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.



- 2019 family sessions are $600 - 

- All packages include an hour long shoot and 40-60 high resolution images delivered via an online gallery with printing rights.

- Images are delivered 2-3 weeks after our shoot date.

- Many clients choose to shoot in/around their homes or at a location special to their family!

- California families, a $.54 mileage fee is applied for all sessions outside a 40 mile radius of Ventura, California.

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Q: I absolutely love your in home shoots but I feel like my house isn't really photogenic and doesn't have great light. Is it possible at all to still shoot there?

A: Can I let you in on a little secret? No one's home is perfect! So many of my clients come to me with this question and I assure all of them, all we need is a window and I'll work the photo magic.

Q: Do you ever do family sessions outside of New Mexico or Los Angeles?!

A: All the time! If you'd like to be notified when I come to your area, send me an email at 

Q: How do I book a session with you?

A: Inquire through the button above and I'll send over a contract + invoice! Please note, payment is due in full upon booking to reserve your session.

Q: I'm dying to do a session with you but my kids and husband aren't super excited about it. Any tips for getting them on board?

A: Oh man, I feel you! Being in front of the camera is sometimes hard for dads because they feel awkward or aren't sure what to do and don't want to be cheesy. Kids associate it with having to sit still and get super dressed up. No wonder they're not excited! Rest assured, this photo session will be like none other. I give dads direction and guidance on looking their best and loosening up in front of the camera and I'm all about bringing the FUN for the kiddos. Ultimately, the best photos come from relaxing and having a good time. If your family brings willing attitudes, I'll make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy our session!

Q: I'd love to book a session but I don't feel myself because I haven't lost as much baby weight as I was hoping to lose. Can you work a little photoshop magic?

A: Aside from editing out the occasional pimple, I don't do any major editing on my clients bodies, I want my photos to reflect your natural beauty! It's my priority to make any woman in front of my camera look and feel her best, which I do through posing and directing so you look your finest. No photoshop needed, mama. I've got your back!


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

Fun + Romantic Wedding Photography