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Film & documentary wedding photography for laid-back souls in love. Your day isn’t a script to follow, but an experience to embrace.

*Photos that feel like YOU did

*Photos
that feel
like YOU
did

Documentary
wedding photography
is about capturing the
RAW EMOTION of
your day. Nothing fake
or forced
. Just HOW
YOU FELT.

I take a photojournalistic approach designed to help you remember how your day felt above all else. I command the background, searching for those decisive storytelling moments—and capturing the unplanned emotions in-between.

I still provide direction so you feel comfortable—and round up the fam for group photos as needed, of course! But you aren’t tied down with a shot list or traditions that have nothing to do with your love story. Instead, you get to be you. And only you.

So you get all the photos you want, plus the ones you didn’t know you needed.

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Caroline + Martijn

Besides her obvious talent, Savanna is a true professional with absolute empathy and compassion for her clients. From the start, she took our story to heart and bent over backwards to accommodate our unique situation (thanks covid). Her photojournalistic style is what ultimately sold us and it did not disappoint. She captured all of the moments we had hoped for, big and small.

She made us feel comfortable and brought her creativity to our shoot (and let us use her cute clear umbrellas, as it was a misty day!). She also continuously checked in to see if there were other photos we had in mind. She even used her network to help us score the perfect venue! Unlike some other vendors, she is EXTREMELY responsive to text, email, you name it. It was so refreshing, how easy she was/is to communicate with. She follows through on what she promises and even exceeded our expectations with photo deliveries. We can't recommend her business enough.

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Peyton & Brian

“There are genuinely not enough characters available to me in this review space to accurately express what an incredible photographer and human being Savanna is. From her extraordinary kindness and graciousness towards us, to her ability to capture the most incredible micro-moments in both our engagement photos and our elopement, Savanna has blown us away again and again.

If you do nothing else for your photography needs, invest in Savanna's outstanding talent and I assure you, you will not be disappointed. She has become not just the person we've come to trust to capture our most special moments, but also a dear friend.”

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Olivia & Miles

We knew Savanna was special when we hired her, and she exceeded our expectations beyond what we ever could have imagined. She’s great at communication from the time you contact her to the photo delivery, she had a special way of making us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and the work she delivers is truly beautiful and one of a kind.

She and her assistant photographer captured our wedding day exactly how it happened and we will always be able to feel the joy of that day just by looking at the images. We are so happy we chose her to capture our day!

Weddings are filled with tiny moments that tell a big story. The fact that I get to stop time, capture these moments, and hand them onto you to be cherished forever means the world to me.

My background is in photojournalism, but turns out the world of hard news wasn’t for me. When I discovered a completely different approach to wedding photography was possible—one that leveraged my background, leaned into chaos and emotion, and focussed on storytelling—I was hooked.

Weddings are filled with tiny moments that tell a big
story. The fact that I get to stop time,
capture these moments, and hand them
onto you to be cherished forever means
the world to me.

My background is in photojournalism, but turns out the
world of hard news wasn’t for me. When I discovered a
completely different approach to wedding photography
was possible—one that leveraged my background,
leaned into chaos and emotion, and focused on
storytelling—I was hooked.

I’m SAVANNA, a
documentary wedding
PHOTOGRAPHER based
 in Atlanta, New Orleans,
& New York City

I’m SAVANNA, a
documentary wedding
PHOTOGRAPHER based in Atlanta,
New Orleans,
& New York City

My approach is laid-back, and experience-focused.
It is my ultimate goal that you can enjoy your wedding
in a totally stress-free environment that supports
and celebrates you.

My approach is laid-back, and experience-focused.
It is my ultimate goal that you can enjoy your wedding
in a totally stress-free environment that supports
and celebrates you.

Embracing the chaos,
and telling your story

get to know me

When you work with me, you will have a safe and comfortable experience regardless of your race, sexual orientation or gender identity. My editing is true-to-life and recognizes the beauty in diverse skin tones. My focus is on you, and documenting the joy on your wedding day, no matter who you are.

I believe love is for EVERYONE. I am inclusive of all couples, people, & walks of life. Period.

*Thank you for reaching out! I'll be in touch soon.

Savanna xx

© Savanna Sturkie Photo 2021 | All Rights Reserved | Site & brand designed by Hello Magic Studio

© Savanna Sturkie Photo 2021 | All Rights Reserved

Site & brand designed by Hello Magic Studio