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.
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!!