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Sarah Rittenour Photography

Santa Cruz, California


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ABOUT SARAH RITTENOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

I believe that photography is just as much about the experience as it is about the images themselves. If you don't enjoy yourself on a shoot or on your wedding day, you won't look back at your photos and feel that happy fluttering in your stomach. It will almost feel fake. That's not what I want and that's not what you want, so my goal is to make sure that when you're looking at your photos 10 years from now, you're thinking, "that was such an amazing day."

My Story

I've never been much for tradition, so you can imagine weddings were never really my "thing" when I first picked up a camera. People always told me never to photograph weddings and I didn't second guess that opinion.

Even in terms of photography, I've always admired the unconventional. Photographers like Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, and David LaChapelle drew me in because they did something just a little odd and different. They're also amazing storytellers in their own unique ways. The storytelling aspect of photography is actually what lead me into shooting weddings.

While I still wouldn't call myself a "wedding person," I have discovered that the wedding industry has been evolving away from the old cookie-cutter format and that is what keeps me doing what I do. My favorite weddings are the ones where the couple's personalities show throughout the day rather than getting lost in all the things they "have" to do. I love being part of a day filled with so much love and excitement and what I aim to do is find you in all of it. Because weddings aren't about fitting into a mold anymore - they're about you getting to celebrate your love.

So, if you have an epic adventure you'd like me to document, open that Contact page, and send me a message. I'd love to see what we can do together!

My Style

I'd call it a weird fusion of fashion and documentary style photography, with just a little bit of quirk.

Years of Experience: 3

Member of: Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

Also shoots in: Big Sur, Monterey, San Francisco

WILLING TO TRAVEL Yes

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PHOTOGRAPHER'S INFO

Price Range

$1500 starting

$4000 average

Style: Contemporary, Artistic, Editorial, Documentary, Digital

Products offered: Wedding Album, High Resolution Images, Professionally Enhanced Photos, Fine Art Prints, Frame Matted Prints, Parent Albums

Other Services: Second Shooter, Engagement, Trash the Dress, Portraits, Fashion

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