We are Sarah and Chris, a married team of visual storytellers.
We believe in wedding photography without prejudice.
Our job is to capture memories you can keep forever, not to judge you, your guests, or your wedding. Whoever you are, and however you chose to celebrate your love, it's enough. Actually, it's perfect.
If you're having a traditional wedding, an offbeat wedding, an elopement, or something in between, we want to capture it for you.
We have a classic approach to photography, but we love working with couples who aren't afraid to let their quirky flags fly.
We won't boss you or your guests around, and we will capture moments as they happen. But, our working style is influenced by our time in film, advertising, and documentaries, so we'll direct people and move things around if it will make the photos or footage better, and we prepare in advance with detailed timelines and shot lists. You can rest assured we've got everything visual under control, so you can focus on experiencing every moment as it happens.
We believe everyone has the right to tie the knot.
The two of us understand how important a wedding is to a couple and their community. (We got married two days after Hurricane Sandy, and had to re-plan the wedding in one day. We REALLY understand.)
We live in New York City, but we are happy to travel anywhere in the lower 48 to take photos. We shoot weddings outside NYC for a flat rate of $3900, with no additional travel fees. Our full wedding pricing info is available here.
We want our impact to extend far beyond the two of us, so we give back with every shoot.
For every booking, we donate 5% of our fee to Best Buddies, an organization that helps people with IDD (intelectual and developmental disabilaties) secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.
If we sound like your kind of people, get in touch. We'd love to chat!
I'm Sarah, and I’ve known I wanted to be a photographer since I was a kid in rural Ohio.
I earned my degree in photography at Ohio University and moved to New York just after graduation, where I worked as a performance photographer, a retouching producer, and a photo and video producer.
My time in those jobs makes me better at the work I find most fulfilling – capturing beauty in real life as a photographer and videographer and letting my imagination run wild with the comic book company Chris and I run together.
As a plus-sized woman who spent years dealing with my own negative body image, I now use my skills as a photographer to make people of all shapes and sizes see their own beauty. If you've ever felt undeserving of professional photography, I really hope you'll let me change your mind. I promise to make you look good, and to make the process fun.
When we’re not shooting weddings, making comic books, or traveling the country for either, Chris and I still want to hang out together. (Crazy! Right? This is indication number 8 million that I married the right man.) We explore New York on long walks, make up ridiculous stories for our entertainment, watch lots of movies, and cuddle our three cats, Pip, Izzy and Oliver.
I worked as a counselor at an Ohio camp for people with disabilaties for 4 years. That job, and the fact that my mother is a special education teacher, played a huge role in shaping the person I am today.
In addition to getting to do what I love for a living, some things I’ve done that make me proud, in no particular order: Meditating with monks in Thailand; Learning to use a power drill; Winning awards for competitive public speaking; Reading 50 books in a year; Dancing with Hare Krishna converts in West Virginia; Traversing Europe on a shoestring; and finally, mastering New York City driving.
Hi. My name is Chris. I'd love to say my origins are shrouded in mystery, but that's not really true. I'm originally from New Hampshire and went to film school at the New York Film Academy. Since graduating the Film Academy, I've worked in advertising, reality TV, and documentaries as a film and video editor.
As a photographer, videographer, and video editor for Smitten Chickens, I bring all my experience in film and video production to make the best images and videos for the couples who hire us. I understand deadlines, hard work, professionalism, reliability, and giving everything a commercial level of finesse.
When I'm not shooting weddings, I'm the Creative Director and writer at Dark Ink Pictures, which I co-own with Sarah. Since 2011, I've written ten comic books that range from horror to sci-fi to children's stories.
Some of my favorite things in the world are my wife; our cats; "Buffy the Vampire Slayer;" comics; cake; horror films; science fiction; chocolate mousse; and Batman.
Now you know a bit about us. We’d love to hear more about you!