We know it is not easy to choose the right photographer for your wedding day. After all, there is a plethora of talented people eager for the job, and endless recommendations from friends on who to use. We get it. We truly, truly do. So we urge you to take your time on this big decision, remember who YOU ARE as a couple, and consider the fact that this is not just a wedding (for you or for US), it is a MEMORY-- one that you will cherish for the rest of your lives. 

Couples who book us invest in us in every single way-- they trust our vision, our recommendations, and know that we have their best interests in heart. 

Our couples are unique and they are not trying to squeeze the documentation of their wedding day into a tiny little mold of what wedding photos SHOULD look like. This is not Cinderella, there is no one size glass slipper to jam your foot into. Your story will not look like anyone else's. Our couples know that and are not afraid to be honest and unraveled. They are truth. And love. And rawness. They are different and extraordinary and looking for moments not poses. 

The love that the two of you share is unique to only you. It is lovely and bare-boned, and we want to tell it. We truly live to capture the authenticity of what makes your love unique. We want to capture your grandmother looking at you with tears in her eyes, the smirk the two of you share from across the room, your aunt letting loose on the dance floor, the way one curl from your hair has fallen and dances along your neck, the way he presses one finger into your lower back as you dance. THESE are the moments that matter and are worth remembering. These are the stories we long to tell. 

As photographers, we only commit to a certain number of couples per year because we believe we are not the right fit for every bride and groom. If you have seen our images and believe in us, we would love to chat further about how we can work together to tell your story.

This is it. These are your memories. Your story. Let's tell it right. 

Please email us at to get more information on pricing or fill out the form on our contact page. 


"I carry your heart" session with Elise & Sarah 


Because two photographers are better than one. 

We now offer family photography and film packages EXCLUSIVELY as a team. This means there is no angle left unseen. No moment left unnoticed. We will capture it all...every beautiful, tiny little detail of your lives together.

This package includes:

+ styling by Sarah & Elise

+ 2-3 hour session

+ 100+ digital images in an online gallery available for download 

+ a 3-5 minute family film set to music

+ 11x14 print 


(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Pure magic. If you are looking for tangible memories, heirloom artwork, and an overall absolutely amazing experience then stop what you are doing and book a session immediately with Sarah and Elise. This is going to be an in depth, honest, straight from my heart review, because I am so thankful for the session we had with them. I have dreamed of having a session with The Root&Bud ever since I saw their work first hand at my best friends wedding. I highly recommend experiencing their “I Carry Your Heart” session package for several reasons. Number 1, they are incredibly talented artists who make you feel so comfortable as soon as they greet you. When you arrive to your session you are greeted by two genuine smiles and a happy positive vibe. They are confident in their ability to capture real moments for you, and they instantly put you at ease so you can just go with the flow and truly enjoy and be present with your family. Honestly, they gave us some direction as far as where to sit or stand or walk and play for the best lighting, but for the most part I almost forgot they were there taking pictures and video because I was so comfortable and lost in soaking up the precious moments with my sweet babies and husband! Number 2. Sarah and Elise are both mothers themselves, therefore they have a special connection with your kids! You don’t have to worry if your kids are shy or cranky because they will get magical images of them anyways! My kids had never met Sarah before but they instantly fell in love with her just like they love Elise because they will both play tag or run around and be super silly with them as they’re creating their art. Number 3. They are highly educated in the field of photography and film because they are both educators themselves! They truly just want to capture precious fleeting moments for families to treasure forever, and they absolutely nail it every single time. Number 4. This investment was worth every penny and more to us, and I cannot wait to book our next session! We chose the “I Carry Your Heart” session because of the opportunity to work with 2 artists so they could capture images and film for us. They make it so easy to order prints from your session also, so you dont have to go through the hassle of downloading and uploading to other printing sites. All you have to do is go to your gallery,click the size and quantity of the image you wish to print, and check out! Everything about working with The Root&Bud is as simple and easy as breathing. Seriously. Thank you Sarah and Elise for making my dreams come true with this new package you guys offer!
— Michelle S