Sage Trails

Sage Trails

Based In: Washington
Photographer: Sage Trails

Sage Trails

Based In: Washington

Hey there trailblazer, I’m Alexandria!

Ope, I am more than just your photographer.

Did you just ope me?! Why of course I did, because I’m a goofy, cheese curd loving, wisco girl at heart and found my home in the mountains of WA. I am also your hiking buddy, photographer, and loyal friend. I’ll help you design a wedding day experience that feels like you.

Like you, I am frustrated by the battle to appease and do what’s “right” over doing what makes me happy or feels right to me. For our wedding, my partner and I definitely found ourselves saying more times than we could count, “but that’s not us!” We made the brave decision to have our friend marry us, to be outside in nature instead of in a church, to include hiking themes into our day, to invite who we wanted, to drink whiskey, and eat pie instead of cake.

Have you found yourself dreading the traditional wedding experience and are looking for a way to make your day feel special and unique, like we did?

Other fun facts: I went to UW Madison and will always consider myself a Badger. My partner and I have 2 Bernese Mountain dogs! When we aren’t outdoors, spend our free time dreaming up ways to decorate and build things around our house! (I LOVE HGTV.)

Happy Trails!
Alexandria

01 / 22
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I am a wedding planner and Alexandria and I originally met at a wedding we worked together, where I was the planner and she was the photographer. As the planner, it's my job to communicate with the full team of vendors and make sure all of us are on the same page to serve the couple and do the best we can to give them the wedding they envisioned. Through no ones fault, this wedding didn't quite turn out as envisioned because there ended up being a tornado warning! This meant that we had to move what was originally supposed to be an outdoor rooftop ceremony to a banquet hall indoors and it put a lot of the planned outdoor group photography up in the air. Oh boy! I tell this story because now looking back at the photos from that wedding, I think some of the most special ones (at least from my outsider perspective) are the ones she captured from the couple's first look, which happened outdoors in the rain. Rain was not a part of the plan, but is forever now one of the most beautiful memories of this couples day. Alexandria's ability to roll with things and capture the realness of what was happening is not a talent every photographer has (and I've worked with a lot)! She was exactly what you'd look for in a vendor - great communication, being one step ahead of things, knowing exactly where to have her eyes and lens on what was important to capture in the moment. A few years later I was lucky enough to be the coordinator, hired by Alexandria and her husband for their "big" wedding so they were able to enjoy their day. It is always an honor to be a vendor trusted by another vendor for their wedding because they can be understandable more selective in who they want to work with. It was a joy to get to know her more on a personal level through this process, and the values and vibes that are important to her. Her and her husband had already been living in Washington for some time and I could tell the Pacific NW lifestyle was perfect for them, which translates directly into the new direction of her photography business. I appreciate a vendor that doesn't try and be everything to everyone, and instead focuses on a tailored, personalized experience to be able to specifically serve those they align with the best. Also, listen to me as a planner - Photography is one of the MOST important vendors and spends you should make for your wedding because when everything is said and done, all you will have are those photos. Plan your adventure elopement with her today!

HUE By Sarah Davidson

I honestly cannot speak more highly of Alexandria. I was a 2020 bride and when we decided to cancel our wedding due to COVID, we were almost completely heartbroken. We booked with Alexandria back in 2018, shortly after we got engaged (she was our first choice after working with her for a styled shoot in Chicago, even after she relocated to WA -- no one else could compete with her, believe me, I looked HARD!). We wanted to keep our original date but had no idea how to get married and still preserve any sort of sentiment. I called Alexandria to break the news that we'd be canceling our wedding of 300 people and shared the heartbreak and disappointment and defeat I felt. She was beyond what I needed at that time and quickly went from photographer to wedding planner and helped us reimagine a new, non-traditional, equally beautiful, equally sentimental wedding. She stuck with us through the entire planning process (we had to change venues a couple times) and she was incredibly thoughtful and patient throughout. On the day of the wedding, she was like a part of our family (my mom said she would happily adopt her and my dad sang her praises -- everyone was SO impressed with her). She was incredibly professional, organized, selfless, and made an effort to learn the names of our 20 guests. She helped us incorporate everything we wanted from our big wedding into this smaller, more intimate ceremony (including finding a gorgeous nearby park for us to take some photos). She captured EVERY moment, emotion, smile, tear, laugh (literally every single one -- I don't know how she does it). I usually hate my pictures, but there were so many to choose from and we all still gush over our wedding photos. Alexandria has a very unique way about her, where she carries herself so professionally, but can make you feel like you've known each other for years at the same time. She has such an ease about her, yet she is very intentional about what she does. She is SO insanely talented and is as good a person as she is a photographer. She is a unicorn; we would not have been able to have half the wedding we did without her. Like I said in the beginning, I cannot say enough about her, but I'll leave you with this: this is one easy decision you'll never regret if you book her. Wishing you all the best, safe, and happy wedding planning!

Kristina Jackson Levin

I honestly cannot speak more highly of Alexandria. I was a 2020 bride and when we decided to cancel our wedding due to COVID, we were almost completely heartbroken. We booked with Alexandria back in 2018, shortly after we got engaged (she was our first choice after working with her for a styled shoot in Chicago, even after she relocated to WA -- no one else could compete with her, believe me, I looked HARD!). We wanted to keep our original date, but had no idea how to get married and still preserve any sort of sentiment. I called Alexandria to break the news that we'd be canceling our wedding of 300 people and shared the heartbreak and disappointment and defeat I felt. She was beyond what I needed at that time and quickly went from photographer to wedding planner and helped us reimagine a new, non-traditional, equally beautiful, equally sentimental wedding. She stuck with us through the entire planning process (we had to change venues a couple times) and she was incredibly thoughtful and patient throughout. The day of the wedding, she was like part of our family (my mom said she would happily adopt her and my dad sang her praises -- everyone was SO impressed with her). She was incredibly professional, organized, selfless, and made an effort to learn the names of our 20 guests. She helped us incorporate everything we wanted from our big wedding into this smaller, more intimate ceremony (including finding a gorgeous nearby park for us to take some photos). She captured EVERY moment, emotion, smile, tear, laugh (literally every single one -- I don't know how she does it). I usually hate my pictures, but there were so many to choose from and we all still gush over our wedding photos. Alexandria has a very unique way about her, where she carries herself so professionally, but can make you feel like you've known each other for years at the same time. She has such an ease about her, yet she is very intentional about what she does. She is SO insanely talented, and is as good a person as she is a photographer. She is a unicorn; we would not have been able to have half the wedding we did without her. Like I said in the beginning, I cannot say enough about her, but I'll leave you with this: this is one easy decision you'll never regret if you book her. Wishing you all the best, safe, and happy wedding planning!

Kristina Jackson Levin

Working with Alexandria to plan our wedding was such a fantastic experience! We had about two months of planning time, and it was perfect. She had many great ideas and resources, scouted out locations for us, and helped us plan a timeline for a wonderful, unforgettable experience. Alexandria made us feel so comfortable and at ease day of - no stress at all! The day felt so relaxed and was truly our own. Even though the weather was overcast and a bit rainy for our afternoon hike, it was the perfect backdrop for pictures! Receiving our gallery and reliving the day was such a special treat - the quality of the pictures is so artistic, intimate, professional, and candid - she did an incredible job! I would 10/10 recommend working with Alexandria to plan a one of a kind experience

Elyse Wied
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