Last fall, I had the honor of photographing the wedding of my friend’s mom, and yesterday I finally got to share the images with the world in a feature on the fabulous wedding blog 100 Layer Cake! My friend just happens to be the one and only Jaimi of Fiore Beauty, so not only did her mom have amazing hair and makeup, but Jaimi also knew to hire the stellar team behind GATHER Events – some of my favorite in the biz! Their in-house floral designer created some of the most beautiful, desert-inspired pieces I have ever seen, including the most incredible floating piece for the pool. SO. GOOD. Below are my favorite images from the day. Thanks again to 100 Layer Cake for showing these gorgeous wedding details some much-deserved love!
This bouquet! I loved everything about the tones and texture…
Congratulations, Jeannie & Jeff!!
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!