~Reviews~

2014

Rebecca + Emily

We knew photography would be important to us-- these are the physical memories of that busy, hectic day! 
We couldn't have asked for a better fit or a better photographer to trust with this. Sarah Rose was a perfect balance of artistic expression and capturing each moment. She was thoughtful, listened to our wants, helped us when we were nervous, and the final products are stunning. 
I honestly never noticed her once during the ceremony, but looking at the photographs, she stole some amazing shots! (She's like a gorgeous, talented ninja.) And she was so fast-- we had a wonderful time flipping through tons of photos only a short time after our big day. 
We also enjoyed doing our engagement photo session beforehand-- it gave us all a chance to get comfortable with each other, and I think the wedding day photos are all the better for it. My wife and I are both ridiculously happy. I cannot recommend Sarah highly enough!

Andrea + Mark
These pictures turned out more beautiful than I imagined.  My mom cried when she saw them!  Thank you again for your great work!


Kelsey + Bob

I was looking for a wedding photographer and found Sarah's website online. While viewing her portfolio, I fell in love with her work, and especially loved how she captured candid moments. The photos she took at my wedding were beyond what I expected. I had so much trouble choosing my favorites to print and frame, there were so many fabulous photos! I was especially impressed with how she blended in during the ceremony and reception. As I looked through my photos, there were so many she took right in front of me and at the time I hadn't even noticed she was there! If you are looking for a photographer that will capture all of those small, special candid moments on your special day, Sarah is the photographer for you. I will treasure these photos and I cannot wait to make a photo book so that I can look at them all the time!!


Ginger + Zach

We are so happy we had Sarah as our photographer! She did our engagement photos as well as our wedding. Her work is stunning! And on top of it, she's wonderful to work with. She was sure to check in with me before the wedding to get a timeline of our day as well as what kind of photos we wanted. I so appreciated this because of how many other things I was planning then- it definitely saved me time and stress. When we first started planning our wedding, I knew I wanted photos that would last a lifetime and that we could pass on in the family- Sarah did not disappoint! I have absolutely no complaints! 
Last thing that is so important- Sarah gives the rights to all of her photos to you! I have had many friends that spent a fortune on wedding photography and had very few photos to show for it because they had to pay for rights to photos they wanted. Be careful! We had no surprises with Sarah :).


Essie + Lynn

I can’t say enough good things about Sarah. She was fantastic from the start. Her website is great. Her first email response back to me was great: she responded with her pricing and suggestions on which package to buy. She even built a custom package based on our needs. We met up at a restaurant, and we both liked her immediately. She seems a little shy and artsy, maybe even quirky. Her pictures reflect her experience: she has a strong background in the arts, and her skills in composition and her variety of styles sold us on her. We also really really liked her Lord of the Rings tattoo. :-) It was easy to book her: we sent a check and signed a contract. Done and done.
We had decided not to purchase an engagement session, as we were trying to keep our costs down. Then, Sarah email me a few months after we booked her, and told us that she had bought a new camera and needed to practice with it! She offered us a free engagement session!! We happily took her up on it, and got some great pictures that have a beautiful, lustrous quality, because they were shot on real film. She asked us a few questions about what kind of pictures we wanted, then suggested a location (Matthew Winters Park) near our area. We met there and everything was awesome. She knew all her favorite places, poses and shots. She was calm, friendly and helped us (including my very shy fiance) get relaxed in front of the camera. I love the pictures she took, and I am so happy she offered us the engagement shoot. She got our pictures back to us within two weeks. 
The wedding itself was no different. Sarah was flexible on start time, as we had some hiccups with our venue’s getting ready space, and she did an excellent job of rolling with the changes as the day’s events shifted around. She was a consummate professional: she wrangled crowds of aunts and cousins, politely ignored my father’s obnoxious back-seat photography, and again, made us feel fantastic. My only wish is that we’d gotten a few more close-up portraits (so that I could use them on Facebook, duh) of me looking all beautiful and bridal. But, since I didn’t communicate that I wanted those pictures, I absolutely don’t hold it against Sarah that I didn’t get them. 
Sarah took hundreds of pictures (we got over 500 back) over the course of 4 hours, capturing our ceremony, our reception, our venue and our guests. Of those 500, I am madly in love with at least 150, which is way more than I could ever hope to print or use. She got our pictures back to us within 10 days!! That says a lot about her skill as an artist: she gets the pictures right the first time, and doesn’t have to spend a long time tinkering with things later in photoshop or whatever. She gives you your pictures back in a locked online gallery: full digital rights, no watermarks. You can order prints and canvas wraps right from the website. All of my friends and family are impressed with the quality and the quantity of our pictures: they beautifully capture our day, our relationship and our love. 
Bottom line: I would HAPPILY recommend Sarah to anybody looking for beautiful, high quality, artistic photos from their wedding day. Thanks Sarah, for everything! We really enjoyed working with you!
Essie
(PS - We are an LGBT-type couple, and Sarah didn't even blink. She is very inclusive and welcoming!) 
(PPS- Can I keep your number for maternity, newborn and family shoots someday?)


Bridgette + Hoyt

Hi Sarah,

We just finished looking at the pictures for the first time. To say that we love them would be quite the understatement. The day was such a blur and over all too soon, it was a complete treat to re-live it through your photographs. Hoyt actually got nervous looking at the before ceremony/getting ready pictures. We loved the little moments you captured with our friends and family and the shots you grabbed when we ran through the flowers are stunning. Thank you so very much for recording our special day. 

We will be enjoying these pictures for a long time,

Bridgette and Hoyt


Meghan + Thomas

I cannot possibly say enough about how amazing Sarah is! From the moment my husband & I got engaged we knew that we wanted a top notch photographer, someone who would capture our day in images alive with emotional moments in time rather than static, posed awkwardness. Finding an amazing photographer takes some time & patience and I was so, so lucky to have stumbled upon her website during an early morning wedding planning session. I knew right away that if her photos of other people's weddings could bring me to tears that she would commemorate my own day beautifully -- and she did that and more. 

I emailed her via her site and she responded within minutes. The entire process of dialing in details was so effortless with Sarah, from the quick responses, to her flexibility & patience while we changed the wedding date and venue 3 (yes, that's three!) different times -- all the while never making me feel like the loony bride I know that I was.

The best thing about Sarah is her easy style. I've been to as well as been in weddings where the photographer is like a drill sergeant bossing people around or getting exasperated at those who are laughing and enjoying the moment, and Sarah was sooo chill. I was a little nervous about being the focus of such an event and by the end of the evening I lost track of where she was & when, but based on the photographs she was everywhere -- there's even a picture where I'm pretty sure she was in a tree. Perspective & an eye for a good shot are everything and Sarah has them in spades!

Sarah is a true talent, and I am so, so glad that my husband & I along with family and friends will have her work to remember one of the best days of my life by for the rest of my life. You're the best Sarah!

Andy + Jessie

Sarah was absolutely who we wanted and needed at our wedding. From the very beginning, her communication was clear, concise, and informative. Whenever I had questions, she responded almost immediately. Her rates were incredibly reasonable for the number of hours she worked for us (engagement portraits, bridal portraits, rehearsal dinner, and the entire day of the wedding). Not only did she create artistically beautiful shots of the ceremony, but she absolutely captured the fun and spontaneous nature of the celebration afterwards. She was calming, encouraging, and extremely comfortable throughout the entire process. I would not have wanted to work with anyone else.


Adrienne + Mark 

My husband and I got married on June 28, 2014 and one of the best and smartest decisions that we made for our special day was to hire Sarah Burns to be our photographer. 
We looked at her online portfolio and met her in person prior to hiring her and we were not disappointed with her work. Sarah took the time to get to know us and find out exactly what we wanted in relation to types of photos and the details that we wanted to have included in our pictures. 
She was with us from the early morning (when my husband and I got ready in our separate suites with our bridesmaids/groomsmen) until the end of our reception at night. Sarah was so personable and very easy to work with. She gave us great direction in relation to how we needed to pose or where to look in order for our pictures to be flawless. Sarah also had great ideas for different backgrounds in downtown Denver for when my husband and I had our "first reveal" pictures in the morning and later, pictures with the entire wedding party. 
About a week after our wedding, we received the online link to our pictures and were absolutely thrilled with how they turned out! Sarah is such a great photographer and I would recommend her services to anyone getting married. You will not be disappointed!


Marissa + Scott Sarah was an absolute delight to work with! We clicked right away in our initial meeting and she answered all of the questions I had before I could ask. She was very flexible to work with and answered all of my emails very promptly. I liked how she would email to check in with me to see how the planning process was going and to see if there was anything she could help me with. We even met up to look at my venue so she could get a good idea of good places to take pictures. On the day of, she and her 2nd photographer arrived early and started taking pictures right away. I loved how many candid shots they got of the day. I had quite a rowdy bunch (both in my bridal party and guests) and they handled everything so well and never got flustered with the groups (from what I could tell!). Sarah captured a lot of great personal moments in formal and candid shots, and directed my husband and me very well. She was more relaxed with directions for big group shots (not quite as staged), but those pictures came out extremely well! She also got our pictures back to us well before the time stated in our contract, which made me very excited. I would highly recommend her for any wedding.


Megan + Colin

- Sarah was such a pleasure to work with! She has a very laid back demeanor that makes you feel comfortable, and is the right blend of relaxed and structured. Meaning she knows what she's doing, but isn't pushy about it. My husband and I had our engagement photos taken with her first, then our wedding photos and we love all of them. I'd highly recommend Sarah...not only for the quality of her photos, but for the value of her service (price is very reasonable for what you get).
- We loved working with Sarah! She took our engagement and wedding photos and it was great getting to know her throughout the process. She's easy to work with, makes you feel comfortable, and very flexible. She allowed us to pick an "off the beaten path" hiking trail for our engagement photos (it was fall and the Aspens were gorgeous); and she was so excited about the scenery. And, most importantly, the quality of her photos are excellent.


Heidi & Kevin

Sarah was extremely comfortable to work with from the start. It was great to do both the engagement shoot and wedding as we felt even more comfortable with her for our wedding day. Although I was nervous we would not get as many pictures because it rained on our big day, Sarah came up with some absolutely gorgeous photos. I am very happy with her service and would recommend her to anyone!


Katie + Adam

We really had no idea what we wanted in a photographer until we met with Sarah. She is so laid back and personable, yet professional. I would HIGHLY recommend her!!! We have absolutely nothing bad to say about Sarah - she was the ultimate professional and yet very down to earth. From the engagement session to the reception, she helped us figure out what to do in terms of poses and locations, and we trusted her completely. I would refer Sarah again and again, she was awesome!!!


Amanda + Louis

Sarah was great to us! The photos turned out beautifully. She captured our day perfectly. Very happy that we chose Sarah!


Robyn + James

Sarah was a dream come true for me. I found Sarah online by looking at her portfolio and I knew I was in love with her creativity immediately! I was eloping in 6 weeks when I contacted Sarah. She responded within 24 hours of my initial email and everything evolved from there. My husband and I decided we wanted to elope instead of having a big wedding while we were in Colorado for a long weekend. We are from Dallas so we needed to plan our day out of state. I had a vision of how I wanted that ‘perfect’ day to go for me. The pictures and flowers were most important to me. Sarah helped exceed my vision. She suggested location sites and help me decide where we could go. She suggested the florist, who I also absolutely love (The Perfect Petal. I would have never found my beautiful flowers if it wasn’t for Sarah! And she most importantly translated our wonderful day so beautifully in her photography! Someone asked me what was the best part of my wedding and I responded that my photographer Sarah was absolutely the dream maker of my day. Marrying my husband was the best part but Sarah definitely helped make that day so perfect for me. J I can’t be thankful enough for finding Sarah.


Madolyn + Ralph

The Google search Gods were on my team when I found Sarah. After talking to some photographers who's prices were either over the top or attitudes were not so interested, I knew in her first email response to me that Sarah would be the one! 
We did our engagement session and wedding photos with Sarah and couldn't be more happy with the results. For our engagement we toured downtown Denver capturing the light and the urban chaos with candid's and posed shots. By the time we got to the wedding, me and my fiance were ready and excited to work with her again. She didn't let us down at the wedding - she caught every authentic moment from beginning to end.
Sarah and her team met me a couple of weeks before the wedding to walk through the schedule (which was super helpful for preparation) so the day of she was ready to go and needed little direction from us. 
Simply put...Sarah is an artist, she's an editing perfectionist, she fits in seamlessly while helping to guide the flow of the day and most important for me and my family...she is flexible. If you haven't already hired your photographer, call Sarah...she is the bomb!


Karen + Todd

We had a wonderful experience with Sarah. She has a great personality- very patient, pleasant, and helpful. She did a wonderful job on our elopement photographs. I was so impressed by her artistic edge- very unique. I've been uncomfortable getting pictures taken in the past. However, Sarah is just so easy going, there was no stress involved. She is also very quick- we were able to get our pics online within a day-which we were amazed by since she did such a great job on them. I would highly recommend Sarah. In fact, if ever we are in CO again I wouldn't hesitate using her photography services again.


Caleb + Sara

I was so happy with the job Sarah did. Not only was she quick to respond to my emails, she was amazing on the day. She was super easy to work with, affordable and the results were even better than I had imagined. I didn't realize how many photos she took. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone in Colorado. Thanks so much for helping to capture the day. Looking at the photos made me feel like I was back on the wedding day.


2013

Cristen + Ryan

I used Sarah Rose Burns Photography for my engagement and wedding photos. She really has a creative eye that captured beautiful sentimental photos.


Kayla + Jared

Wonderful! So happy I chose Sarah. After doing some searching around, I found Sarah's website and loved her work. I reached out to her and she offered a very reasonable package since I was having a tiny and casual wedding. She was the first photographer I interviewed, and I felt completely comfortable with her and we really connected from the start. Everyone says that you spend a ton of time with your photographer, so I decided to look no further. She came to my house to meet my now husband, and they got along great too. Sarah seems to be the type of person that anyone will like on a personal level and be able to get along with very easily. She was not overly worried about paperwork and formalities (we did have a contract of course), which I really liked. The day of the wedding she came out with an assistant, Jody (at no extra charge) and they both did an awesome job blending in with the crowd and being in the right place at the right time. They stayed past the # of hours I had paid for at no extra charge as well. We just got the photos back and are SO impressed. They look incredible, and she really captured every little detail and moment that I will want to look back on for very many years. If you like her style, look no further. She's absolutely wonderful!!!


Daniel + Katie

I am so happy that we had Sarah with us for our wedding! She has such an easy going and happy attitude that helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She is always so positive when she's taking the photos that I felt confident they were going to be awesome, and they were! 
We had a lot of tricky issues and rain delays with our wedding because of the recent Colorado monsoon, but Sarah and her assistant were very flexible and made it work. She is very good with capturing beautiful lighting and does a great job with night photos. (Most of ours were in the evening.)
I recommend getting her wedding package with the engagement session. She made it a really fun experience and it was nice to see her style before the wedding. She has a quick turn around time with her work, which is wonderful because we were so eager to see the photos. I definitely think you should choose Sarah, you won't regret it!


Quynh + Kevin

Sarah was a great photographer and so helpful all along the way. From the beginning I felt so at ease with Sarah and she was so receptive to my ideas and quickly understood my vision. She put thought into where the best locations to shoot at where, she was welcome to suggestions, and easy to work with. During the planning process she was very organized and kept me on track! On the wedding day she was so supportive! There were definitely times where I forgot I was even being photographed because everything was so easy with Sarah! This was of course great because one of the best things about her work is the candid shots! I loved seeing the pictures come out that showed the emotion of the day. The photos themselves turned out fantastic! Thank you Sarah!


Kendall + Paul

We had the best time working with Sarah! She is so personable and a joy to work with. My husband and I are not naturals in front of the camera and she put us at ease and made us look good :) Sarah shot our engagement and wedding photos and I still can't believe how many great pictures she edited/delivered from each shoot. I feel like she does a great job balancing the formal portraits, big events (like first dance, speeches,etc.), and intimate moments in between. Highly recommend if you're looking for a photographer!


Mary + Will

We had Sarah do both our engagement session and wedding, and she was wonderful. I found her on craigslist, so I had my reservations, but it was one of the best investments we made. Unlike the dress you'll wear once, the flowers you'll see one day or all the other ridiculously expensive things you'll buy for your wedding, the pictures are one thing that you'll actually walk away with (besides your wonderful memories!) so having a good photographer is SO IMPORTANT! With that said someone who is hiring Sarah should know that they're hiring her because she has a spectacular ability to capture the moment, through and through! She knows how to get a great shot without being intrusive, staging it or making it out to look awkward. My suggestion is if staged photos are what you want make sure you have a list, because Sarah is all about letting the day happen and capturing the beauty as it comes. I might be a little disappointed about having so few staged family pics if all the candids weren't so wonderful!


Rachel + Justin

Sarah captured all of the amazing memories that we will be able to share for the rest of our lives. She had so much personality and ideas to bring to the pictures. Even through all the chaos, Sarah was able to understand and know what I was looking for in wedding pictures. I even had my pictures back within two weeks!!! She is wonderful! I highly recommend her.


Brittany + Ryan

Well, where to begin. Sarah is an ace photographer, no doubts about that round the board. Her shots are beautiful in so many different ways. She has a great way of capturing candid moments as well as setting up amazing portraits and group shots. She has incredible attention to detail and gets all those pretty little details you spent so much time planning for your wedding. We could not be more happy with the proofs that we just got back.
But beyond her excellent eye and artful shots, Sarah is an awesome person to have at your wedding. She has a warm personality that allows everyone to relax while being photographed, which is a rare talent indeed. She knows the shots that you will want to remember and is always there for those moments that you will want to look back on. Somewhere on one of Sarah's pages it says that she is a ninja photographer, which is true when you want it to be. She got a lot of shots at our reception that we didn't even notice she was there for. On the other hand, she set up some amazing shots of my wife and I and helped guide us to settings and poses for some great pictures.
Sarah went the extra mile for us, too. Brittany and I got married in Boulder, near the top of Flagstaff. We decided to do a "reveal shot," a picture where I see Brittany for the first time. Sarah took the time a couple of weeks before our wedding to scope out possible locations for this moment, and we could not have asked for a more beautiful setting for such a beautiful moment.
Sarah rocks, and she gets our highest recommendation.


Sophia + Derek

Sarah is absolutely the best photographer out there! She truly captured the essence of my wedding and we are all so pleased with her work. We felt comfortable with her and therefore the photographs were fun and carefree. I would highly recommend her to any friend. I hope my sisters and best friends use her in their weddings AND I fully plan on having Sarah take photos of my family someday. :) Thank you, Sarah!


2012

Nick + Paddy

My (now) husband and I are so pleased that we hired Sarah of Sala Photography to capture our elopement. Because of her warmth, Sarah made us both feel so at ease that she was able to capture the intimacy and happiness of our special day. Before meeting Sarah, I was very nervous about the idea of being photographed-- but Sarah made the whole experience fun and romantic for my husband and me. Also two other perks of hiring Sarah: (1) she brought an assistant who was immensely helpful as we walked around the city capturing our wedding day and (2) she got all of our photos back to us within mere days. We both give Sala Photography our absolutely highest recommendation. Thanks, Sarah!


Heather + Joe

Sara was delightful to work with. My fiance and I chose Sala Photography for our engagement photos. We didn't really have a vision of what we wanted but Sara was so easy to work with and helped us create exactly what we wanted. We have received so many compliments on our photos from our family and friends and we can not wait to display them at home. You cannot go wrong with Sara and Sala Photography.


Jessie + Joseph

Sarah at Sala Photography was absolutely the perfect choice for our photography needs on our wedding day. She not only met with us at both of our wedding venue locations prior to the day, but she also used the beautiful scenery available to her advantage and got us some truly beautiful photos. Coupled with a creative and friendly personality, her photos will help us remember what the real essence of our wedding day was like in years to come--not only the rehearsed moments, but each unexpected turn that made it what it really was.
Thanks for everything, Sarah!


Brian + Julia

Sarah photographed our wedding 2 weeks ago, and did an outstanding job! 
I was a bundle of nerves before the ceremony, and she was so lovely and reassuring, taking great pictures all the while. She got all the shots I was hoping for during the wedding, and had good suggestions for poses that turned out to be creative and flattering. I'd happily hire her again if I had it to do over. Thank You Sarah :)