Well, if you’re here then you probably know that I’m Sarah! The owner of Sarah Tapp Photo + Events, wedding photographer and Idaho Falls Wedding Planner! … My whole life I have been creative. I love crafting and making things and just figuring out what I can do to make everything around me more beautiful. When I was young, this presented itself in trying to be perfect. I was very accomplishment driven and really wanted to excel in everything I did. As I grew, I started just doing what I was good at. I didn’t try new things very often because I didn’t want to fail. … But as I’ve gotten older, married my high school sweetheart and had 2 girls, I’ve realized that trying to be perfect causes more harm than good. … Yes, I always try to improve and become better, but lately I’ve been focusing more on giving myself grace when things don’t go as planned or when I feel like I’m failing. … For me, making everything beautiful is now more about giving myself and others the space to be who they are and do what they want. … I’ve grown up in Rigby Idaho, just down the road from Idaho Falls Idaho and I feel like I grew up being very judgmental of everyone and everything around me. … We moved away to Medford Oregon for a couple years and my whole perspective changed, along with increasing anxiety and depression. This change has fueled me to figure out what I really want for my life instead of doing what I ‘should’ all the time. And it has really allowed me to connect with more people in a genuine and real way that has given me so much gratitude and peace in my life.
Now back to creativity. Since I was in High School in Rigby Idaho, I’ve had big dreams of someday owning a wedding venue in the area and at first I wanted to do it all! I wanted to take photos, bake cakes, do flowers, set up decor, everything! I wanted to do ALLLL the wedding things! While in college in Rexburg Idaho I slowly realized that it might be hard to be an expert in everything. Ya know the saying, ‘When you try to do everything, you don’t do anything very well’. Yeah, I ignored that. Haha. I kept trying to do everything and then finally after I got married, planned the whole wedding myself, made my own cake and set up all my decor, I realized that I didn’t want other brides to have to go through the same thing I did. … My wedding was amazing and I’m so grateful I had the skill set to do a lot of it myself, but I could have saved myself SO MUCH STRESS!!!!!!!! Isn’t your wedding supposed to be that happiest day of your life!? … I would say, that it’s a little hard to be happy if you’re stressed. Everyone agree with me on that? Haha.
Over the 6 years I’ve had my business, I have mainly focused on photography and have worked hard to create systems within my business to alleviate stress for couples as much as I can. And after photographing hundreds of weddings and other special occasions I’ve decided to focus mainly on photography and planning. My goal for wedding planning is to create education and services to allow YOU to enjoy one of the biggest days of your life! Your wedding day should be a celebration of you and your love in any way that you want it to be! And I am there for it all!!! So, let me handle all the stress and you can focus on what matters most!