I love a Tennessee River Place Wedding! This venue is so different from any other place in town. The views of the river and the gorge are amazing and the Spanish style house gives me all the european vibes I've been dreaming about! The patio has, hands down, the best lighting in all of Chattanooga. … Continue reading Tennessee River Place Wedding & Styled Shoot with Real Couples
Im so happy you are planning a wedding in Chattanooga! I was born and raised in the Chattanooga area and I love my city. I lived in Atlanta for 3 years, traveled around the world and I can honestly say I love living, loving, and working here. 90% of the weddings I have shot have… Continue reading Five Tips for Planning a Wedding in Chattanooga
I love it when brides pull in gems from their families past into their wedding. The idea of honoring who came before them on a day they honor their own love is so romantic. Laura wore her grandmother's necklace and rings during her ceremony. She also tied her dear grandfather's ring around her bouquet. I… Continue reading Bluff View Art District Wedding: Brian + Laura
Missy was nervous as she came up the stairs and saw the love of her life with his back turned. She started to cry as she approached him and paused. I encouraged her to go forward but reassured her to call his name whenever she was ready. As she moved forward Jim heard the crumpling… Continue reading Wedding at The Turnbull: Missy + Jim
Every contract I sign has a guarantee. I promise my clients they will see all their photos within 30 days AND have the ability to download them. You might have noticed the average turnaround time for wedding photographers is 4- 8 weeks, sometimes longer. How do I do this so quickly? Am I a wizard?… Continue reading How to Edit Quickly and Deliver Wedding Galleries in 30 days
Riley looked at Allie with intensity and tenderness. They were on the dance floor and as I followed them through my viewfinder I got chill bumps. There is no question he is the love of her life and she is the woman of his dreams. To watch them dance was fascinating and fun. Rarely do… Continue reading The Gray Dove: Riley + Allie
Kelsey took a deep breath. She looked out and saw her Dad, her hero, facing away from her and waiting to see her. This is her wedding day and she was simply glowing. Her Dad turned around and instantly tears welled up in his eyes. Kelsey looked into those tear filled eyes and through her… Continue reading Howe Farms Apple Barn: Cody + Kelsey
Through the crowd of wedding guests on the dance floor I caught a glimpse of Chase's face as he was dancing with his new bride. Kelsey was laughing with her sister as she danced with her new husband, but Chase was staring at her. Chase is a introverted guy and sometimes it is difficult to tell… Continue reading Walnut Hill Farms: Chase + Kelsey
It was hot. Matt was in a suit. I know he was sweating, but I also know he knew it was going to be worth it. He was about to lay on eyes on his bride. Finally, after what felt like an eternity, we heard "Matt, turn around". When he turned around he could clearly… Continue reading The Views at Sunset Ridge: Matt + Rachel
The officiant was speaking about love and unity as they were surrounded by all the people they love. A tear slowly ran down her cheek, then another, then another. Danny, who was smiling, suddenly realized there were tears rolling down her face. He then abruptly and gently reached across the unity table to grab her… Continue reading Tennessee River Place: Danny + Mandy
The crowd was silent. All the guests had rushed out of the rain and into the reception hall for the ceremony. The mood was reverent as everyone waited for the pastor to start speaking. The pastor looked up from his notes, gave a nod to the couple, looked out into the crowd and said "MAWAGE,… Continue reading Wedding @ The Venue: Charlie + Daryl
Tears of happiness mixed with tears of longing for missing loved ones were whirled together with lots of laughter and Tennessee pride at this amazingly beautiful wedding. I didn't have alot of time to get to know Stephanie and Chris but I can tell these two are a matched made in big orange heaven. These… Continue reading Rocky Top Wedding: Chris + Stephanie
Laughter. Giggles. Kisses. Crazy Faces. Those are all of the things that fill the lives of Chad and Haylei. When I met Haylei we had an instant connection. I don't know if it was the love of make-up or just the love of laughter and being silly, but we are sisters from other misters. I… Continue reading Chattanooga Engagement: Chad + Haylei
He was nervous. He was excited. He couldn’t wait to see her. She came through door, looking absolutely stunning with the biggest smile he had ever seen. He lost it. She made her way to her groom, escorted by her cheerful brother Will. Will was beaming almost as brightly as his sister. When they… Continue reading North Chattanooga Wedding: Lydia + Christian
The sun was peaking over the water in the early morning. The birds were beginning to chirp. He was waiting patiently and expectantly and she was beaming with excitement. In moments they would officially be husband and wife and neither of them could hardly wait. What a wonderful wedding day! Angela and Reed had a… Continue reading Chattanooga Sunrise: Angela + Reed
Lauren and Matt are one of my favorite couples ever! They both have a dry sense of humor that keeps laughing and I'm blessed to call them family! This wedding was full of beautiful and adorable details! I especially loved the use of pink roses and beautiful floral designs along with splashes of sparkle. It was… Continue reading The Barn at BeechTree Farm: Lauren & Matt
I had the incredible honor of being a part of the union of Mike and Maria. This couple is nothing short of extraordinary. Maria is one of the most genuine people I've ever met. Her sweet nature is only matched by her husband, Mike. Maria and Mike share a love that is full of life… Continue reading Island Cove Marina: Mike + Maria
I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph this lovely couple and fur-family in the great state of Alabama! Birmingham, AL is a beautiful city with a rich history and unique architecture. Allie & Riley have a ton of style and a mutual love of the most amazing pastry that the Good Lord graced the planet… Continue reading Birmingham Engagement: Allie + Riley
Right away I could tell Mandy and Danny were a fun couple who knew how to make each other laugh. This engagement session was full of laughter and shenanigans. We started on top of scenic lookout mountain for some sweeping views and a picnic. Later we headed down the mountain for a romantic canoe ride… Continue reading Mountain River Engagement: Mandy + Danny
This is engagement session was all romance and style. The chemistry between Reed and Angela is nearly startling and the honoring of photographing this season of their life was a true honor. I had to stop in the middle of the session and really appreciate my job. I simply love seeing two people who are… Continue reading Chattanooga Choo Choo Engagement
It is a rare and beautiful thing to truly feel and see the love between two other people. As a wedding photographer I’m lucky, I see it more often than most. However I have rarely seen it at the intensity I saw it this past weekend. The amount love that comes pouring out of the… Continue reading Abby + Joey
You really can't go wrong with a wedding at The Views at Sunset Ridge. This venue has SO MUCH to offer! From the ample space, stunning views, and endless combinations to make your wedding unique it is definitely a dream venue. Plus, they have ALL THE ANIMALS! If you have followed me at all you… Continue reading The Views at Sunset Ridge: A Styled Shoot
Gross! Please just don't, talking about money is tacky! That's what a lot of people think when it comes to the dirty topic of money. It's not fun to talk about, especially for people in the wedding industry. However, as someone with insight I felt some responsibility to answer the question I get a lot.… Continue reading Why Are Weddings So Expensive?
What could be more fun and romantic than engagement photos in the snow? I had a blast with these two lucky ducks! They came to Chattanooga on vacation and decided to make the best of an already awesome situation and have their engagement photos taken here. How incredibly lucky was is that these two native… Continue reading Engagement Photos in the Snow: Emily + Dean
All of us in Chattanooga woke up to a big surprise last Saturday. The ground was COVERED in snow! We don't get snow very often, so it was a real treat to wake up to white, clean snow everywhere. I was so excited I posted on Instagram that I'd love to do a last minute… Continue reading Winter Engagement Session in the Snow: Crystal + Jon
I was thrilled when Lydia and Jason chose this location for their engagement session. I was even more thrilled when she said they were bringing their dogs. You know how much I love dogs! I love this couple so much because they are so easy to work with and Lydia and I both share a… Continue reading Sope Creek Trail Engagement Session: Lydia + Jason
I love it when engagement sessions bring in a piece of the couple's real life! In fact, Kathryn and Elliott kept saying this is exactly what they do in their kitchen all the time. The love cooking and cuddling together! These two are TALENTED TOO! My favorite part of this session was getting to see… Continue reading Lifestyle Engagement Session: Kathryn + Elliott
My life is pretty simple. I spend my days at my "day job" as a pharmacist on top of being wedding photographer in Chattanooga. Then I spend my evening doing one of a handful of things: Shooting/Editing/Business Maintenance or walking/cuddling my dogs with my husband. As 2019 was drawing to a close I really wanted… Continue reading My Little Family!
I have so much to be thankful for in 2019, both personally and professionally so I decided to do a Sarah Larae 2019 rewind! Kind of like Youtube Rewind, but better. I met all my photography goals and met so many amazing people! My goal every year is to grow as a person and I… Continue reading Sarah Larae 2019 Rewind!
I have been to Disney World more than a few times in the last 5 years, but this is the first time I've taken the time to blog my trip! This is also my first Disney trip in October! This time I went with my best friend Holly and 3 of her 4 kids. We… Continue reading Our Disney Trip 2019!