I'm a Nashville wedding photographer, and I love telling real people's love stories. I'm passionate about the experiences that make life special, and I think your wedding deserves to be captured authentically and with care — both the quiet and unseen moments as well as the heart-stirring, spectacular moments.
After dabbling in photography in high school and studying professional photography in college, I tried my hand at fashion and music photography, but it felt like something was missing. When I shot my first wedding, I discovered my passion for storytelling and the joy of being invited into the most important moments of someone’s life...and I’ve never looked back! Even 100+ weddings later, I still get so excited and a little teary eyed with each new couple I meet.
I believe the first step in getting amazing photos is getting to know each other...so I’ll go first! I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and yes, all the stereotypes about us loving beer and cheese are true. I’m a sucker for a good true crime podcast or any show that makes me cry, I can geek out over musical theater with the best of them and my perfect Friday night includes an Old Fashioned, though I’m not above a spiked seltzer in the summer. I grew up traveling all over with my family, and I am always ready to hop on a plane to wherever your love story takes you, whether that’s Branson or Bali.
I’m also an Enneagram 9, which means my superpower is tuning into little details like these when it comes to you! I love watching, observing and catching the candid, unplanned and tug-at-the-heartstrings moments that happen during a wedding, from the mist in your dad’s eyes as he walks you down the aisle to the way your mom straightens your tie one last time.
So, as you plan every perfect detail, I’d love to chat about how I can capture them for you. I can’t wait to meet you and hear about your special day!
Hey, I'm Sara!
Here's a snapshot into my world.
A Little Behind The Scenes Of My Life
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I grew up in a family that was always going on a new adventure whether it was an Alaskan cruise, a road trip through the National Parks of the Western US in our conversion van, or a trip to Vietnam. This really ignited my travel bug, and I haven't stopped exploring since. Seeing new places, people, and cultures is one of my very favorite things and I'm grateful for every place I'm able to explore.
The ultimate trip for me is when I can travel to an amazing place to shoot a wedding or elopement for adventurous couples like you!
hiking in iceland!
My Wisconsin family consists of my grandparents, parents, brother, sister-in-law, and niece, Fynn. I get up there as much as I can for snuggles from my niece and the best breweries in the country. My grandparents cottage in Northern Wisconsin is one of my very favorite places and I try to go at least once a year. In the fall, you can find me in a Packers shirt every Sunday. Go Pack Go!
My Nashville family consists of me, my partner, Rob, our cats, Jack & Olive, and our Dog, Tito. We live in a cozy little house just South of Downtown Nashville. We keep busy by going for hikes with Tito, hanging at our favorite beer bar, or cooking a new recipe for dinner.
My grandparents at their cottage in Northern WI
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Music has always been a huge part of my life from being section leader of my marching band section(yes, I was that cool in high school) to working as a stage manager for musical theater to being a live music photographer before settling into shooting weddings full time.
As a music photographer, I learned how to capture the energy and emotional moments that music brings both artists and fans. I'm always listening to music and pull up to every wedding either getting pumped up with pop hits or getting in the emotional zone with my favorite love songs.
Photographing hall & Oates in Chicago
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I can't say enough good things about Sara! She is incredible! Sara did our proposal, engagement, and wedding pictures and all three shoots were everything we hoped for and more. Not only does she produce the best pictures I've ever seen, but she is a dream to work with.
She is chill and go with the flow, but took charge on wedding day to keep family and the wedding party in line so as not to go over on timing.
If you don't hire Sara for your wedding day, you're making a huge mistake. Sara Bill Photography is the best!!!
LONG HOLLOW GARDENS | nashville, tn
Laura & Mike
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Sara was with us every step of the way throughout our wedding planning process - from capturing Justin's proposal on the John Seigenthaler pedestrian bridge, to being more than eager and willing to hike Rock Island State Park in 90-degree weather for our waterfall inspired engagement pictures, and ultimately capturing our wedding day beyond our expectations!
Sara made the entire process feel relaxed and natural and we will cherish our pictures forever! We would not hesitate to recommend her talents!!
clementine hall | nashville, tn
hayley & Justin
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Sara captured our micro-wedding perfectly.
She is such a talented photographer, and she was so enjoyable to work with throughout the vendor selection process and especially on our wedding day. Her ease and expertise helped my husband and I relax.
We are so thankful we decided to hire a photographer, and specifically Sara.
She made taking lots of pictures feel natural, and she captured some amazing candid moments.
Couple's Home | East Nashville, TN
Ann & Zander
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We had the best experience with Sara!
She is professional, responsive, organized, and accommodating. I would recommend her to anyone. She did a great job listening to what we wanted in our photos and capturing the essence of our wedding and reception. She made us feel comfortable during our posed photos and was wonderful at managing a large wedding party for the posed photos. The candids were stunning as well.
Photos came back in a timely manner and the quality and website/link are easy to use. We will definitely use her for any future events. Thanks Sara!!
Richland Country club | Nashville, TN
Adeline & ryan
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Sara is the BEST at capturing you in your natural element. Her ability to catch those moments, in the perfect lighting and highlight all the colors that surround you is just amazing. On top of that, she is FAST and keeps you moving. I cannot believe the pictures we received, there are just way too many good ones to pick from!
Thanks Sara - we loved having you and look forward to booking you again for future events!
Hilton cool springs | Franklin, TN
Rachel & Matt
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We can’t say enough good things about Sara.
She scouted the perfect spots for our photos ahead of time, and was always quick to respond to emails and provided helpful guidance during our planning process.
On our wedding day, Sara was friendly, professional, efficient (important, given it was freezing for our outdoor photos!), easygoing, and overall wonderful to work with.
We can’t recommend her enough!
Brique | Chicago, IL
Carolyn & DAve
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