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When you start looking for the perfect downtown Seattle wedding venue, you should definitely look at having your wedding a The 101 in Pioneer Square. A wide-open floor plan with exposed brick, big windows, and basically a clean slate to design the wedding of your dreams.

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We survived 2020, but what happens now in 2021? I'm pulling together snippets from Seattle's best wedding vendors on how to navigate weddings in 2021.

What now? A peek into weddings in 2021

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Seattle Wedding Photographer Blog

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With all the craziness that comes with planning a wedding, things can get out of hand fast and before you know it, you have a million and one things to try and keep track of. But, the good news is that in this age of technology that we live in, there are plenty of resources […]

Must Have Apps for Planning Your Wedding

Wedding Tips

When it comes to being a wedding photographer and knowing how to prepare for a wedding day, there are some distinct factors to take into consideration. I want to walk you through how I prepare for the majority of my weddings that are local to my area. Planning and preparing for destination weddings is VERY […]

How to Prepare for a Wedding Day

For Photographers

Sarah Anne Photography Preparing for a Wedding day

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Wedding Tips

Why You Should Hire a Videographer For Your Wedding

As you begin the process of wedding planning, one of the big parts is hiring vendors and figuring out which ones you need and which you can go without. The amount of vendors varies on the kind of wedding and the size of it all but with that being said, there are certainly a few […]

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Wedding Tips

The Best Dress Shops In Seattle

No one can deny it, picking out your wedding dress is one of the most momentous moments of your wedding planning journey. “Saying yes to the dress” and finding that perfect wedding gown is fun without a doubt. But with that being said, it can also be overwhelming as a result of the number of dress shops in Seattle that you have. In this post, written by a local Seattle lovin’ wedding photographer, I’ll be sharing my top 5 favorite dress shops in Seattle, Washington.

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Wedding Tips

How To Tell Your Family You Want To Elope

Figuring out how to tell your family you want to elope can be scary for a number of reasons. Straying away from that traditional wedding path and opting for an adventurous destination elopement that is more intimate can leave many couple’s families confused. The truth is though, eloping is an amazing option and one that […]

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Wedding Tips

Why Engagements are a must-have with Sarah Anne Photography

Why An Engagement Session is a Must-Have

Engagement photos. What’s all the hype about? Why do you need them in your life and why are they so important? If you’re not convinced, keep on reading for some of the reasons why having an engagement session with your photographer prior to your wedding day is a must-have.   01. GET COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR […]

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For Photographers

Sarah Anne Photography on a mountain in the pacific northwest

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business

Hindsight is always 20/20 right? Well, today I wanted to share with you the 5 things I wish I had known when I first started my wedding photography business 7 years ago. Time takes time. We all know this very cliche saying, but in regards to my wedding photographer career, it’s true. This industry has […]

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Families

Seattle Family Session by Sarah Anne Photography

Backyard Family Session with the Frease Family

Oh my, I cannot wait to share with you guys this backyard family session with the Frease family! It’s that time of year where Seattle starts to show off her beauty with lush flowers and mesmerizing greens sprawled across city yards and streets. This past year has really proven that these small and simple family […]

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Families

Spring Mini Sessions in Seattle with Sarah Anne Photography

Spring Mini Sessions | Discovery Park

Franz! I’m so excited to share a few images from our Spring Mini Sessions in Seattle at Discovery Park. Despite the clouds, I am so grateful for the families and couples who came out to get their photos done. Mini sessions have become a new staple in my business due to the affects of the […]

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Engagements

Lacey and Alex's Engagement Session at Discovery Park with Sarah Anne Photography

Discovery Park Engagement Session | Lacey & Alex

I’m SO excited to show you this cute Discovery Park engagement session that started up in Ballard at Lacey and Alex’s first date spot;  Salt & Straw Ice Cream Shop! With notes of nostalgia, we started at this super special location. I highly regret that I was on a diet during this session and that […]

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Weddings

Claire and Jon's Leavenworth Elopement with Sarah Anne Photography

Leavenworth Elopement | Claire & Jon

I’m so excited to share with you Claire and Jon’s Leavenworth Elopement! About 2-2.5 hours from Seattle is one of Washington’s best gems; the Bavarian town of Leavenworth! This little city is literally decked out like a small town in Germany would be. With the best food, a cute book shop and some insane views […]

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Engagements

Vantage desert engagement session with sarah anne phtoography

Vantage Desert Engagement Session | Jordan & Dustin

You guys, I don’t even know where to begin with Jordan and Dustin’s Vantage Desert engagement session. I’ve know Jordan for a few years, as the incredibly kind, warm hearted, wedding planner extraordinaire (1 of 3 for my favorite Bixby + Pine girls!) and when I found out she was engaged to Dustin I FREAKED! […]

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Engagements

Ruby Beach Engagement Session with Sam and Devin

Ruby Beach Anniversary Session | Sam & Devin

I know you know these faces by now. My longest standing models are celebrating an 11 year anniversary this month and I thought it’d be a great time to showcase their Ruby Beach Anniversary session! 11 years ago, these two agreed to have a “summer fling” together before we all set out for college. Lo […]

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Families

Kafka Family Session with Sarah Anne Photography

Seattle Summer Family Session | Kafka Family

Oh man, guys! This Seattle Summer Family session with the Kafka family is super special. Katy is honestly one of the people who truly helped my business in its early days. This girl not only was IN a bunch of weddings I photographed, but referred me to friends AND let me photograph her wedding too! […]

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Weddings

Rattlesnake lake engagement by sarah anne photo

Rattlesnake Lake Engagement Session | Alexis & Jared

Oh friends! We are heading to Rattlesnake Lake for Alexis & Jared’s engagement session and I could not be more excited! Rattlesnake Lake is one of my favorite little spots out in the central Cascades. It’s super accessible, has a variety of spots to shoot in and of course, is drop dead gorgeous. Rattlesnake Lake […]

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Wedding Tips

How to Have Amazing Wedding and Engagement Photos by Sarah Anne Photo

How to Get Amazing Wedding & Engagement Photos

Alrighty friends, we are all guilty of this. Late nights, up on our smart devices…perhaps with a glass of wine, ogling over someone else’s engagement and wedding photos. We ask ourselves “How do I get photos like THAT?!”. Well, it’s actually not as crazy, far fetched or out of reach as you might think. Here […]

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For Photographers

You are a badass at making money

You Are a Badass at Making Money

Author Jen Sincero is a badass. No joke. Not only did she coin the term, but she always walks the talk. Jen was a forty-year-old living in a converted garage, broke. Using motivational comedy, Jen levels with you as someone who didn’t understand money to someone who has mastered it. I honestly flew through this […]

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Engagements

Nicole and Colin's Discovery Park Engagement Session

Downtown Ballard & Discovery Park | Nicole & Colin

I’m so excited to share Nicole and Colin’s downtown Ballard and Discovery Park engagement session. From the moment I first met Nicole, she was FULL of life. Joyful, light hearted and so sweet. I was so happy when they opted for some local digs for their engagement session. I used to live in downtown Ballard, […]

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Wedding Tips

Rainy Intimate Seattle Wedding by Sarah Anne Photography

Why You Need a Rain Plan for Your Wedding day

I think it’s time we all had a little talk about why you need a rain plan on your wedding day…no matter what time of year. In the Pacific Northwest you NEVER KNOW what weather you’re going to get! I’ve had weddings in late August that look like deep fall and July weddings that are […]

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For Photographers

Sarah Anne of Sarah Anne Photography

5 Things To Know About Being Your Own Boss

Choose a Job You Love… Let’s start off straight forward, there are many things to know about being your own boss and I’m going to just tell you the first few. We’ve all heard the phrase “choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. HA! What it should say […]

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GET TO KNOW ME

I'm so excited to serve you and your lover on your wedding journey, whatever it looks like, wherever it takes you, we're in this together. I've been on both sides of a wedding day and if there is anything I can do to make your life that much easier, you can bet your bottom dollar I will!

a wine-drinking-taylor-swift-loving-cat-lady taking photos of lovers.

Hey, I'm Sarah