Sarah Jane…where do I even begin? Photographs keep the day forever. They capture the special moments that you don’t always get to see or even remember (it’s a little overwhelming being a bride the day of her wedding!) SJ was the best decision my husband and I made. I honestly get emotional as I think about how grateful I am. My mother in law had a debilitating stroke a year ago so I knew the wedding was going to be emotional. At one point my MIL made it all the way up a set of stairs to see me try on my gown. She had never gone up stairs before. As she was coming up I began to cry. She cried. Other family and friends cried. We embraced in the biggest hug ever. Sarah Jane caught every single moment. The tears. The facial expressions. The embrace. Everything. Aside from Sarah Jane capturing amazing moments like this (including my husband crying as he saw me down the aisle) but she was FUN!! As part of our package we did an engagement shoot and chose a cute cabin at Mount Rainier. Sarah Jane scoped out the place and made it such an easy going and even giddy experience. We played records which got my husband and I dancing, and even did an impromptu photo shoot in the hot tub. She constantly did things to make us laugh and smile for the camera, and we ended up making an album of photos because they were all so “us.” Thank you times a million to Sarah Jane. Photos are FOREVER. She is worth EVERY PENNY. ❤️❤️
Sarah Jane is exactly who you are looking for in an elopement photographer!!! She goes above and beyond to help plan your day, and meets you where you’re at. Still picking a location? She’s been everywhere! Not sure what to do? She has ideas that you didn’t even know you had to have! Not sure how to fit everything in? She will get your timeline down and even coordinate it with the sunlight!
We started with a vague idea about a 25 person intimate wedding in the mountains. She helped us find a venue and figure out the perfect timeline to capture “just us” time and mountain/lake photos.. we changed our minds completely! And decided to fully elope (no guests) in a totally different spot. Sarah Jane was like.. ok! Cool! Check out these amazing photos I took at your dream location! And we spent several more hours together redoing our timeline. She’ll be your biggest fan, and help bring your day together! We had road closure issues at the last minute.. Sarah Jane helped us readjust our timeline and ran with it. On the day, she was such a fun person to have around, and that was reflected in our photos! She knew when to let the moment just be organic, and let us really feel the importance of the day.. she was also great about keeping us to our timeline so we got to do everything we wanted! BOOK HER!
PS if she recommends Wild Hare Films.. listen to her!! We needed witnesses but weren’t sure about having our vendors outnumber us. She happened to be filming her promo video so the solution was to have Em and Jay join for part of the day.. their footage was breathtaking!!! Only regret is that we didn’t hire them!
Artist Point / Mt. Baker, WA
"Oh my goodness where can I even start? Sarah Jane is just amazing for so many reasons it’s genuinely hard to pick just a few! Not only were both our wedding and engagement photos so beyond stunning, but working with her was an absolute treat. From the first call we had with her, to the planning process, and finally our wedding day she was so fantastic at communicating with us and making sure we felt supported. By the time we got to our big day it really felt like we just had one more friend who was there supporting us and loving us. She had us laughing the whole day and was there with everything we could have possibly needed (like a one of those personal fans to help you cool down or a crochet hook to help do up those tiny buttons on your dress……..which is legit a stroke of genius btw).
If you’re looking for the best and you ended up on her site, do yourself a favor and look no further because you’ve found her. We love you bunches Sarah Jane! Thank you so much for being such a ray of sunshine and capturing our day so beautifully. You are an absolute treasure!"
We cannot say enough positive things about Sarah Jane, she's an absolute gem!! After watching her magic at my friend's wedding a few years back I knew instantly that I'd need her shoot to my special day as well (one day)!
When my time finally came, Sarah Jane was the first vendor that we booked and afterwards everything else fell smoothly into place. Sarah Jane helped us plan a beautiful engagement shoot on Mount Baker while also taking time to help us scope out possible ceremony spots for the following year. She helped us develop a timeline for both our ceremony and our reception, and that was a HUGE lifesaver!! Then when our ceremony location had to change just two weeks before our big day due to the snow levels on Mount Baker, Sarah Jane quickly reworked our plans while still managing to incorporate everything that was important to us. She was phenomenal when it came to managing our large family in group/individual photos, completing many shots in a very short amount of time. Somehow she manages to capture all of the sentimental, candid, and funny photos all at the same time....I swear she's an absolute ninja with a dynamite personality!!!! We loved every moment we spent with Sarah Jane and we can't stop drooling over all of our breathtaking photos.
Artist Point / Mt. Baker, WA
"Sarah Jane was the absolute perfect photographer for our wedding. She captured the day as well better than anyone could and she genuinely loved being a part of our special day. She is someone who is extremely approachable, dedicated to making your day the best it can possibly be, and captures the atmosphere of your wedding unlike anyone I have ever seen do it before. She went above and beyond for us and I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone for any event that you would like to have professional photos for."
Gala Events Venue / Monroe WA
The photos we've gotten portray the beauty and emotions of the day exactly. From the happy tears, laughter, excitement, and how gorgeous the day was (perfect sunny day in April!), Sarah Jane captured it all! We couldn't ask for an easier photographer to work with. She spent the whole weekend traveling to make it to our venue, taking photos all day, and then driving back home... and she still got us a few sneak peek photos the next morning after the wedding, and a full sneak peek gallery the day after that! She has such a calm demeanor and can do attitude that made the wedding day seem so smooth. She helped coordinate random things with the venue, videographers, and other vendors so we didn't have to worry about a thing day of. She made us and everyone involved in the wedding feel comfortable. At this point working with a different photographer is unimaginable because Sarah Jane is such a gem and we love her so much! Besides all this, Sarah Jane is just such a wonderful person, and everyone we've talked to at our wedding thinks so as well. Also, of all the photographers we looked into at the beginning of wedding planning, Sarah Jane has by far the most transparent and easy website. Her pricing and availability is upfront, and that is just the beginning of how easy it is to communicate with her. She is so responsive and answers every random little question that a stressed out bride might have. So to sum it up, Sarah Jane is the best photographer you could possibly hire. 1) Her photos are beautiful and second to none, 2) She's so easy to work with, and 3) She is a wonderful person, so kind and thoughtful, and honestly just the best!
Roche Harbor Resort, Friday Harbor
You want bomb photos & your own ultimate hype girl? Book with Sarah Jane now! You won’t regret it! She was so helpful before the wedding with the timeline, during it the wedding making sure we all were looking top notch & even after the wedding with promptly giving us the most beautiful sneak peek gallery. Nice , honest & communicates well. I couldn’t recommend Works by Sarah Jane Photography enough.
From the moment I reached out to her, I could tell that she was both invested in and excited about the photo shoot. She prepared my fiance and I both ahead of time and I love that she offered to help us coordinate outfits and colors as well as recommend some locations nearby for the photos. She also had a great guide she sent over to help us prep for our big photo day. She was also incredibly flexible with the finicky PNW weather and offered to reschedule our shoot to the following week because the weather was not cooperating. I really appreciated that and it ended up working out perfectly! During the shoot, everything was seamless AND more importantly, so much fun! She has a lovely personality and a disarming nature so that if you do feel awkward or shy about being on camera, she knows how to make you laugh and feel natural/comfortable. I've never had so much fun! I was sad when the shoot was over. And her photos are gorgeously stunning! I certainly am in love with her style and it aligned with the vibe I wanted for our PNW engagement. I can't stop looking at them. She's incredibly talented and had a really quick turnaround on getting our amazing photos back to us. We actually plan to work with Sarah again in the fall and were SO bummed she wasn't available to shoot our wedding in the summer. If you're thinking about working with Sarah to shoot your engagement or wedding, do it! She's the best! We loved her and can't thank her enough for capturing our celebration of love so genuinely!
Sarah Jane is the best wedding photographer a couple could ask for. She is beyond talented and very creative with how she took photos at our venue. She utilized objects and decorations around the event center as props to really bring the photos to life. Every photo perfectly captured special moments throughout the day and on top of that she helped us stick to our schedule and keep the ball rolling. She also helped me build the perfect day of timeline. She made my husband and I, two camera shy individuals, feel comfortable the entire time she took photos. She has such a fun personality that it is hard not to smile when she is behind the camera. She was worth every penny and we now have the most special wedding photos, if we could we would frame every one.
Montvale Event Center, Spokane, WA
We were so incredibly lucky to have had Sarah as both our engagement and wedding photographer. She was so easy to work with and made us feel so comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process. In every way Sarah went above and beyond for us from making a detailed time line for us on the wedding day to checking in to make sure that I had enough food and water. She also got our photos back to us at an incredible speed and I am still not sure how she pulls it all off (perhaps the help of Dobby). I am amazed by how she was able to capture so many amazing moments. Not many photographers are willing to go full ninja-mode jumping into bushes to make sure she got just the right sunset shot, but Sarah did it with a smile!
Tin Roof Barn, White Salmon, WA
If someone ran up to me and handed me a time machine and a blank check saying “Go back and do your wedding exactly as you want it”, it would still be in the PNW if for no other reason than to have Sarah Jane as our photographer. Well, and the land is absolutely gorgeous, but it’s mostly Sarah. She was fun, personable, and brought the absolute most perfect energy to our elopement. Even though we’d only spoken a couple times before, working with her was just like working with a close friend that we’ve spent years getting to know. She knew exactly what to say to put us, two introverts from Oklahoma, perfectly at ease. Not only that, but since we clearly didn’t know the area she was more than willing, happy even, to provide recommendations of where and when to have our ceremony. My sole regret with her was not paying for more time, if for no other reason than to have gotten to enjoy more of her company (well, and see even more absolutely, fantastically stunning pictures of me and my wife) And that’s to say nothing of the absolutely stunning, whimsical, and moody photos that she captured of our wedding and its prelude. She is a true professional, knowing the ins and outs of everything and how to set and capture the moment as it is, even in the unpredictable weather of mid-October Mount Rainier. Even when we'd only got a couple dozen as our “sneak peak” we were still absolutely blown away by the quality and could not even begin to imagine how the rest would be. Spoiler: They were amazing too If you’re on the fence, then read no more. Book Sarah right now, and meet her yourself over a Zoom call. I promise you that you can’t go wrong with such an amazing person and photographer.
Desir’ee + Andy
Mt. Rainier National Park
Having Sarah capture our wedding was the best decision we made that day besides marrying each other! I discovered Sarah's work on Pinterest while planning our winter mini destination wedding. I was drooling over her photos when I realized OMGOSH she was in Washington where we were planning our wedding! From the first time we connected till after our wedding, she was THE MOST responsive professional I've ever met! We had planned a Christmas themed wedding in Leavenworth in December, including actual reindeer, and our ceremony 30 minutes away at Lake Wenatchee.
Leading up to the day of, she watched the weather just as intently as we did praying for snow in the driest December on record. She fielded my many panicked bride emails and was incredible at reassuring me the day would still be beautiful snow or not.
The day of was wild and she was the calming force that kept me from totally losing it. She's really, really good at that!
The reindeers peed and pooped all over my dress, my sister forgot the bouquets, and we arrived at the ceremony site to a literal windstorm that required taking shelter in the snowy forest for our ceremony. My hair and dress were completely blown apart and I was hangry (eat on your wedding day brides!).
Sarah literally saved the day keeping us laughing and coordinated and giving us such great direction it felt effortless to have our photos taken. No awkwardness in posing just pure fun!
The next day when we received our sneak peek (ya'll it was like 25 photos! I was expecting like 6!) We shrieked with joy!
You would never think from our photos that a single thing wasn't perfectly planned, even the windstorm!
Our photos exude passion and breathtaking depth of color. We are two people truly awkward at having our photo taken , but with Sarah's fun and clear instructions of what to do, it was effortless. She has a way of keeping you in the moment with your loved one feeling like the only two people in the world, while she's capturing stunning photographs. She truly created an environment of intimacy for us while making sure we'd have photographic proof of how powerful that intimacy felt.
I honestly don't know why anyone would look for another photographer as long as Sarah is in the business of taking photos. You seriously won't find better!
Thank you again Sarah for memories so perfect we look forward to sharing with our kids, kids someday!
Kaitlyn + Ben
Sarah Jane is AMAZING. From the moment she spent over a freaking hour on the phone with me just to talk about our vision for the wedding I knew she was the girl for me. Even 2 months after my wedding my guests are STILL talking about how amazing and on top of everything she was. She danced on the floor with all of us, ensured I had enough water and food through out the night, and captured Every. Single. Moment. She has some sorcery magic because I swear within a few weeks I had all of my photos from the wedding. I will figure out a way for her to capture all my future photos because I don’t want anyone else!
Bainbridge Island, WA
Hiring Sarah was one of our best wedding decisions. She is SO much more than just your photographer. She took so much time beforehand to meet with us, review timelines, & help us envision what the day would look like. She provided lots of great resources and helped connect us to other vendors. While her photos & style are clearly beautiful, we ultimately went with Sarah because of her fun personality and how well she “clicked” with us. She truly made us feel so comfortable, made us laugh, and felt just as excited as we were throughout the whole process. She even calmed my nerves the day of! Sarah kept everyone on a timeline the day of our wedding, and really made sure things went according to plan. She coordinated so much of our big day, all while taking stunninggg pictures that we will cherish forever. She went above and beyond for us, and we cannot thank her enough
Crystal Mountain Resort, Enumclaw, WA
Sarah Jane was amazing to work with from the moment we booked her to the day we got our full gallery of images! She photographed our elopement at Mt Rainier this past August and we are amazed at the quality and how quick we got all of the photos! She helped to make our day perfect and so laid back. We honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Mt. Rainier National Park
Sarah helped bring every dream we had about our wedding to life! I can't imagine doing any of it without her, she is absolutely one of a kind to work with and I could rely on her for anything that came up from the moment we hired her until after the wedding day! She helped put me at ease throughout the whole wedding process and day of! And on top of it all she is just an amazing person, kind and generous and there to support you in any way that she can....easily one of the best decisions we made about our wedding was hiring her :)
Sarah Jane was absolutely amazing, from start to finish. From day one of considering hiring her, through the wedding itself, and on to delivery of our photos- she has been by far the most helpful, encouraging, inspiring, high energy, and just overall sweet and caring person in our wedding journey. Throughout the whole process, her excitement and energy made me excited, even when I was stressed out. She was patient with all my questions, so helpful in timeline planning (and really anything else we needed advice in), such a good energy to have around on our wedding day, and OF COURSE, her photos were mind blowingly beautiful. We used Phoebe the Photobooth with our wedding as well, and that was a smooth, fun, easy process too, and so much fun to look through everyone's photobooth pictures right away while we waited for our sneak peak. We haven't even gotten our full photo gallery delivered yet (she was SO FAST with the sneak peak, and so many amazing photos included!) and I am already so so in love with our photos. Seriously, Sarah Jane is the best person you could have on your team for your wedding day:) She goes above and beyond, and is worth every single penny. Also, just want to note for any LGBT+ folks looking for an LGBT friendly photographer, Sarah Jane was amazing in that regards as well. My husband is transgender, and Sarah Jane was so sweet and made him feel confident and empowered when he wanted to include photos of his top surgery scars- She did such a good job capturing the emotion behind that, and he felt entirely safe and supported by her. *his words*
Meg + Sebastian
Sarah Jane is immensely talented. She was our wedding photographer for our 1 year wedding celebration on Orcas Island and we couldn’t be more delighted with how our photos turned out. To top it off she is so fun, organized, and a joy to work with. A truly wonderful human being. She was super flexible when we had to change the date of our ceremony due to covid. Everything on the day of went so smoothly because she was always prompt and ready to go. We truly felt supported and she was a huge part of that. Thank you for everything, Sarah Jane!
Orcas Island, WA
Sarah Jane was amazing at our engagement photos on making us feel comfortable and knew exactly how to capture our goofiness. She taught us some go to posing to use at the wedding and everything felt so natural. When it comes down to the details Sarah Jane was perfect for helping me nail down a timeline for day of and making sure she was there to help in any way she could. At our wedding I had so many people come up and say she was the best photographer they had ever seen at a wedding because she was so friendly, organized and honestly just an amazing person. She made sure I was hydrated, the dogs were being watched after and that everything went on without a hitch. Best wedding decision we made!! Oh and her pictures were stunning. All the detail work she did, amazing photos of our puppies and she made us look like we came straight out of a magazine :)
Trinity Tree Farm, Issaquah, WA
Sarah Jane is amazing and anyone who has the opportunity to work with her is incredibly lucky! We highly recommend her! We were fortunate enough to get to know her through our engagement photos, and then capture our wedding as well. Planning a wedding can be challenging as it is, then add Covid and all the changes and challenges that come with it... all I can say is thank goodness for Sarah Jane. Not only is she an amazing photographer, she can do just about anything. She planned our timeline, she organized the other vendor arrival times, she added the florists flowers to our cake, she wrangled our crazy family and made sure everyone and everything was in the right place at the right time. She checked in several times prior to the wedding to see if we needed anything. She listened when we were “processing” all the changes in planning. All of this AND she’s an awesome human. She’s super easy to talk to, funny, and passionate about her work and her clients. Our families too, can’t stop raving about “how amazing Sarah Jane is” and how we “couldn’t have picked a better photographer.” We couldn’t agree more. We just got our photos a few days ago, and we couldn’t be happier. The pictures are more amazing than we could have imagined and she truly captured our day and all the memories. Thank you Sarah Jane for everything!
Jennifer + Ryan
Ohme Gardens, Wenatchee, WA