Bellingham Wedding Photographer Chasing the PNW Light With Couples Building Their Legacy
I'm so happy you are here!
Sessions look a lot like this: Patterned blankets, trees rising up all around you, puppy in tow, A-frame cabin in the background. You live for the days when you get to have adventures on the PNW beaches, on mountaintops, and lounging by lakes. And you know that finding a photographer is about more than clicks & poses, and getting engaged & married is fun. Your photos should be a souvenir of that love.
Are you ready to capture the moment?
Believe me, I know how hard it is to plan a wedding. My job? To make yours easier so you can have fun and celebrate this special moment in your life. From weddings to elopements to engagements, I help couples like you build their legacy through photography that captures their unique story without editing out or muting the colors of real life.
Over here, it’s just natural, warm, and colorful vibes through all my photos. But what I want to be most known for? Taking care of you so you don’t have to worry about that stray hair or your puppy running off with the picnic blanket!
I’m more than just a vendor because you’re more than just a client. So let’s skip to the part where we get to know each other!
Hey! I’m Sarah Jane, your PNW-obsessed, puppy dog loving, stress-free photographer.
Basically every type of Photography ;)
The Rutherford Family Portraits
I offer a ton of different packages for each type of session. For wedding days, I offer packages based on how many hours of coverage you're looking for on your wedding day!
Don't worry, I can totally help figure out how many hours of coverage you'll need depending on what all you have planned and want covered :)
You’re planning a big, special, beautiful day with your friends and family. You may even have a large wedding party to wrangle & need the help of an expert photographer to make your couple and group photos a completely smooth experience even when your timeline is tight. I’m here to be your wedding day guide helping you tell your love story & create the perfect timeline for all the moments you know you want to capture on this incredible day.
$4000 for 8 Hours of Coverage
$3400 for 6 hours of Coverage
$2400 for 4 hours of Coverage
You’re having a less-than-traditional wedding or intimate ceremony that demands a quick, caring photographer with a touch for unexpected moments and the unique setting of your day. Each elopement is unique, but together we’ll create an experience that captures your moments beautifully & naturally.
4 hours of coverage: $2600
$3400 for 6 hours of coverage
8 Hours also available
Whether we’re parked on the edge of a forest or hiking up a mountain nearby, we’re here to have an adventure together! At each session, I bring a fresh perspective to your relationship, giving you the photos that exude the beauty of your relationship & the landscape that brings it to life even more.
Now Booking family sessions around the Bellingham, WA and Seattle, WA area. Woohoo!
Let's hang out at a park together getting some fun and natural family photos. Bring along something your family loves to do together and have a blast. Maternity + Newborn also available.
Don’t worry about a thing. I’ve worked with tons of rowdy groomsmen, and I am on it. Again, when I need to, I’ll whip out my Momma Brown-ness and I might sound demanding, but I just gotta get those shots for you and get the boys into shape! When Momma Brown comes out, the boys listen and we get awesome photos. I’ve even been told afterwards that “that’s just what they needed!”. lol!
I would have them all in one place, in a bag or a box, so I can just grab and go. Details are typically the first thing I start shooting as you’re working towards getting ready, so if it’s all in one location and easy to find, that makes it super easy and a lot quicker.
There are so many amazing vendors and venues in the Bellingham area and it's so hard to choose just a few. Below are my top recommendations of Bellingham wedding vendors but don't worry, I'll update this list constantly!
Puget Sound Strings
These guys are the best for any string quartet during the ceremony and cocktail hour. SO amazing!
Graze + Gather
Such amazing Charcuterie Boards for you and your guests. Seriously. Unreal.
A New Leaf Flower Shoppe
AMAZING Florals. Period.
Elizabeth Marie Hayes
Incredible Hair and Makeup Services and she does it all- so so so beautiful work!
Last year I finally got myself an awesome little Drone, named Dobby. He’s my little buddy for engagement sessions and I’m always bringing him now for sessions. Currently, I don’t bring Dobby with me to weddings because I don’t want to step on any videographers toes, but if you guys wanted some cool laying down shots in your wedding getup, we can totally do that! So Dobby will be with me for engagement sessions, count on it! If the lighting works, we’re feeling it, Dobby will come out and capture some magic.
Here are some epic shots Dobby captured:
Here are a few FAQ's not covered above :)
Can we bring our puppy/ puppies?
Of Course!! Please do!! We can get some photos of you all and then I can tie them up on their leash on my camera harness so they'll always near you.
What if it Rains?
Totally happens! I have plenty of cute clear dome umbrellas we can use to keep you dry. But if you don't want your session to be filled with a ton of umbrella shots (depending on the weather), we can always reschedule.
How Flexible are you with rescheduling?
Totally flexible! I understand life happens and the weather could not be on our side, so we can always reschedule and no fees are charged for doing so.
Get ready to have fun, be relaxed, comfortable, and have a great time for your engagement session. It’s not something to stress over, even though I do, too, freak out over getting my photo taken. So I totally get it! I’m right there with you and I do everything I can to help make it all as easy as possible.
We’re just hanging out and having a great time capturing your love for each other and adventuring.
I’m so excited to spend time with you and getting to know you guys more! Engagement sessions also help you see how I shoot and how ‘hands off’ I am when taking photos. I just love to see where you two fall into a pose and get those in-between moments. I’ll put you in a pose and use some silly prompts, but overall, I just want to see how you love on each other and interact with one another. That’s where the magic is and I can’t wait to capture that for you!
If you have any questions or anything about anything and everything, please feel free to reach out to me any time 🙂
Woohoo! Let’s go on an adventure!