Alisa and Justin’s Album

March 2nd, 2008
Filed under: Wedding

I honestly can’t believe how busy things have been over the past week. Between the unpacking and the sick kid that turned into a sick husband that has now turned into a sick Sarah, and my bro-in-law getting home from Iraq and a good friends wedding in San Francisco this weekend I’ve hardly had time to breathe, let alone blog!

But I couldn’t not share this! I just put the finishing touches on Alisa and Justin’s wedding album. I absolutely adored every moment of designing this album! I think because I just adore Alisa and Justin. They are one of my favorite couples, and their wedding was so visually stunning. Alisa put so much attention into the details of the wedding because she knew how important they were for the pictures. It was great to relive their beautiful wedding by creating this keepsake for them.

Have a look at Alisa and Justin’s big day!

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  1. rachel

    so sad to hear you’re getting sick beautiful sarah! thanks for taking the time to hang out with us in SF and attend the persian dance party and feast. looking forward to future adventures!!! you should fly me out to shoot with you sometime this year!!! ;)

  2. Anonymous


    Once again, your work is absolutely phenomenal!!! Thank you for being such an important part of our wedding. We adore our album, thank you so much.

    Justin & Alisa

  3. Marina

    so awesome to meet you this weekend!

    i hope you all feel better soon!


  4. Emily Allen

    Very stunning Sarah. When are you going to slow down the awesomeness so some of us can catch up? :)

  5. Chris Stewart

    WOW!! This is one of the best albums ive seen in a while!! So classy and simple and beautiful. Great Job Sarah. This is inspiration for me!!


Alisa and Justin Wedding

August 20th, 2007
Filed under: Weddings

Last Saturday the wonderful Alisa and Justin were married at the Heritage House Inn in beautiful Little River, CA. Bija and I drove up the night before and stayed at the super adorable Sandpiper Inn so we could be with the bride and groom bright and early on their big day.

We started things out with Alisa as brides take a little longer to get ready than grooms. That’s a little known wedding factoid. Alisa was an amazing bride who paid the utmost attention to detail. It was such fun photographing the little details from her Kate Spade shoes and clutch (in which she carried pictures of her grandparents) to her stunning Jenny Lee Couture dress to the amazing jewelry she picked out for her big day. Then add on that she designed the invitations herself, and basically she’s wonder woman. Alisa also brought in some great pros for hair and makeup – Julie Evarkiou of Acabello Salon in San Francisco, and make up artist Arabella Blaza. With these ladies on the job Alisa looked even more jaw-droppingly beautiful than usual.

Bija headed on over to hang out with our groom Justin and photograph him getting ready a little later in the morning. Luckily Justin’s mom and dad were there to help him out.

And then it was ceremony time! Alisa and Justin were married by James Sibbet in a beautiful cliff-side, ocean front ceremony. It was absolutely breath taking! After the vows, rings and kisses were exchanged the happy couple was showered with rose petals as they walked back down the aisle as husband and wife.

The reception was held inside the inn and included a beautiful 5 course dinner. Alisa and Justin shared their wedding with 24 of their closest family and friends. It was lovely that everyone got to spend time with the bride and groom, and they truly celebrated with their loved ones. After dinner, Alisa and Justin cut their stunning cake (again, designed by Alisa) from Perfect Endings Bakery in Napa.

After their guests went back to their hotel rooms, we took Alisa and Justin out for a sunset photo shoot. The clouds refused to part, but we took some beautiful pictures of this amazing couple.

Thank you to Alisa and Justin for letting us be a part of your wedding. We love you guys!! Please check out more images from their wedding day by viewing the sideshow below. I seriously could have made a three hour sideshow if I’d had the music for it! It was killing me to keep this to the length of one song! Take a peek for yourself by clicking the image below.

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  1. Anonymous

    OH MY. Just…WOW.



  2. Anonymous


    You and Bija are so incredibly BEYOND talented and so much fun to work with. We absolutely love the pictures and really admire your creativity. Thank you so much for being such a huge part of our special day. Thanks also for traveling so far for our wedding :) You have such an amazing gift and thank you for sharing it with us.



Alisa and Justin eSession

July 1st, 2007
Filed under: E-sessions

Friday night Bija and I headed up to El Dorado Hills to photograph Alisa and Justin’s engagement pictures. We shot all over the beautiful El Dorado Town Center where this gorgeous couple went on their first date.

I love a couple that is willing to play, and Alisa and Justin were more than willing! We had a great time all over the shopping center. We shot on the street, in the street, in front of buildings, in Naked Coffee on their sofa (thanks cool kids who moved so we could take pictures), in a bar, and in the ampatheatre! We were seriously tuckered out when all was said and done. But I couldn’t help it! These two are so gorgeous, and so in love that it was easy to photograph them. All night you could hear my infamous “Just one more and then you’ll be done” all around the town.

I can’t WAIT for their beautiful, intimate wedding in August. This happy couple is getting married on the cliffs of Mendicino at the Heritage House Inn and I can hardly wait! Take a peak at some more pictures from their awesome eSession by watching their slideshow!

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sneak peek

Thanks Alisa and Justing for a great night!

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  1. Amanda Cheek

    Sarah… I want to be just like you. You are so talented! Those pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!

  2. John & Diane

    Great pictures – gorgeous couple!

  3. The Memory Journalists

    OMG! You amaze me Sarah! I don’t even know this couple, and I can feel the love between them. I jotted down #25 as my fav, then #33 came along, then #47…and the list went on. Let me know if you ever need a 2nd shooter – I’d be honored to work with you.

  4. Talltiffany

    gorgeous photos! You are amazing!

  5. Anonymous


    The photos are so much more than we expected! Justin and I LOVE the pictures and are so impressed with your eye for detail. You and Bija are a joy to work with and made us very comfortable. We are very much looking forward to the wedding!

    Thank you so much,