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Lauren Katz · Getting married on 07/08/2021
Sarah Tew is Amazing!!!
We found Sarah after a few friends had used her for their weddings, and their recommendation was spot on. She was amazing to work with! Sarah made everything easy - she was so helpful and responsive during the planning process, and was such a calming force on the day of the wedding. Sarah and her team captured our big day so beautifully (and made our gallery and proofs so nice and well organized), we could not have asked for a better experience.Sent on 11/11/2019
Laura · Married on 09/01/2019
Picture Perfect Wedding: Look No Further!
I only have the best things to say about my experience with Sarah, from start to finish. Our wedding was the best day of our lives, and having the photos come out as perfectly as they did allows us to relive it again and again. I want to be sure anyone reading this review understands the talent and dedication Sarah brought to her work, and to do so, will walk through the experience.
In the early stages of searching for a photographer, I did a lot of outreach. Sarah was timely with her responses, professional, and thought through each of my questions at all times. She has pre-planned packages, styles of shooting, and prices at the ready. I felt like I was talking to a true artist that has done this work for years, and they knew what they were doing! Most brides would agree it’s all a bit intimidating, always needing to know exactly what we want. Sarah was able to take the time to talk through my and my husbands wishes, big or small, and craft the package and style best for us. Most importantly, she was open to negotiating additions/subtractions to make our price point work. This was HUGE for us, as we had a tight budget to work with. I knew moments after leaving her office, that we would hire her.
Throughout the year leading up to the wedding, I would email her one off questions, talk logistics, and general badgering (!) and she always made time for me. It made me felt like I had a partner, not someone I hired that would only care about me on my wedding day. I was able to wake up on my wedding morning totally at ease because she planned everything to a T. She was organized, aware, and thoughtful. She also had this AMAZING questionnaire ahead of the wedding that helped us think through some scenarios we didn’t consider. That kind of foresight made the day go smoothly.
PRODUCTION/DAY OF THE WEDDING:
From the moment Sarah and her assistant Ryan were with us, the camera never stopped….and it was not just random clicking. Lighting, arrangements, situations, all carefully crafted! She had our pre-determined list, and was always sure to check things off. On the day of the wedding, it goes by so fast, and you leave wondering “Did I get that picture! Did I remember to do this or that!!”- Fear not, Sarah did. She was also professionally firm with my family when they would not pay attention or coordinate for photos accordingly….trust me. YOU NEED THAT. Every one is wandering and talking or eating….but Sarah made sure she got the photos I wanted! Sarah also went to extreme lengths to get beautiful shots for us. For instance, she climbed through bushes and slipped on rocks just to get a shot of us on a stone bridge we really wanted. No request was too small, or too big. Not to mention, she sends you photos the VERY NEXT DAY. I woke up the day after my wedding to an inbox with tons of select moments from the evening. I know some people need to wait days for those! Not with Sarah. She knew the morning after is just as important as the wedding….having those pictures to look at brought tears to my eyes.
And so, the best and honest way to consider an artist for your wedding…is to look at the final product! Picture after picture were beyond perfect. Moments captured naturally. Staged photos beautifully composed. If you have time, see for yourself! https://www.sarahtewphotography.com/blog/?s=Laura+and+Ronnie
Recently, I received all my final deliverables from Sarah included in my package. Once again, blown away. Everything was personalized from the USB stick to the box containing it! And Sarah was thoughtful enough to include small surprises in there as well. I wont tell you what they were, since I don’t want to spoil it for you when you book her!
Overall, if you are looking for the perfect photographer for your wedding, look no further than Sarah Tew.Sent on 12/18/2019
Molly · Married on 06/15/2019
Sarah is amazing!
Sent on 02/06/2020
My husband and I chose Sarah to be our wedding photographer and could not have happier with her work. Starting nine months prior, when we met with Sara for a personal consultation, it was immediately clear that she was a true professional. She walked us through her services, proposed a timeline for the coming months and really set herself apart from other photographers we spoke with previously.
Engagement photos came first and she was able to put my normally camera shy husband at ease resulting in stunning pictures that captured our personalities against the surrounding city-scape. On the day of our wedding, Sarah had already scouted our different locations at the venue and seamlessly moved us from setting to setting keeping us on schedule but never stressed. The photos came out so amazing! Sarah has a real eye for composition. The photos never looked staged but at the same time captured our love for each other in such artistic way and unique ways! We loved working with Sarah and cannot recommend her enough! We look forward to building a customized wedding album with her very soon!
Carissa · Married on 11/10/2018
Intimate Wedding in A Bookstore Cafe
It was a joy working with Sarah. She has this talent of making her subjects comfortable in front of the lens. She has a photojournalistic approach, which is kind of like what I prefer. Our photos looked candid, genuine and not too stiff. Overall, I would definitely recommend Sarah to my friends.Sent on 11/30/2018
Jaclyn M · Married on 11/10/2018
To say that we are thrilled with Sarah's work would be an understatement! From our initial meeting, I could see how easy Sarah would be to work with on such an important day. The engagement shoot was such a great way to get to know her and help us feel comfortable being photographed. We immediately saw that she had an eye for such unique shots, and knew that the wedding day would be no different! Countless friends and family members were telling us they've never seen a photographer working so hard at a wedding and yet blend in so well in the background. We cannot believe how many amazing shots she captured of EVERYONE at our wedding and how quickly she made them available to us. Sarah is a pleasure to work with and has such a calming, yet professional demeanor, which is crucial on your big day! We feel so lucky to have these mementos crafted by Sarah to cherish forever!Sent on 12/28/2019
Samantha · Married on 09/16/2018
Photography has always been important to me. I take lots of pictures, all the time, and I love peeping at others'. I'm rather proud of my Instagram. I rely heavily on photographs to chronicle my experiences through life. So when my husband and I began planning our wedding, I knew immediately that finding the right photographer was my top priority. We first met Sarah at her studio/office in the Flatiron. Her glowing reviews and her body of work instilled confidence that she was the right choice to capture our story (her words, not mine), but she won us over with kindness and professionalism in person. Sarah betrays a genuine, palpable love of her craft, a nice quality in a wedding photographer. She also inspired confidence in us by following a process that's clearly been honed to precision over her considerable experience. She's got her timeline boiled down to a science so that she may focus on making the art. Day of, it felt like a friend was casually snapping photos while my bridesmaids and I were getting ready. My husband was equally at ease with her colleague Ryan, who captured some beautiful shots of my husband and his brother getting ready in the hotel. The morning after our wedding, Sarah posted a series of photos to her Facebook page. We LOVED waking up the next morning to scroll through about 30 BEAUTIFUL photographs that Sarah and Ryan had taken the night before. It was the perfect little preview. Not long after, Sarah wrote a lovely blog post about her experience photographing our wedding. When we received the (thousand+) photographs, we felt as if we were reliving every moment (even moments we weren’t a part of!). Our wedding photographs are simply stunning and are so moving and hilarious. I don’t know how Sarah does it, but she DOES IT. And please do yourself a favor and hire her for your wedding. It will be one of the best decisions of your life because, in a way, she is giving the gift of memory.Sent on 10/14/2018
Jona Cano · Married on 09/02/2018
The single most mportant person at my wedding (other than my husband)
I had the wedding of my dreams and Sarah had EVERYTHING to do with it. She was the single BEST decision I made for my wedding day. Since it was my first time even being in a wedding, planning everything on my own would not have been possible without a partner like her. She is COMPREHENSIVE in her homework and was the one who created the agenda (down to the half hour)for the day. Without her, I would not have been able to plan the timing of my other vendors (hair, makeup, videography). She served as a coordinator in a way by creating a timeline and then making sure we adhered to it , even when we were running late.Sent on 11/12/2018
I did not worry about a thing the entire day, although I'm typically an anxious mess, because of her. That peace of mind is worth it's weight in gold.
As for the actual pictures, her work speaks for itself. She is a TRUE ARTIST. She finds the perfect light, your perfect angle, and she puts you at ease. I have never felt as beautiful as she makes me appear. If you are more involved in leading your photos, she will follow your lead but for everyone else, you can rely on her to create perfect portraits and know your venues better than you will.
Overall a joy and pleasure to work with as she gave me the most amazing art to remind me of my most beautiful day.
Maura · Married on 06/01/2018
Sarah is incredible! She was extremely responsive, proactive, organized, and flexible!! She was the perfect balance of directiveness and warmth. We had a VERY last minute change in ceremony and she took with ease and confidence. Sarah captured all the right angles and guided us on finding all our right angles! She is simply the best!Sent on 07/10/2018
Stephanie · Married on 05/12/2018
Sarah is amazing! She pays such close attention to detail and is so thoughtful about her work. She is pleasant to be around and incredibly easy to work with! I highly reccomend!Sent on 07/13/2018
User3364566 · 2+ years ago
I was just the Maid of Honor but I definitely loved Sarah style, her pictures are gorgeous and she was always there but never felt that way. My bride was ecstatic and I always refer her to any bride I know. When I get married I hope she's has availability for me!Sent on 12/05/2014
Stacey · Married on 11/11/2017
It is an understatement to say that Sarah's work is phenomenal. From our first meeting through the wedding to the days after when she gave us an amazing sneak peek on Facebook of our photos and then when we got all our proofs, we were blown away. Sarah listens to every request you have (no matter how silly or hard), covers every little detail and then takes the most beautiful photos to capture the important moments of the wedding. Sarah is sweet, caring and professional and we are so happy she was our wedding photographer.Sent on 12/13/2017
Caitlin · Married on 10/22/2017
Sarah was a total rock star! She is so talented and fun to work with, and she went above and beyond in many ways. My husband and I are thrilled with our wedding day photos as well as our engagement portraits. Sarah has an amazing eye for composition and lighting, and for capturing fleeting moments in a way that is both artistic and personal. We're so grateful that she was our photographer!Sent on 01/01/2018
Erica · Married on 10/14/2017
Sarah was such a pleasure to work with in every way! She is extremely responsive, organized, creative, warm and her work is amazing. We love our photos and enjoyed working with her immensely.Sent on 11/30/2017
Rachel · Married on 08/12/2017
I can’t say enough great things about working with Sarah. After seeing her work and then meeting with her in person we were very confident about our choice to work with Sarah, and then she exceeded our expectations even further. She is extremely talented in her photography, we received just short of 2,000 photos and we loved every one of them.Sent on 09/22/2017
Sarah captured every detail of our wedding, and incredibly special moments of us and our family and friends throughout the wedding. We felt like she really got to know us as a couple and I can’t wait for the next big life event where we can call Sarah and have her capture it. The turnaround time that it took to get our photos back was incredible! The day after the wedding Sarah sent us photos already to look at and shortly after coming back from our honeymoon we had all of them! She understands the importance of the details and leaves nothing to be missed in her overall package before, during and after the wedding occurs.
She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to everyone that I can.
Amy · Married on 08/05/2017
Sarah was an absolutely amazing photographer. From the first day I met her in the city I felt an immediate connection and so comfortable with her. She did our engagement photos which all were unbelievable and we used for the save the date. Sarah captured so many beautiful moments in just a few hours and gave us endless options to choose from. As far as the wedding was concerned, sarah managed to get photos of everyone and every moment. The wedding packages that she has are also amazing and include so many wonderful extras! I would highly recommend Sarah for a wedding or any special occasion that you would want beautiful moments captured through photographs!Sent on 09/27/2017
Maya · Married on 07/29/2017
We could not have picked a better photographer for our wedding. Sarah Tew was phenomenal! She was kind, caring, thoughtful, and more to the point, incredibly talented at photography. We loved every minute working with her and would do so again in a heartbeat. She comes to life behind the camera and is amazing to see in action. Everyone commented on how perfectly she navigated the reception (present at the right moments but not overly present). And the photobooth was a giant hit! We are so, so pleased and HIGHLY RECOMMEND her! We plan to work with her again for other occasions in the future.Sent on 09/22/2017
Shanna · Married on 06/10/2017
Sarah was a dream to work with!! She made us feel at ease during our engagement shoot and was super organized on the day of our wedding. Her photographs came out better than I could have ever imagined. She is super creative and put together the most amazing package of deliverables after the wedding. We never felt rushed and knew that we were in good hands. Could not recommend enough!Sent on 08/07/2017
Erin · Married on 05/13/2017
Sarah Tew is an AMAZING photographer and we could not have been happier with everything she did for our engagement photos and our wedding day!! From the first meeting, Sarah was so easy to work with and connect to. She made it a very enjoyable experience and was very accommodating, as we also brought along our 9 month old daughter to our first meeting, and she included her throughout the process and in the photos perfectly. She goes above and beyond to surprise you along the way which adds a special and personal touch. She is great to communicate with, very responsive and professional and keeps you on track to meet the timing needed - both planning via email and during your special day. She also worked with me on a "rain day" scenario once we found out it was going to rain all day on our wedding and the indoor & outdoor photos turned out great! I would highly recommend working with Sarah Tew for any of your upcoming events or special occasions. She is wonderful to work with and creates beautiful photos!!Sent on 11/04/2017
Amanda · Married on 04/29/2017
Sarah Tew is the absolute best! She's so incredibly talented and the wedding pictures came out more beautiful than I could have every imagined!!! On top of that, she is a dream to work with. She was so professional yet so caring and made sure every step of the process was easy and enjoyable. I am SO grateful that my friend recommended her to me and I now tell everyone I know you MUST hire her - it was the best decision I made!! (Besides marrying the groom, of course!)Sent on 09/27/2017
User5493610 · 2+ years ago
Sarah is by far the absolute BEST!!!! She was our wedding photographer for our October wedding at the Roundhouse in Beacon, NY and she was amazing. When we were at our wedding venue we were looking through pictures that they had from other weddings and all of her pictures kept standing out to me. I told my husband that we definitely needed to get her as our photographer if possible since I knew I would just fall in love with her pictures of our wedding like I was with all the other pictures I saw her take of everyone else's weddings. This was even before I knew/found out that she had been my sister-in-laws photographer too! Small world! My sister-in-law and her husband had a wonderful experience with Sarah so that gave me even more confidence in our choice to book her and I am beyond happy that we did!!! The quality of her work exceeded our expectations! She is incredibly professional. She responds to emails, calls, texts, etc. within the day (usually within minutes/hour). Sarah is incredibly prepared. She makes sure she has everything covered the day of the event. She asks for all of your input way in advance to ensure the day runs smoothly for you and there is no stress since you know your memories/pictures are in fantastic hands!!! You can tell she takes lots of time putting together your wedding package filled with prints, USB of pictures, books with photobooth and wedding pictures, etc. It is all beautifully put together along with a great website where you can view pictures ahead of time and also get prints made of pictures you want as well. It is all above and beyond what other photographers do based on feedback from married friends of mine. Our families and guests also commented how professional she was and how apparent it was how experienced of a photographer she was. She got a huge family group shot (over 50 people) assembled and done in minutes. She made it looked effortlessly and the pictures are some of our favorites! We recommend Sarah to everyone!!!!!Sent on 12/31/2016
Sarah · Married on 10/01/2016
Sarah Tew is amazing and choosing her as your photographer will be the best investment you make for your wedding. Each picture she takes is a work of art. She is extremely professional and organized throughout every step of the process, from pre-wedding day prep, planning out your timeline, making sure she knows what pictures to capture, to day of your wedding party. She is on top of everything! Leading up to your wedding day (and even after), Sarah will respond to any questions promptly and is there to lend her professional advice to help you in making your day perfect. Her attention to detail in both capturing the most special moments of your wedding, as well as her ability to manage the logistics that go into wedding day pictures will make your life SO easy!Sent on 12/06/2016
Sarah’s patience and calming presence helped to ease all of my wedding day jitters. For many, it can be awkward getting your picture taken, but under Sarah’s instruction you feel relaxed and natural. Sarah’s ability to capture the natural beauty of your special day is truly a gift.
I'll say it again, choosing Sarah Tew as your wedding photographer will be the best wedding related decision you make!
Tracy · Married on 09/24/2016
Sarah is absolutely fabulous - as a person and as a photographer! Her attention to detail is unmatched and her response time is unbeatable. She is an absolute pleasure to work with pre-wedding, during the wedding, and post wedding and her photos are gorgeous. We truly couldn't be happier and would recommend her without hesitation!Sent on 12/11/2016
Christopher · Married on 09/04/2016
Sarah is exceptional! She shot my wedding in September '16 and loved the images she captured. She goes above and beyond simply shooting pictures. Her pictures are works of art. She's extremely detail oriented and a pleasure to work with. I will be recommending her for years to come. :)Sent on 10/24/2016
Colleen · Married on 07/02/2016
What can you say about someone that captures still imagery, but fills them so full of movement and color and vibrancy and feeling that they seem to come alive? About a photographer so professional and courteous she responds to your emails -- including initial inquiries -- immediately? That indulges along with you in quirky little details and revels in capturing them? That turns around amazing photos of your special day in lightning speed and with a few surprises for you along the way?Sent on 11/17/2016
You say that she is the Best Wedding Photographer EVER.
Sarah is an amazing photographer and an equally amazing person. She was referred by a friend and we chose her for her bright, colorful documentary-style photography, especially her amazing ability to capture the reception. Don't underestimate how hard this is to find; a lot of photographers we researched were great during the day but showed diminished quality after the sun went down. For our summer outdoor wedding with a barn with a discoball, getting the night shots was key. And she more than delivered at every point along the day, from the getting ready shots all the way to a sparkler send off; she even managed to capture a very special, intimate moment when my new husband carried me off piggyback into the sunset that we will cherish forever.
Her photography floored us as it brought to life the emotions of the day in a very real way. She was equally talented at capturing some of the more traditional photos of family; her versatility is unmatched.
While the photography speaks for itself, Sarah is just the kind of person you want with you along this journey: kind, thoughtful, patient, engaged, responsive (so much so!), flexible -- we even decided to have her stay an extra hour on the spot and she didn't flinch.
There isn't enough space here to fully convey how special Sarah is. BOOK HER IMMEDIATELY! It will be your best decision for your wedding yet. Promise.
Ethan · Married on 06/18/2016
We heard good things about Sarah through mutual friends who had previously used her. From the moment we reached out to schedule an introductory meeting, we knew she was going to be our photographer. Sarah is incredibly responsive, answering all our questions, from the big ones to the annoying.Sent on 12/17/2016
Sarah was extremely well prepared, helping us ensure the day was well planned and in terms of photos, we knew what was going to happen when. She drew up a preliminary schedule well in advance, allowing us time to make the necessary changes. No stress at all in the planning, which led to no stress on the day of.
While Sarah's professionalism shone through with all the preparation that goes into planning a wedding, her photos came out amazingly! We did an engagement shoot with her several months before the date which really helped build up our rapport as well as gain confidence in front of the camera. She has a great eye for small details, such as turning a little this way, or angling an arm differently. At the same time, she is not pushy and very easy to work with.
While we have been a bit slow in selecting our wedding album, this is not because of Sarah's work. She had all the photos ready in around a week and sent a lovely care package to our new apartment with a full proof book, some selected shots, and a very cool 3D photo viewer.
Overall, Sarah was an excellent and amazing choice for our photographer and no one will be disappointed if they hire her.