ALBA Photography | Vendor Feature
I have known Sarah of Alba Photography for several years now. Sarah brings joy, passion, and excitement to all that she does, and her photography business is no exception. The photos that she takes are stunning, a few of which you can see below. Be sure to learn more about Sarah and ALBA Photography below, and then check out her website and blog!
Who am I? My name is Sarah, the girl behind Alba Photography.
Why did I start doing weddings? Since both my parents are licensed marriage officiants, I grew up around the wedding industry. For 6 years I coordinated nearly 600 wedding ceremonies as a hostess for The Chapel Group. Through this experience I learned a lot about the industry, and got the chance to watch a lot of the big name photographers work first hand. As my fascination and discipline with photography developed, the transition to wedding photography was incredibly natural. And now I'm approaching my third wedding season with Alba Photography… what a wonderful adventure!
What is my favourite part of working in the wedding industry? The people. I count it a huge privilege to get to know couples and invest into a very special part of their journey. My goal is always to bless couples by capturing beautiful, authentic moments in a creative and compelling way.
Any advice for brides and grooms who are currently planning their wedding?
1. First and foremost, enjoy the season and don't sweat the small stuff!
2. To save money on some of your purchases, join a wedding swap group on Facebook, where you can purchase items for your own big day that previous brides only used once (and you can sell the stuff you don't want afterwards!).
3. With respect to photography, living in Greater Vancouver I often get the question, "What if it rains?" We always hope it won't, but sometimes it does. Don't worry, just be prepared! Here are some things you can do to help with your photos on a rainy wedding day:
-Have a backup location that has covered areas but is still outdoors
-Bring white or clear umbrellas
-Use hand-warmers (especially for non-summer weddings). The ladies can hold them in their bouquets if they don't have pockets.
-High heel protectors to keep from sinking in the grass
-Incorporate a blanket/sweater/coat into the look of some of your photos
-Allow for a little time to touch up hair/make-up afterwards
A random fact (or two) about myself. I drink too much earl grey, I collect postcards, and on occasion I like to try my hand at calligraphy.
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