mandy and scott {eSession}

Mandy and Scott! OH. MY. GOSH! ARE YOU KIDDING ME with the gorgeousness… the awesomeness that is YOU? Can you tell that I love these two… because holy helen louise I love them. We did their shoot around their neighborhood in Roseville and had THE best time walking around and making some kick ass images of this totally kick ass couple.

I seriously remember them walking into the studio for their inital consultation and thinking, “THESE are MY PEOPLE!” and as it turns out… they totally are. Mandy and Scott are fabulous! They both have a great sense of humor and the most delightful laid back style. I love how comfortable they are with each other… everything about them seems effortless and it makes them a joy to photograph.

Can I just tell you how much I love a little after dark shooting? I LOVE IT! It makes everything so fun! I’m so happy Mandy and Scott were game for a little law bending to get some hot pics.

Thanks to Mandy and Scott for being the most fun, and the cutest and the greatest! I seriously can’t wait until September for your wedding and day after session! It’s going to be AMAZING! Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or in the box below for more eSession awesomeness!

real weddings magazine {cover shoot} part 2

Sorry about this not going up yesterday. I wanted to blog, really I did… but my website decided to have a day off too. I took it as a sign from the universe that I needed to not work for one day and so I went to the pool instead. I think it was the best choice. So without further ado… check it out! Here are some of my FAVE shots from our amazing cover shoot for Real Weddings Magazine.

Let’s start things off with our cover winner, Emily. She was a DELIGHT! I seriously couldn’t take a bad picture of her if I tried. She was just adorable! Everything about photographing her was effortless. Her pictures rocked my world, and I’m so happy I got to work with her.

Then there was the beautiful Amelia. She was saucy, firey and just the hottest thing you ever did see. She brought some Latin flair to the shoot and I couldn’t love her pictures more if I tried. She was such a delight to work with, and so beautiful it hurt! She’s getting married in just a few days and I hope that cute hubs-to-be of hers loves these images of his smokin’ hot wife.

And finally there was the beautiful Autumn. For reals! The girl was so freaking hot in every stinking picture that my computer monitor almost melted while I was editing her pictures… no joke! Autumn knew how to turn it on, and keep it on! We all loved having her work it out for our cameras and LOVE how her pictures turned out.

And of course, there were all three of these gorgeous women together! How lucky we all felt to be shooting these three beauties all together. It’s going to make one hell of a second printing cover! I can’t wait!

Once more I must thank the incredible Beth Baugher of True Love Photo – studio mate and soul mate! I would NEVER have been able to do this shoot without her by my side. The gratitude I have for all of her love and wisdom and humor could fill every ocean. Thank you again Beth for making my job so easy.

And of course my beloved Dustin! Where in the world would I be without his voice in my head telling me I can be anything? Where would I be without his insane technical skills and killer lighting ideas? I would be nowhere I tell you! Thank you Dustin for letting me be a little crazy so the job gets done… and for always reminding me when it’s time to play. I love you.

And to the wonderful staff and contributors on this shoot! YOU GUYS! I ADORE YOU! The entire Real Weddings Staff kept everything running like clockwork. You guys seriously make a 12 hour shoot a BREEZE and I couldn’t thank you enough for being so organized, and willing to do whatever wacky thing came into my brain. Thank you for never once questioning our creativity and letting Sarah Maren Photography BE Sarah Maren Photography. I LOVE YOU GUYS! You’re the best publication in Sacramento and I am THRILLED to work with you. Also a HUGE thanks to the wonderful florists who supplied the amazing flowers and to the hair and makeup teams who made my job even easier. You guys ROCK!

Okay… enough of my jabbering on! MORE PICTURES! Check out the slideshow HERE or in the box below for even MORE images from our shoot!

Shoot Location: The Old Sugar Mill
Dresses Provided by: Miosa Coutour, Always Elegant Bridal Boutique, The Bridal Box, Diamond Bridal Gallery, and Dreamnette Bridal
Flowers Provided by: Flourish, Ambiance Floral Design and Camino Flower Shop
Jewelry Provided by: Jazzy Jewelz by Nancy, and Michael Green and Co.
Hats and Headpieces Provided by: Advantage Bridal, Alice Hart Couture Millinery, Granville Millinery Co., Hair Comes the Bride and Tina Kite Millinery Co.
Hair and Makeup for Emily: Elements Hair Salon
Hair and Makeup for Amelia: Image Provocateur
Hair and Makeup for Autumn: Sofie!Sofie! Salon

Real Weddings Magazine {cover shoot} Part 1

So it’s finally here!!! The Real Weddings Magazine we shot in March is out on stands now. I am seriously a joyful girl. I feel so blessed to have had this really incredible opportunity to work with such a wonderful magazine. I love how everything turned out and couldn’t be more pleased.

I love how everything turned out! Emily, Amelia and Autumn were so much fun to work with, and I am so glad we got to rock out this amazing shoot with them. I would be remiss not to thank my beloved Husband Dustin for being such a huge help on the shoot. From holding a light to holding my hand as I tried not to hyperventilate he did it all. And my beloved Beth Baugher! Where do I even start? I wouldn’t have made it through the first 20 minutes of the shoot without you. Thank you both for being my dream team.

Check back on Monday for a slideshow from the shoot, and see LOADS of awesome images!

Gina {Senior Portraits}

Gina! I love her! She is so beautiful and so talented and so adorable. And she is the best bagger Raley’s of West Roseville has ever known! Gina has always been awesome to us as we gather our weekly groceries, and I was so excited when she mentioned she was a Senior at Wookcreek High School. We set up a senior session and HOLY MOLY can this girl rock it out in front of the camera!

You know how much I love it when the BFF’s come hang out with us on a shoot. Best friends just seem to make everything so much more fun! Poor Gina’s first shoot (all the pictures above are from the first shoot) got rained out – and there was lightening… and that always terrifies me. So we got together at the studio a couple days later to finish up her session. And I’m so glad she did!

And then we busted out the prom dress! I mean, hello! How much do we love a prom dress?!?! LOADS! We love it loads! Especially when it’s so smokin’ hot!

Thanks again to Gina for being so crazy awesome! All the best of luck next year in Chico! Don’t have too much fun… I’m just sayin’! Check out her slideshow HERE or in the box below for more images of this beauty!

SOLD OUT!!! {around the office}

It’s official! We are totally sold out of 2009 wedding dates. I can’t believe how quickly everything filled up this year, and can’t thank my lovely clients enough for letting us be a part of their weddings! We are so excited for the weddings we have left to photograph this year and can’t wait to see all the rockin’ images we can make together.

I still have 3 portrait spots available, and am happy to book those up as soon as we can. I am also booking 4 more Closed Door Sessions this year, so if you’re interested in some sexy time boudoir photographs shoot me an email!

We are actively booking 2010 weddings, so get in while the getting is good! I will only be doing 20 weddings again next year and it looks like they are going to fill up fast. Thanks again to everyone who is working with us. We love you all!!