what a wonderful world {concept shoot}

April 2nd, 2010
Filed under: Personal, Weddings

A few weeks ago I had the amazing job of shooting one of the most fantastically styled concept shoots EVER! This shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty this morning, and I am SO excited to share it with you here on our blog. Dustin and I loved working with the people involved with this shoot and the finished product is more than I have words for. So, with that I will shut up and show you the pretty.

I must thank everyone who was involved in this amazing shoot. It was JUST what I needed to get my creative juices flowing for 2010. A good photo friend of mine asked me why in the world we were doing this shoot, and the best answer I could come up with was this: it’s my candy. Photographing weddings is a huge joy to me, but it is someone else’s vision and there are times it is difficult to be excited about something we’ve done or seen before. Just like broccoli is really good for you, but sometimes you need a peanut butter cup to balance it all out. Being able to contribute to something that is 100% what we want to shoot how we want to shoot it is a rare experiance, and one that I treasured. It is always a joy to work with vendors who KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING! And, it is an even bigger joy to see them do what they do at their very best. Thank you to everyone who was a part of this shoot, and who made it oh so sweet. Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more images from this dreamy shoot.

Shoot styled by: Kate Miller Events
Flowers by: Flourish
Model: Alison Kranz
Desserts: Sugar and Spice
Stationary: Luxecuts by Kate Miller Events
Hair and Makeup: Nicole Solarez of Deja Du Salon
Dresses: Belladonna Bridal Salon
And a special thanks to Brad Haynes for carrying very heavy stuff much further than he though he was going to.

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  1. Charlieb

    What a sweet photo shoot – I’m thinking of having a woodland wonderland tea party for my hen party so this is some great inspiration!

  2. Angel

    Its simply divine!!!

  3. Rock 'n Roll Bride · Thursday Treats – 8th April 2010

    [...] amazing sparkles and gorgeous details ♥ I fell in love with this slightly dark, Alice inspired, ‘What a Wonderful World’ concept [...]

  4. Jill

    I keep coming back to look at it, I love it so much.

  5. Beth Baugher

    Home run !! just amazing photos, truly breath taking. really perfect. i am so proud of you all for making such a beautfiful event come to fruition.

  6. Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas

    Sarah- you are da’ bomb! I was thrilled to work with everyone. It was so much fun (even with the mosquitos and poison oak).

  7. jen howell

    Classic! Without even reading the text I knew I was in Wonderland. You are amazing!

  8. jessica moores

    Sarah, this is my most favorite shoot of yours. ever.

  9. Joann Leaming

    Unbelievably awesome Sarah!

  10. Amanda Wilson

    Once again, I am in awe of your talent!! I so wish I still lived in CA because I would love to have you photograph our family. You don’t wanna come to MI for an old high school friend, do ya??

  11. Kate Miller Events

    Brad, you are our HERO!!

    A HUGE thank you to everyone involved – it was a fantastic experience and I feel really lucky to have had this opportunity to work with you all on such a special project!


RSVP Choir {commercial portraits}

October 5th, 2009
Filed under: Head Shots

Dustin always seems to meet the coolest people, and in meeting them he always manages to bring up the fact that I am a photographer. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when I got a phone call from Julie, the creative director of RSVP Choir saying she had met my cute husband and he had given her my card and she would LOVE to have me photograph the choir. I was really excited to photograph this group of singers because both Dustin and I were in choirs in college. I have a soft spot for a group of voices, and I know how much fun a choir can be. RSVP did NOT disappoint me! They are an amazing group of people and so much fun to work with. I am so glad I got to meet them!

Be sure to check out the RSVP CHOIR WEBSITE and hear some of their rad music! They have shows coming up so go check them out! Thanks to Julie and all the other singers for rocking the shoot! You guys are the best!

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  1. Ian Brekke

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks again Sarah, doing this was downright fun.

  2. Sarah McQueen Cunningham

    Hey Sarah! These turned out AWESOME! Thanks for being so rad and making us look pretty! Hope to see you soon!

  3. Sarah Maren

    I wish they would have! I plan on heading over to a concert though.

  4. Michelle Lehman

    Great photos! So very different, but fun!

  5. Michelle Lehman

    Did they sing for you while you were setting up for pictures?