The Beers {family portraits}

March 21st, 2011
Filed under: Family Portraits, Portraits


Seriously, these are some of my favorite people in the universe. I met Katie at Stacy and Gavin’s wedding last year and it was kind of like love at first sight. Katie and I GET each other. We are loud, opinionated, sassy and drop dead gorgeous. Aside from that we also have two cute kids and super awesome husbands. SOUL MATES! Way back when Katie and I chatted about getting her family portraits done, and we finally made that happen a couple weeks ago and I am so glad we did! Her handsome husband, Mike and adorable girls, Emma and Abbey made this one awesome photo shoot!

I totally love these pictures of Katie and Mike… that’s love kids… right there.

And how stunning is Emma? SO STUNNING!

At several points in our shoot darling Abbey would stop to “do some yoga” as she told us. Clearly, she is the cutest thing ever.

Even Dad got in on the heart shaped sunglasses… can you blame him?


How freaking cute is this family? I love them! Abbey, our cute yogi master, is having open heart surgery tomorrow (hence her bitchin’ heart sunglasses) so PLEASE send down a wish, or send up a prayer (in the immortal words of Rachel Barry) for our beloved Abbey’s super speedy recovery. She is one incredible kid, and we want her better and yoga-ing it up soon! Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more of this fabulous family!

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Seo Family {portraits}

November 20th, 2009
Filed under: Family Portraits, Portraits


The Seo family is one dang cute bunch. Two rambunctious boys and two adorable parents make for some super fun pictures. Especially when there is ice cream at the end of the shoot. :)

One of the even more awesome things about this family is how they got their session by supporting their schools PTA. My BFF Jill has two lovely daughters and I am their fairy godmother. So, being a good fairy godmother means donating to their schools. It was fun to hear all about the bidding war! But I’m so thrilled this family won. They were so fun!

Thank you awesome Seo family for a rockin’ shoot and for supporting the PTA! You guys are the best!
Check out their SLIDESHOW HERE or in the box below for more from their super cool shoot!

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4 Comments

  1. Courtney

    Thank you for supporting the PTA at Witter Ranch! The pictures came out awesome and I can’t wait to do my own session with you.

  2. Audrey

    Sarah, love the pictures you captured of our family. They boys’ personalities come through loud and clear, exactly what I wanted. You are the best and I am so lucky to have gotten connected with you. Thanks Jill!

  3. Windy

    What an adorable family and such fun pics, they are pretty lucky to win a sesh with SMP!!!

  4. whitney

    I love love love these. They look like they are having so much fun. The wood door in the 2nd/3rd pictures is really neat.


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The Johnson’s {Family Portraits}

September 3rd, 2009
Filed under: Family Portraits, Portraits


You know what I love about the world? I love that it is so small. You may not know this, but Dustin works for a pest control company by day and for Sarah Maren Photography by… well… the rest of the time. While he was working his day job he met Gabe and Sarah as they were moving into their new home. They chatted about having toddlers and ants and all that good stuff. Dustin told them about us, and about family portraits. He left them with a card and tips on avoiding infestations. Later that week, Gabe and Sarah met up with their friends who are getting married soon. Their friends insisted everyone look at their engagement pictures who had been taken by… ME! Mandy and Scott shared their pictures and not long after that, Gabe gave me a call. It was so meant to be!

Gabe and Sarah have a beautiful almost 2 year old son, Landon. He is HILARIOUS and ALL BOY! I have a very girlie girl, so sometimes boys surprise me with how brave and rambunctious they can be. And although Landon is definitely both, it was so much fun photographing him and his mom and dad. We had a great time just finding spaces around their home for pictures, and letting Landon be Landon.

Of course we had to get some pictures of Sarah and Gabe too! I mean, hello! Could they BE any cuter?
And of course, we took loads of pictures of the three of them together.

We headed over to one of Landon’s favorite places… the park! The light was AMAZING and we had a blast playing around.

Thanks so much to the wonderful Johnson family for inviting Dustin and I to photograph your beautiful family! We loved spending time with you and love the images we made together. Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or in the box below for more of this awesome family!

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  1. Aimee

    I love that you commented on your own post. Hilarious. The pictures are great, the family looks amazing. :)


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The Wilbert’s {Family Portraits}

August 9th, 2009
Filed under: Family Portraits, Portraits


The Wilbert’s! Oh the love I have for them… it is deep! We got together with these awesome family a few days before their oldest daughter, Ashleigh’s wedding to get one final family portrait of just the four of them. Windy and I met up at Rio City Cafe in Old Sac and then went to some of my favorite spots for some rockin’ family portraits and Dustin joined us not long into the shoot. Seriously, how awesome was it to have Windy AND Dustin there? SO AWESOME! And I have the pictures to prove it!

Can I tell you how much I love these sisters? SO MUCH! Ashleigh and Katie are both such beauties, and have such great personalities! I could photograph them forever! Also, I love sister pictures! Maybe it’s because I just adore my own cute sister so much, but whatever the reason these two rocked it out.
And do you know how you get cute sisters? By having cute parents of course! Julia and Tom are just amazing, and I’m so happy to know their family! They sure do like each other a lot too! And that’s good because in a couple weeks they will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. How cool is that?

A big THANKS to the delightful Wilbert Family for being so awesome! I hope you love these images as much as we do! Check out their SLIDESHOW HERE or in the box below for even more hot pictures of this cool family!

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5 Comments

  1. Jenn McDowell

    You all look so AMAZING!

  2. Windy Dougall

    sarah!!! These turned out so beautiful and the girls with Dad are the sweetest. Amazing job my dear!

  3. Jessica Powers

    You are truly a talented team, I am an up and coming photographer but no match to your definition of art. Your work is breathtaking. :)

  4. Rev. Jeri

    Wonderful photos, Sarah! And your comments made me feel as though I knew the Wilbert family too. Great job!

  5. Ashleigh Yates

    i am obsessed love them!!!!!


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