Hi friend! Sara here! You’re looking at a picture of me and my middle school crush, Chris. (No really!) Today we’re a husband and wife photography team living in Florida, but back in the day he was my first crush in middle school. I even wrote him a letter saying "Hey, I think you're "fine" - lets go out!".... We didn't end up dating until a few years after high school when Chris showed up to my door while on leave from the military. We dated for a whole 3 months, and then got married in a very small, courthouse wedding. 13 years later, we're still best friends!
When we are not photographing weddings you can find us chasing around our two boys (and three pups), park hopping at Universal, fishing along the freshwater canals, or hitting the beach! We make sure not to take life too seriously, and are known for playing a mean game of Catch Phrase.
Creative, nuturer, amazing mom, nerf gun champion (in our house anyway). May spontaneously breakout in dance in the car or kitchen. Lover of Sushi Dinner Dates
all things Disney, Marvel, or Harry Potter.
Easy-going, soft-spoken, incredible dad, fixer of all the things. May spontaneously break out into song in the kitchen. Lover of cars, Fishing (and a nice cold beer), peanut butter, any type of movie, Netflix Binge Watching, and practically anything with bacon.
We're experts at posing even the most camera-shy people so that they can feel comfortable and true to themselves during our time together, and candid moments unfold naturally. I’ve been photographing couples for 13 years and have such a heart for providing the best experience to everyone that I work with. (Which includes posing giant formal family photos, as well as candid reception shots!)
Chris is my right hand man and top choice as a second photographer! We work together seamlessly from the engagement session, to the wedding in order to catch all of your favorite moments. Aside from being an additional perspective during our time together, he’s infamous for keeping groomsmen photos quick and easy. “Feel free to take a drink with you!” can go a long way towards making sure the guys relax and enjoy the day!
You can count on me for all things business! I edit and deliver all galleries so that you can be sure that our work will be consistent with the style and quality of our brand. When you fill out our contact form, you’ll be getting an email back from me!
Chris has been known to pin boutonnieres, tie ties, fluff wedding dresses, decorate a wedding cake, coordinate a send off, and wrangle any wayward bridal party members.
(Ask him how he fixed a bride’s bustle with a paperclip! )
More than just photographers
When I shifted into a focus on weddings, God really laid it on my heart to use this business to serve hard and love deeply. My joy is in providing a comfortable, personal experience on your wedding day while also creating an album that lets you two relive the emotions and events of the day for years to come. These images are a part of the legacy of your commitment to one another, and we don’t take that lightly! I consider it an incredible gift to be getting to know your story through one of the most meaningful days of your life.
You can bet when you hire Chris and I that we SHOW UP.
Chris and I are here to serve wholeheartedly. In the planning process, I am glad to offer vendor recommendations, planning advice, or answer any wedding questions that you send my way. No question is too big or too silly! On the big day, you can bet that we’ll be scouting locations, styling details, and breezing through bridal party photos. Without a doubt, you’ll find us fixing hair in the humidity(#floridaproblems) and singing along to Bruno Mars during your reception. We keep it fun, but are always there as a calming and reassuring presence to direct and photograph what matters most to you.
The heartbeat of this business is serving our clients. It is a HUGE joy of ours to love and serve others, and many of our past clients return for family photos because they love their wedding day experience so much.
Keep scrolling to learn more about our process!
Your wedding day is as unique as you are,
and we get that!
This is why our first step is always becoming friends with our brides!
We serve a specific kind of bride. Our #purdybrides are those who understand that they want genuine, joyful photos of herself and her future husband. They value photography, and they value each other.
Our next step is to ensure your wedding date is set is stone! We make sure early on that your wedding date is safe and secure! We will send an online custom booking proposal where you can review your package and pay your retainer safely and securely online. We love to be a resource to bounce questions off of through your planning process, so if you have any questions just ask! After everything is official it's time to get started!
This is where the fun REALLY gets going! After your date is secured, we’ll schedule your engagement session. You dont have to stress about anything! We will teach you everything you need to know, and share with you our engagement style guide so you are 100% prepared! By the end of the session, you’ll see how all of us work together and you’ll feel like pros at posing which makes for quicker (and more confident!) portraits on the big day!
Touching base about the timeline around 6-8 weeks beforehand is the best way to make sure the wedding day runs smoothly. Even if you have a coordinator, we will set up a time to go through your photo priorities and create a timeline that best fits your day and allows for all those fun friend shots, and gorgeous portraits without the feeling of being rushed!
(Hint: We LOVE a first look, and have found that our couples love this brief, private moment together, and they get to head to cocktail hour sooner!)
On the wedding day, you have only one thing to do - relax and enjoy the day! We go above and beyond to make sure that you and your spouse stay excited and enjoy the whole day. Your focus should be on each other - leave the details of the photos, timeline and weather to us. You’re well taken care of!
The last step is delivering your gallery! You can expect to see all of the edited photos through a password protected online gallery within four weeks of the big day. It really makes this business feel worthwhile knowing that in 20 years, while decorations or flowers may be gone, these pictures will still be there as tangible memories that you can pass on to your kids (… and your kid’s kids).
If you’ve made it this far, I’d say that you’re probably a perfect #purdybride! Follow the link below to fill out our contact form so that we can get to know you and your fiancé!