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Our inspiration starts with your story. Share some details about you and your day so we can tell you some more about us.
We are a married Vermont couple who have photographed weddings together in Vermont and throughout the United States for nearly two decades. Here’s the scoop on us:
Sabin’s style is born from an education in art, photography, and filmmaking, which he has applied over years of work in editorial, studio, and wedding photography. His history in the fashion industry has taken him to locations like Barcelona, Spain, Cape Town, South Africa, and South Beach, Miami to work with top models and photo teams. During the last 16 years, he has focused his energy on photographing weddings.
Melissa studied art and photography, graduating with a degree in fine art, and has worked with Sabin from the beginning. Her eye for detail makes her an essential part of the team, especially when it comes to make-up, hair, dresses, suits, and more. She makes sure everyone looks their best, then quietly captures candid moments that are often an exciting surprise for clients.
We believe that achieving remarkable wedding photography is a direct result of building close relationships. The number one thing that couples tell us when we first meet is how awkward they are in front of a camera. Don’t worry, so are we. Our approach to weddings has a lot to do with building trust: the deeper the trust, the better the pictures.
Developing our relationship with you long before your wedding day is what allows us to capture it in a way that is most reflective of you. We spend a lot of time before weddings meeting with our couples face-to-face, on the phone, or by video chat. We have a ton of experience and are pretty good with the camera, but this is what makes the real difference.
On your wedding day we will probably spend more time with you than any other vendor—or guest for that matter; it’s just the nature of the job. We take pride in the fact that our couples tell us how they felt we were a natural part of their experience and not strangers with cameras. Knowing our couples well is the key to our success, and we hope to get to know you too.
Danielle & Albee - Stowe Mountain Lodge - Stowe, Vermont
"Sabin and Melissa were not vendors but partners in capturing our day. From first contact to final execution, our relationship grew to true friendship and on the day that counted most, they were incredible. The results speak for themselves but it was the details, the things they remembered we asked for, their seamless integration into what could have been a chaotic day. Steady comfort, gentle direction and an endless soundboard for ideas, their guidance put our minds at ease and our wishes come to life. We could not be more grateful for how our photos came out and more importantly, the lasting bond we have created as friends."
Carrie & George - Riverside Farm - Pittsfield, Vermont
"Sabin and Melissa are an absolute pleasure to work with. They have a very personal touch- taking the time to get to know us, speedily responding to our questions, and guiding us through an unfamiliar process. The engagement shoot made us comfortable with their process, and gave them a feel for us. The day of the wedding they were unobtrusive, but managed to capture everything. We learned more about our wedding through the photos, where we saw moments and interactions that we had missed. The photos are spectacular, and we're going to treasure them for the rest of our lives."
Maddie & Michael - Castle Hill Resort - Ludlow, Vermont
"Where to being with Sabin and Melissa. From the day we met this dynamic husband and wife duo, we knew it was meant to be. From our engagement shoot filled with endless laughs, all the way to receiving our wedding album we were nothing short of over-the-moon impressed with their energy, professionalism, and photo expertise. They made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera (not an easy feat) while capturing incredible moments we will cherish forever. A photo team is one of the most important choices you can make, and you cannot go wrong with this team."
Adam & Emily - Hill Farm Inn - Sunderland, Vermont
"Working with Sabin and Melissa was the best wedding decision we made. They made us feel as if we were their most important clients and that they cared as much about our wedding as we did. In the months leading up, they took the time to get to know us and our vision. Sabin and Melissa were helpful, fun to be around and great communicators. Our pictures are absolutely stunning and speak to the creative talent that is Sabin Gratz Photography."
Emily & Kevin - The Woodstock Inn - Woodstock, Vermont
"Working with Sabin was the best decision we made. Our wedding photos are stunning and we couldn’t be happier. He is incredibly organized and worked closely with our wedding coordinator to make sure our day ran smoothly. It was a relief to know that we were being taken care of. I am very camera shy but was instantly comfortable working with him. Aside from the planned group photos we didn’t even know he was there, yet he still managed to capture every moment we could have asked for. He is very personable and professional and we would hire him again in a heartbeat."