Justin + Delaney | Lifestyle Session | Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Justin + Delaney | Lifestyle Session | Rancho Palos Verdes, California

”Hi Sara thank you so much for our beautiful pictures! We just LOVE them and I can’t wait to get one printed! We loved working with you, you were great! We just loved how personable you were and made us feel so comfortable, and not awkward as we both don’t like to be in the spotlight. And we loved how you were so flexible working with our dog! Thank you so much for everything!” - Delaney

Alden + Ari | The Muckenthaler Cultural Center | Fullerton, CA

Alden + Ari | The Muckenthaler Cultural Center | Fullerton, CA

I will probably forever be reposting this quote that Ari shared after I photographed her and Alden’s engagement session because it resinated with me SO MUCH!

“I was once a cynical misanthrope. Determined to live and die alone. But kind souls kept appearing in my life—as friends, family, supporters...and now I am so excited to live and love each and everyday. There is love all around us. Love is not just that lusty hype we see on tv. It's bigger than that. It’s caring enough to listen. It’s offering your support. It’s bringing you coffee in the morning. It’s treating others with kindness and respect.

Soft and Romantic Beach Wedding on Horseback | Summerland Beach Santa Barbara, California | Sara Shier Photography Styled Shoot

Soft and Romantic Beach Wedding on Horseback | Summerland Beach Santa Barbara, California | Sara Shier Photography Styled Shoot

We started planning this shoot back in February and it still felt like 6 months was just not enough time to process just how much magic went into the day. 

I had been taking my horses to Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara for nearly ten years. I always admired the perfect picturest sunsets and obviously the ability to gallop my horse down the beach. It was always a bucket list adventure and I feel extremtly lucky to have conquered this multiple times. 

The Most Beautiful Sunset at Limoneira Ranch | Santa Paula California Wedding | Cindy + Julio

The Most Beautiful Sunset at Limoneira Ranch | Santa Paula California Wedding | Cindy + Julio

This was one of those weddings where I had to hold my camera over my eyes to hide that I was crying. Yes, their wedding day was filled with all those perfect emotions that leave you so touched, overwhelmed, and truly feeling all the love.

A Country Girls Dream Wedding | Santa Clarita California | Sara Shier Photography Styled Shoot

A Country Girls Dream Wedding | Santa Clarita California | Sara Shier Photography Styled Shoot

In the mass chaos of getting 3 horses, 5 models, 14 vendors, and 20 photographers to 1 location with no service... I'm proud to say we pulled off the first Sara Shier Photography Styled Shoot! I didn't get to photograph a ton between working ponies that didn't want to model, keeping an eye on all the horses, and chatting with so many amazing photographers, but this shot made it worth it!

5 Tips for Bridal Portraits with your Horse

5 Tips for Bridal Portraits with your Horse

Odds are you're probably like me and have about 50 different Pinterest boards of wedding inspiration for your big day and more then half of them involve your horse in some way, every single venue you take a tour of you ask "Can I trailer my horse in" and I'm sure you asked your dad if he'd be mad leading your noble steed while you rode in to meet the love of your life.