Sarah Ellefson - Southern California + New Mexico Wedding Photographer

NEW MEXICO//Photographer//SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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.

Featured on BHLDN: Walnut Creek Wedding at The Gardens at Heather Farm: Clare + Sal

Clare + Sal's wedding day was perfection from start to finish. Their ceremony at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church was filled with beautiful light from the antique stained glass windows, and the joy of the bride and groom was reflected in the church full of friends and family. Clare + Sal's goal for their wedding was to focus on the guests and have lots of fun in a beautiful, natural setting. The Gardens at Heather Farm fit the bill perfectly tor the reception, and the weather gave us gorgeous, glory sunlight! Guests enjoyed outdoor cocktails in the sunshine, and strolled around the beautiful grounds. The lovely gardenscape was an incredible backdrop for the beautiful couple, showing off Clare's classic BHLDN two piece dress which was perfection! (She rocked the Jessica Bodysuit + a sold out skirt, similar to the Effie Skirt. Lovedddddd it!)

When dinner rolled around, their family and friends enjoyed delicious tacos from El Molino, and then finished off with an incredible cake from Alpine Pastry which tasted as good as it looked! Clare + Sal also paid attention to the details, with a Polaroid guest book, Jenga blocks for everyone to sign, personalized lip balm for party favors (GENIUS), and beautiful hand lettered signs. After the dancing started, they handed out glow rings and glow sticks, which is something EVERYONE should do at their weddings! It really amped up the party vibe. By the time Clare + Sal exited, every single guest was full of good food, laughter, and was hyped up from the dancing! Congratulations to you two beautiful people, and enjoy your honeymoon at Lake Tahoe!

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 A wedding at St Margaret Mary's Catholic Church in Oakland, California.
 
 Bride twirling her dress outside St. Margaret Mary's Church in Oakland California moments before she walks down the aisle.
 
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 Couple sitting at the altar right after saying their vows at St Margaret Mary's Church in Oakland, California.
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 Newlyweds kneeling after communion at their wedding mass held in St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church in Oakland, California.
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 Newlyweds exiting St Margaret Mary's Catholic Church in Oakland, California.
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 Bride laughing in the grass at The Gardens at Heather Farm.
 Newly married couple sharing a tender moment at The Gardens at Heather Farm | Sarah Ellefson Photography
 Bride laughing in the garden at Heather Farm.
 Happy wedding at the gardens at heather farm.
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 Happy couple with their bridal party at the gardens at heather farm before the wedding reception starts.
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 Couple exiting their wedding at the gardens at heather farm.
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 First dance during a modern, elegant wedding at the gardens at heather farm.
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Sarah Ellefson is an bold hearted, wedding and family photographer based out of Los Angeles + New Mexico but travels worldwide. She lives for sunny days, intimate details, and candid images. Her style is often described as film inspired, bright, and natural. Passionate about documenting photos that will be cherished as heirlooms, Sarah strives to capture the beauty of how a moment feels.


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SARAH ELLEFSON PHOTOGRAPHY | hello@sarahellefson.com

| Southern California + New Mexico |

Film Inspired Wedding + Family Photographer