caitlin and adam, married in ithaca, ny at firelight camps (coming soon to Green wedding shoes)
Where to start? Sarah from AGP Collective is truly a gem and I cannot recommend her more to any couple looking for wedding photography. I had known and worked with Sarah for a few years (I'm a Philly based wedding planner myself) before getting engaged. When it came to selecting a wedding photographer for my own wedding, Sarah was immediately at the top of my list without question. I had always loved working with Sarah onsite on wedding days and every collection she posted from a wedding, I would always LOVE. There's something about the way she captures days so naturally, nothing is too posed or planned, her couples always look so simply in love! I was so confident in Sarah to capture our wedding day, but I can honestly say that she EXCEEDED my already high expectation of her. I can't even tell you how beautiful our wedding photos were. I couldn't believe they were actually of our wedding day and the way she captured my now husband and I felt so natural and real. We will cherish these photos forever.
I will also say that even my parents and family members were blown away. My dad is not a very easily excited person and when I shared the photos with him, he immediately called to say how impressed he was and had never seen wedding photos that were that nice before. I have even had guests and friends and Facebook friends who weren't at the wedding, tell me that our photos were the most beautiful wedding photos they had ever seen and that is all thanks to Sarah and her amazing talent. I know I might sound like I'm gushing about my own wedding, but it was all thanks to how Sarah captured all the details I had planned and how she captured our friends and family so perfectly.
I can promise you one thing, Sarah will be the best decisions you will ever make in your planning process and by the end of the planning will be one of your friends. And even better yet, she will leave you with the most amazing photos to cherish for years to come.
caroline and jordan, private farm wedding in havre de grace, md
I am not even sure where to begin. I remember seeing Sarah's work and thinking how AGPcollective would be my dream photography team. I squealed with excitement when she said YES!. From that moment the magic began. Through the whole process, Sarah was genuine and professional. She asked all the right questions from what we wanted, what our vision was and all the details I didn't even think of. When she and Jess arrived it was like having two best friends right by my side. It made it possible for me to have a single worry. Oh and the photos! Sarah and Jess were able to capture some of the most precious and breathtaking moments. The emotions that I get to re-live every time I look at these photos allows me to enjoy the best day ever for the rest of my life. I can't imagine anyone else capturing my wedding better than the girls over at AGPcollective. I am forever grateful. Thank you so much!
JENNIFER AND DEVIN, MARRIED AT THE ICONIC METROPOLITAN BUILDING IN NYC (FEATURED IN THE KNOT)
We absolutely adore AGP Collective. The whole team approached our wedding day with artistic vision, joy, humor, kindness, and professionalism, and it all shows in their beautiful work. We got comfortable working with Sarah at our engagement photo shoot, and she was a delight to work with throughout the whole process. We had some kooky ideas of how and where we wanted to do our shoot, and she made it all work, and delivered us photos that we will cherish. Then on our wedding day, she and her entire team were on top of everything, kept us on time, and got the best from us. The first look that she set up is a moment we will remember our whole lives, and we are so happy that we got to work with her. Thank you Sarah and AGP Collective!
CHUCK AND LORI, MARRIED AT FRONT AND PALMER
Sarah took pictures of our engagement (secretly) and wedding day. After seeing her beautiful shots of our engagement, we had to make sure we had her pictures of the wedding day. We went as far as scheduling our wedding day around her availability. Sarah's timeless and creative photos are some of the best we have ever seen and we can not recommend her enough. THANK YOU Sarah!
MARIE AND AARON, MARRIED AT JOHN JAMES AUDOBON CENTER
My husband and I were so lucky to be able to snag Sarah to photograph our wedding day in the Philly suburbs. We had 300 guests and it rained the entire day. The wedding went from being an outdoor celebration to a cozy, indoor event. Sarah still somehow managed to capture our vision for the day in every photograph. She was calm, sweet, and supportive--even getting an enormous spider out from under the lace of my dress. Sarah was more than a photographer. She made sure everyone was happy and comfortable at all times. Her pictures are gorgeous memories that I will treasure forever. If you are able to get a date, I highly recommend using Sarah Alderman and AGP Collective for your wedding photography needs. Thank you, Sarah and Jess, for capturing our day in a way that only AGP Collective can. Our day would not have been the same without you!
lauren and evan, colorado couple married in philadelphia
Working with Sarah for our wedding was hands down the best experience ever. Sarah was super responsive throughout the time leading up to the wedding, answered all of my stupid questions with grace and was all around just an awesome person to work with. On our actual wedding day, we had Sarah as our lead and our second shooter and the two of them were so fun, extremely organized, and made the process a total breeze. Sarah captured our wedding in all its drunken glory and produced GORGEOUS candids and formal photos that memorialized our day in every way I imagined. Literally couldn't say enough good things about them both as actual humans and professionals. Book 'em kids, you won't regret it.
SUSAN AND LIZ, MARRIED IN CHADDS FORD, PA
Sarah's treasured photos preserve our wedding day in it's beautiful detail . Middle aged women marrying after many years together, when she asked what we were hoping for, I told Sarah in jest I hoped to look 35. We didn't look like anything but ourselves: joyful and happy women celebrating our amazing day. Sarah creates a sense of comfort and caring making every photo look natural and special. I'm grateful and appreciative that Sarah was able to help us capture all the beautiful moments of our day. Thanks Sarah & AGPcollective.
SAMANTHA AND PAT, MARRIED 'DOWN THE SHORE' IN OCNJ
Are you not into posed or traditional wedding style photos?.... In swoops Sarah with her gorgeous documentary style photos and eye and talent for capturing the energy and spirit of your wedding all in a photograph! Not only are our photos amazing, but aside from being an amazing photographer, Sarah is such a nice, fun and laid pack person. Not only can my parents and family not stop talking about how obsessed they are with the photos, but also about how kind and fun Sarah was on the wedding day. She was able to go with the flow and the pics did not disappoint! Pat didn't care who I chose as a photographer since he hates getting his picture taken, but one month later and he still can't stop talking about how amazing the photos are and how 'it looks like we were in a magazine...how does she do that?!' Ditto for my brother who also can't stop talking about how killer her pictures are....girls normally swoon over photos but not often I see guys do the same! Don't just take my word for how great Sarah is! After posting a link to our photos I was inundated with texts, emails, facebook and instagram messages from guests all commenting on how Sarah was able to capture the spirit in her photos: "Wow! I have seen some really beautiful wedding photos in my life but these are super!! Your photog did a fantastic job, best yet!! These have captured the joy everyone felt!"--wedding guest "I'm so obsessed. I feel like I'm looking at Pinterest but on steroids"--wedding guest "These are amazing! The photographers really captured the joy of your wedding."--wedding guest "Your wedding pictures are amazing! They really captured the excitement, love and fun vibe the night had"--wedding guest "Your photos are so sick... it's amazing how your photog was able to capture your fun loving spirit in all of your photos. Beautiful!"--professional photographer friend "OMG the pictures are UNREAL. They are incredible. Damn is she talented, I love all the shots she got"--wedding makeup artist.
[ Sarah's note: I swear this was not a paid endorsement! I love Sam, out here doing the MOST for the AGP. xo]
NIKKI AND DON, MARRIED IN DEEP CREEK, MD
Sarah of the AGP is a true artist! Not only are her pictures AMAZING she manages to capture the raw beauty of expression in every photo. Sarah dives into your world for a day and captures it so that you are able to re- live all the feelings over and over again. There are not enough thank you's in the world for this kind soul and her work. It was an honor to have her capture our special day. We LOVE YOU Sarah
ELISE AND JAY, MARRIED AT ARTESANO (AND WENT VIRAL INTERNATIONALLY)
After seeing a friend's wedding photos, I knew Sarah was the perfect match for capturing my big day. Sarah was laid back and full of ideas all at the same time! Sarah took the time to get to know my husband and me during our engagement shoot which made us feel more comfortable while she helped us find poses that did not make us look like we're being forced to have our picture taken and letting us be ourselves all at the same time. Our finished product of both our wedding and engagement pictures are even more beautiful then we ever expected and sharing them with friends and family has been so much fun! I wish I could give AGP more stars as my experience with them was perfect!
MAGGIE AND RYAN, MARRIED IN THE CATSKILLS
Sarah captured the non-fussed style we were looking for, and the photos exceeded our expectations. It's usually pretty easy to see that you like a photographer based on their work and their style, but I wanted to take this opportunity to comment on who she is as a person, because that's one thing that a photographer's galleries don't necessarily show; she's easy to work with, creative, motivated, dedicated, kind, and even when other things fell apart a bit (the weather, timelines not being met, etc.), she still delivered.
Haeley + Mike , Married at the john james audobon center
Sarah Sarah Sarah. I cannot even find words to speak about how pleased I am with not only her service, but her unbelivable talent! She took so much time out of her day to explain to me all the details I needed to know before hiring a photographer (knowing that I might not even choose her!) She was so helpful in aiding me with the whole process. When I did go with her (thank GOD), she met with me to go over the whole process and figured out things I didnt even think about! She dealt so professionally with some personality obstacles that came our way on the wedding. She and her assistant shooter Dan took incredible shots that I could only dream about. They captured my wedding so beautifully and made it look like that fairytale that it was. I love her photographic style too-its not fake looking and cheesey, its classic, natural, and organic. She can predict emotion before it happens, making some really beautiful, candid shots of my close friends and family. I love everything about her and couldnt recommend her highly enough!! I cant wait to have another event where I can use her again :)
NINA AND ROB, MARRIED in ithaca, ny
First things first: Sarah is an AMAZING photographer. If you’re reading this review, I don’t think I have to tell you that, since you’ve probably already seen her portfolio. My friends and family cannot stop gushing about how beautiful the photos from my wedding came out, and I completely agree.
What her portfolio cannot reveal is how hard-working and caring she is. She went above and beyond the entire day of my wedding, capturing every important moment beautifully. Yet unlike some pushy photographers I’ve witnessed, her presence never interrupted the fun atmosphere.
I know weddings are expensive, and you might be tempted to scrimp on a photographer. Trust me, you will regret this. My wedding was three months ago and I find myself scrolling through my wedding photos multiple times a week, reliving the happy day. It was absolutely money well spent, and I could not be more pleased!
Margie, Mother of the Bride, Maria + Alex, Married in california
Sarah, as I have mentioned several times, you are just incredible. Thank you so much for capturing moments in our children's lives. As I look at them over and over, I just keep seeing more love and happiness. So blessed and lucky to have you as their photographer. Just amazing. Breathless!
Megan and Drew, Married in Red Feather Lake, CO
When Drew and I got engaged the only photographer I thought I wanted was Sarah of AGPcollective. It took us two years to organize the photo shoot (as we live in Colorado and wanted the shoot to be done at Longwood Gardens). The engagement photos were amazing just like Sarah. She is wonderful at capturing our energies and emotions and making them magical.
Sarah is magnetic. She is incredibly talented, kind, organized, and professional. She has an amazing eye for moments, details and composition. When she agreed to shoot our wedding in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado I had to wake Drew up at 7:00am and tell him. I was overjoyed to say the least! I knew she would love our location.
It was so comforting to have Sarah there on the wedding day to capture the moments that we will come back to for years to come. She did an incredible job. Although she doesn't make it seem like a job at all. Her passion and excitement shine through! I would recommend her to anyone for any occasion. We can not wait to get her out here again for an anniversary shoot!
Michelle and Dewey
I wanted to thank you for all the time and effort that was put forth in photographing our special day! We love the photos so much and are so happy that YOU were the one there to capture it all! There are so many great photos that it is hard to pick our favorites because we love them all!
Thanks again for putting up with all the crazy emails, meet ups, and us being obsessive at times!
It really mean a lot!
Thanks for everything you did over the past year and we definitely have recommended you to family and friends!
RYANN AND IAN, RIVERDALE MANOR IN LANCASTER PA
Ryann says: I have been looking forward to the day when I could ask Sarah shoot our engagement pictures since I met my fiancé and knew he was the one I would marry. Sarah was almost as excited as I was. Together, we eagerly awaited the day when I could officially ask her to be my photographer. That day came recently. Sarah and I talked about our vision for the shoot. She listened to all of my ideas and concerns and was really able to capture the look and feel we were going for.
When it came time to ask her to photograph our wedding, it was a no-brainer. I can honestly say that she makes me feel as if she is just as excited to capture our day as I am.
Sarah has the kind of talent, passion and enthusiasm that only comes naturally when someone is doing exactly what they are meant to do. It has been such a pleasure to watch her explore her talent, learn and grow with every picture she takes. She makes it look effortless, but trust me, she puts her whole heart into every shoot.
Jamie and Eben, Married at the hagley museum
I could not have asked for a better photographer! Sarah was professional, and yet I felt like I was hanging out with a friend because of her friendly personality and ability to put everyone at ease. Not to mention, the pictures are beyond my expectations and fit our personality to a tee!
Alex and Travis, Married at a private home...our first wedding!
Sarah has such amazing talent! She is a brilliant photographer and has turned into an even better friend! Our wedding could not have gone any better. Sarah was there for us from the very beginning, including taking pictures of us before the wedding to get used to being in front of a camera. Sarah was professional and laid back at the same time, which helped us feel relaxed on our big day! Sarah captured everything we wanted her to and more! She helped capture the beauty of our location and the excitement and romance between my husband and I. Sarah is completely dedicated to her photography, and got our pictures back to us very promptly. Her creativity, skill, passion and artistic eye helped capture the most beautiful day of our lives. I would recommend her to anyone, for any occasion! Thank you so much Sarah! We love you! Xoxo
Not only did we photograph their wedding, but their maternity portraits and Baby Nala's newborn portraits, too. We love our growing families!
Carly and Will, Married st peter's village
My husband and I used AGPcollective for both our engagement photos and our wedding photos. Sarah was wonderful to work with. She listened to my ideas and provided great advice for photos that everyone loved. I wanted more candid shots than posed photos and she captured some amazing moments. Sarah kept in touch with me before and after the wedding to ensure that all my questions were addressed. She provided a sneak peek album of the wedding almost immediately; family and friends loved this. I would highly recommend AGPcollective for any photography needs. Choosing a wedding photographer is an important decision and Sarah's creative eye will not let you down.
Dana and Rob, Married PHOENIXVILLE PA
Sarah is so flexible and accommodating. She was very professional the whole time and took the most amazing photographs. She captured so many unique moments and I am extremly happy with the results . She is friendly and kind and goes out of her way to make sure her client is happy. I recommend her without hesitation.
Melissa and Vincent, Married ON THE MAIN LINE
We couldn't have found a better photographer for our wedding than Sarah from AGPCollective! She captured some of my favorite moments of the day without being the least bit intrusive. She took special care to highlight my relationship with my mother. She reminded us of the shots we wanted and snapped shots we never could've thought to ask for. Her photos captured our personalities, and those of our families and friends in a way I never knew was possible. I know when we have kids, we'll be giving her a call!