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 10/13/2017 Rebecca F

I cannot say enough good things about Sarah and Mark. They did our engagement pictures, which were amazing. I highly encourage any bride to have engagement photos done with Sarah because when my wedding came around, I was already completely comfortable with Sarah and what she... Read More was going to ask us to do. Leading up to our wedding, Sarah's organization and knowledge made planning out our day a breeze. She knew just how long everything would take and was totally prepared for everything, which is every OCD bride's dream. The day of my wedding, there came a torrential downpour. It didn't stop raining until I walked down the aisle. But Sarah and Mark never stopped. The grooms dressing area actually fludded, and Mark had to help all of the guys evacuate. They gave up all of their umbrellas so we could have pictures made. Then, to top it all off, my pictures were returned in TWO WEEKS. That was absolutely incredible. If you don't choose Sarah and Mark, you are making a mistake. We can't wait to have them photograph our kids pictures and family pictures forever. We could not love them more!

2017-10-13T11:12:03 Response from the vendor

Aw - Rebecca! You are seriously making me tear up this morning! Your words are so lovely! I'm so thankful for your positive/go with the flow attitude regarding weather on your wedding day! The photos turned out beautiful and I think the umbrellas and rain... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/13/2017 Katie M

Working with Sarah and her husband was an absolute dream. My husband and I had a short engagement and planned our wedding relatively quickly. Sarah was the first vendor we booked and without a doubt one of the absolute best choices we made throughout all of our planning. I am so... Read More glad we booked her early because no one else would have done such a wonderful job. Sarah interviewed my husband and I before confirming the booking which was wonderful and actually fun! I really appreciated that because not only did we get to know her a little more, but it really showed me that she has respect for herself as a photographer and wants to work with people that she connects with. Sarah arrived at the ceremony location on time and quickly familiarized herself with the area and started shooting my bridesmaids and I getting ready. Her husband mark traveled to where my husband and our groomsmen were prepping and spent some time getting to know them and shooting their photos. Mark and Sarah captured so many amazing moments throughout the evening and even set up some fun moments in the hail and rain that we experienced! The photos were ready for us so quickly and I cry every time I dive into the album. Working with Sarah was such a fantastic investment and I hope to work with her again in the future for the rest of our life events.

2017-10-13T15:23:44 Response from the vendor

Katie! Ah - you are so sweet! We love you and Chris! And your wedding day was such an incredibly special day - we were so honored to be a part of it! I can't wait to photograph more special moments for y'all in the... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/13/2017 Nathan H

If you are reading this and considering booking Sarah for your wedding day, do it!!! Neither my husband nor I know much about photography, so we feel so lucky to have found Sarah. She made the process so easy and I especially appreciated how organized she was, it took a lot of... Read More the pressure off of my mom and I. Having Sarah photograph our wedding was so effortless, and her and Mark actually made the process of taking pictures FUN. As someone who hates having my picture taken, I was shocked at how at ease I felt. Not to mention she went and scoped out our venue ahead of time to make sure she knew where to place us ahead of time, that is incredible client service if you ask me. And finally, the photos themselves were absolutely stunning. We couldn't be more happy, and even got the pictures back much much faster than we were expecting. Sarah, you are amazing and we so appreciate you being a part of the big day!

2017-10-13T11:17:50 Response from the vendor

Courtney! You and Rob were so fun to spend the day with! We love how you all welcomed us into your party - We felt so honored and apart of your big day! I'm so glad you felt at ease in front of the camera... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/06/2017

Sarah and Mark did an amazing job! We absolutely loved working with them for our engagement pictures and our wedding. We were planning our wedding from out of state and Sarah made everything a breeze! We love our photos and our family does as well! Sarah delivered the dream... Read More wedding photographer experience! I would recommend her to anyone!


Reviewed on 10/22/2017

Y’all, Sarah and Mark are the best! I was extremely nervous finding a photographer as I was planning my wedding from another state and Sarah was more than willing to meet up any day I could. She has such talent and the perfect eye for those special moments you don’t never want... Read More to miss. I was beyond pleased to find out Sarah went to the venue ahead of time to find the perfect spots for my big day. She also followed up a week before to ensure we were comfortable with the timeline. Talk about a stress reliever! Thank you so much for the breathtaking photos! Friends, family, and coworkers have all shed tears looking at the priceless moments you captured. Rob and I can’t thank you enough!!

2017-11-01T18:01:40 Response from the vendor

Courtney! You are so so sweet! You and Rob were so much fun to spend time with on your wedding day (and throughout) the wedding planning process! I'm so happy to hear you love your photos - there were so many special moments to capture!!


Reviewed on 10/16/2017 Chrissie P

Sarah is incredible!!!! She was so organized from the minute I reached out to her! She makes everything so easy and stress free! I felt so comfortable knowing our wedding memories were in their hands. Sarah and Mark are so talented and they make such a great team! It was so... Read More nice to have Sarah with the bridesmaids and Mark with the groomsmen to capture the fun! We got married on probably one of the hottest days of the year and they were fantastic about accommodating so we weren't crazy hot but still getting beautiful pictures! They were so helpful throughout the whole day and just fun to have around! We got our pictures back very quickly after the wedding too! They were super easy to look through, download, and share with friends and family! I cannot say enough good things about this fun and talented duo!

2017-11-01T18:05:53 Response from the vendor

Chrissie! Thank you for such a sweet review! Sweeting because of the intense heat was so worth the beautiful photos we got with you & Adam! You two were rockstars! Thank you for choosing us to capture your priceless memories, Mark & I were both... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/14/2017 Christina T

I would highly recommend Sarah Sidwell for photographing your wedding!! She and her husband Mark were such a pleasure to work with. She met with me initially just to get a sense of what kind of photos I liked and what I was imagining for our big day. Leading up to the wedding... Read More she was a great communicator. She was flexible with the weather on the day I was supposed to have my bridal portraits taken (the rain had us switching the times and she handled it so well). On our wedding day, she was a calm and happy presence. She made Scott and me feel comfortable in what would normally be an overwhelming situation (i.e., taking hundreds of photos with time constraints). Sarah and Mark made the photos so FUN and happy! Sarah Sidwell photography is an incredible value — she delivered an impeccable finished product and exceeded all expectations. I’ve had multiple people tell me that our wedding photos are the most beautiful they’ve ever seen! We LOVED working with Sarah (it was like spending time with a sweet friend) and will forever treasure the beautiful memories she captured with her photos!

2017-10-16T16:20:42 Response from the vendor

Christina! Thank you for your sweet words! Mark and I had so much fun with you & Scott on your wedding day - I loved how go with the flow & playful you were in both your bridal photos & your wedding day photos! And... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/13/2017 Carley M

Look no further!! Sarah + Mark are as good as it gets! Their work is stunning. My wedding took place in June and I am still receiving compliments on our wedding pictures. We loved our pictures so much I couldn’t wait to ask them to take our family pictures this year as well. We... Read More seriously couldn’t have asked for anything better!!

2017-10-16T16:25:06 Response from the vendor

Carley! Thank you for these sweet words! We loved being apart of your wedding day and I am so looking forward to your family photos in just a few weeks!


Reviewed on 10/13/2017 Ellen B

Sarah is AMAZING! She took our engagement photos which made me feel super comfortable about using her for our wedding! Day of she just blew my mind! While doing bridal shots and bridesmaids her husband Mark took over on the groom and groomsmen. They worked so well together... Read More creating such an easy day of photographs! For laid back BEAUTIFUL photos I will ALWAYS use Sarah! Xoxo

2017-10-13T11:20:20 Response from the vendor

Ellen! You and Kerry are the cutest! Thank you for such sweet words and for inviting us into your wedding planning process! You to are beautiful inside and out and Mark & I loved getting to know you both! Also - your & Kerry's first... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/09/2017 Kendall T

Sarah and Mark were amazing! They made my husband and I feel so comfortable - especially for 2 people who are not super comfortable in front of a camera. We were blown away by how quickly we got our photos back and how absolutely beautiful they are. We have gotten constant... Read More compliments on them and I can't stop looking at them :) Thank you so so so much, Sarah and Mark! Y'all are seriously the best.

2017-10-13T01:21:21 Response from the vendor

Kendall - you and Kyle were absolute rockstars in front of the camera!! So natural - I was thrilled with how your portraits turned out AND Mark & I had so much fun hanging out with you two on your wedding day. THANK YOU for... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/03/2017 Ellen A

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sarah. We enjoyed every minute of our time working with her for our engagement session and our wedding day. She has such a talent for finding beautiful photo spots-- we trusted her with everything and were not disappointed. My husband... Read More and I were so comfortable with Sarah on our wedding day and every photo is breathtaking. She even got our wedding photos back to us in 3 WEEKS-- and there were over 1,000 photos!! We are so happy with every penny we spent on our photos. We will cherish them for years to come!

2017-10-05T21:01:26 Response from the vendor

Ellen! Ah, I LOVED being a part of your & Aaron's wedding day! I am so happy you are as thrilled with the photos as I am. Thank you for trusting me with to document your wedding day memories. P.S. - I was really comfortable... Read Less Read More


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 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 10/30/2016 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 10/28/2016 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 10/25/2016 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 10/24/2016 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


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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