We Heart Malenda and Robert and their AWESOME wedding!

I never thought I’d be one of those photographers who never blogs – but it’s what I’m becoming! I am so hopelessly behind on blogging, but I am recommitting myself (again!) to get the amazing weddings we shot this fall up on the blog to share with you all. We’re starting things off with our FANTASTIC 11-11-11 couple Malenda and Robert. Um… I can’t even start to tell you how much we love these two. EVERYTHING about them is awesome. It was like hanging out with old friends photographing their wedding day. Despite the gloomy weather, these two glowed! It was a great way to (almost) end our 2011 wedding season. We started their pictures off at St. Ignatious Church with pictures of the handsome groom and his handsome groomsmen.

Because I love all things ombre, I present ombre groomsmen. Thanks boys!

Then we tucked those boys away inside the church as our beautiful bride, Malenda arrived with her bridemaids. Malenda was STUNNING in her incredible dress, super sexy veil and AMAZING flowers courtesy of Flourish. Seriously! She is SUCH a beauty!

Then it was time to get these two married! Their ceremony was FANTASTIC! So full of love and traditions. It was awesome!

Then we headed downtown to the fabulous Sacramento Grand Ballroom for their reception. We started things off with some portraits of our bride and groom and then headed in for a delightful party full of fun and surprises.

Then, as a special treat, Malenda got out of her amazing wedding dress and into traditional Mexican dress to dance with the dance company she’s in. And oh my goodness it was fun to photograph! As a bonus, Robert surpirsed her by joining in the last dance! So fun!

Malenda and Robert WE LOVE YOU! Thank you so much for having us be a part of your wonderful wedding! Check out their SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more of their delicious wedding!

Ceremony Location: St. Ignatius Loyola Parish – Sacramento, California
Reception Location: Sacramento Grand Ballroom
Coordination: A Dazzling Day by Darcie
Flowers: Flourish Designs
Baker:Pretty Sweet
Caterer: Event Architects
DJ: A Night To Remember
Invitations/Programs: www.orchidandcompany.com
Brides Gown: Soterro & Midgley purchased at Enchanted Bridal Shoppe
Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Debra Dietrich

Katie’s Super Sexy Boudoir Session

Over the weekend we had our first Closed Door Session Boudoir Marathon of 2012 and it was AMAZING! We had 6 ladies join us at the always beautiful Citizen Hotel to get beautified by Hello Glam and photographed by me! We were blessed to have our dear friend Katie from 107.9 The End as one of the participants. I am SO proud of Katie, and the amazing work she’s done loosing over 40 pounds and being so freakin’ sexy! She is such a great example of what a boudoir session is all about. She was nervous before coming in, but by the end of the shoot she felt like a million bucks – and it shows! I mean just check out how beautiful she is! Are you kidding me with all that pretty! Katie I can’t thank you enough for ROCKING your boudoir session like crazy!

We are so pleased to announce the dates for our other Closed Door Session Boudoir Marathons for 2012. We will be back at the Citizen on May 9-10 and August 8-9, 2012. We are actually already booking for these sessions! So, if you want to be a part of these limited events feel free to CONTACT ME for more details!

Modern Love Decor Inspiration Shoot

I am SO behind on blogging! There are so many awesome things to share, and so we are starting with one of my favorite shoots from the fall. I had the pleasure of shooting a fabulous decor inspiration story for Real Weddings Magazine at Helwig Winery. The shoot was designed by the always amazing Kate Miller Events with florals and accessories made by Flourish. There was an INCREDIBLE cake and dessert desplay (including a smores bar set up by the fire) was provided by Sweet Cakes by Rebecca. We had our glamazons from Hello Glam there to make our beautiful models even MORE beautiful. And seriously! How beautiful are our real couple Emly and Alex? I want them to have hundreds of babies right now! How pretty will their babies be? SO PRETTY! Enough talking though… let’s show you some pretty pictures!

Isn’t that table incredible? I am IN LOVE with the linen! And those flowers! Good gravy they are so pretty… and they smelled pretty rad too.

How much do we love Emly and Alex? SO MUCH! They were so awesome to photograph!

And check out these desserts! They are so lovely! And REALLY tasty!

Thanks to all the awesome vendors that worked on this shoot! Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more images from this incredible shoot.

Photography: Sarah Maren Photographers
Shot for and printed in the Winter/Spring 2012 edition of Real Weddings Magazine
Shoot Design and Coordination: Kate Miller Events
Decor, Florals, Shoe Clips and Hair Piece: Flourish Designs
Venue: Helwig Winery
Lighting: Encore Entertainment
Cake, desserts and smores bar: Sweet Cakes by Rebecca
Bridal Gown and Tuxedo: Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo
Hair and Makeup: Hello Glam!
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Stationery (paper and wood):Luxecuts©