Sarabek’s Monthly Free Faves Give Away.

Occupying desktops around the world. As a gift for stepping your photo finding fingers into my blog, I am giving away a screensaver sized favorite image of mine each month. I may even dig deep into the archives…something that doesn’t happen nearly enough. I’m looking forward to lots of changes both in my site and my business this year. So come back for a listen-look-see and get yourself 12 months of Sarabek.

Janaury: A two thumbs up truck top.

With helicopters, anticipation, fascination and a sense of obligation, I was excited to be witness to the first General Strike in our nation in over 65 years.  It was a day filled with focus and joy, optimism and passion.

The goals of the day (November 6, 2011) were to shut down the businesses in downtown Oakland, in particular the banks and, later that afternoon, march to the Port of Oakland, the 5th largest in the country, and shut it down as well.

Downtown Oakland was on fire in a new way. Speakers, singers, and hoards of smiling and determined people congregated on the streets. It was a powerful experience to say the least.

Good photo friend Ashley and I tag teamed running back and forth photographing the rapid flow of the river of people. It was fun! And I particularly loved the general acceptance of climbing on inanimate structures like street signs, trashcans, etc. I think a trip to a climbing gym is in my near future.

At one point, this point, the sun was just entering it’s golden hour and my first thought was “to the top of the truck!” Outside of just being fun to climb and stand on top of a truck, it was incredible to see the numbers of people far off into the distance in both directions. It was empowering on many levels.

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I’m excited for whatever magic 2012 beholds. Hopefully it’s full of more truck top experiences. I hope you enjoy the first of my monthly gifts.  Your’s truly, Sarabek.

the only solution is WorldRevolution

Aviad - January 26, 2012 - 9:05 pm

That’s an awesome picture Sarah! We were there, right behind you that day, it was indeed an impressive and empowering march.

Photos Featured in Imbibe Magazine!

Starting 2012 with a bang!

Thanks to good friend and talented photographer, Leah Nash, for passing me on to the opportunity to photograph for Imbibe Magazine… well known for being the best magazine about things you drink. The liquid Culture. 

Late November I spent an afternoon with Ethan Terry and his bartending roommates in San Francisco. They have hand crafted a bar in their upstairs that leads out to a fantastic deck overlooking rooftops in city. Total hot spot. I hope they invite me to a party.:)

I believe the drink they made was Arsenic and Old Lace which is name from an old musical. Don’t quote me. I am not much of a connoisseur on drinks….mostly wine in these parts…and I can’t even tell you my faves. Red. We’ll go with that. Regardless, it was fascinating to watch them loosh the absinthe. And fun to hang out with them for a bit.


Big Trees + Good Music = Awesome Wedding

After a summer of traveling, burning man-ing and shooting my buns off, I’ve finally gotten around to posting the slideshow from Vic and Liz’s offbeat wedding in the Humboldt Redwoods. It’s not easy to plan for a location wedding hosting 100+ guests from around the country to the middle of a redwood grove with a ceremony on a river bank. But these two cats pulled it off with flying colors and lots of surprises. So much love and thoughtfulness put into every little detail. I’m pretty sure that high end wedding planners would be amazed with Liz’s design talent and ability to orchestrate this multi-day event. Of course she had the help of many including good friend Elena Sanchez as her day-of coordinator.

I loved every minute of their weekend and am so grateful to have played such an important role. Thanks Vic ‘n Liz!

I’m excited to announce a new unique service with Sarabek Images Weddings. Every local Bay Area, and some non-local weddings (St. Louis), receive a personal in-home slideshow viewing. It is part of my VIP service and is the highlight of my wedding shooting experience as B & G’s can invite friends and family or keep it intimate with just the three of us and relive a day that was gone in a blink.;)  I pop the images up on a sweet new projector screen and project upon it like old school.

Vic and Liz were the first to take me up on inviting their friends and it was a hit ending with this fine gem.

Enjoy the show!

xo, Sarah

Music by Midilove.

Location: Hotel: Benbow Inn (Amazing!).

Ceremony at the Eel River outside of the Avenue of Giants in Humboldt State Park

cake: Stephanie Baldwin

flowers: Flora Organica

catering: The Perfect Palate

Anne Clarke - October 26, 2011 - 3:41 pm

Sarah, these are gorgeous!!! If I could, I would get married all over again (to Charlie of course) and have you do the honors!!!

Natasha + Jonah + Brazilian Room Tilden Park

I love photographing people in love! Seriously. And Natasha and Jonah were no exception. Their story began more than a decade ago in a wee lil place on the east coast called Weslayen University. These two birds decided to make their partnership official with a super unique ceremony high up in the Berkeley Hills at the Brazilian Room in Tilden Park. They shared their day with 80 of their closest friends and family from around the country and world including Paris! Not too mention their guest of honor, their dog and “love child” Boomi…a fluffly orb or wonderment that proudly acting as the ring bearer. Oh we got pictures!

Natasha and Jonah planned the day entirely down to the hand written personal notes waiting at each persons place setting. Who does that?! They do…

Thank you for letting us document and be part of your love fest! Can’t wait to show more more more!


Redwood Wedding & The Benbow Inn – teaser

Benbow Inn Honeymoon Suite

Just a little teaser from this weekend’s enchanting redwood wedding photographed amongst a grove of giant trees and on the Eel River in Northern California. The stunning bombshell of a bride, Elizabeth, has mastered being simultaneously super sweet and sassy sultry, jumped off the beaten path and planned and designed a unique wedding event and ceremony that wins her the Offbeat Bride award in my book. She and her groom busted through most barriers of conformity while hanging onto some important traditions. Hands down…rock-n-roll all star wedding. You are in for a treat.

Let’s just say a three day redwood retreat, ceremony IN the Eel River, jam session in the grove, a drummer with a mohawk, all lit by the fire and lanterns. Not to mention a romantic sunset photo session. I won’t spoil the surprise by telling you how Elizabeth arrived to the ceremony…she may have been floating. And I won’t tell you about a few sneaky giggly girls who may have had a little skinny dipping fun;)

Afterall…this is just the teaser.

Enjoy your honeymoon Vic and Liz!

Laura Key - July 20, 2011 - 10:54 am

AMAZING pic. She manages to look both sexy and innocent. Great eye, Sara. - July 16, 2011 - 1:42 pm

So many FUN surprises! Sara captured them all with her artistic eye! Great job!

anne clarke - July 16, 2011 - 1:21 pm

Yay, you summarized the great weekend perfectly! Can’t wait to see all of the pictures! love, anne

Amy Pence - July 16, 2011 - 1:05 pm

They say a picture says a thousand words, but this pic says what words can’t say…embodiying the emotions of a magical weekend…thanks Sara for capturing and sharing the memories for all to enjoy! - July 15, 2011 - 8:14 pm

I can’t wait to see what the next shots capture. This is a gorgeous beauty! Wow. Thank you, Sarah!