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High Contrast Photography is an experienced wedding photography company based in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Company founder and lead photographer Sarah Koermer adores capturing the narrative and nuances of each wedding she photographs. Using a blend of photojournalistic and portrait styles, this company aims to curate a storybook collection of timeless, vivid images of your special day.

Experience

Sarah founded High Contrast Photography whilst studying photography at college, and has successfully grown this passion project into a thriving full-time business over the years. She has personally trained each photographer that she works with to ensure that the company鈥檚 signature style and professional service is always present. Sarah loves to get to know the couples she works with and welcomes input from her clients to guarantee they receive images that they will treasure for a lifetime.

Services Offered

High Contrast Photography offers an array of exceptional wedding photography packages to ensure that your day is captured flawlessly. As every wedding day is unique, Sarah and her team are happy to customize any package to suit individual needs. Their mid-range package includes an engagement session, eight hours of wedding coverage, over 450 professionally edited images, a crystal flash drive, and a leather photo album. Your engagement album and wedding collection will also be hosted in an online gallery, allowing for easy sharing with your loved ones. A range of stand-alone packages is also available including an engagement session, bridal boudoir shoot, and an elopement package. This professional team is also happy to travel to stylishly document your destination wedding day.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$3,600

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$4,800

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Albums
Digital Files
Flush Mount

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
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Georgia K. Married on 10/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible experience!

I first met Sarah when she was the photographer for my best friends wedding a couple of years ago. I was a maid of honor so I had to coordinate with her a lot throughout the day to make sure that things flew smoothly.

I knew the first time I met her and saw her in action that I wanted her to be my wedding photographer. I remember going home that night after my best friends wedding and I said to my now husband, she is going to be the photographer at our wedding hands-down, I want her and no one else!

She does absolutely incredible work she takes her time. She is organized and knows how to gather a group together and make sure they are where they need to be for photos. She has details the day of who is supposed to take what photos to make sure she gets all of the ones that you want. She is extremely dedicated to what she does and she loves her job! When you love your job, it shows in your work!

She made absolutely every part of the experience, easy, comfortable, and so perfect! From doing our engagement shoot and working through it even though a few months prior, she had had a injury to her back, she did not want to cancel or reschedule, she made sure to be available and be present for us. All the way to checking in on me months before my wedding, giving me updates, she checked on me the week ahead of time and spent an hour on the phone with me making sure she got every detail of what I wanted my day to look like what I wanted out of our pictures, she gave me helpful suggestions based on her experience. She told me that she would do anything that I wanted.

She then texted me about two days before and hyped me up and got so excited for my wedding coming in a few days. Then sent updates on what the weather was going to be like on my wedding day. She sent tips the night before on how to get good rest, and make sure that you鈥檙e eating and drinking and what the weather for that day meant for pictures and how they would look.

And then, of course, the day of her and her second photographer, Jeffrey and her assistant were all amazing. They were so kind, funny and attentive! Sarah just made sure to take care of literally everything that she could. If it was something that needed my attention. She took care of it without a second thought! She was like a second maid of honor!

She made sure that our timeline stayed exactly the way it should be, and just made me feel like, I was doing it right all day long. She was encouraging, positive and in our pictures, even just the four that she has given as proofs are absolutely gorgeous! I am dying to see the rest of them I would 110% recommend her and anyone in her company that she has trained to do wedding, maternity shoots, engagements, you name it!

I will definitely be using her in the future for my own maternity shoots , or any other professional photos that I would like to have because she is a professional and has the most incredible work! She is also just an all round awesome person! 10 out of 10 would use again!! 馃グ
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Allison R. Married on 04/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

We absolutely loved Sarah!
First, she did our engagement photos as part of the wedding package. I had to keep rescheduling makeup and she ended doing it for me, which was fun and she did a great job. She makes the process so fun and clearly loves her job. Then the photographs were beautiful!
Then she was the photographer for our wedding along with basically being my other coordinator. She was always there for advice and guidance. She helped get everyone into position and be organized, keeping everything on perfect timeline. She is extremely experienced, competent, and helpful. She had also helped me a lot with my wedding timeline. I could keep going on.
We both loved her and would love to have her help us capture future milestones.
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Lauren M. Married on 10/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The MVP of the wedding!

I cannot rave about Sarah enough. My husband and I both agreed she was the MVP of our wedding and the absolute best choice.

Not only does she take the most vibrant, stunning photos, she goes above and beyond in every other way also. So many photographers I had looked at had washed out, muted/neutral tones and I wanted full color and bright. As soon as I saw Sarah鈥檚 photos, I knew instantly she was what we were looking for style wise.

Sarah goes to any length to get perfect shots. For our engagement photos, she got down on wet soggy grass to get a beautiful reflective shot of us (after it had just monsooned the day before).

Leading up to the wedding, her communication and attention to every single detail of the day were unmatched. She felt more like a wedding coordinator at that point. She planned my entire days time line and made sure every detail was clear and addressed so that the day couldn鈥檛 have possibly run any smoother. So much of this is because of Sarah鈥檚 clear communication and planning. She thought of so many things that I hadn鈥檛 even considered and made sure I was prepared well in advance.

During one of her check-ins leading up to the wedding, I explained my nerves on writing vows. She did not hesitate to send me hers from her wedding as inspiration along with the video as well.

The night before the wedding, she sent tips for a restful nights sleep, sent words of encouragement, and stressed the importance of staying hydrated on the big day.

During the wedding, she stuck to the timeline and made sure every photo we wanted was taken and that the night ran seamlessly. She even took extra time to secure my dress when the bustle I had was still too long and when one loop broke. Because she was so on top of everything, I was able to relax and be present in each moment to enjoy what was going on. It took all worry off my plate on wedding day because I knew she would let me know what we had to do next when the time came.

In this process she acted as SO many different roles in addition to her amazing role as a photographer. I thought so many times how she was the absolute best person we could鈥檝e ever chosen! We are both so grateful for all she did for our wedding day. Her assistants Carrie and Ann were such a joy as well. They were both so kind and beyond helpful too.
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BlueDuck Weddings BlueDuck Weddings Wedding Videographers

Always a pleasure to work with Sarah and her team! She is on point and does an exceptional job in coordinating with the wedding planner, DJ, and videographers to ensure that the wedding day runs as smoothly as possible for the couple. And they team really gives it their all in order to get their couples the very best photos. As videographers, we look forward to finding out we'll be working with High Contrast Photography on a wedding.

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Sarah has a quality eye when it comes to crafting the right image for your wedding. Just looking at her photos tells you that she continually perfects her craft. Working with Sarah is a true job and we can clearly see why she is so popular.

All Star Deejays All Star Deejays Wedding DJs

Trusted wedding professionals! It's one of the biggest days of your life and you don't want these memories in the hands of an amature. When you chat with Sarah you will feel confident that you will be taken care of and your photos will reflect the feelings and emotions of the day. Book them quickly so that you don't miss out.

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