Sarah Ellefson - Southern California + New Mexico Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara//Photographer//New Mexico

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.

 
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2018-19 packages

Hi there!  

I'm so thrilled you're interested in working with me! Beyond beautiful imagery, here’s what you’re investing in:

  • Time + Energy: Emails + phone calls from the moment you reach out, friendly + quick communication throughout your wedding planning process, as last but not least, shooting and editing time.

  • Expertise: When you hire me for your day, you’re hiring a pro who knows how to give you a relaxed and beautiful wedding photography experience. I have an artist’s eye for light, know my camera gear backwards and forwards, and can wrangle your family into photos before you can blink. You’re getting a photographer who can capture candid imagery and direct you to make you feel your absolute best in front of my camera. I know how to be a fly on the wall and also how to get in a crowd and direct a large group of people.

  • Experience: I’ve photographed over 100 weddings and intimately know what makes a wedding day flow well. I give each client guidance with a personalized photography timeline ensuring your photo priorities are in good hands.

  • Dedication: Each client’s wedding photography experience is super important to me. Everyone’s day is unique and I take the time to learn about my clients, their families, and the traditions they hold dear. Throughout each step in the planning process, I’m here when you need me!

 
 
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4 Hours | $2,900

(Please note, this package is only available Monday - Thursday.) 

- One photographer (me!)

- Best suited for intimate weddings, elopements, and celebrations with a max of 30 guests.

- Includes a complimentary engagement session in the greater Los Angeles area. 

- Approximately 200 - 300 high resolution images delivered via an online gallery with printing rights.

- Online gallery of sneak peeks delivered one week after your wedding day.

- Full online gallery delivered 4-6 weeks after your wedding day.

 
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6 Hours | $3,500

- One photographer (me!)

- Best suited for shorter wedding days.

- Includes a complimentary engagement session in the greater Los Angeles area. 

- Approximately 400 - 500 high resolution images delivered via an online gallery with printing rights.

- Online gallery of sneak peeks delivered one week after your wedding day.

- Full online gallery delivered 4-6 weeks after your wedding day.

 
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8 Hours | $4,000

- One photographer

- Best suited for bigger weddings and photo coverage likely ending before you exit your reception.

- Includes a complimentary engagement session in the greater Los Angeles area. 

- Approximately 600 - 700 high resolution images delivered via an online gallery with printing rights.

- Online gallery of sneak peeks delivered one week after your wedding day.

- Full online gallery delivered 4-6 weeks after your wedding day.

 
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10 Hours |$5,000

- Two photographers

- Best suited for huge parties and all day coverage.

- Includes a complimentary engagement session in the greater Los Angeles area. 

- Approximately 800 - 900 high resolution images delivered via an online gallery with printing rights.

- Online gallery of sneak peeks delivered one week after your wedding day.

- Full online gallery delivered 4-6 weeks after your wedding day.


á la carte


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Second Photographer|$800

 

- An additional professional photographer dedicated to capturing second angles throughout the day.

- Best suited for weddings with over 150 guests.

- Compatible with any wedding package! (Please note, the 10 hour package already includes a second photographer.)

 
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Drone Photography|$800

 

- An additional professional photographer dedicated to drone coverage of your day.

- Best suited for outdoor venues.

- Compatible with any wedding package!

 

 
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Fine Art Albums |$518+

- An exquisite flush mount album, perfect for those who are looking to have their memories expressed and preserved in the finest way.

- Using pigmented inks on archival paper, this album provides museum grade printing with a smooth matte finish. It features an elegant thin core and each page is hand scored.

- Minimum of 20 pages (10 spreads) and maximum of 76 pages (38 spreads).

- Choose between linen, leather, and vegan leather covers.

- Collaborative design between photographer and client.

 
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Customizable Cards | $50+

- Design and send customizable cards with images from your engagement session and wedding directly through your gallery! Perfect for save the dates and thank you cards.

- Printed on 110lb matte recycled paper, these beautiful cards are perfect for all occasions.

- Cards come in a single-image pack of 24 along with white stationery envelopes.

- Available in square, portrait, or landscape format.


FAQ

Q: I really want you to be my photographer! How do we start that process?

A: Fill out the questionnaire below and I’ll be in touch to set up a time to chat over the phone! I’ll walk you through what to expect throughout each part of your wedding photography experience. After our conversation, I’ll send over an email with a recap of the important details we talked about, as well as my contract so you can familiarize yourself with the fine print.

When you’ve decided you’re ready to book, you can get your date locked down by signing the contract and placing a $1,000 non refundable retainer. The remainder of you balance is due 30 days before your wedding!

Q: We wanna get married at *insert crazy destination here*, would you be willing to travel there?

A: Absolutely! I loveeeee shooting weddings at new locations and am always willing to travel! My travel rates vary, depending on your destination, time of year, and size of your wedding. Don’t hesitate to ask for a quote!

Q: Can we exchange our complimentary engagement session for rehearsal dinner coverage or a discount on our package?

A: Nope. Engagement sessions don’t have monetary value within each package, they’re a gift to you so we can get to know one another and you can feel comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day!

Get in Touch!

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SARAH ELLEFSON PHOTOGRAPHY | hello@sarahellefson.com

| Santa Barbara + New Mexico |

Film Inspired Wedding + Family Photographer