I'm SO glad you're here! I'm a Colorado-based photographer who left her heart in Wisconsin and has a passion for human connection. If you're ready to be yourself, and maybe even get a little silly, I'll bring my Midwestern charm and work ethic, and we can share an adventure you'll never forget!
Aside from finding the perfect dress and food your guests will be talking about for years, booking a wedding photographer might be the most important detail to set for your big day. After all, they’re capturing the images that will make this day last forever! That’s just one of the reasons why booking a wedding photographer should be one of the first things on your planning to-do list. But how do you go about it? Read on for my step-by-step guide for booking a wedding photographer—and why booking with Sarah Arnold Photography is as easy as 1-2-3!
Is your wedding style more traditional? Maybe it’s a little more funky, artistic, rustic or beachy. Whatever your taste, your wedding photos should capture the mood exactly as you planned it, and immortalize it for generations. That means the angles, composition and shot list all need to reflect your style! Check out your potential photographers’ work. They’ll likely have photos on their website, galleries to share, and social media pages that snapshot some highlights from recent events. Do their images reflect the style you’re looking for? Does looking at their images make you feel the way you want to feel looking at your own wedding album? Those questions alone should narrow down your list of possibilities!
Once you’ve found a style you like, there are some details you need to consider. A gallery full of gorgeous indoor photos isn’t a good indication of a good fit if your ceremony will be outdoors! Even if you’re booking a wedding photographer before you’ve locked down your exact location, you can still be sure to cover your bases. Are you planning a winter wedding? Will your photos be taken in natural or indoor lighting? An outdoor summer ceremony? Maybe you’re hoping for a traditional church service, or a beautiful sunset event. Whatever your dream day entails, make sure the photographers you’re considering have examples of those specifics in their portfolios.
Last but not least, be sure to sketch out your photography budget—and what your potential photographers charge—BEFORE you reach out and inquire. There’s nothing worse than hitting it off, only to realize you’re on the same page about everything but the finances. Decide how much you want to spend, then limit your photographer search accordingly.
Photographs capture seasons of love, of family, or of just plain fun. In celebrating those moments, feeling like yourself should come naturally. With each photo session, my goal is to capture timeless, authentic, and joy-filled moments that let your personality shine, all while putting you at ease. You deserve an unforgettable experience — one that culminates in stunning, timeless photos that will make your heart swell. Thinking of reaching out? Booking is as easy as 1-2-3.
You can get to know me through my website, view some galleries in my journal, or browse the highlights over on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. I find such beauty in human connection and the stories that people share. Check out my story, then decide if I’m right to tell yours.
I offer a variety of experiences to capture your big day, and my investment page lists it all out, plain and simple. Whether you’re planning a grand dream wedding, an intimate micro wedding, or an elopement, I’ve got a session package to perfectly meet your needs.
Are you dreaming of a wedding with true to color edits and a timeless and joy-filled approach? Do you want someone who will create a sense of calm and ease on your wedding day? Do you want someone who is organized and committed to ensuring your day goes smoothly so you can enjoy it to its fullest potential? Then it sounds like we’re a match!
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer with 10+ years of experience, who values photos that will stand the test of time, then go ahead and hit that “inquire” button. Check my available dates, chat about a more in-depth pricing guide around your specific wish list, and start to design a proposal as thoughtful as the one that got you here. Want to lock down your dates ASAP? No worries. I’ll get back to you within 72 hours with everything you need to know about partnering with me.
Choosing a photographer can be a daunting task. After all, you’re letting a stranger into your life, trusting them to do your story justice through their lens. Making clients feel comfortable during a shoot is my greatest strength. My whimsical prompts and clear direction will put you at ease and let your personality shine. The result? An unforgettable experience, culminating in stunning, timeless photos that will make your heart swell. Plus, I guarantee a two-day preview turnaround, and you’ll get unlimited digital downloads. What’s not to love? Get in touch. I can’t wait to work with you!
With very few exceptions, your wedding day is typically the most photographed day of your life. With so many images serving as proof of the day, it’s no wonder you want everything to look perfect—from the flowers to the food and decorations. But nothing can upstage the bride, right? While it’s not the first priority in planning your dream wedding, your hair and makeup is a big piece of the visual puzzle. Sound stressful? Don’t worry! There are tons of great options for these services that will make your day easy and fun as you look your very best. But before we get to my favorite Colorado hair and makeup artists, let’s start with these five tips, straight from a wedding photographer herself:
• Take your wedding season into consideration. Unsure which shade of foundation to go with? Think about if you’re going to have a sun-kissed glow or if you’ll be rocking this look in the middle of winter.
• Choose a lipstick that’s all YOU. Nothing can be more uncomfortable than having a makeup artist suggest a color you’re not a fan of… Go with a color that feels natural and also gives you your favorite pop of color.
• Drink plenty of water before the big day. Hydrated skin will allow for the best makeup application!
• Don’t skimp on the makeup trial. Seriously, having a chance to try things out and change your mind means feeling confident and happy in the knowledge that the look on your big day is just right.
• Keep a few beauty products on-hand throughout the wedding day. It’s common to leave a makeup trial convinced you need to buy the translucent powder and lipstick. Truthfully, it’s very helpful to have these products on hand (ask your maid of honor to hold onto them for you) so that you can touch up between photos.
Okay… Ready to dive in? Here we go, eight Colorado hair and makeup artists that I’ve gotten to know and love!
Blush opened in January 2018 just south of Downtown Colorado Springs. They specialize in blowouts, up-dos, makeup, lash extensions and hair extensions. Whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or just a woman who wants to be pampered, they can cater to you. They believe in beauty through authenticity and want you to leave feeling like the best version of you!
The Day On Location Beauty is the bridal beauty DREAM TEAM. This premier, on-location bridal beauty company works together as a team of stylists to accommodate brides and bridal parties of all sizes. The stylists are experienced and licensed, and look forward to talking with you about all of your bridal beauty needs. The hairstylists offer memorable and one-of-a-kind bridal hairstyles, and the makeup artists can customize your dream bridal look from more natural to full-on glam.
Looking for a place that has quick and affordable hair styles? Regardless of the event, Blo Dry Bar has so many services to take advantage of, from quick curls to elegant up-dos, their services and staff are above the rest. And beautiful hair is just the beginning! They offer makeup looks for any occasion, and plenty of other luxurious services, too.
Brook is an independent hair company specializing in polished textures, natural and effortless looks, intricate details, loose twists and braids. While she focuses her business on hair specifically, Brook works very closely with many of the best local makeup artists and can provide plenty of excellent recommendations!
Charmed Beauty is a boutique wedding business, specializing in bridal hair and makeup design. Based in Denver, the Charmed team will travel for your big day, including events in Estes Park, Vail, Breckenridge, Boulder, Arvada, Colorado Springs, Parker, Castle Rock, and all surrounding areas. Want to give them a test drive? Charmed serves engagement photoshoots, high school senior photos, prom, homecoming, and all your other special occasions.
Lush and Lather is home to a collection of independent salon professionals, all housed within the same cozy four walls. Each stylist prides themselves on a different specialty and maintains their own scheduling, services, and pricing.
For most brides, nothing is more important than picturing how they’ll look walking down the aisle for the first time. They’ve planned that moment for months and dreamt of that day most of their lives. Eléposh can make the vision of elegance and style come to reality.
Located in Denver, I Do Beauty Boutique provides high-quality, professional hair and makeup services. Their experienced professionals are highly skilled in creating dazzling wedding-day looks, and offer a range of services. Their ultimate goal is to make every client feel truly special.