Our purpose is our passion: photographing joyful celebrations in meaningful destinations worldwide. Your wedding weekend may be fleeting, but we know our photographs will last forever. That is a privilege and a responsibility we hold in the highest regard, and with the utmost gratitude.
Planning a wedding involves plenty of new experiences in itself, but here’s one thing you don’t have to worry about: our team.
On your wedding day, we will artfully capture both the curated details you have worked so hard to bring to life, as well as, and most importantly, the beautiful moments that unfold naturally throughout the day. Along with the big moments you’ve always dreamed of, we find immense joy and beauty in the quiet in-between moments—the hidden squeeze your grandmother gives your mom when
you walk down the aisle, the smile-through-tears as your father gives you away, the look in your groom’s eyes when he sees you for the first time as his bride. Our hope is that your photographs always transport you right back to exactly how you felt in these moments, no matter how many years later when you are looking back at them.
Elizabeth Lanier clients not only receive beautiful images, but also a level of service that is both professional and discrete. Our team has serviced elite clientele around the world and we understand that presentation and experience matter. On a wedding day, we quickly become much more than photographers—we create a calming, encouraging, and uplifting atmosphere through our can-do attitudes and a genuine care for our couples. No task istoo insignificant to ensure our clients and their loved ones feel comfortable and cared for.
Together our team has photographed hundreds of weddings and their skills, efficiency, and natural collaboration has earned them nothing but five star reviews from clients, clients’ parents, and fellow top industry professionals. Sarah Elizabeth’s artistic eye and technical expertise combined with William Lanier’s calm and kind personality creates an environment where everyone can relax and interact naturally. The Elizabeth Lanier
team cultivates a setting that consistently results in beautiful photos that reflect exactly
who the couple truly is.
Recognizing that each celebration is unique, Elizabeth Lanier creates custom service offerings based on the hours of coverage needed and the desired ways to showcase the images at home post-wedding. Upon booking, all clients receive an exclusive client guide, which leads them through the planning process. This guide includes expert advice from many years of working in the industry, recommended lists of top industry professionals, and a sample photography timeline to aid in the initial stages of planning. Our team will then work closely with our couples and their planners to create a photography timeline
that best suits each wedding's specific needs.
Nearly all of the celebrations Elizabeth Lanier photographs are multi-day destination events and no matter where in the world they take place, the logistics are well thought out in advance. We value the opportunity to photograph new locations with a completely fresh perspective and plenty of creativity. In addition to the setting, we revel in getting to know our couples, and while it’s common for us to meet clients for the first time in person
that weekend, a pre-wedding session in the days before the wedding provides the opportunity for couples to grow comfortable in front of Elizabeth Lanier's cameras and for us to continue to familiarize ourselves with our couples.
Since day one, we have photographed weddings as a team. Will knows what I need before I even have to ask, and ensures our photography process is efficient, fun and easy. Together we have photographed over 100 weddings across the globe, and we've received over seventy 5 star reviews, from clients, parents and fellow top industry vendors. Will's warm, kind personality, combined with my calm, efficient photography skills creates a calm environment for our clients. The result is space to interact naturally, and beautiful photos that reflect who you are as a couple. Our past clients most often tell us how easy their photography experience was; like they've just hung out with old friends.
Our custom offerings allow you to create a collection based around the hours of coverage needed & desired heirloom products. We'll work with you and your planner to create a custom timeline, and no detail is too small to ensure your day runs smoothly. A detailed questionnaire and a number of phone meetings prior to the wedding let our team know exactly which moments, details, and guests you would like prioritized. Our creative vision & artistic talents enable us to artfully capture these priorities, while always allowing your day to unfold naturally and seamlessly. Upon booking you'll be gifted an exclusive client guide which leads you through the planning process, lists pro tips, recommended vendors, and a sample timeline to help you envision your day.
Nearly 100 percent of the celebrations we photograph are destination weddings; we have perfected the logistics and processes of capturing each wedding day, no matter where in the world it takes place. We cherish the opportunity to photograph new locations with a completely fresh perspective. Often, the first time we meet clients face-to-face is at the rehearsal. A pre-wedding session in the days before the wedding provides you the opportunity to grow comfortable in front of our cameras before the main event, as well as the chance for both parties to get to know one another in person (though plenty of pre-wedding communication means we will often feel like old friends by this time).
"We would absolutely, unconditionally recommend Elizabeth Lanier to everyone hosting a destination wedding, and already have! She is one of the most professional, talented, and fun to work with people we have ever met."
"We would 1000 times over recommend Simply Sarah Photography! We know we will walk away from this season of life with incredible pictures to hold onto, and memories captured that we will cherish forever, but we are also walking away with two new lifelong friends."
" Sarah, I wanted you to know how truly special you made us feel and how thankful I am that you chose me as a bride to work with. You continually made Jeff and I feel at ease and it made the day even that much better knowing that we had 100% confidence in you that you would capture our wedding day perfectly."
"When photography is one of your top priorities for your wedding that’s saying A LOT! Sarah’s work speaks for itself. It’s effortless, timeless, and genuine. She’s as much an incredible photographer as she is a joy to have around. It was an honor to have Sarah behind the lens captured the moments that we’ll cherish for a lifetime."
"Sarah and her team are always very professional and we even had guests raving about them! I would wholeheartedly recommend brides seek Sarah for their big day, you'll love every bit of her work and partnership during such memorable moments. Even when the rain started to fall and we were worried it would never stop, Sarah never left our side, assuring us that everything would be ok."
Sarah is an absolute joy to work with and her photography is beyond stunning. The photos we got back far exceeded our expectations and brought us to tears, upon seeing them. Sarah's kindness, professionalism and positive energy made taking our wedding photos an absolute breeze. Sarah is truly the best in the business and she will not only be there for you as a photographer, but she will be there for you as a friend."
"As the father of the bride, the choice of photographers was so important to us. Sarah's work not only exceeded our expectations but her personal style is warm, friendly and inviting. She is a true professional and blends in with the wedding party and puts everyone at ease. Her warmness and calmness in every situation made the day so easy."
In order to best serve our clients, our team accepts a limited number of weddings per year.
All weddings include two photographers, hand edited photographs, an online viewing and ordering gallery, and printing rights to the images. Through personalized offerings, we work alongside our couples and their planning team to create a wedding photography proposal that is unique to them and their specific wedding day needs based on location, size,