When interviewing photographers for your wedding, so many decisions come to mind. They have to be the right fit, the right personality, the right amount of energy, and most importantly, they have to be able To capture the pictures you want and desire. Sarah does so much more than that! She connected with my husband and I on the most emotional level possible, she brought so much emotion and finesse to every picture she took, making it impossible for us to forget every heart throb, every tear drop, every kiss of that day! It will bring butterflies to my stomach from now until forever to look through our photos from our wedding day! Not only is sarah an absolutely amazing photographer, she became such a warm, beautiful, caring friend through the entire process and I promise that I wouldn't have another human being on this planet capture what she captured that magical day!!
Taylor & Mandy
Notarius Photography made our engagement and wedding photos an absolute dream come true. Sarah has an incredible gift in capturing emotion and beauty that so purely reflects in her pictures. She knows Montana so well that she could predict the lighting, skies, and perfect timing to capture unbelievable moments and scenery. Our friends and family cannot stop talking about how beautiful our pictures turned out! Sarah was a pleasure to work with and she went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding day was the most special day of our lives. Not only did she capture it magnificently, but she also was a knowledgeable and trustworthy guide when it came to navigating weather, timing, and all the stress that comes with planning a wedding. We will be forever grateful!
Avery & Aimee
Oh wow, where to even begin with Sarah. Her talent alone is incredible and a stand out all on its own. The first time I saw one of her pictures I was absolutely blown away and knew I HAD to meet her and once I did it was a no brainer for me, for multiple reasons. Her kindness and openness made me feel immediately comfortable and like I'd known her for years, but her passion, dedication and friendship is what makes her so unique. I've done engagement, wedding , boudoir, and anniversary pictures with her and to say I'll use her for the rest of my life is an honest statement! She makes you feel relaxed and comfortable in settings that can be nerve wracking or the biggest of your life. Having her capture these precious moments in my life and so many others makes it an unforgettable experience every time and the images we get to keep forever are insanely beautiful (the only problem is trying to pick favorites ) We love her so so much and I could rave about her forever!!!
Ben & Kirby
Sarah truly has such an amazing gift. Not only is she a talented photographer but she is also one of the nicest people I have ever met. She truly cares about getting to know each of her couples, and made us feel so comfortable during our engagement session and on our wedding day! We were so pleased with her level of professionalism and eye for detail. She beautifully captured our big day, and I make sure to recommend her to everyone I know!
Shane & Kelly
I knew I wanted Sarah to be my wedding photographer the first time I saw one of her photos. It was a sunset photo with the most vibrant orange and red colors I had ever seen. It took my breath away, so when it came time to plan my own wedding, I knew I wanted Sarah to be part of it. From the beginning, Sarah was a sounding board for not only photos but my entire vision. My fiancé and I were in the middle of moving 2600 miles away while planning our wedding, and Sarah was always a text away with encouragement and support. She is absolutely the kindest soul and has an unrivaled talent. The result was my own set of photos that took my breath away. I don’t believe anyone could have captured our wedding more perfectly, especially that sunset that would not end! I cannot wait to call Sarah up for our next milestone to capture another set of perfect memories! If you get an opportunity to work with Sarah, jump on it. I promise you will be ecstatic you did!
Chad & Kelsey
When sitting down to write this review, I found myself so overwhelmed with the task, mostly due to the fact that we had such an amazing experience having Sarah as our wedding photographer. I can not say enough wonderful words about Sarah Notarius, but here it goes... Sarah from the start, helped us stay relaxed, on a schedule, and helped us just genuinely enjoy our day. She let us travel to fun locations, (even enduring injuries...stepping on a nail when crossing over old wood boards), coordinated the schedule with our DJ at the reception so that we would not have to worry about what came next (first dance, bouquet tosses, etc.,) She kept the atmosphere fun but took her job very seriously with utter passion and even tears of joy when discovering a beautiful shot or impeccable lighting. Climbing a big hill for sunset shots towards the end of the night ended up being one of the most private and cherished time Chad and I had the whole day and made for some of the most breathtaking pictures. In the end, Sarah provided us with beautiful, timeless photos we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Check out Sarah as your photographer! You will not be disappointed!
Jon & Jamie
I had my eye set on Sarah to be my wedding photographer before I was even engaged! I love the vibrancy and raw emotion that she captures and brings to life in her photography. Once I got the ring, I emailed her got the process started. She was very accommodating and eager to meet us. Our engagement pictures were a blast, it was a perfect way to get to know her and for her to know us as a couple. She had everything planned, we simply showed up and looked good- actually she even helped us with that too! Sarah is very responsive and will answer all your questions or concerns immediately. On our wedding day she was that sweet breath of fresh air. She kept the wedding party and family pictures moving smoothly and also captured all the little details that took so much planning prior to the big day. Her gentle demeanor is so comforting and she is sure to make you feel and look like the queen you are. After the big day, she works diligently to get the raw pictures back to you so that you can choose the photos that you like the best to be edited. I liked this aspect because, I wanted to be able to have control over what I found keepsake instead of what the photographer thought was important. It was so much fun to look through our pictures for the first time, it felt like we were re-living the wedding all over again. From there she will edit each photo independently -instead of just applying a filter, like other photographers might do- this insures that the quality and detail of each picture is taken into account. Once they are edited they are yours to print, post, and appreciate. I believe that pictures should be printed and hung in a home. She has wonderful print products that are sure to meet all your expectations. Sarah is truly one of the most sweet, humble, and compassionate people I have met. She has a spirit of love and a passion to capture it. I loved every moment that we spent with her and you can tell that she deeply cares about her work and her clients.
Alvin & Courtney
Sarah went above and beyond any expectations we had! She was so calming and flexible! At one point her and our DJ changed up the timing and flow of the reception just a bit to make sure it went smoothly. She also held a kiddo and took photos because a family member couldn’t find someone to hold their kid quick! The quality of photos is superb! I would recommend Notarius Photography to anyone who is seeking a stellar photographer! We will definitely be using her again in the future when we have a family come along
Matt & Wendy
Sarah is such a joy to work with! I found Sarah through social media and emailed her for more information. From the very beginning, Sarah was very informative and attentive to all of my questions. She is a great communicator and made my husband and I feel so comfortable with the whole process. Sarah was very organized and had every detail down (even ones we never even thought about). Not only did she do a phenomenal job with all the photos (we've received so many great compliments), but we received numerous comments from our family and guests about how sweet Sarah was during our wedding day. She was always willing to go the extra mile and it was so comforting to have someone who also had such a calming presence. We highly recommend Notarius Photography to everyone, not just for how your great your photos will be out but also for how wonderful Sarah was to work with!
Zach & Lindsey
Sarah was absolutely amazing to work with! Her attention to detail, kind heart, creativity and warm spirit made her fit perfectly into our special day. She was a able to capture every moment better than I could have ever imagined. We look back at our pictures and it is like we get to relive those special moments all over again! I am so thankful to have found Sarah to capture some of our most precious memories.
Damon & Makayla
Sarah is an absolute dream to work with. Her gentle, fun-loving spirit put us at ease and being ourselves was so easy. Her images are the perfect way to preserve important memories that we will enjoy for so many years to come. Sarah is a top notch photographer who gives her whole heart into making the photographs exactly what you hope for!
Jesse & Jackie
Sarah was so amazing throughout our whole engagement and wedding day! The engagement shoot was so fun to do and she was able to get us our pictures in a timely manner for us to send out invites. Sarah was also so great on our wedding day. She was so helpful with keeping everything on track and blended in with the crowd so you didn't feel like you were constantly having your picture taken. All the photos turned out absolutely beautiful! She is truly able to capture the moment for people to keep for a lifetime.
Michel & Michelle
Sarah is an extraordinary photographer who takes the time to get to know her customers and capture the priceless moments in their lives. She takes the awkward photo poses and cheesy smiles out of the whole experience with her grace, kindness, and genuine love of photos and people. I could not have chosen a better photographer for my engagement and wedding photos! Throughout the entire planning process she offered encouragement, words of advice, and eased many difficult decision making situations! From deciding what to wear for photos, to choosing a wedding venue, to working with two very large families on our special day, Sarah was there full of grace, wisdom and smiles. She truly is a talented photographer who has a big heart and amazing work ethic! She will exceed all of your expectations- she is simply FABULOUS!!!
Dylan & Haley
Our wedding was in Havre, MT, about 300 miles from Bozeman. Sarah had never been to our wedding venue before, so she arrived early to prepare for the day and find the best places for pictures, even though she had a wedding in Bozeman the night before. She led us to our "first look" site, which turned out to be perfect! She really has an eye for the best locations! She’s not afraid to get in any position for the best pictures. She was seen anywhere from sitting in weeds to laying on the dance floor to get the perfect shot! She can deal with any situation, as well. When wedding party pictures came along we had a ring bearer that would not cooperate. Sarah worked with him in a calm, friendly way, and eventually we got him to pose for a few pictures, sucker in his mouth and all! She also joked around with my grandpa, who really does not enjoy having his picture taken. Sarah fit right into the day just as if she was part of the family.......
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Dylan & Haley
.......She truly cares about her job and the people she is photographing. Although I love her large, landscape photos she is famous for, I had also asked her for some close ups and we received a perfect balance of the two! Before the ceremony began she calmed my nerves by telling me about her own wedding experience, and how everything would be okay once I saw my groom. The whole night she was open to suggestions, and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. At the end of the night we were lucky enough to have a rainbow right outside our venue, even though her time was about up, and she had started to pack up, she knew that opportunity was rare and she unpacked just so we could get a beautiful picture under the rainbow. They turned out to be some of our favorite pictures!
After the wedding we received many comments about our wonderful photographer. From her personality to the beautiful, bright pictures. Even though we have only known Sarah for a short time and seen her in person twice, we feel she we have known her for a long time and she is possibly THE photographer for all important events in our life! Notarius Photography is definitely recommended by us!
I am so happy you are here and honored that you are interested in having me come along for the beautiful moments in your life! I am Bozeman-based photographer that also serves all of Montana and beyond! I am passionate about people and truly capturing who you are, who/what you love, and what your life looks like! I look forward to getting to know you better!