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.

Entrepreneur Life: The program I can't live without

Someday I really hope to have a private secretary, bookkeeper, and marketing team. A girl can dream, right?! Until then, I'm juggling it all and always looking for tools to help me give my clients an incredible experience and allow me to spend less time at my computer. Efficiency is the name of the game, and when you’re running the show, downtime doesn't come naturally. There's always work to be done behind the scenes! When it comes to spending less time at the computer while still being completely attentive to my clients, there’s one program I can’t live without: Dubsado. Dubsado is a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) program that I use on the daily. This is where I store communication, project details, send out information, and keep tabs on what each client needs. Here’s a few reasons I love it and have used it for the past year.

01. Client communication

There’s so much important communication that needs to happen when it comes to wedding photography, Dubsado stores it all for me! You can easily create email templates for routine emails like payment reminders, as well as keep track of every email you’ve ever sent the client. I can confidently say this feature alone has added years to my life!


02. Contracts + Invoices

All my contracts are stored directly within Dubsado, making it crazy easy to send them off to a client, along with an invoice!


03. Workflows

No longer do I have to worry about missing a task I need to complete or an email that should be sent, Dubsado gives me the tools to customize a series of reminders and tasks that keep me on track with communication and help me stay in touch with clients, even when I’m shooting multiple weddings a week!


I’m a Dubsado believer all the way, it’s truly revolutionized the way I run my business. Check it out, you won’t regret it!


| Based in Santa Barbara, serving the west coast and the world |

Fun + Romantic Wedding Photography