Sasha Reiko Photography

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HEY, THERE!

Welcome to my little world…
I’m Sasha, a Seattle based wedding, business, lifestyle, and travel photographer. I’m crazy about what I do and love being creative on the daily.

Whether I’m a third wheel on your wedding day, running around town on an engagement session, or just swapping travel stories, I’m doing it with passion and pouring my heart into our time together.

I’m in my happy place when working with people who have a lust for life and don’t take themselves too seriously. Let’s do more than just take photos, let’s create an experience and have some fun with it!

Feel free to stay awhile, dig in and explore…what’s mine is yours. Let’s get together and make some magic happen!

Vendor Profile - Sasha Reiko

Sasha  Reiko

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Sasha, a Seattle based wedding, business, lifestyle, and travel photographer. Let's focus on having a good time and creating candid, authentic photos that encompass all the awesome that is you. I’m not just a ‘photographer’ I’m an artist, a friend, and a person who cares deeply. I will literally be pouring my heart into whatever we're working on together by creating a visual story for you to enjoy and appreciate for years to come.

My ideal clients are people that value photography and can appreciate everything that goes into making beautiful images. I give everything I have to my work; my knowledge, experience, positive energy, and creativity. Let's not hold back, let's be in the moment, let's be awkward and laugh about it. Let's be authentic and not imitate cliche cookie cutter poses and staged re-enactments of Pinterest poses. I swear your favorite images will be the ones you least expect. The imperfect. The unexpected.

EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH A CONNECTION. I like to think I'm in the business of making friends. My hope is that laughter will guide our time together and that we’ll feel like old friends by the end. ​Connecting with your photographer directly contributes to the end result and will create an experience, not just a 'photo shoot'. ​The best images come from a vulnerable place, those moments when your guard is down and you are...well...YOU. ​So y​ou do you and I'll tell your story in a way that makes you feel something. ​Sounds good right?​

I take a limited number of clients each year and try to only work with people who connect with my work, vision, and can trust the process and let go. Every person I work with is a constant reminder that everyone has a different story. An important story, that needs to be told in a way that connects to them individually. There's no one size fits all and I will go out of my way to make sure you feel that during our time together. I’m deeply committed and passionate about what I do and I hope to share that with you!

FAQs

More than you’re expecting and more than you know what to do with! I average anywhere from 600-1000 depending on the length of coverage, events, and guest count.
The first look is an opportunity for you guys to see each other before the ceremony and spend some much needed one on one time together in what will otherwise be a hectic day full of friends and family. I’ll find a special place and make sure it’s private, quiet, picturesque, then let you guys take it from there! Another benefit of doing a first look is spending the entire day together after getting ready! You’ll shake off those pre wedding jitters and get to spend time with your wedding party and family beforehand as well which they’ll love. You also won’t be swept away after the ceremony for photos and miss your entire cocktail hour! Trust me, all you’re going to want to do after the ceremony is grab a drink and catch up with your people. They came a long way to celebrate your love, so this way they’ll get that extra time with you!
For weddings, couples tend to reach out about 9-12 months before their wedding date. July-September weekends always book up first. I usually have more wiggle room for last minute bookings during the off season (October-April). Engagement sessions can usually be accommodated anytime with my wedding clients.
I typically shoot solo and am more than capable of handling the day on my own. Having said that, I do recommend adding a second photographer if your wedding has over 150 guests, or if there are multiple venues involved where I can’t be in more than one place at the same time.
I’ve got ALL the backup gear as well as business insurance, so YES! We’re covered! I also shoot on two camera’s with dual card slots and back up your images to 3 different locations right when I get home.

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4 Reviews for Sasha Reiko Photography

  • Daniel H
    Daniel H wrote a review January 24, 2023
    5/5
    Sasha is the best!

    If there’s one thing you should do when you plan your wedding, it’s hiring Sasha.

    Sasha is not only an incredible photographer, but also extrem...ely organized and helpful in ensuring the event goes smoothly. She taught us so much about what to expect and provided a lot of comfort on the day of the wedding. She helped us stay on schedule and worked seamlessly with our other vendors.

    Now on to the photos: they are perfect! Sasha made us, our wedding party and family so comfortable in front of the camera. She is a true artist and captured every moment beautifully from our engagement shoot to the wedding. We are so full of joy looking back at all the pictures and memories we will have for the rest of our life.

    We highly recommend Sasha - she’s the best!

    Date of wedding: 10-01-2022

  • Megan H
    Megan H wrote a review November 3, 2022
    5/5
    Hire her now.

    I don't even know where to start. I've loved wedding photography since I was kid - seriously, I used to read wedding photography blogs in middle schoo...l! I've always longed to have gorgeous wedding photos myself, and Sasha made that dream come true. Not only are the images truly stunning, I came away feeling like if I lived in Seattle I would need to cook up some plan to make Sasha my real life friend - she is fun, funny, smart, organized, thoughtful and the ultimate hype woman. You spend a LOT of time on your wedding day with your photographer, and I feel very very lucky that we managed to hire someone so FUN - because you want your memories of that day to be just full of joy.

    She brings the perfect energy to make nerves melt away, and she was an expert at posing us (difficult for two very awkward people who are never quite sure what to do with their hands in photos). Her eye is immpeccable and she had creative and daring ideas and prompts for photos that made the final images truly works of art. I have had multiple people tell me since showing them the pictures that they should be in a bridal magazine. Our photos tell the story of the day but also are genuinely art.

    She was also flexible with our timing and package choice, and the fact that we couldn't make an engagement session work out in advance with our schedule. (To be honest, regretting that now as we love our wedding images so much and had so much fun with Sasha).

    We also got our wedding planner from Sasha's recommendation list, which really deserves it's own separate note - her recommendations are ON. POINT. and that saved us time and money - the value is huge.

    I'd recommend Sasha in an instant and plan on hiring again for future photo needs even though we are out of state.

    Date of wedding: 09-18-2022

  • Holly T
    Holly T wrote a review July 18, 2022
    5/5
    STOP SEARCHING! Sasha is the one!

    Now where do I even start? If you are currently searching for photographers and reading endless reviews, STOP!!! Sasha is hands down, the one to pick ...and for so many amazing reasons.

    From the moment we reached out to her about availability and pricing, I knew she was the one for us. What drew me to Sasha was not only her gorgeous portfolio (YES, you can expect your photos to look THAT good) but her fun and warm personality. We decided to do engagement photos and I’ll be honest, I was nervous. My Fiancé and I are not exactly pros at taking photos and can be very awkward at times. Sasha made it so easy, and she guided us the whole time and made it enjoyable. Even in the gloomy weather we had, she made it fun!

    We cannot thank Sasha enough! Our photos turned out so beautiful and she captured exactly who we are as a couple. We are both THRILLED and feel very lucky to have her booked for our wedding next year! I cannot wait to see how those turn out.

    Date of wedding:

  • Virginia W
    Virginia W wrote a review July 5, 2022
    5/5
    The BEST

    I'm not sure I can come up with sufficiently glowing terms for how much my wife and I adore Sasha, her talent, and working with her. When we began our... search for a wedding photographer, we were immediately drawn to Sasha's ability to capture authentic moments. And then we did a virtual meet-and-greet, and we just loved how Sasha was immediately warm and fun...in addition to clearly having a wealth of experience and creativity to offer.

    I would not describe myself or my wife as creative, or in any way having any sort of vision about what looks good. I would also describe us as loveably awkward when it comes to posed photos (which of course are a necessary part of the wedding album). Sasha was the perfect person for us, guiding us and offering advice on everything from outfits to hair to flowers. Sasha was available to answer our random questions in the weeks and months leading up to the wedding, and she also filled in the gaps of all the things we hadn't thought to consider. She also was right there laughing with us and making everything feel that much more fun. We fully trusted Sasha's ideas and vision, and it was wonderful to be able to just let go and rely on someone so talented (and I'm a huge control-freak most of the time!).

    Basically, working with Sasha means relaxing, because she has you covered. She knows weddings, and her insanely good eye for what looks good means you can just go about your day and trust Sasha will capture it all beautifully.

    Not to mention, our guests also raved about Sasha. Of course they did! Her energy is infectious. I honestly felt sad when we parted ways at the end of the night.

    And that was all before we even saw the photos. I basically emotionally blacked out most of the wedding, but her photos were able to teleport me right back to the various moments of the day. Posed and unposed, her work is beautiful. We simply could not ask for more, and we are eternally grateful to Sasha for capturing myriad moments--with all their magic and love--in a day that passed by in a blur. Her photos were thoughtful, both in terms of creativity and making sure she captures a little bit of everyone there. Even the tiniest moments, like shared glances or gestures between loved ones, she captured and magnified. What a rare treat to have these glimpses.

    Work with Sasha!!

    Date of wedding: 03-04-2022


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