Keleigh and Ben {Day After Session}

December 10th, 2008
Filed under: Day After, Post Wedding Bridals

Keleigh and Ben are back again! I’m super excited to share these awesome pictures from their “day after session”. I mean, sure, it was two weeks after their wedding, but we are still in this to win this kids! It’s a day after session! As you saw in their wedding post, it was a stormy day and our picture time was short. I was so excited to get together with Keleigh and Ben once more to rock some smokin’ hot pictures of them around San Francisco. This was just the most perfect time for us to get together and get some images in their town. And seriously, I can’t believe how beautiful the weather was! I mean, this was late November and still the sun was shinning, the birds were singing and all was well! It was incredible, and I have to admit, I was really excited to get things going. We started off high in the hills so we could overlook the city. It was so clear! Then we rocked out some cool shots before heading off for a bite to eat. San Francisco, I just want to thank you for all the color and texture you have for me. I love you for it.

Once we had our pictures in the city, we headed out to the Headlands for some pictures looking across the Golden Gate bridge. You might not believe this, but it was Dustin’s first time across the Golden Gate bridge. When I first learned that my husband (who had traveled EVERYWHERE and lived abroad even… if Mexico is considered abroad) had never crossed the GGB I made it a personal mission to make sure it happened with me there to witness it. And it did! He thought it was pretty darn cool by the way. And, since we were over there we braved the crowds and took some hot pictures around Sausalito as well.

Keleigh and Ben, thank you again for being so freaking awesome! We can’t wait to hang out with you again! You’re the best! Check out their slideshow below or HERE in its own window for more of the K+B Lovefest.

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  1. Martha Andrews

    Love the edge!
    You keep it out of the box but still beautiful.
    xoxo Martha

  2. Hayley

    Wow Sarah these are the most beauttifulllll pictures ever.You amaze me.


Wendy {post wedding bridal session}

December 1st, 2008
Filed under: Post Wedding Bridals

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to FINALLY be able to share these images with you. It’s been almost 2 months since I photographed the beautiful Wendy Sipple, and finally, oh so finally I get to share these images that just make my heart sing! Wendy is the editor of my favorite local bridal publication, “Real Weddings” (Formerly Sierra Style Weddings) and I love the story of how her husband threw her a surprise wedding. One day as she and I chatted all things wedding, we discussed the fact that she didn’t have a dress and her wedding and I said, “Well, you’re the editor of a wedding magazine… I bet we could get our hands on one of those now and do a bridal session!” Sure, she and her amazing husband Terry have been married for almost 8 years, but now was as good a time as any for a Sarah Maren Photography specialty – the post wedding bridal session.

Before I knew it things were falling into place. Wendy secured the BEAUTIFUL Old Sugar Mill for our shoot and I couldn’t have been more excited. I love all of the texture and color out there. Then I got in touch with my good friend Shannon from Flourish and she put together one of the most stunning bouquets I have ever seen. It was absolutely perfect in every way. And then, the icing on the already awesome cake – the dress. I never thought in a million years that we would get a dress this stunning, and this totally perfect for Wendy. But thanks to the amazing designers at Miosa Couture we were blessed with an absolutely stunning gown. And then there was the most beautiful hair and makeup provided by the amazing Image Provocateur. Basically all of these elements add up to the most perfect shoot ever! Dustin will attest to you – I was GIDDY even before we started shooting. And then, once things got started it just kept getting better and better. Wendy is a pro! I think she should give lessons on how to take a heart stopping picture.

Wendy, I can’t thank you enough for giving me the room to have my own vision and the personality that is so big and so beautiful it made that vision a reality. Thank you for being so willing to get very dirty and do very dangerous things. I can’t tell you how much these images mean to me. I can’t tell you how much fun Dustin and I had with you, and how you make me wish every day was like that beautiful day at the Old Sugar Mill. Thank you for helping me strive to make every single shoot as insanely awesome as yours. I am SO happy your husband didn’t buy you a wedding dress. Check out the slideshow for more awesome images of the beautiful Wendy!

Also, don’t forget to check out the latest issue of Real Weddings! It will be hitting your newstands this week! You can see more pictures of Wendy, as well as Lyndsay and Mike’s Featured Wedding right next to our new ad! Thanks again to Real Weddings, and especially to Wendy for making this happen. Also a HUGE thank you to my husband, assistant and all around sanity keeper – Dustin. I couldn’t do any of this without him and his brilliant ideas and perfect lighting.

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  1. Real Weddings Magazine » Now, the rest of the story!

    [...] check out our photo shoot, check out the uber-cool slide show that Sarah put together on her blog: Ok, truly, that’s enough about me! Let’s get started on your bridal [...]

  2. Teresa

    Holy Wow! I just found you. You are amazing and I just LOOOOOOOVE your work and your website. And your from Sacramento, I thought this kind of quality was only found from those So-Cal wedding guys I like to follow. Great work. Inspiring. I’ll be keeping my eye on your site from now on!!

  3. Ryn

    Absolutely beautiful!!!! I can’t believe you held these in for that long…I think I would have exploded. =)

  4. Jennifer

    Love Love #65! Great job Sarah.

  5. Lyndsay Lewis

    Wow Sarah, there is not a single image in that slideshow that isn’t just breathtaking. Everything from that amazing bouquet, to her amazing eyes, and the backgrounds with her hair, geez – no wonder you were giddy!

  6. Anna

    Amazing photos! Looks like a very exciting shoot indeed. I just love her dress, and especially the head piece!

  7. Martha Andrews

    I couldn’t wait to see this!!! You did an amazing job, Wendy is just gorgeous, great make up and Shannon is the bomb! Lovely bouquet.
    xoxo Martha

  8. Henry M.

    My wife asked me to look at your site and at this particular photo spread. WOW!!! Your photography is hot and this Wendy person is even hotter!
    Great work!