Sarah Ellefson - Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer

Love Isn't Boring, why should your photos be?

Sarah Ellefson is a film inspired wedding, family, and editorial photographer based out of Southern California + New Mexico but travels worldwide. She lives for sunny days, intimate details, and candid images.

Sarah Ellefson Photography

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Born and raised in the mountains of Arizona, I came out to California for college and fell in love with the coast, along with a sandy haired, glasses wearing, hippie, ultra marathon runner that I quickly locked down as my husband! After living in New Mexico for four years, I’ve adopted the California coast as my home and am semi obnoxious about pretending I’m a local in my sleepy, sweet beach town of Ventura. 

When I’m not running my business, I probably have an entire container of Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups in hand while I lay on the beach and tan my buns, speed reading a novel off the the latest NYT Best Seller List. I’m an avid hiker and hot yoga enthusiast, but honestly, that’s primarily to counteract all the peanut butter cups that somehow find their way into my mouth.

I got into the wedding industry straight out of college, seeing photography as a way to merge my creativity, entrepreneurship, passion for people, and love of tequila shots. After 6 years and over 100 weddings, I’ve never looked back! I freaking love what I do and genuinely feel #blessed that I attend parties for a living. 



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