SARAH DUKE PHOTOGRAPHY | THE HEIRLOOM WEDDING EXPERIENCE | PUBLISHED FINE ART WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER IN VIRGINIA

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ABOUT SARAH

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MEET SARAH

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, POET & OLD SOUL CAPTIVATED BY UNPARALLELED MOMENTS

I'm Sarah, collector of old parchment and leather bound journals, captivated by the art of documenting the timeless and authentic moments in life by image and word.  For those who know me well, I am a mixture of silly and comical (who believes laughter is the heart's best medicine) alongside having the characteristics of an old soul (enamored in exploring new depths to concepts we hold dear like life and love). 

I built my business with the same philosophy I had when I was planning my own wedding.  In turn, tailoring the photographic experience with each couple I collaborate with prepares for timeless and authentic photographs- Heirloom Collections to be preserved and loved. 

For, like a fingerprint, no two photographs are the same.  You can select the same location, the same time of day, but the elements in some way or another will be different.  I am delicate with capturing these details.  

My approach is refreshingly unique because of the quality of care I deliver and from the experience I have had on the other side of my camera: I've been a bride.  I've had a wedding.  I'll be honest, drawing from my own experience as a bride brought on a challenging resolution for me in offering more than just wedding packages. And while I married the most amazing man, and while I experienced the surprise of a horse drawn carriage (a literal fairy tale), I also experienced the very real pains of walking down the aisle without my father.  As a bride, I remember trying to cover this wound as well as I could. But as a photographer I acclaim that:

Our lives are masterpieces, what we consider blemishes up close are truly the appreciated elements of tenebrism when viewed at a distance.

Your story, is beautiful, in EVERY aspect.  I am able to offer beyond the ordinary photography package because I make YOUR genuine story interweave within every image.  and your story, deserves this genuine and timeless representation. 

What diversifies me as a wedding photographer

is my understanding of legacy:

what we leave behind,

the heirlooms we pass on,

And the role I have in helping create them.

 

When my camera is not in hand, you can often find me in the garden, spending time with my husband and our "homestead" (backyard chickens), concocting new recipes in my kitchen, playing piano, working toward my next goal, exploring historical places in my area, and crying to episodes of The Wonder Years (there's that old soul again).

MY WORLD IN PICTURES

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