My philosophy is that my clients are real people, not models. Prompting, as opposed to posing, allows everyone to feel at ease and comfortable in front of the camera.
I give a lot of direction, so you will know exactly what to do during portraits.
I find my joy in working with people at an intimate level, listening to their stories, and turning their memories into lifelong heirlooms.
DAVID ALAN HARVEY
Don't shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like.
Born and raised in the suburbs right outside of St. Louis, Missouri, Sarah Harvey specializes in photographing weddings in the Midwest and beyond. Being the granddaughter of a photographer herself, Sarah began her career in 2016. Originally finding her stride in concert photography, she quickly transitioned to weddings and portraiture, taking with her the love for capturing people doing what they love, with the ones they love.
Today, Sarah's work as a wedding photographer has come to reflect her eye for honest moments which lends to her creative and authentic nature. She's passionate about the medium of film photography, and her attention to capturing light, color, and texture produces unforgettable imagery, all of which can be seen in publications such as Style Me Pretty, Belle Lumiére, and Saint Louis Bride. When a camera is not in hand, Sarah can be found with her husband, boxer pup, family, or friends, enjoying local fare in St. Louis - or out exploring the greater United States, and all is has to offer.
Above all else though, Sarah considers her work an honor and is deeply grateful for the love stories she's entrusted in capturing.
The reason I think people continue to keep me around, my husband, Chad Harvey, has been working for us full time since December 2021. Prior to that he worked in marketing for an apparel company, and continues to produce a podcast for them to this day! For us, Chad helps as an assistant on wedding days, second shoots, and is our Lead Videographer. His eye and technique lends to a fun and relaxed view of your wedding day, and because of this, his films truly stand the test of time.
Growing up I spent hours pouring over family images from years past. My parent's wedding in Florida in the 80s, my grandmother at 16 laughing in her family home in Kimswick, my grandfather holding my dad as a baby - all of these moments led to me being here - and all were captured on film. We all know the feeling well, that warm spark in your heart when you pick up one of these pictures. The way the color and light make you feel, you just know it's real. We are all craving this feeling, and it's time to bring it back.
Coming from a family of photographers, creating and cultivating memories is a part of who I am.
my job is
AND I THINK IT SHOWS
from past clients
Sarah was incredibly easy to work with, from the time we signed our contract, to the wedding day.
We could not love Sarah or her photos more; she is the best decision we could have made for a photographer, and we highly recommend her services.
"We had a great experience with Sarah for our wedding and were thrilled with how the photos turned out. Due to Covid we had to downsize our wedding dramatically and were worried it wouldn't feel the same as the original plan. But we had the happiest day with family and our closest friends and you can see that fully captured on all of the images from the day. Despite it being a 95º and humid St. Louis day, Sarah and her team were such troopers with us and made sure we got the images we wanted in the locations we wanted. We're very thankful to have so many great shots to look back on now for years to come!"
"Sarah and her team were by far the best vendor we worked with for our wedding in February. Sarah was incredibly easy to work with from the time we signed our contract to the wedding day. The weather on our wedding day was extremely cold, but Sarah and her team still went above and beyond to make our day special. We loved every single photo from our engagement session and wedding day, and could not recommend Sarah more. She is kind, organized, fun to be around and one awesome photographer!"
"I could not have pictured a more perfect wedding experience than I had with Sarah Harvey and her team. She was SO easy to work with and has the best ideas. Sarah did my photography and her team did my video! The whole wedding party was so impressed with not only how fun taking the pictures were- but also how beautiful the photos turned out! Sarah was very responsive and helpful coming up with a wedding timeline. Her creativity with the camera made my pictures turn out perfect. I can't wait to use her for every picture that I will ever need taken in the future!"
"Sarah captured our rehearsal dinner beautifully. They are my favorite photos that my husband have ever had taken together. She truly has an eye for capturing the little moments. She has a fun and easy going personality that makes her so great to work with. She helps you relax and that really shows in her work! After working with her once, Sarah will be our go to photographer for every occasion. We love her!"
"If you are considering booking Sarah, do it! She makes you feel so comfortable before, during and after your session. And her creative vision is incredible. Everything is personal to the person or couple. And the results? Unbelievable. She shoots digital but also on film - the film is breathtaking. I will be using her for all photoshoots moving forward."
"Sarah is an absolute gem. She was the easiest process of wedding planning and made my husband and I so comfortable with the planning. Bonus: her document she sends you to fill out for day of coordination, is any OCD brides dream. I had zero stress when planning a winter wedding, with forecasted rain, which I personally think is worse than snow, she handled it with ease and made the day perfect. I also used her husband, Chad, for videography, and they work seamlessly together. Both lighthearted and so fun. We all know taking pictures, especially some posed, can feel awkward but Sarah made us so comfortable. She rolls with the punches and goes the extra mile to make your day the best. We’re so excited to get all our day of pictures back and absolutely loved our preview. I can’t wait to continue to use Sarah for all our families milestones."
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