Sarah Rittenour Photography


"We were blown away when we received our photos. She's an excellent storyteller and captured every little moment." - John E
"Although we only met her in person once, she stepped into the wedding day hubbub seamlessly, and it felt easy to be ourselves around her." - Jessica K

Los Angeles born, Tahoe raised, Bay Area Bread... er, I guess that's supposed to be bred isn't it? Anyway, yes, I am one hundred percent a California girl (aversion to cold included)! Aside from photography, I live for travel, food, and wine, in that order. I've made my home in Santa Cruz because I can't imagine anything better than living right between the redwoods and the beach. As an avid traveler, I'll go just about anywhere for a good story, though.

I'd call my style is a funky fusion of photojournalism and fashion photography with a focus on humor and maybe just a touch of mischief.

I believe that photography is just as much about the experience as it is about the images themselves. If you don't enjoy yourself on a shoot or on your wedding day, you won't look back at your photos and feel that happy fluttering in your stomach. It will almost feel fake. That's not what I want and that's not what you want, so my goal is to make sure that when you're looking at your photos 10 years from now, you're thinking, "that was such an amazing day."



  • Northern California: San Francisco Bay, Carmel/Monterey, Santa Cruz