Sacramento Wedding Photographer

      Azara Images // Intimate Wedding Photography // Sacramento, California

      Genuine, Artistic Storytelling

      Congratulations on your engagement! You’ve finally found your person to walk through life with. Someone you deeply love & care for. Someone who laughs at your jokes & shares your taste in music. You’ve found that person you want to grow old with & drink sunset cocktails while dreaming up the next chapter of your life. That is something to celebrate!

      Now it’s time to plan a wedding celebration that reflects your love & values. A day that you feel excited about, not stressed over. Being in the wedding industry myself, my biggest piece of advice is to choose wedding vendors that share your core values. Vendors that inspire you with their work, and their attitude and approach, not just fill the job. Vendors who care about creating a beautiful, fun & laid back experience for you, on one of the biggest days of your life.

      I’m Cathlene, with Azara Images & I photograph weddings because I love documenting love, in all of its unique expressions, more than anything in the world. I live for true connection & and I photograph the real stuff, the gracefully sincere stuff, the stuff that matters the most. I love being a part of my couple’s day and celebrating alongside them as if they were family.

       Over the last two decades, I’ve learned to make beautiful images in any condition. From the quiet of an intimate elopement to the bustle and activity of a large wedding, I have refined my skill at capturing both the small details and big feelings of a wedding day.

      My style can be described as photojournalistic, genuine & classically beautiful. I specialize in putting my clients at ease so I can capture their unique, natural way of being and relating to one another. At the end of a wedding, I’m always told that I was easy and fun to work with, and an integral part of the wedding team.

      My goal is that all of my couples feel relaxed, confident and alive while working with me, and that I am able to deliver a collection of genuine, artistic images that allow them to relive the feelings of their wedding day all over again.

      Hey, I'm Cathlene

      A Wedding Photographer born & raised in Sacramento. A sun-worshiper who likes to dance & jump on giant trampolines. A storyteller who documents connection & genuine human emotion.
      Learn more about me
      How would you describe your style of documenting weddings?
      My style of documenting weddings could be described as photojournalistic and candid. As much as possible, I photograph your day naturally, as it unfolds, without altering details or posing you or your guests. I focus on both the large picture of your wedding event, and the small details that make your day unique, being sure to capture the expressions of your guests, the ambience of the room and the overall "feel" of the day. I try to keep formal family portraits to one designated time of the day so that you and your partner can enjoy as much of your wedding as possible. For couple's portraits, I love to step away from the activity of the main celebration with my couple- to a more private location so that I can document their intimate excitement & natural way of expressing it to each other without distractions. This allows me to create authentic and beautiful portraits that my couples will hang on their wall for decades. If you're looking for a Sacramento wedding photographer to help you create timeless images that feel natural to you, we'll be a great fit.
      Do you work with clients of all gender & sexual orientations? Of all races & ethnicities? Of all faiths and religious backgrounds?
      YES! I love and accept the diversity of our planet. I welcome clients from all gender & sexual orientations. I welcome clients of all races & ethnicities, and I welcome clients of all faiths & religious backgrounds. Also, I am a human being who is constantly evolving and, sometimes unaware that my language is biased. I welcome education on inclusive language and action from my clients & audience.
      Do you shoot elopements?
      Yes! I love the intimacy of a small commitment ceremony. Sacramento elopement packages begin at $1525 for 3 hours of coverage. *This price is excluding Saturdays during peak wedding season (May-Oct.) for which a 4 hour regular wedding package is the minimum package offered.
      What are your wedding rates?
      2024 wedding packages begin at $2975 for 6 hours of coverage. To request a copy of my complete 2024 Sacramento wedding photography pricing guide, please reach out! If my listed packages don’t fit your wedding needs, I am always happy to discuss custom packages that include less or more coverage on your wedding day, or engagement, portrait or bridal sessions.
      Will there be time for couple's portraits on my wedding day?
      I hope so! I highly encourage my couples to put aside an hour of their wedding day for couple’s portraits. Usually when less time is planned, unforeseen wedding details end up taking part of our portrait time. Couples portraits are often the most treasured images of your wedding as they capture the genuine excitement, relief and sweetness of you, alone with your partner, on the biggest day of your life. Some couples even plan for two separate portrait sessions if they book a package with all day wedding coverage. The first portrait session is usually shorter and planned during the daytime ( and will often be a "first look") and the other will be slightly longer and planned around sunset to take advantage of the pristine light during golden hour.
      Will my photos be in color or black & white?
      The majority of your images will be in color, but usually around 25% will translate better to black and white. I will make an artistic decision on the tones of each image so they radiate the feeling of the moment captured. When the light is radiant in both black & white and color- I will usually include one of each.
      How many images will be included in my package?
      You can expect 60-80 images per hour of coverage.
      How will we receive our images and what's included?
      Your hand edited wedding day images will be delivered in a private online gallery and will include both high and low resolution files for printing and sharing. You will have full personal printing rights and your images will not be watermarked. Your gallery will be a clean, modern interface that is easy to share with loved ones. The gallery will also be connected to a print shop that offers a variety of high quality print products from elegant albums to simple and affordable calendars. Discounts for the gallery shop will be offered and I will be available to answer product and design questions for you & all your guests.
      When will we receive our images?
      No later than 8 weeks after your Wedding or Elopement during busy season, but I always aim to deliver much earlier than this.

      Get in Touch

      Planning a Sacramento wedding?
      Let's chat about your day & create a custom photography package for your unique wedding vision.

      (530) 414-3144


      Azara Images // Sacramento Wedding and Elopement Photographer // Serving Sacramento, California and Beyond