I am a super sentimental soul-- literally everything has emotions attached. Photographs are one of the very few tangible things we will have left to look back on. My portraiture will affect how you remember your most special time and how your kids and their kids will envision your wedding day.

the heart & soul behind what I do

my philosophy

The Process

I will spend many hours with you on your wedding day and be present at some of the most intimate moments of your lives. It is super important that we click!
Our first step is meeting at the SDP studio or a local coffee shop. This is a no-pressure meeting strictly designed to see how our personalities align and discuss your wedding day plans.

Getting to know you

The Process

After we're sure that we're a good match, it's time to check our calendars and talk details!
I prefer to do this in-studio, but I do have an all-digital option.
This is where you can choose your collection, pay your retainer, and sign the contract! You're officially locked in as an SDP couple! 

Make it official

The Process

engagement session

Now that that formal stuff is out of the way, we can talk engagement portraits! I have tons of location suggestions and outfit ideas in the Sarah DeMaranville Photography Bridal Guide that I know you will love!
Apprehensive about your first time in front of the camera? No worries! I rock at making my couples feel at ease and natural posing! 

The Process

general planning

I will work hard to support you in your planning journey. You're free to text, call, or email with any wedding-related questions, and if I don't know the answer, I'll find someone who does!
I will email you planning tips and ideas regularly and check in with you periodically. The SDP bridal magazine is also full of useful ideas!

The Process

timeline planning

Before you solidify ceremony and reception times, let's chat about the best times for portraits. You and I will work together to create a wedding day timeline that is efficient yet enjoyable.
I want to make sure your wedding day runs smoothly and allows for all those romantic, joyful portraits you fell in love with! 

The Process

wedding day details

Sometime thirty or so days prior to your wedding day, we will meet for coffee or cocktails to discuss final details!
This includes reviewing your getting ready locations, travel plans, ceremony details, portraiture locations, and reception events.

The Process

You've put so much time and thought into planning your big day! Once it's here, I don't want you to worry about a thing! Just relax and celebrate your love, while I take care of capturing all those candid, sweet moments in my timeless, joyful style!

your wedding day

The Process

You will get a sneak peek of your wedding day portraits on social media within just a few days!
Then, within six weeks of your big day, you will come to the SDP studio for your reveal celebration!
Bring your parents and besties to relive your magical day! You'll view my favorites of your wedding day set to music and arranged to tell your love story. 
This is also the time to designs albums, select wall art, and select a few of your favorites to take home that day! 

Your wedding portraits

The Process

At you reveal or shortly thereafter, you will receive your custom USB with hundreds of images!
If you chose an album, event book, or wall art, I will begin the design process. When your portraits are done, I will personally deliver them to your home. 

Your wedding portraits

in the press

We've had the honor of being featured in these publications.

My midwest wedding
a princess inspired

– brett & jessi

"Sarah is amazing to work with! If you book with her for your wedding day you will not be disappointed! She is so much fun to work with while capturing all of the right moments. Having a photographer that is able to make you relax and who can generate natural instead of forced smiles makes for great pictures, wonderful memories and an experience you will cherish."

"Sarah met with us multiple times in the planning process, helping us develop a timeline, determining the types of photos we wanted, and finalizing everything. It was pouring rain on our wedding day but we made the best of it. The timeline we had created ended up putting us ahead of schedule, which made things a lot less stressful and gave us extra time to get some fun shots. We were really impressed with the quality when we received our photos. The photos were wonderfully edited, and Sarah was able to capture the most important parts of the day for us. We will definitely be using Sarah again in the future!"

– matt & christina

"Let me start with this. HIRE SARAH. Book your wedding package with her NOW. She is hands down the most personable, professional, and easy going photographer that I have come into contact with. She made sure I got every shot I could dream of for my wedding + more. She made taking pictures fun and had my whole bridal party laughing. I am so glad I picked her. So go ahead... book now, or regret it later!"

- Karleigh & Jake

"Sarah captured our emotions and personality in pictures with ease, and she already knew how picky I was going to be and what I wanted. She absolutely NAILED it and can’t thank her enough for making our wedding portraits beautiful!!"

- Katie & Joel

"We loved Sarah and all the unique special touches she put into our entire engagement time to make us feel so treasured and anticipating our LOVED day!!!"

- Jill & Ross

kind words

from my couples:


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i believe:

proposals from $399
regional weddings from $2800
destination weddings/ elopements by quote

To love is nothing. To be loved is something.
But to love and be loved, that's everything.

my services and offerings