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The Craft and McCartin Family : Christmas 2014

It’s been 3 years since we last did a family shoot and in those 3 short years the Craft and McCartin families added 3 members to the family! Matt got himself a wife and daughter and Kelly and Casey added baby boy Nolan! They also added a couple horses too!;)
What a joy and honor to watch this loving family grow. Joy & love. I could just say those words over and over to describe them!

Grandparents club!
What goes on behind the scenes to get the kids to smile… or “fake smile” as Loretta’s parents said;)

 

Merry Christmas Tom, Janie, Kelly, Casey, Nolan, Matt, Amy, and Loretta!
Your personal photographer;),
xo Sara

December 12, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Jess - Beautiful photos of a beautiful family! :)

Breanna + David: An east coast / west coast Mitten Building Wedding

This is a story of a California girl moving to Princeton for school and falling in love with a New Jersey boy in a coffee shop.

His bride gave him a letter moments before their first look…. and this guy had no clue what he was in for! Instant tears for his beautiful bride.
I love the “now let me check you out” moment!
Brier Rose Design did a beautiful job with the muted and rustic fall florals!
Their lives are on the east coast but the marriage begun on the west coast! So, we had fun incorporating the California sunshine and the New York-y brick buildings and alleys.

I wish you guys all the best!! We hope to run into you in New York City sometime:)

venue: Mitten Building
flowers: Brier Rose Design
Coordinator: Kristin Curran
makeup: Jackie davenport
hair: Megan burkart
cake: Michelle’s
dresses: Davids Bridal
menswear: Jack’s Threads

 

October 24, 2014 - 10:30 am

Jess - Beautiful job! What a sweet wedding :) I loved their first look!

A laid back chic wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu: George + Angelica

Angelica & Geroge,

It was such an honor to photograph your BEAUTIFUL wedding day! Your love story is rad. And hearing your friends gush about what great people you two are (intelligent, kind, compassionate) allowed me to see not only how AWESOME you are as a couple but how extremely humble as well. What admirable qualities! No wonder they all flew from the east coast for your big day!

Enjoy the tail end of your honeymoon in Italy! Good thing you have such a great life in Chicago to go home too, huh?




Their bridal party really was the best. After I followed everyone back down the aisle I noticed the bridal party hanging out in a tight hallway and the bride and groom weren’t at the end of the line. I looked around and one of the groomsmen said “we wanted to give them some space…” and pointed behind a wall of plants to where they were. I mean, how considerate is that? Usually they bride and groom are giving hugs and high fives (which is great too) but letting the couple breathe for a second was something I totally respect! (so that’s what the photo below is)
Angelica is from the San Fernando Valley and George is from Pittsburg; however, they met and fell in love in Chicago. I love the way their wedding blended east and west coast!

Make sure you check out the same day premier wedding video by Amari Productions… click HERE to watch!

 

Coordinator: A Signature Wedding 
Hair + Make Up: Fiore Beauty 
Venue: Calamigos Ranch
Florals: Primary Petals
Videographers: Amari Productions
Cake: A Sweet Design
DJ + Photobooth: Dashing Events 


September 27, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Jackie Phillips - I love everything about this wedding! The colors, details, & location! You did a fabulous job photographing such a beautiful wedding!!