Sarah Grider Photography

Cincinnati, OH

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I like to get to know you as a couple and find out what makes you tick. I like to hear about your relationship and your likes and interests. Each wedding is unique and this information helps us to tailor photos towards who you are.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love love, what can I say?? I love weddings because there is a such a good energy there with the couple, family members, and friends. People are happy and feeling good and I love to be around that and capturing the celebration through my lens.

Location

Cincinnati, OH 45223

Years in business

10

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

69

Reviews

45 Reviews
  • Lori M. Sep 16, 2017
    Pet Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah took pictures of my one year old Aussiedoodle Lincoln. She even contacted me the morning of and we both decided to push it back a few hours as it had rained the night before and wanted to make sure the grass was dry for our outdoor action shots. I would highly recommend Sarah to everyone she did a fabulous job and she takes the time to get plenty of great shots, not always an easy feat when working with animals especially a year old high energy puppy!
  • Sierra W. Sep 11, 2017
    Sarah was wonderful to work with, I never had to be concerned about the photos, which is saying a lot for on your wedding day when you're typically concerned about everything. She handles situations professionally, and is also kind and friendly. Her team knew how to work with people efficiently and quickly as to continue with the wedding reception. Overall she is a skilled photographer.
  • Thumbtack Customer Sep 10, 2017
    Sarah it's amazing, understanding, patience, knows how to capture the best, excellent ideas, very sweet, makes you feel comfortable, I can keep on going. Sarah capture all the moments we wanted . For us photographer was so important and you were beyond any expectations. Thank you so much!!!
  • Rebecca I. Aug 19, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah is fabulous!! I lucked out finding her for our wedding. I had procrastinated and was worried I wouldn't find anyone in our price range. Our day happened to become available in her schedule and we looked at her packages and were able to get more than we expected. We met her and she is so super sweet! Very fun to work with and always responds back quickly. I never for a moment worried about our photos. They were even more gorgeous than I had hoped. I will refer her to anyone. You will not be disappointed!
  • Derek M. Jul 18, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Great people to work with. Would hire them again in a heart beat.
  • Naomi A. Jun 7, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah, with husband Brian, captured all the highlights and sweet moments in-between with such a calm and easy manner. Any stress about the photos was completely undone as soon as they arrived. They were timely and knew exactly what they needed to do and what I wanted! Every picture is a beautiful memory frozen in time. Sarah and Brian, thank you so much for lending your time and artistry to capturing our wedding. These memories I will have for a lifetime!
  • Paige J. May 14, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah was absolutely wonderful! Our wedding was yesterday. Sarah made it stress free and made sure to capture every photo I had requested. She even brought her own props and went above and beyond to check out the venue and surrounding areas that would be good for pictures prior to the wedding. I cannot wait to see the awesome shots that she took!
  • Tina D. Mar 6, 2017
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent!!!
    I wanted to surprised my daughter at her school for her sweet 16 birthday. Sarah captured the surprise look on my daughter face and more. Sarah was very professional and she went above and beyond!!! Thank you again Sarah
  • Lauren B. Mar 1, 2017
    Boudoir Photography
    Verified Review
    Boudoir photo shoot
    Sarah was great! She did my boudoir photo shoot. She made me feel super comfortable. The photo shoot actually felt pretty casual and fun!! The pictures turned out great also and she was very understanding and accommodating for various apsects of the pictures I felt uncomfortable with. I would highly recommend her especially for anyone considering doing a boudoir shoot but is nervous!
  • Cindy J. Feb 5, 2017
    Boudoir Photography
    Verified Review
    Exceptional!!!
    Awesome experience!!! And I say experience because not only were my pictures fantastic, I thoroughly enjoyed the time taking them. Sarah is an absolute professional- she came well prepared and had several creative ideas for the shoot. I highly recommend her!!!!
  • Lyndie C. Dec 7, 2016
    Boudoir Photography
    Verified Review
    AMAZING
    Sarah was absolutely AMAZING!!!!!! She went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. Her experience shows through her quality of work. I would highly recommend Sarah. I know that I will be using her as my go to photographer.
  • Dawn D. Nov 4, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Need a photographer, Sarah Grider does an amazing job!
    Sarah was very personable and captured the emotion of the moment! I highly recommend Sarah :)
  • Greg T. Oct 30, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah was great to work with. She's very accomodating, reasonably priced, and good quality photography!
    Sarah was great to work with. She's very accomodating, reasonably priced, and good quality photography!
  • Brian L. Oct 9, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Successful surprise engagement photos
    I couldn't be happier with Sarah. From our first point of contact to the actual event she was nothing but professional. I wanted someone to capture a surprise engagement and boy did she not disappoint. She made it all about my fiance and I, she was genuinely excited for the surprise to go down and she was so helpful with making sure everything ran smoothly. The pictures turned out amazing and my fiance couldn't have been more surprised. I highly recommend getting a photographer to capture this magic moment and I highly recommend tHsr photographer be Sarah! Thank you so much Sarah!!!
  • Jennifer E. Sep 12, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Always a Pleasure
    We had used Sarah for our engagement pictures and loved the time we spent with her as well as the beautiful pictures we got from the session, so we were excited to have her and her husband Brian come out and do our wedding pictures as well. Our previews were amazing and we look forward to the rest of our gorgeous pictures soon. Sarah is always fun and easy to work with and gets such beautiful shots, and really knows how to relax everyone who is involved in the pictures so they don't come off as stiff. We would recommend Sarah and Brian to anyone looking for amazing photographs at a great price, and we definitely look forward to working with Sarah again for all our future family photos as we grow to start our own family!
  • Lisa W. Aug 11, 2016
    Boudoir Photography
    Verified Review
    Love Sarah very professional . Made me very comfortable . Her work is awesome . She sent me a sneak peek at my photos can't wait to get my book.
  • Trish P. Aug 4, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah does everything to keep you comfortable and still so professional!! She is truly amazing!!
  • Ashley L. May 15, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We just had our engagement session with Sarah today! She has been amazing since we booked her, we wanted to wait for warmer weather for our pictures and she has been so great working with our crazy schedule. I thought my fiancé would be awkward in pictures but she was so great and he felt so comfortable with her. Obviously we haven't seen pictures yet but we already know they're amazing because she simply is. We can not wait for her to capture our big day!!!!
  • Tamara B. Apr 12, 2016
    Boudoir Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah was extremely helpful and most of all made me feel comfortable with the session.
  • Holley M. Mar 25, 2016
    Boudoir Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah was so personable and professional! She made the whole shoot so much fun!
  • Taryn S. Mar 15, 2016
    Boudoir Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah did an excellent job making me comfortable for my photography session in my own home! She had a lot of great ideas and helped make me feel confident! I would highly recommend her in the future. The only wish for - would be that I know some photographers bring props with them to help change the background and make things look more studio like vs the natural at home environment - either worked for the photos I was going for but having a small home I should have considered alternative background options myself :-) Sarah made the best of it and I loved my pictures!
    Sarah G. Mar 16, 2016

    I have two studio spaces that I use and I offered that option to Taryn. She was on a budget and in order to accommodate I offered to do the session in her home. She has a beautiful home and we had a lot of fun together with this shoot. Thanks for the great review Taryn!!

  • Ashley M. Feb 23, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    I can't say enough good things about Sarah. She is an incredible photographer, and I'm so happy to have found her. Her photos turn out beautiful and she has such a creative eye. You wont regret going with her as your photographer. :)
  • Christine D. Feb 14, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah and Brian were amazing to work with and did a great job!! We will definently recommend them to other people!! Thank you for a great experience!
  • Brian S. Jan 6, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah was so amazing! She gave me so much advice and guidance throughout our experience. Never being to Cincinnati before, Sarah picked out the most perfect place for a surprise engagement. She took amazing candid photographs and really helped my fiancee and I capture such a wonderful memory in our lives.
  • Kristen A. Jan 5, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
  • Kristin P. Aug 27, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah is the best photographer I have ever worked with. She truly is a top notch photographer and she fit in our budget perfectly. She made me feel super comfortable and beautiful as well. I would highly recommend her!!
  • Wendy B. Jul 12, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah was very professional and knew what she was doing. She is great at her job. I would definitely recommend her to take photos at any event.
  • Amber M. Jun 1, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah was absolutely fantastic! I was worried about finding a photographer everyone could click with and someone who would make the day even smoother. She was the perfect fit for the wedding day. She came up with some interesting shots for our wedding day. My family as well as my husband's got along with her so well. She made everyone feel comfortable and made us all laugh. It was terrific. Her assistant was pretty awesome too :] I will never regret the decision to hire her. She was so wonderful and truly amazing to have on our wedding day :)
  • Hannah H. May 23, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah was amazing to work with! She made my bridal party feel amazing and the bride feel beautiful with every shot she captured! Sarah was sweet, very professional in all communications, and a joy to work with!
  • Jessica K. Apr 24, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    The wedding pictures were one of the most important aspects of the wedding to me...other than "the dress" and sure, the groom. Because of the importance of pictures for me as a memory that I could view over and over again to relive the day, I was willing to spend a little money on it than other aspects of the wedding. However, I believe that Sarah's prices are more than reasonable, plus, there is a lot that the customer gets in her packages. First of all, TWO photographers, an engagement sessions, plus all the time that she spends with you photographing your big day. Also, she is friendly and calm...which is a big plus if you are a jittery bride (I was) and have an outspoken, crazy family (me again). She was also helpful in helping me locate a make up artist and locations for shots prior to the ceremony. So my advice to anyone seeking a photographer, check out Sarah's packages and gallery. She is so fun to work with and her pictures are beautiful! Jessica K.
  • Kara M. Apr 14, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We loved working with Sarah! From meeting her and her husband to posing for our wedding, the whole experience was relaxed and made us feel confident in our choice of wedding photographer. She sent a sneak peak of our photos quickly and we can't wait to see the rest!!
  • Kala S. Apr 12, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Amazing pics for the best competitive prices! Highly recommended! !
  • Kristen H. Apr 11, 2015
    Sarah was my wedding photographer and I loved all of her ideas she had for my husband and I's pictures. Loved every single photo she took and she's such a sweet person! Loved working with her!
  • Kenzie M. Apr 9, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah Grider was SO much fun to work with! She is very friendly and makes photo sessions effortless. She went out of her way in order to make sure my fiance and I were happy with out session. My only problem was that I was not super impressed with the pictures. I don't think this is entirely her fault, though. I would have liked more direction from her as far as how to pose, if my hair/clothes were messed up, etc,. I think that is an easy fix though and I truly loved the experience.
    Sarah G. Apr 9, 2015

    This engagement session was done on one of the single digit temperature days we had this past January. The groom-to-be is military and was leaving the country so we had to do it a certain weekend which I was more than okay with as I support the military. We were outside for over an hour so the posing and direction wasn't what it always is b/c we were all so cold. I want every one of my clients to be happy so since reading this review I have offered Kenzie a free "do-over" engagement session (in the warmth!) so that she can have the photos she wants and deserves.

  • Jessica T. Apr 5, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah = AMAZING!!! Our emotions was raw but Sarah and her husband were able to capture every second from the first look to the dancing at the reception! I would rehire her in a heartbeat!
  • Peggy C. Mar 16, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    So many creative shots! So easy to work with. She took advantage of the unique settings in Clifton for pictures. Great with little Emory. He is the star.
  • Sara H. Jan 21, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah was absolutely amazing!! I would recommend her to anyone. She was very organized and on top of everything throughout the whole wedding. I haven't seen all of the pictures yet, but the sneak peek that she gave me was AWESOME. I can't wait to see them all! Thank you so much, Sarah!
  • Elizabeth C. Aug 26, 2014
    Sarah and her Husband Brian did an amazing Job! So easy to work with, really showed compassion for what they are doing and wanting to get good shots! Not to mention they are lots of fun! They definitely made our day feel more laid back (since I was very nervous!) and I can't wait to see all the pictures!! :)
  • Debra G. Aug 8, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Sarah and her husband were very easy to work with for my wedding photos, they were there on time and got so many good shots. During a hectic time she was very calm and professional. I even hired Sarah for baby pictures after the wedding. Looking back on these pictures brings a smile to my face so greatful she was able to capture those precious moments with clarity!
  • Beth W. Aug 30, 2013
    Sarah was amazing. Besides the fact that my wedding pictures turned out beautifully she was so awesome to work with. She took a list of all my wants and ideas and was sure to achieve each of them. Your wedding day is such a hectic day I wouldn't have wanted anyone other than Sarah to take my pictures. Her calm demeanor, professional but kind attitude and ability to work with what YOU want (and of course adding her own creative flair) makes her top notch.
  • Jemma H. Aug 20, 2013
    Sarah is so friendly and easy to work with. She spends time listening to what you want and makes sure the pictures are in the style you want. She got some great pictures at both our wedding and later of our son (who wasn't in a very good mood, but she captured the essence of him perfectly). Apart from great photos, an added bonus is that Sarah gives you a CD with all the pictures (whereas some photographers will make you buy prints from them and do not give you all the originals). Sarah kept in touch with me about when the photos would be ready and got them to me in good time. I highly recommend her.
  • Betty K. Aug 16, 2013
    Sarah is such a wonderful person to work with. She is organized, relaxed, has creative ideas and always puts first what you want. We were thrilled with our photographs and have gotten so many compliments on her work. We will definitely use her again!!!
  • Jessica D. Aug 14, 2013
    I have known Sarah for some time and she did my wedding in Oct of 2011. She was very flexible. She had great ideas and was open to whatever my husband and I wanted. Even the bridal party was able to ask about pics they wanted taken and she had no problem with that. The amount of pictures that were taken was unreal. I mean not only were there a ton of my husband and I and the wedding party but also so many pics were taken of the guest and decorations. It was great! It is a good feeling to be able to trust someone that is capturing one of the most memorable moments of your like! My husband Jason and I will now have so many memories from all the photos to show our kids and grand kids one day and I feel like they will be able to see every moment of that wonderful day! Thanks so much Sara for giving us memories to last a life time!!!!!
  • Christine K. Aug 13, 2013
    We had a small ceremony/reception in the same venue. Sarah was there from the beginning, capturing all moments starting with my arrival. Sarah was a joy to work with. TThe photos are beautiful, everything we could have hoped for.
  • Chanda A. Aug 13, 2013
    Sarah photographed both my wedding and my children. On my wedding day, Sarah made me feel very comfortable even though I was nervous and had a thousand things running through my head at all times! The photographs turned out beautiful and I could not have asked for more. Her personalized approach was evident in the photos which captured “who” my husband and I are. We also chose to use Sarah to photograph our 2 year old triplets. This is NO easy feat. They run in all directions and never sit still. Sarah was miraculously able to photograph all of them together-smiling at the same time! I LOVE her candid photos-both those at my wedding and those of my children. Bottom line, if you want someone who listens to what you want and delivers a product that far exceeds expectation, hire Sarah. She loves what she does and truly hears her clients’ requests-and that shows in her work.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I keep my pricing in a range to give something to everyone depending on what you're looking for. I have shot hundreds of weddings, have top equipment and creative assistants who also love to shoot. All of this goes into the pricing, you will get creative quality art.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I first like to hear about your vision, what you've planned so far and any photo ideas you have coming into this so I can get an idea of your day. We'll then meet up and get to know each other, look at albums, the contract, etc. We'll talk again closer to your wedding to discuss timeline.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
About 14 years ago I took my first photography class at UC and I was hooked! I have taken many, many classes, seminars, had private mentors, and worked throughout the years for several studios and photographers. I appreciate all of my teachers because they have helped to shape me into the photographer I am today. I learned on a film camera and that went a long way to help me pay attention to what I'm doing technically so now I am more free to work creatively with that part on mastered thanks to my training.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started with photography as a hobby. I had just gotten married myself and now that I wasn't planning my wedding I needed something to do so I took a photography class. The rest is history as they say :)
What types of customers have you worked with?
We do weddings of all shapes and sizes. All different venues, and times of the year. We are always up for new challenges!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I just finished a three day Pakistan wedding celebration. It was nothing short of amazing! I had fun learning the culture, admiring the colors, and eating the food!!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask lots of questions about style and ask for examples. Make sure they know what YOU want in your wedding. Also, ask them how many weddings they have shot. Wedding photography is a horse of a different color. You can be a skilled photographer but that doesn't mean you're a wedding photographer. Experience goes a long way in this area.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Again, how many weddings have they shot? What equipment have they shot? How do they do in low light? Why do they want to shoot your wedding? You need to make sure the photographer is a good fit for your personality. In other words, you want someone you're going to have fun with on your big day!