Love Stories

I have had the honor of photographing and telling hundreds of love stories as a wedding photographer in Chattanooga.  Please take a look around for ideas and inspiration for telling yours.

The Southside Loft: A Small Wedding Venue in Chattanooga

If you are looking for a stunning small wedding venue in Chattanooga you won’t go wrong with The Southside Loft.  Micro weddings have become popular in 2020, for obvious reasons, and they aren’t going anywhere.  Couples are loving these small ceremonies with their favorite people and beautiful details.  Many brides who were originally disappointed in downsizing their wedding are now believing this was what they should have chosen all along.   In fact, many experts are predicting micro weddings to trend into 2021 and 2022.  You don’t have to sacrifice the drama and aesthetic of the wedding of your dreams because of a small guest list.

The Best Small Wedding Venue in Chattanooga!

We put together a styled shoot to show couples what is possible, even in small spaces and a small guest list.  Michelle with Chelle Co Event Planning, Faith with Wildflower Design Studio, and Becky with Redroof Barn Vintage Rentals did an amazing job designing this shoot.  This venue had so much natural light we wanted to take full advantage! We chose a soft color palette with pops of color in a woodland theme.  This team of vendors really knows how to pull together a vision to make it a beautiful reality!

I was so happy to work with Jennifer from All About The Bride Chattanooga to find the perfect dress for this shoot.  The shop has so many amazing dresses and she always stocks a great selection.  She also makes sure all her brides are treated like Queens and provides a great dress shopping experience!  Joseph A. Bank, who supplied our groom’s attire, may be a national brand but the local store at Hamilton Place will treat you like family.  David, the store manager, will make sure your groom feels great and looks fit for magazine cover!

Thank you to everyone below who made all these wonderful photos possible!

Venue: The Southside Loft

Coordination/Design:  Chelle Co Events

Floral Design: Wildflowers Design Studio

Rentals & Design: Redroof Barn Vintage Rentals

Catering: Party Bites Chattanooga

Cake: Cindy’s Custom Cakes

Dress: All About The Bride Chattanooga

Hair & Makeup: Blow Out Chattanooga (Vanessa Turner), Beauty by Kalis

Tux: Jos. A. Bank


Hi! I’m Sarah Larae! Nice to Meet you!

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Love Stories

Getting to shoot these high school sweethearts engagement pictures already had this photographer stocked for their wedding day.  

a few favorite

Howe Farms

Highlands Chapel

Caty & Simon got married at her grandmother's private estate inside the Sandestin resort in Florida.  They fell in love chatting by the water so it only made since they say their vows here too.


Sandestin Resort

It's not every wedding that starts with a luxury car in a venue styled like a tuscan villa and ends with karaoke and fireworks!  This wedding was EPIC!

Howe Farms

The Woodlands