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Smithfield, Virginia | Engagement | Cortney + Taylor

I am a little behind on blogging sessions! Today, Cortney + Taylor’s Smithfield engagement is up. I met up with them at Windsor Castle Park on a chilly afternoon. It might have been cold but this makes for perfect snuggling conditions. This may sound super creepy but Cortney has the most beautiful skin! It is like porcelain. Pair that with her bold lipstick choice and it makes for a beautiful contrast. They wore neutral colors which really was a wonderful choice for the location. Cortney + Taylor are getting married this June at the Williamsburg Winery so you will see them again very soon. Can’t wait to shoot another wedding there!


Wedding Photography + Planning Giveaway


Happy New Year!!! What better way to ring in the start of 2017 than with a huge announcement! Last year I ran a contest with the winners receiving a wedding photography package. Jordan + Austin were the lucky couple who won. I feel like I hit the photographer’s jackpot with them. I could not have asked for a better couple to have worked with on this. The two of them, and their families, were so appreciative and their style was perfection. You can check out their wedding here. Aren’t they gorgeous!?

“When we found out that we had won the giveaway, to say we were excited was an understatement. I cried and screamed – then I smiled for days! Working with Sarah has truly been a blessing. She is so kind and is incredibly talented at what she does. I had ideas of poses that I wanted and Sarah was always more then willing to try them. She was so patient with two people who didn’t really know how to stand/look for photos! I had become overwhelmed at our wedding and Sarah was so calm and just kept working with us and all the crazy! She captures every detail and such a variety of angles, expression, etc.. My family, my husband, and I will forever be grateful to Sarah for this incredible gift she has given us. Because of her we have the most beautiful wedding photos we could ever ask for. And when I need photos in the future, she will be my one and only go to!” – Jordan + Austin Molo

Are you ready for the big announcement!? I will be giving away another wedding photography package for 2017! It is bigger and better than last year, too. To make this giveaway even sweeter, I have Katelyn of Haddy Ever After joining me! Katelyn will be giving away planning + coordination services to the lucky couple. I love that there are others in the wedding community who love to give back and I am thrilled for her to join me this year.

What you will receive:

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~ Up to 8 hours of wedding day coverage with one photographer (Sarah)

~ 1.5 hour engagement session

~ High-resolution, edited images placed on a downloadable online gallery for both engagement and wedding day galleries

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~ Unlimited phone/email communication from booking through your wedding day
~ Guidance with developing wedding style, theme, colors, etc.
~ Assistance determining and/or advisement on budget
~ Assistance locating ceremony and reception site, if needed
~ Help with securing vendors that best suit the your style & budget
~ Up to 5 in-person (if within 100 miles of zip code 23320) or video chat meetings, not to include vendor meetings and walkthroughs.
~ Advisement on wedding etiquette
~ Provide a monthly task list to ensure planning is on track
~ A review of all plans and contracts in place
~ Development & distribution of a detailed wedding day timeline
~ Rehearsal coordination
~ Management of vendor & décor setup at ceremony & reception sites
~ Overseeing all details at the ceremony & reception
Location dependent (if winning couple is within 100 miles of zip code 23320):
~ Scheduling and attendance at vendor meetings
~ Consultation at the ceremony & reception sites to discuss final details
How to enter:

~ Email me at and include:

~ Your first and last names (bride & groom)

~ Your wedding date

~ The locations of your ceremony and reception (open to all of the USA!)

~ Share a Pinterest board with us that showcases your ideal wedding style. 10-20 pins is perfect. Make sure we are following each other, then add both of us to your board.

~ A photo of the two of you together

~ Your personal love story (how you met, the engagement, what you two like to do together) and why you would love to win this giveaway.

~ Any details about your wedding you have planned.

~ Follow us on Instagram: @sarahstreetphotography + @haddyeverafter

Other important details you may need to know before entering:

~Only new clients who are not under contract with Sarah Street Photography and Haddy Ever After are eligible.

~Wedding must take place in 2017 or early 2018 (end of March).

~Unavailable dates:

2017: 2/4-2/12, 2/18, 3/29-4/6, 4/29, 5/13, 5/19-5/21, 5/27-5/28,

6/3, 6/10, 7/8, 7/30, 8/13-8/27, 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14

~Any wedding and engagement located outside 100 miles from zip 23320 may be required to pay travel and accommodation expenses for both Sarah Street Photography and Haddy Ever After.

~Contracts must be signed with Sarah Street Photography and Haddy Ever After within two weeks of winning, along with any applicable travel expense retainers paid.

When + how will the winner be chosen?:

Entries will be accepted until January 15, 2016, 11:59pm PST. The winner will be contacted January 17th. The winning couple will be selected based on their story, reason for entry and style board. So be thoughtful, honest and creative. Katelyn and I can’t wait to hear from you!


Sarah Street + Katelyn Hadder

Williamsburg Winery Wedding | Williamsburg, Virginia | Jordan + Austin

In January this year I had a contest and the winning couple won photography coverage for their wedding.  Jordan + Austin were the lucky winners! You may remember them from their engagement session shot at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens (you can view it here). They planned for a fall wedding and were married at the Williamsburg Winery in November.

I have to start by saying that I lucked out with Jordan + Austin. They are the absolute sweetest couple! They are so full of love for each other. Austin was so nervous as his beautiful bride walked down the aisle to him. So many tears and a lot of laughter that day.

Weddings are not just about the couple but about two families coming together to celebrate two individuals starting a new family unit. Let me tell you, these two come from wonderful families! Everyone was so kind and appreciative before, during and after the wedding. Between the gorgeous flowers designed by Jordan’s aunt, the cutest little kids giving their own speeches during the reception and everything in between, this wedding will leave a mark on my heart.

If you think winning coverage at your wedding is a pretty sweet deal, you may want to check back on the blog New Year’s Day. *wink wink* Enjoy all the prettiness from Jordan + Austin’s wedding!

Venue | Williamsburg Winery

Photography | Sarah Street Photography

Gown | Tara Keely

Bridesmaids’ Dresses | David’s Bridal

Men’s Suits | Fariba

Makeup Artist | Kara Waggoner

Hair Stylist | Beauty by Sharra

Cake | Cindy’s Cakery

Coordination | Lizzy Herterich

Floral | Katie Rodriguez

DJ | Horizon Entertainment

Other Rentals | Hampton Roads Event Rentals


Williamsburg Inn | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Rebecca + Collin

When someone tells you that you can’t plan a beautiful wedding in 3 months, you can prove them wrong because it can be done! Rebecca + Collin’s wedding at the Williamsburg Inn was the perfect fall affair. The gown was gorgeous, the flowers were beautiful, the cake looked delicious and the guests were all so kind! Rebecca is a history nut and when they got engaged Williamsburg was the only location she had in mind. They are both super organized and between a doctor’s schedule and another as a business owner, they still planned to make their day as special as any wedding, all from out of town, no less. Nothing is impossible!

Rebecca + Collin, thank you so, so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day. The love between the two of you is evident. They way you look at each other and how playful you are with one another. It brings joy to me and a smile on my face.

Venue | Williamsburg Inn

Photography | Sarah Street Photography

Catering | Williamsburg Inn

Cake | Deana Zaharopou | Pastry Chef at the Williamsburg Inn

Florals | The Flower Cupboard

Videography | LNR Productions | Gary

DJ | Colonial DJs | Howie

Makeup + Hairstylist | Chrissy Epley | Friend of Bride + Groom

Gown | Macy’s Bridal in Annapolis | Maggie Sottero

Suit | Nordstrom’s


Ghent + Cure Coffeehouse | Norfolk Engagement Photographer | Jackie + Brent

Thank you to Cure Coffeehouse for allowing us to start off Jackie + Brent’s engagement session in their place! If you have not been yet, you must try one of their long list of lattes. I have tried several and they are all delicious! After a few shots in there we headed out into the streets of Ghent, then ended the session down by the water. The water is so beautiful down by the Pagoda at sunset. Full of  soft colors. Check back next fall for more of Jackie + Brent from their Cousiac Manor wedding!