This Photographer Is So Good We Need a New Word for “Amazing Storyteller”


Like, let's try “stunning visual raconteur” to start

by Kate Levy, Marketing Coordinator

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For the last four years Sarah Gormley Photography has been a mainstay on APW and her work clearly shows why. She brings candid emotion, gorgeous rich tones, and just overall killer artistry to the table every single time. You can’t help but want to be in those images! She’s just THAT good. Sarah is based in Atlanta, but is truly a destination photographer. Wherever you are is where she’s at, and without a single travel fee. Ever. And if that wasn’t enough, for $3,800 you get 10 hours of coverage. Yeah, you read that right.
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Sarah currently shoots about forty weddings a year and the majority of them are APW couples. Y’all are perfect for each other in so many ways. Sarah understands all the emotions coursing through couples on their wedding day: pride, joy, love, nostalgia. Her recent expansion into birth and family photography has only helped her awareness of those genuine interpersonal bonds. She focuses on those pure authentic moments and takes her couples’ love story and captures it effortlessly.

APW couples place value on finding a wedding photographer who is an artist and a storyteller. They understand that within wedding photography, there’s an incredible opportunity for something more than standard images of fancy shoes on a bed or posed smiles that remind you of prom. Working with APW couples is such a dream because they actually seek out and place value in what brings me incredible enthusiasm and creative passion: candid images that capture unplanned moments, dynamic faces that express true personality, photos that pay attention to all of the many unique relationships that thrive on a wedding day. I am forever grateful for APW and it’s amazing couples for valuing in me the aspects of wedding photography that actually totally inspire and fulfill me, so that each weekend I have the chance to make honest connections and develop real relationships with couples interested in beauty, creativity, and a journalist touch.

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Recent couple Mia and Alan had this to say about their experience with Sarah:

If you are not convinced by looking at her photographs, Sarah is a natural narrative photographer who will tell your story like she knows you and cares about you. She moves around like a whisper and is somehow everywhere she needs to be at the same time. She is a master at being spontaneous and creative in ways that matter. She is a delightful loving person and it added so much to our wedding day to have her presence there. I cannot recommend her enough for any moment you wish to remember.

And another couple, Alison and Dave talked further about Sarah’s storytelling gift:

Choosing Sarah as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made. When I was looking for photographers, what I loved about her work was that none of the weddings or engagements she shoots look the same—everyone looks beautiful and happy, but also like themselves. That’s because Sarah captures the real people and real weddings that she shoots, rather than arranging them to fit a shot list or a script. And to top it all off, she’s just an absolutely lovely person to work with. Our engagement shoot a few months before our wedding felt less like a “photo shoot” than a sunset ramble around our neighborhood with a friend—and the relaxed, natural photos she captured reflected how comfortable we felt with her. At the wedding itself, Sarah was an incredibly calming presence through the flurry of pre-ceremony photos, and at the reception, I almost didn’t notice she was there, until she would materialize out of nowhere to snap a shot. She never posed or interrupted the action; she just captured it. We were beyond thrilled with the results: the photos are warm, intimate, and personal, and they perfectly captured how excited and giddy we were all day. What I love most is that they’re beautiful photos not just of “our wedding,” but of us. Sarah also has an incredible eye for visual storytelling, and caught some truly amazing, touching candids of our friends and family. We can’t thank her enough.

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Check out all of the real weddings we’ve featured of Sarah’s because they are so, so good. Sarah offers two base packages which both include travel and accommodation: domestic destinations get up to 10 hours of coverage for $3,800, or international destinations with full day coverage for $4,500. Sarah’s travel calendar is almost packed for 2017, she’s got a few weekends left so contact her stat. Luckily for 2018 couples, she’s already taking bookings! Get over to her Instagram; it’s chock full of more incredible drool-worthy images guys.

sarah is offering $200 off 2017 sunday wedding bookings when you mention this post. contact her stat. space is limited!

Kate Levy

Kate is APW’s Marketing Coordinator. This Bay Area native built her own business as a wedding hair and makeup artist, before shifting gears to work in marketing. She’s an avid iPhone photographer, loves all forms of social media (especially Instagram, #katesskylog), and makes a mean chocolate chip cookie. When not obsessing over the latest home design or wedding trends, Kate can be found hanging on the Peninsula with her wife, 3 cats and 2 dogs. Ask her about her spoon collection.

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