To say I had a great time photographing Veena & Sahil’s engagement session in Palm Springs is an understatement. Not only are they kind and funny and very easy to photograph, but they also put so much effort into planning their session- from what they would wear to where we would shoot. It was so nice to truly collaborate on this session with them. They are getting married at The Parker Palm Springs in November and I can’t wait to see what Jolene of Laurel & Rose helps them create for that day. It’s going to be an amazing wedding and I’m honored to document it for these wonderful people!
We began at this great location with this abandoned old house… So fun to add some architecture to a shoot in the open desert.
Then we went to another location that had a view of the windmills. I LOVE this lilac gown Veena chose and think it went so well with the colors of the desert at that time of evening.
Jean and Andy were originally going to have a beachside ceremony and reception at a Villa in Cabo, but their wedding was scheduled to happen one month after the horrible hurricane hit the area early last Fall so they had to change their plans only a few weeks before the wedding date. They live in San Francisco and chose to change to a venue closer to home to make it easier on all of their guests – having a wedding at the Ritz-Carlton isn’t such a bad backup plan! Regardless of all the changes in the eleventh hour, their day was gorgeous and it went off without a hitch! Well, maybe there was one small thing that happened during the ceremony… but you can read more about that below.
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
Dress: Inbal Dror
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Floral Design: Vo Floral Design
I loved the Jimmy Choos that Jean chose to go with her gorgeously-fitted Inbal Dror gown.
We spent some time taking portraits around the city. I loved that they allowed for plenty of time to take portraits around the city – such a great thing to do to make sure you get lots of great portraits in great locations.
This dress fit her like a glove.
The ceremony was moving along perfectly until it was time for Jean to place the ring on Andy’s finger. You see, Jean had told Andy not to forget the ring from the safe in the room where he was getting ready. But, for some reason, he thought she had the ring. Long story short, neither of them had the ring and they had to borrow a groomsman’s wedding ring to use during the ceremony. It was such a great moment with great reactions and I’m sure they will be telling this story for many years to come.
Congratulations, Jean & Andy!
I photographed Jennifer & Andrew’s Santa Monica wedding in April of 2013 and was so, so happy to hear from them shortly after having Vivienne about setting up a newborn session. I love getting to document this very precious time so very much. And today, as my own little girl started preschool, I’m feeling more than ever just how quickly the time goes and how fast these tiny babies grow up. Thank goodness I have all those photos and videos to look back on to remember how tiny she once was because she gets bigger and older and smarter every single day…
Welcome to the world, sweet Vivienne! You are so loved.