc., but she was phenomenal during our wedding day. It poured rain but she was flexible and incredibly organized! And when I got the photos I cried - they were more beautiful than I ever imagined! Hire Sarah and Mark for your wedding!!

2017-06-08T12:21:59 Response from the vendor

Emily - you and Seth were so beautiful on your wedding day!! I am so glad you love the photos - I seriously can't stop staring at them myself! I can't pick a favorite ... between your exit out of the church, you two walking... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 5/30/2017 Jessie S

We could not have dreamed of a better photographer for our wedding day than Sarah! She is super friendly and instantly makes you feel at ease in front of the camera. Every moment from our day was captured beautifully and Sarah had our pictures to us in what seemed like the blink... Read More of an eye! Sarah’s artistic style is breathtaking and every image she gave us brought back so many great memories. Sarah not only photographed our wedding day, but did our engagement sessions as well. We are looking forward to having all of these photos in our home for many years to come! We highly recommend Sarah Sidwell Photography for your wedding, engagement, or any special moment you want photographed!

2017-06-08T12:24:30 Response from the vendor

Jessie - goodness! You sure know how to make a photographer blush! I loved being a part of your wedding journey from engagement to marriage ... I'm kinda sad its over! But I am so thrilled you love your photos and that they can bring... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/03/2016 Jessica B

Sarah is absolutely amazing. I knew upon meeting her that she would be amazing. She is kind, gentle, a good listener, and an artist. Our wedding was non-traditional, and she rose to the occasion. Our photos are beautiful, and they truly are a gift. Sarah exceeded all of my... Read More expectations. I am so glad we chose her, she is the best.

2016-11-03T16:36:25 Response from the vendor

Jessica! I had so much fun following you two around the city! You two were so sweet and fun to work with! Mark and I loved being a part of your elopement and are so excited for the love story that you two will continue... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/03/2016 Jessica B

Sarah is absolutely amazing. I knew upon meeting her that she would be amazing. She is kind, gentle, a good listener, and an artist. Our wedding was non-traditional, and she rose to the occasion. Our photos are beautiful, and they truly are a gift. Sarah exceeded all of my... Read More expectations. I am so glad we chose her, she is the best.

2016-11-03T16:36:13 Response from the vendor

Jessica! I had so much fun following you two around the city! You two were so sweet and fun to work with! Mark and I loved being a part of your elopement and are so excited for the love story that you two will continue... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Alicia C

Planning a wedding is completely overwhelming and finding a good photographer is notoriously tricky and one of the biggest tasks to conquer. Sarah Sidwell Photography was recommended to me by my wedding coordinator and I’m so so happy that she was! My fiancé and I are... Read More incredibly uncomfortable in front of the camera and hate taking pictures. Sarah and Mark made us feel entirely at ease and managed to catch the best pictures and our favorite moments. We could not be happier with the way our wedding pictures turned out! Sarah was always available for questions and information and helped us plan a wedding day timeline so that it would flow seamlessly and we wouldn’t be burnt out on taking pictures. Sarah and Mark both managed to capture different aspects of the day and I loved having them both around! They were very professional and their personalities were great to work with. I hope to work with them in the future as our family grows! Thanks for helping to make our day perfect!

2016-10-31T15:57:59 Response from the vendor

Alicia -- Your wedding day was STUNNING! I was just giddy about all the beauty that I got to photograph that day! You and Chris rocked your portrait time - despite any nerves you about being in front of the camera. Thank you so much... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Alicia B

From the engagement photos, to my bridal session, to our wedding day, we loved every moment and every photo. Sarah is organized, professional, and talented, the entire package that one looks for in a wedding photographer. She makes you feel comfortable for those that are camera... Read More shy and is incredible at capturing couples in an elegant, natural way. On our wedding day Sarah and Mark made a fantastic team. We are so happy with our photographer choice and highly recommend Sarah Sidwell Photography.

2016-10-31T15:46:41 Response from the vendor

Alicia, thank you so much for such sweet words! You are such a busy lady being in med school right now -- I am so honored that you would take the time to share about your experience with us!! You and Everette were a dream... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Tiffany P

I can’t even begin to describe the amazing experience I had working with Sarah and Mark. After a few weeks of researching photographers, reviews, and galleries I came up with a short list of people I was interested in. When I called Sarah she immediately set herself apart from... Read More the rest. Rather than emailing me a list of packages and prices she invited me for coffee so we could get to know each other and talk about what I was looking for in a photographer. After meeting with her I knew instantly we had found our photographer. Her ability to be professional and share in our excitement was so genuine and something that put me at ease. My husband has never been known to be comfortable in front of a camera, but looking at our engagement pictures you would never know. Fast forward to our wedding day (which felt like it took an eternity because of our year and a half long engagement), Sarah and Mark were so accommodating in the fact that my husband and I were not getting ready in the same location. It worked out perfectly considering we weren’t doing a first look! The weather was great, but all the wind was making me a little uneasy and Sarah and Mark were quick to tell me that the wind was making for some great pictures with my veil and oh boy was she right! After getting some of our pictures back I can’t believe how perfectly Sarah and Mark captured every moment of the day. Taylor and I didn’t just find a wedding day photographer in Sarah Sidwell Photography; we found a photographer for all our moments to come as well. I could go on for days, but if you are thinking of using Sarah and Mark to capture your wedding day you will not be disappointed!

2016-10-28T14:16:55 Response from the vendor

Tiffany - thank you so much for taking the time to write this! I am so thankful that your wedding brought us into your & Taylor's lives! You are a joy to be around - seriously, watching you light up the room and all those... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Lexie K

Sarah Sidwell Photography has FAR EXCEEDED all of my expectations and hopes for a wedding photographer! My husband and I had a “pseudo-elopement” with just our parents in late-October, that we planned in less than 4 weeks. Most photographers were already booked (or crazy... Read More expensive) but one of them was kind enough to recommend Sarah Sidwell Photography. By some miracle they were available on our wedding date and within our budget. And, I found out that Sarah wore the same wedding dress that I chose – a sign of good taste! From the first meeting to the wedding day, Sarah and Mark went above and beyond the call of duty. They were quick to respond to emails, helped us create our day-of timeline, and even recommended a hair stylist when mine fell through at the last minute (sidenote: Michelle Joy did an AMAZING job on my hair). Our venue was one they’d never been to, so they scoped it out prior to our wedding day so they knew exactly what to expect. On wedding day, they arrived early and stayed late. They were flexible, attentive to detail, very communicative with us and each other, had super creative ideas, and made everyone felt natural and relaxed in front of the camera. It felt like we were hanging out with old friends! Because our wedding was small and spontaneous, we kept it quiet from friends and family. Sarah agreed to deliver us 2-3 images within a few days of our wedding, so we could announce our nuptials with a picture, and BOY did she deliver tenfold! It’s rare to find a vendor with this level of talent, professionalism, and dedication at such an affordable price. We could not be happier with Sarah Sidwell Photography, and we joyfully anticipate the beautiful pictures Sarah and Mark will deliver to us in the coming weeks.

2016-10-27T01:01:41 Response from the vendor

Lexie! Oh my goodness! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful recommendation! I was so thankful that we were available on your wedding date -- it was pure joy to be a part of such a sweet and intimate day! Mark and... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Charlotte W

Time for a little confession - I booked Sarah for a date before my husband even proposed. But, I knew it was coming, and I wanted to make sure I had reserved Sarah for the weekend I wanted! She took my high school senior photos years ago, and when it came time for my wedding, I... Read More knew I wanted to work with her. From the bridal shoot to the mini engagement shoot to the day of the wedding, her and Mark were such a joy to work with. Even my husband, who is not a fan of being in front of a camera, was quickly put at ease by their creativity and professionalism. And we were so incredibly happy with the resulting pictures! We can’t express enough how much we appreciate them so perfectly capturing memories for us to cherish.

2016-10-26T22:02:23 Response from the vendor

Charli! I was so thrilled that I got to photograph your wedding! It was so exciting for me to get to photograph your senior photos and then some 5+ years later be there for your wedding day! Seriously - it was an amazing feeling!! You... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Kat B

Sarah and Mark get my unqualified endorsement. Firstly, I absolutely loved my photos. They are incredible -not only are they beautiful, but they totally captured my husband and I as a couple, and the feeling of my wedding day. The pictures remind me not just who was there, and... Read More how it looked, but how it felt. 2) They are easy to work with, affordable and just kind people. 3) Sarah has been so diligent in keeping in contact with me even now, 6 months after the wedding. She sent me some free prints for funsies, and we're still friends on facebook!

2016-10-25T14:37:30 Response from the vendor

Kat! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this! I'm so glad you feel like the photos capture your and Andrew's relationship and personality with accuracy! Mark and I loved all the joy, goofy-ness and romance that y'all's relationship contains! Your all's... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Debbie L

When we started planning our wedding finding a good photographer was one of the most important parts to me. I wanted someone that would be easy to work with and would capture our day as it truly happened. I looked at a ton of Nashville photography websites (a ton!!) and... Read More narrowed it down to three. I found Sarah on this site and when we met in person my now-husband and I knew we wanted to work with Sarah. Sarah was very sweet and friendly, but down to business at the same time. She was very organized and helpful and even recommended a fabulous makeup artist (Leslee Engle) to do my makeup and all my girls’ makeup after my trial run with someone else did not go well at all. We loved Sarah’s style and portfolio and our personalities meshed perfectly. Sarah and Mark were so easy and fun to work with on our wedding day we could not have asked for a better experience. They captured the fun we had as we were able to be ourselves and enjoyed the best day of our lives.

2016-10-24T23:45:03 Response from the vendor

Debbie! I am so thankful that I got you meet you and Oley and that we have continued to get to know you more -- even after your wedding day! You two are incredibly kind and authentic -- Mark and I loved photographing your special... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/20/2016 Kristi N

Sarah was simply incredible to work with. I used her for both engagement photos and our wedding day, and I'm so glad I did! Sarah has a knack for taking my vision for photos and fusing them with her professional style. All of my photos were amazing! I've had friends regret their... Read More choice in photographer after their weddings, but I did not regret hiring Sarah one bit! She was sweet, calm, and understanding presence on my big day... one less thing to stress about! I could go on and on... but you get the picture. Sarah is the best of the best!

2016-10-20T14:34:47 Response from the vendor

Thank you! You two were such a dream to work with. Your tender love for each other and excitement to get married was so fun to photograph! Thank you for trusting us to document your life-long memories!


Reviewed on 10/18/2016 Tara L

I loved working with Sarah. She has a gentle demeanor that was so calming when I felt hectic. She has a sophisticated and artful eye, exceeding my expectation. After our engagement session, which was pure fun and ease, I was so confident in our choice of photographer. I already... Read More plan to use her whenever, down the line, a maternity or newborn session is in order.

2016-10-18T16:38:41 Response from the vendor

Tara! Thank you for your sweet words! Your wedding day was so stunningly sophisticated -- I'm so glad you felt the images we captured showed that sophistication and elegance! You and Geoff are so lovely to be around and a joy to work with! Thank... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/18/2016 Christine H

Sarah Sidwell Photography is a hidden gem in Nashville! Her photography style is so beautiful and natural, and her black-and-white photography is one of the reasons I contacted her on the Knot - absolutely gorgeous. She knows how to find the light and capture the love and spark... Read More between couples. She was also so much fun to work with - we first met her at our engagement shoot in Nashville, which she made so much fun! She has so many creative ideas and knows her lighting. Then I met with her before the wedding and we had such a nice time talking over coffee. She is so organized to make sure the wedding runs smoothly and captures every moment you want. Our wedding photos were absolutely perfect and captured so many precious moments that we will cherish forever. And she was so wonderful to work with - she helped me adjust one of the packages to fit our budget and was always easy to reach out to for questions or updates. I will definitely be reaching out to her again for other photo sessions in the future.

2016-10-18T12:36:52 Response from the vendor

Christine! Aw, reading that made me smile! I loved working with you and DJ! Mark and I had so much fun with you on the wedding day with you two! The song and dance you did with your Dad will forever be in our favorite... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 2/07/2016 Catherine L

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to have Sarah and Mark with us throughout our journey! We had heard of Sarah and Mark through a mutual friend and ended up looking at some photos that they had taken for the friend. The photos seemed so natural, and it was exactly what we... Read More were looking for, so we gave them a call! We were on a pretty tight budget and found great prices for an engagement session and wedding services with Sarah and Mark. For the engagement session, they recommended a beautiful venue since we had no clue where to go or what to do. The afternoon felt like we were hanging out with two friends rather than being "stalked by someone with a camera". The pictures turned out beautifully and were a true representation to us as a couple. The morning of our wedding, Winter Storm Jonas had blanketed eight inches of snow on the ground, which made for great scenery for pictures but difficulty in getting to the venue. Sarah and Mark had no problem getting there and were as bubbly and energetic as always! They helped us to take in every moment of the day and kept the focus on us. We are truly thankful for Sarah and Mark and the wonderful pictures they took! Thank you for helping us capture our special day :) ~Andrew and Catherine

2016-10-18T12:41:43 Response from the vendor

Catherine -- I can't believe I am just now noticing this kind review! But, what a delightful surprise on this Tuesday morning! I could not think of a more fun couple to spend the day with during Winter Storm Jonas!! The joy you and Andrew... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 12/08/2015 Kayley R

Sarah and Mark were two of the most talented, professional, and kind individuals I worked with in my wedding planning process. My husband and I opted to do both engagement photos and wedding photography with them and they were able to work with us to provide a package that was... Read More exactly what we needed. As two introverts, they made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and truly eased us into the process. They were able to work alongside other vendors flawlessly in order to make the day as stress free as possible. Most importantly, the final product that we received far exceeded our expectation. Unlike other photographers, Sarah Sidwell includes high quality images without an additional fee. I cannot say enough positive things about Sarah and Mark and if I had to do it all over again, I would choose them without a doubt.

2015-12-08T21:40:00 Response from the vendor

Aw, Kayley -- that warmed my heart! It was a joy to be a part of your engagement and wedding! Thank you for choosing us! I've got one of your photos hanging on the wall in my office -- I smile every time I look... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/23/2015 Jazmin J

Sarah was an absolutely wonderful photographer for our style. She knew we wanted something besides the usual wedding poses and did a great job making us feel comfortable and our photos were just what we wanted. She went above and beyond to complete our vision and I can't... Read More recommend her enough!!!

2015-10-23T19:32:18 Response from the vendor

Jazmin -- you and Matt fit our style so well! We loved photographing your laid back, joyful day! You two are the absolute sweetest together -- I'm so glad you got married!!


Reviewed on 10/21/2015 Lanier S

Sarah and Mark were fantastic! If one of them didn't get a shot we were looking for, another one did. Super easy to work with throughout the whole process. So incredibly happy with the pictures and the overall experience of having them as a part of our wedding. Highly... Read More recommend!

2015-10-21T17:17:36 Response from the vendor

We loved working with you and Ryan!! You two are just beautiful together -- add your sweet pup to the photos and you 3 are just too cute to handle!


Reviewed on 10/14/2015

Sarah and Mark photographed our wedding earlier this year, and they did an amazing job! They were so much fun to work with and had great energy throughout the day. Also, they were amazing troopers during our freezing cold outdoor wedding! Once we received our pictures, we... Read More immediately saw that they turned out beautifully. My husband and I went through each picture the night we got them, and it was so much fun reliving our wedding day. Sarah and Mark were able to capture all the joy and love that we wanted our wedding day to be about. I will always be able to look back on our gorgeous pictures and remember how special our day was. I would definitely recommend Sarah Sidwell Photography to anyone getting married! Sarah and Mark are both great to work with, and you will not be disappointed in their great pictures or their fabulous personalities!

2015-10-14T09:56:50 Response from the vendor

We loved every minute of your all's wedding day! All the beautiful details you all worked so hard to create and the precious moments of your first look and ceremony -- it was all a joy to photograph! -- besides, "the cold never bothered me... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/12/2015 Devon H

Sarah Sidwell Photography is everything and more that is promises to be. From the beginning of our engagement photos to the end of our wedding, working with Sarah and Mark was wonderful! They are both professional, prepared, patient, and very easy to work with and not to... Read More mention, the photos are stunning and truly captured us as we went through this special time in our lives. They never got hurried (even when a storm came during my bridal shots!) She kept calm and assured me that storm clouds make for a beautiful background! To anyone who is looking for or questioning photographers, I would highly recommend Sarah Sidwell Photography! She's more than willing to talk you through any questions or concerns you may have! Thank you Sarah and Mark for coming all the way to Knoxville and all that you did to capture beautiful images of our special day! We will cherish them for the rest of our lives!

2015-10-12T23:22:10 Response from the vendor

Devon! Thank you for your sweet review! We loved being there for all the beautiful moments of your day! From the sweet prayer your little cousin said that made everyone cry to the wild dance party -- we enjoyed every minute of it! And your... Read Less Read More


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Meet The Owner

Sarah + Mark

We are Nashville based photographers specializing in Wedding photography. Photographing two people in love is something we are passionate about. We are married and love photographing weddings together! We are passionate about creating artful photos that help you remember how your wedding day felt in years to come! Photos become heirlooms for future generations and we think you should have the highest quality photographs out there, and thats exactly what we plan give our clients! We would love to hear more about your relationship and your wedding day plans! Send us a message! - Sarah & Mark