About Me

•DIY | Backyard | Theme weddings•
•high contrast, grainy, black and white images•
•environmental portraits•
•traditional tattoos•
•the smell of fixer•
•authentic people•
•stamps/mail art•
•crazy aunts•
•tom waits•

•1984: I took my first picture using my parents’ Polaroid.  The picture was of my grandmother.  You could tell from the lighting and composition that I was a child prodigy.

•1987: I took a visually stunning shot of (part of) my grandmother (again), along with her laundry. The comparisons to great photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and Arnold Newman began.

•1988-1997: I spent my childhood and early teen years as a socially awkward girl who was always behind her camera.

•1998: I started taking classes at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute.  I got to study photography with Keith Sandman, who was apparently impressed with my laundry and grandmother photos.

•2000: I began spending a lot of money that my parents didn’t have at the Hallmark Institute of Photography. I spent 16 hours a day learning everything known to (wo)man about how to take truly outstanding photos of grandmothers, laundry and everything in between.

•2002-2008: I traveled. I took chances. I took millions of photographs and made not one cent for doing so.

•2008: I was asked to shoot my first wedding.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

I am a proud member of the
wedding photojournalist association

“The WPJA is a professional organization composed of photojournalists and wedding photographers from around the world. What sets our members apart in the industry is their candid, documentary approach – a distinctly artistic vision toward wedding photography. We offer a new perspective on wedding photography – quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom. It is our goal to use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you.”

I am also a member of the
artistic guild of the wedding photojournalist association

“The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association is a group of international wedding photojournalists, who capture unscripted wedding moments as they happen, and excel in the art of post-production image processing.

I have been featured on/in:
Where Women Create Business
Offbeat Bride | Offbeat Families | The Knott
The New York Daily News | The Today Show | CNN/Piers Morgan

I have been paid to photograph the following celebrities: (Yes, I am about to shamelessly do some name dropping.)
Rick Springfield, Lewis Black, Bret Michaels, Melissa Ethridge, Judy Collins, The Pointer Sisters, STYX, Sinbad, and the list goes on.

I totally moonlighted for a while as a celebrity meet and greet photographer. shhhhhhhhhh.

Environmental Portraits :: Wedding Photojournalism :: Lifestyle

Sarah Beck Photo | Amsterdam, NY | 315.868.1080 | info@sarahbeckphoto.com

Servicing Upstate New York including: Central NY, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Adirondacks, and parts of the Southern Tier, Western Massachusetts and Southwest Vermont.
Albany, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Glens Falls, Utica, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Cooperstown, Rutland VT, Pittsfield & Northampton MA, and BEYOND