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If you're a fun-loving couple looking for stunning images captured by an experienced photographer who feels more like a trusted friend, then you've come to the right place!
We are your Photo-Novelists and vow to capture your style, your kindness, and the love you have for each other through a stress-free experience.



Award Winning Wedding Photography Based in Rhode Island

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...and we promise to create an enjoyable experience for you in from of the camera that feels easy and fun! Our warm, fun-loving nature is just as essential to our photography as our experience and training. We foster a friendly, welcoming environment so that you enjoy your day, stress-free with laughter and joy. We work unobtrusively and let the moments unfold organically, enhancing the occasion without becoming the focal point. Our photographs will develop a voice so you can experience your day over and over again. 

We have proven success...

We have


You’ve built a relationship on inside jokes, found your best friend, and are ready to tie the knot!

the #SZPDreamCouples



A novelist {                } ; noun, is an innovator and/or one who creates and writes stories


A photograph {                      } ; noun (often shortened to photo), is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface.



What is our style? We are Photo Novelists, a fusion of techniques practiced in photojournalism and fashion photography in order to create a story of customized, irresistible imagery. We know how to read light, and will manipulate it to enhance your photographs.

You want a photographer that will start with “I do” and will continue with each of the milestones in your life. 

You’re nervous about how you’ll look in your photos and don’t exactly know know to "pose." (Don’t worry we got you!) 

You want your images to mean something - you want to capture the emotions you were feeling in that instant.

You want to feel and look FABULOUS in your photos.
(Who doesn’t!?)

You want to work with a photographer who knows what they are doing. We have over 18 years of experience, an award winning team!
But, gosh, we’re not THAT old… 

Still hangin’ around? Sounds like we’d be a great (ok AH-MAZING) fit. Let’s chat! 
We are totally meant to be! 

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Meet Your Photographers

Nice to meet you! I’m a pint-size, (frequently caffeinated) fireball of energy that loves my family, my clients, and the stories I am lucky enough to tell through my photos. I love building connections with the hundreds of #SZPDreamCouple(s) that I’ve been lucky enough to work with over the past 19+ years.



I'm Sara...

  A valued member of the SZP team for over 10 years. Bonus - I am a loyal Millennial! You’ll often find me with my camera by my side just in case I see something that sparks my imagination. For me, what's most inspiring is the candid, joy-filled moments between loved ones.

I'm Dan...

Hey guys!

lead Photo-Novelist
for Sara Zarrella Photography 

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Enough Said, I want to book!

Contact us for wedding and portrait session availability and to get started in working together!

Let's do this!

You own all the High-Resolution Digital Negatives. We’ll perfect your Storybook Albums, as well as help you select your favorite images to produce fine-art prints for your home.

Let's Preserve

You tie the knot. We take some epic images. We all high five!

Let's Celebrate

We’ll provide you with expert advice. You can trust us to ensure that you’ll know exactly what to expect when it comes to the photography on your big day. We’ll work closely with you to put together a perfect schedule of photography and finalize details prior to your wedding. From here forward, we are your go-to. We are here for vendor recommendations, stressful situations, and any and all help or advice you might need!

Let's Plan

Whether you live across the country, or you’re local to Little Rhody, we can easily chat over the phone or you can come into our studio!

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We are in a unique position in the front row seat to the best moments of your wedding day, and we view that intimate access as a privilege. We will be by your side when you step into your dress or slip on your tux, see one another for the first time, and come back down the aisle as newlyweds. We are present for your very last moments as fiancés, and for your very first married memories. It’s an honor that we deeply treasure.

It's easy to work together!


Check out some              Weddings

Victoria & Brad

Lisa & Omar

Margo & Jeremy

Yes, you will have those stellar images on a thumb-drive, but the custom Storybook Album design is where our studio shows its chops. Each Storybook Album is a one-of-a-kind creation, resulting in a highly personal product, allowing every one of your pictures to tell its story. You will wow those who are lucky enough to see it.

Storybook Albums

I need more deets...

Our Wedding Packages Range from $4000-$8900

Elopement & Small, Intimate Wedding Packages begin at $1600. 
Inquire for custom package pricing.

We offer off-season discounts.

Our wedding investments give you six excellent choices, plus several add-ons to customize your experience. No matter which package you select, you’ll get the full Photo-Novelist experience. We arrive early and stay late.


- High-Resolution Digital Negatives
- Personal online proofing gallery for friends and family to enjoy
- One complimentary 11x14 portrait with any custom frame purchase
- Bridal Registry Link provided to Sara Zarrella Photography
- 20% off a la carte studio print products

We know that each and every couple and wedding is different from the next! We would be happy to customize a wedding package tailored specifically to your needs.

In Short...



Let's have some fun!

Love Notes

I know that I have found my photographer for life!

“The energy you get from [Sara] when you first meet with her is the energy she brings to your wedding day. I felt like I had my good girlfriend shooting my wedding! I know that I have found my photographer for life, and I’m looking forward to doing my maternity pictures and future family photos with her.”
~Caitlin, Bride

Dan totally exceeded our expectations with the images he took at our wedding!

"Where do I begin?? After seeing the images he took at my brother's wedding, I knew we had to have him. Dan was very prompt, he is not only experienced, but absolutely incredible at what he does. Dan totally exceeded our expectations with the images he took at our wedding! After photographing two family weddings, we cherish all he captured!"
~Amy, Bride

Hiring Sara is the best decision you can make for your wedding!

"We can’t say enough good things about Sara Zarrella Photography!!! Hiring Sara is the best decision you can make for your wedding! Sara is so easy to work with and very helpful when it comes to planning the timeline of your day. Plus, her photos are AMAZING! "
~Sarah, Bride

If I could give more stars, I would!

"Sara Zarrella and her team are phenomenal! They were professional, creative, and an overall joy to be around on our wedding day. Pre-wedding: Sara is organized, detail-oriented, and responsive. The photos turned out to be absolutely incredible and Sara delivered on her promise of a very long and detailed shot list that we had planned. Sara gives just enough direction to get a great shot but also makes the photos feel natural and authentic. Would also highly recommend the "Dress Session!" If I could give more stars, I would!"
~Kristin, Bride

 Join me, Sara Zarrella (as well as my producer, sometimes co-host, Dan Phillips!) as we cut through the craziness of wedding planning, leaving you with everything you need to know directly from amazing wedding industry experts.

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