Emily and Sam’s Sunny Spring Roseville, California Engagement Session

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I went on a run yesterday morning through the trails that these pictures were taken on and was so sad to see all the green grass has dried up.  So, of course, I had to blog Emily and Sam’s beautiful engagement session I shot last month when everything was green and glorious.  You KNOW how I LOVE green and glorious.  Emily and Sam are so awesome, and I am so inspired how much they love each other and how comfortable they are together.  We sat down for a cocktail before the shoot and talked for longer than I had anticipated – luckily it worked out perfectly because the light for their shoot was BANANAS.  I was one happy photographer!  I can’t wait for their big day later this summer!   Sarah Maren Photography Sarah Maren Photography Sarah Maren Photography Sarah Maren Photography Sarah Maren Photography Sarah Maren Photography Sarah Maren Photography

Mystical and Fabulous Inspiration Shoot – Griffin & Sabine created by Alchemy

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The thing about this shoot is I seriously don’t have words for just how freaking awesome it was. This was something the Alchemy dream team had cooked up and it just kept getting more and more awesome as we went.  I hadn’t read the Griffin and Sabine books before Shannon came up with the idea, but the minute I cracked one open I was in love.  This is my kind of book!  Epic art mixed with a beautiful story.  It’s just fantastic!  I am so thrilled that we were able to put it all together.  I am also so grateful for my amazing team of vendors (who are also my amazing team of friends) who just KNOCKED THIS OUT OF THE PARK!  It was a joy photographing every bit of it.  It lit me on fire for this wedding season and I can’t wait to make SO MUCH pretty this year.  Have a peek at some of my favorite shots from this super inspiring shoot! fancypants__1414 fancypants__1415 fancypants__1419 fancypants__1416 fancypants__1417 fancypants__1422 fancypants__1420 fancypants__1421 fancypants__1425 fancypants__1426 fancypants__1423 fancypants__1418 fancypants__1427

Also, a big thank you to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring this shoot!  It’s always a pleasure to have our work there!

Vendors:

photography: Sarah Maren Photography // planning + design: Kate Miller Events // venue: Beatnik Studios Sacramento, California // florals: Flourish // videography: Frontside Films // cake + desserts: Sweet Cakes by Rebecca // lighting + projection: BP Productions // hair + makeup: Hello Glam // stationery: KME Paperie // dress + veil: Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo // shoes: Prada // tux: Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo // rentals: Hartmann Studios Rentals // linens: La Tavola Linens // table number art + stamps: Nick Bantock

Annie and Ryan’s West Sacramento Engagement Session

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Annie and Ryan are SUPER adorable.  I met them last year at Megan and Chris’ wedding.  Annie was a bridesmaid who caught the bouquet, Ryan caught the garter – basically their marriage was fated. So, I was extremely excited when the email came that they had gotten engaged.  I was even MORE excited that I get to be their photographer for their big day.  And after photographing them around their home and neighborhood in West Sacramento last month I am positively GIDDY for their big day!  Check out all the awesome and then get SO excited for their wedding this fall.

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