Tammy and Brian’s Lake Arrowhead Wedding


Wonderful Tammy and Brian are just two of the coolest people ever. Dustin and I had such a great time at their wedding in Lake Arrowhead, California. Seriously, it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It’s no wonder it has been the hangout of Hollywood stars for generations. It’s one heck of an awesome place for a wedding, that’s for sure. Tammy and Brian have some super awesome style to go along with them just being the coolest ever. Basically, I loved everything about their wedding. I mean, look at all this goodness!


Because Tammy and Brian are SOOOOO awesome, they had a first look. And then we rocked out some portraits before these two said I do!


That was seriously one of the best ceremonies we’ve ever witnessed. Awesome x 100,000! Once we got some family portraits taken we headed down to the Lake with the new Mr. and Mrs. for a few more couple shots before we got our party on.


I adored the fall themes that Tammy and Brian had throughout their wedding. And the cool owl ornaments… Tammy painted those. Hello talented and awesome! Nice to meet ya!


And any first dance that ends in a slow Chicken Dance is 100% awesome. Just so you know.


Tammy and Brian we adore you! Thank you for having us be a part of your beautiful wedding! Check out their SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more awesome. And stay tuned for their day after session! It is equally awesome!

Wedding and Reception Location and Catering: Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
DJ: Gianna Costa at 123 DJs/Dubgypsy Entertainment
Florist & Specialty Linens: Fleuris Flower Studio
Invitations: Hello Lucky!

Stephanie and Jim’s Lovely Fall Wedding


Stephanie and Jim had a lovely wedding up in the hills of Placerville at Rome Valley Vineyards. Stephanie had so many great details! I loved her shoes and her hair piece! Everything was so fun and whimsical. I’m so thankful we got to be a part of their special, special day.

Thanks to Stephanie and Jim for having us be a part of your big day! Check out their slideshow HERE or below for more of their lovely wedding!

Janet and Eric’s Home Run Wedding at Yocha Dehe Resort


The utterly fantastic Janet and Eric were married last month at the stunning Yocha Dehe Resort at Cache Creek in the beautiful Capay Valley of California. This was our first time photographing a wedding there and I hope to go back again and again! I feel like we just scratched the surface of all the beauty this place has to offer. And, they have a really nice security team… I’m just saying! Janet and Eric had a stunning day provided by Mother Nature and Kate Miller Events. Mother Nature brought on the big, puffy clouds and delightful weather and Kate Miller brought all the wedding pretty a girl (or boy) could hope for. Everything went without a hitch and we made some beautiful images of this incredibly cool couple.


Didn’t Janet have the best details? I LOVED them. To seal their awesomeness they had a first look that you know, was fabulous! Seriously, could the place be any prettier?


Then we got our bridal party portrait and couple portrait on! Good times!


Then it was ceremony time! The ceremony space at Yocha Dehe is AMMMMMAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZIIIIIIINNNNNNNGGGGGG! Seriously, one of the prettiest places ever! And Janet and Eric had SUCH a great ceremony! They seriously made me cry. I just adore these two!


Then it was reception time! Again, let us marvel at all the pretty that is Yocha Dehe.


Thank you beautiful Janet and handsome Eric for having us be a part of your fabulous wedding! We loved it, and we love you! Check out their SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more pretty!

Wedding Coordinator: Kate Miller Events
Wedding and Reception Venue: Yocha Dehe Resort
Catering and Cake: Yocha Dehe Resort
Florist: Galeazi Floral Design
Makeup: imakebeautiful
Hair: Bella by Sienna

Announcing the 2011 50% Off Print & Canvas Black Friday Sale!

If you know me, you know I LOVE me some Black Friday sales. I’m so one of those people that go to the midnight opening of stores, large cup of coffee in hand and a thermos in the car. My sister and I pour over the paper on Thanksgiving day to lay our plan of attack. I love the feeling of returning home, car full of the spoils of early morning adventure, knowing that we are making this Christmas an awesome one for our family. Of course, I love sharing that feeling with my clients as well, so this year our Black Friday sale will not only be for canvases, it will be 50% off loose prints as well! We are super excited to help make this holiday season a special one for you and your family as well.

All 2011 galleries will be open on our proofing site WWW.SARAHMARENPHOTO.COM from Friday, November 25th through Sunday, November 27th. The Black Friday sale ONLY applies to purchases made BEFORE MIDNIGHT CENTRAL TIME on Friday, November 25th by using the coupon code: blackfriday. Any purchases made on Saturday or Sunday will be at our regular prices. The sale will not be extended under any circumstances, so get in while the getting is good! We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season filled with many memories!

Jillian & Dustin’s Rock Star Photo Booth of Awesome

Last Friday Jillian and Dustin had one HECK of an epic photo booth at their most amazing wedding at my most favorite Citizen Hotel. Seriously, this wedding was INSANE and we loved every second of it! I can’t wait to show you their beautiful pictures!! But to hold you over (and to hold MYSELF over) here are some of my most favorite shots from their uber-awesome photo booth!


Jillian and Dustin WE. LOVE. YOU!!! And thanks loads to the fantastic Francisco for running this rockin’ booth!