For 13 years, Sarah DiCicco has been capturing the emotional, spontaneous, and intimate moments of weddings in Philadelphia and beyond. Along with her husband and second photographer Tony, she’s shot destination weddings near and far, traveling to locations both stateside and all over Mexico and the Caribbean (although she’s still holding out for a wedding in Italy).
We caught up with Sarah to see what goes on behind the lens…
Favorite venue or location you've ever shot at Outside of the country, my favorite was Caneel Bay in St. John. Here in Philly, it's a tie between The Ritz-Carlton and The Union League of Philadelphia.
Favorite moment to capture during a wedding I have to say that one of my favorite moments is when a bride sees her father for the first time after getting ready. There are so many emotions filling the room—the bride's butterflies as she is about to walk down the aisle, the sadness as she leaves her father's side to cling to her husband's, the bliss of marrying the man you love—and it's a really special time.
Favorite local frame shop Masterpieces Fine Art & Custom Framing is who I use in Wayne, but they have multiple locations to make ordering and pickup convenient for customers.
Favorite place to go for inspiration Anywhere outside. Most people don't know that outside of traveling for my clients, I travel anywhere I get the opportunity to. In college, I did my portfolio on Scotland, drove cross country with a friend, and traveled through Europe, Mexico, and the islands. A couple of years ago when I was feeling a little inspirationally drained, I went to Nepal for a trek through the Himalayas. I always come back from those trips grateful and inspired by the people. I find that it is freeing to get out of your own way long enough to see the world as other people do.
Favorite photography book The books that I always go back to enjoy are Joyce Tenneson's Light Warriors & Wise Women.