Aflac Awards Night {photo booth}

February 3rd, 2011
Filed under: Photo Booth

On Saturday night, Dustin and I had the great pleasure of photographing Aflac’s 4th quarter award night celebration. It was AWESOME! We set up a photo booth for them, and well… they ROCKED THAT THING OUT! Here are some of our favorites from a night of CRAZY fun!

We are IN LOVE with photo booths! They are so much fun for us! If you’ve booked your 2011 wedding with us, and think a photo booth would be a great addition to your celebration (and it TOTALLY WOULD!) email me and I’ll send you our special 2011 rates!

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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?


real weddings magazine {cover shoot} part 2

May 26th, 2009
Filed under: Around the Office, Weddings

Sorry about this not going up yesterday. I wanted to blog, really I did… but my website decided to have a day off too. I took it as a sign from the universe that I needed to not work for one day and so I went to the pool instead. I think it was the best choice. So without further ado… check it out! Here are some of my FAVE shots from our amazing cover shoot for Real Weddings Magazine.

Let’s start things off with our cover winner, Emily. She was a DELIGHT! I seriously couldn’t take a bad picture of her if I tried. She was just adorable! Everything about photographing her was effortless. Her pictures rocked my world, and I’m so happy I got to work with her.

Then there was the beautiful Amelia. She was saucy, firey and just the hottest thing you ever did see. She brought some Latin flair to the shoot and I couldn’t love her pictures more if I tried. She was such a delight to work with, and so beautiful it hurt! She’s getting married in just a few days and I hope that cute hubs-to-be of hers loves these images of his smokin’ hot wife.

And finally there was the beautiful Autumn. For reals! The girl was so freaking hot in every stinking picture that my computer monitor almost melted while I was editing her pictures… no joke! Autumn knew how to turn it on, and keep it on! We all loved having her work it out for our cameras and LOVE how her pictures turned out.

And of course, there were all three of these gorgeous women together! How lucky we all felt to be shooting these three beauties all together. It’s going to make one hell of a second printing cover! I can’t wait!

Once more I must thank the incredible Beth Baugher of True Love Photo – studio mate and soul mate! I would NEVER have been able to do this shoot without her by my side. The gratitude I have for all of her love and wisdom and humor could fill every ocean. Thank you again Beth for making my job so easy.

And of course my beloved Dustin! Where in the world would I be without his voice in my head telling me I can be anything? Where would I be without his insane technical skills and killer lighting ideas? I would be nowhere I tell you! Thank you Dustin for letting me be a little crazy so the job gets done… and for always reminding me when it’s time to play. I love you.

And to the wonderful staff and contributors on this shoot! YOU GUYS! I ADORE YOU! The entire Real Weddings Staff kept everything running like clockwork. You guys seriously make a 12 hour shoot a BREEZE and I couldn’t thank you enough for being so organized, and willing to do whatever wacky thing came into my brain. Thank you for never once questioning our creativity and letting Sarah Maren Photography BE Sarah Maren Photography. I LOVE YOU GUYS! You’re the best publication in Sacramento and I am THRILLED to work with you. Also a HUGE thanks to the wonderful florists who supplied the amazing flowers and to the hair and makeup teams who made my job even easier. You guys ROCK!

Okay… enough of my jabbering on! MORE PICTURES! Check out the slideshow HERE or in the box below for even MORE images from our shoot!

Shoot Location: The Old Sugar Mill
Dresses Provided by: Miosa Coutour, Always Elegant Bridal Boutique, The Bridal Box, Diamond Bridal Gallery, and Dreamnette Bridal
Flowers Provided by: Flourish, Ambiance Floral Design and Camino Flower Shop
Jewelry Provided by: Jazzy Jewelz by Nancy, and Michael Green and Co.
Hats and Headpieces Provided by: Advantage Bridal, Alice Hart Couture Millinery, Granville Millinery Co., Hair Comes the Bride and Tina Kite Millinery Co.
Hair and Makeup for Emily: Elements Hair Salon
Hair and Makeup for Amelia: Image Provocateur
Hair and Makeup for Autumn: Sofie!Sofie! Salon

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  1. Tyson CarterFinally, I'm able to see the pics. They take me back to the best day of my life, June 27th 2009!

    WOW, AMAZING! I am finally allowed to see the pics and yes I love them, great job SM! I was banned from seeing them until after the wedding. They take me back to the best day of my life, June 27th, 2009! The day I married the hot, sexy, saucy, fiery Amelia! Love you beautiful! So HOT!

  2. joshua oakley

    Dear Sarah,

    My sister just won the cover of the bridal magazine that you shot. She is the the one person in my life that has always been there for me, and she is not only my rock, but is my savior as well. I want to congratulate you on such an amazing photo shoot. I, like everyone who sees her, thinks that she is the most beautiful girl they have ever laid eyes on. Not only outwards, but because she is one of those true beauty’s who’s inside glamour plays like an intricate ballet against her shiny outside. I can not begin to tell you how proud I am of her, and what an amazing job you have done to show the world what a shiny beautiful star she really is, thank you.

    Emily’s proud brother,

    Joshua W. Oakley

  3. Ryn

    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Seriously, absolutely gorgeous. Um, and that dress in the top two pics makes me swoon in ways that have the words “vow renewal” coming from my lips. =)

  4. Kate Miller

    A-friggin’-mazing! This is art with a capital A – you rocked this shoot! I love the textures and the contrasts – I love it all.

  5. Pennye Wilder

    Fabulous photos! breathtakingly beautiful! Gorgeous models! Of course the MOST gorgeous Emily. From her very proud Granny.