Brian Evans Photography: Blog http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Brian Evans Photography bevansphoto@yahoo.com (Brian Evans Photography) Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:57:00 GMT Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:57:00 GMT http://www.brianevansphotography.com/img/s12/v179/u62088409-o549840706-50.jpg Brian Evans Photography: Blog http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog 120 80 Sigall and Greg - The Vows - Palm Springs, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2016/12/sigall-and-greg---the-vows---palm-springs-ca Sigall and Greg

10.16.2016

The O'Donnell House - Palm Springs, CA 

- Vendors -

Venue - The O'Donnell House

Coordinator - The Events Department

Florals - My Little Flower Shop

Catering - Lulu California Bistro

Cake - Swan Bakery

Dress - Watters

Hair and Makeup - Salon 119

Groom's Suit - Hugo Boss

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Michele and August - The Vows - Palm Springs, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2016/12/michele-and-august---the-vows---palm-springs-ca Michele and August

04.30.2016

Smoke Tree Ranch - Palm Springs, CA

- Vendors -


Venue - Smoke Tree Ranch
Coordinator : Laurie at The Events Department
Florals: David Rohr
Paper Goods: Stationery Station
Bride's Dress: Amsale
Bride's Shoes: MiuMiu
Rings/Bride, Groom, Mother of Bride, Sisters Jewelry: Barbara Parker Fine Jewelry
Flower girls dresses: Joanna August

Groom's Attire - Jos. A. Bank

Groom's Tie: Vineyard Vines

Groom's Cufflinks: Barbara Parker Fine Jewelry
Band: Undercover Live Entertainment
Videographer: Joseph Andrew Productions
Dessert: Exquisite Dessert
Monogram: Meg Kowieski
Signage: Stephanie Caparelli
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals 
Brides Hair: Jose Neira
 

 

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Sigall and Greg - The Ring - Malibu, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2016/8/sigall-and-greg---the-ring---malibu-ca Sigall and Greg

05.23.2016

Malibu, CA

 

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Emilie and Ben - The Vows - Palm Springs, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2016/6/emilie-and-ben---the-vows---palm-springs-ca Emilie + Ben

01.23.2016

Smoke Tree Ranch - Palm Springs, CA

- Vendors -

Venue - Smoke Tree Ranch

Coordinator - Events Department

Florals - Jensen's

Bride's Dress - Jesus Peiro

Bride's Shoes - Kate Spade

Jewelry - David Yurman Earrings and Bracelet from Grandmother

Hair and Make Up - J. Russell The Salon

Bridesmaids Dresses - Jenny Yoo

Groom's Suit - Men's Warehouse

Paper Goods - Where's the Party and Minted

Videographer - Max and Molly Films

Band - Word of Mouth

 

 

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Kelsey and Phil - The Ring - Orange County http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2016/5/kelseyandphil

 

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Santa Cruz, CA

 

Aptos, CA

Oakland, CA

San Francisco, CA 

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Jessie and Omar - The Vows - Palm Springs, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2016/3/jessie-and-omar---the-vows---palm-springs-ca From the bride and groom...

We have been a couple since November 2, 2006, Day of the Dead, a holiday that has been dear to our hearts ever since. To celebrate our 8-year anniversary we decided to go Guanajuato, Mexico. We were excited to visit San Miguel de Allende for their annual Day of the Dead celebration, “Las Calacas”. San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful colonial town full of color. It is often referred to as the heart of Mexico because of its geographical location. During sunset on November 2, 2014, while on a terrace that overlooked the town, I presented Jessie with a linocut print. It was an illustration of us as calacas created my friend Daniel Gonzalez, an amazing artist and printmaker. As Jessie opened the gift, I got down on one knee, presented her with a ring and asked her for forever, “para siempre”.

Instantly after our engagement in Guanajuato we began to plan our wedding. We knew that we wanted to get married in the Coachella Valley. Jessie was born in Palm Springs and I was raised in Cathedral City. Though we’ve been in Los Angles now for over 8 years, the desert is the place where we both met and both still consider home. After a couple of months looking at some traditional Palm Springs wedding venues and not finding anything that felt right, we finally realized that we needed to switch our thought process. We recognized that we were drawing too much inspiration from previous Palm Springs weddings featured in blogs, pintrest, etc. Plans were not starting to feel like us. 

We took a step back and genuinely began to ask ourselves what we truly wanted. We both consider ourselves to be somewhat creative individuals. Jessie is a photographer, while I am a graphic designer and media artist. We are both into spending time with family and friends. Some of the things we enjoy are hosting, traveling, having a few drinks, late night street food, cultural learning, music, art and design. We wanted to incorporate all of those things and produce a wedding that felt like us, while still keeping some traditional elements. We wanted to create and experience that felt like a day out with us. Something that feels familiar, but a little bit fancier.

The Palms Springs Art Museum was perfect for our ceremony. It is mid-century modern architecture nestled in the iconic San Jacinto Mountains with beautiful exhibition spaces and sculpture gardens. It provided us with the formal vive that we wanted for our ceremony and gave us the opportunity to be married surrounded by beautiful works of art. It was also the place were I got one of my biggest creative push. After the museum purchased one of my paintings for their permanent collection. A painting that I had created during a scholarship exhibition. We both immediately feel in love with the idea, but were quoted way out of our budget. Since we were working with a limited budget, we decided to split the ceremony and the reception spaces to save on costs.

I ended up finding Snapshot Palm Springs online. It is a photography studio that is perfectly located caddy corner from my first home in America after migrating from Mexico, three blocks away from Jessie’s childhood home and 1 block away from the elementary school we both attended. Snapshot was our blank canvas and it offered the outdoor dinner space we were looking for. We were allowed to bring in what we wanted and celebrate past the strict Palm Springs noise ordinance because of its location. Combined, both of these locations were perfect together. We were able to keep the formal vibe we wanted for our ceremony and have the more laid back familiar experience our friends and family are accustomed to from us at our reception.

For our wedding colors we were inspired by our Mexican, Peruvian and American combined cultures. We started with white for a base. Jessie is Peruvian from her mother’s side so gold was a must. We both knew that we wanted a midnight blue to compliment the white and help the gold accents stand out. We also wanted a color that would pop. The fuchsia color came from the beautiful bougainvillea filled trees that we saw while in Guanajuato and the bougainvillea that is prominent in the Coachella Valley.

Our wedding happened right after daylight savings so we had to plan accordingly. We were trying to beat the sun for outdoor photos and have a reception that started late enough to allow for a late-night party while not exhausting everyone. We also planned on having food throughout the night, which included late night tacos. Our tables were lined in rows outside to take advantage of the beautiful star filled desert sky. As you walked out to the outdoor space the tables in white linens were filled with candles, flowers, and traditional hand cut paper picado hung above. Accompanying the paper were string lights giving the paper pieces a soft iridescent glow.

A main component or theme of our wedding was family, especially our grandparents. We both no longer have our grandparents; they were an incredible influence to our lives individually and as a couple. We would have loved to share the moment with them. In the spirit and tradition of Dia de los Muertos we set up an altar in remembrance of them and others in our families who are no longer with us, to guide all of their souls to share on the occasion. During dinner a Mariachi came in to serenade us and played my grandmothers favorite song to pay homage to our gone but not forgotten family members.

The wedding turned out to be a crazy yearlong project. But looking back it was all worth it. It was the happiest day of both our lives and we got to do it our way, with all of the amazing support from our loving families and friends.


- Vendors -
Ceremony - Palm Springs Art Museum

Reception - Snapshot Palm Springs

Florals - Greenman Floral Design 818.720.7010

Coordinator - Anne Marie Campbell, Lizeth Torres & Marisol Schick

Paper Goods - Daniel Gonzalez, Print Gonzalez

Cake / Dessert - Mariana's Cakes 760.779.3693

Bride’s Dress - Alfred Angelo

Bride’s Shoes - Nina

Groom’s Suit: J. Crew

Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan

Tie: Penguin

Dj - Dj ODC, Pablo Rocha 760.851.8251

Videographers - Republic Films

Food - Rosa's Tacos Catering, Rosa #760.898.1172

Music - Mariachi Azteca de Oro, José Valdez, #760.808.1036

Photo Booth - Social Light Photo

Website & Art Direction - Jessie Penprase + Omar N. Lopez

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Natalie and Ryan - The Vows - Upland, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2016/1/natalie-and-ryan---the-vows---upland-ca Natalie and Ryan's backyard wedding was nothing short of spectacular. My favorite part about this wedding was how personal it was to the couple. The venue being Natalie's parent's house. Driving up the road to take photos at Ryan's parent's house. During one of the speeches the guests were asked to stand if they had grown up playing soccer in the family's backyard. I think half the guests stood. It wasn't just Natalie's home it was a second home for many of their friends. There was a lot of the couple's history at that house and it couldn't have been a more perfect place for this couple to tie the knot.

- Vendors -

Bride's Dress - Deborah's Bridal

Florals - Blooms by Bre

Coordinator - Bri Hennes

Music - The D'Jay Company

Videographer - Blackfish Creative Inc.

Catering - Spaggis Catering

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Janae and Nick - The Vows - Palm Springs, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2016/1/janae-and-nick---the-vows---palm-springs-ca Let me start by saying this was one of my most exciting weddings I have ever photographed. Janae and Nick had me laughing through their entire engagement session and that didn't change much for their wedding day. These two have such a great energy that you can't help but want to be around them. I think you can learn a lot about a couple by listening to the speeches given at their wedding. Not just facts and funny stories, but what type of people they are. My first impressions of them being wonderful, thoughtful, caring people who love life were only confirmed by their friends and family. 

This wedding was beautiful on so many levels and full of amazing personal touches. Janae's gorgeous pink dress was handmade by her brother in law Octavius. Nick and the groomsmen were also outfitted by Octavius and looked like they were on their way to a fashion shoot. The personal touches didn't stop there, the florals, decor and coordinating all came from Janae's cousin Raihni. The couple was married by Janae's Uncle making their ceremony even more special.

Janae and Nick's first dance was straight out of a movie. After having my mind blown I learned the dance was choreographed by her brother who just so happens to be a world renowned choreographer, who you guessed it, choreographs for movies and music videos. I have seen a lot of incredible first dances, but this was on a whole different level. This wedding was a total family affair and with a family this talented who could blame them. 

Enjoy.

- Vendors -

Venue - Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

Coordinator, Decor and Florals - Rare Sophisticate Events 

Bride's Dress - Custom made by GROOM

Make-up - Sydney Milan

Groom's Attire - GROOM

Music - DJ B-Hen

Videographer - Sean Desmond

 

 

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Petal and John Paul - The Vows - Palm Springs, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/11/petal-and-john-paul---the-vows---palm-springs-ca Within a few minutes of meeting Petal and John Paul I knew they were going to be an amazing couple to work with. After hearing their wedding plans it was clear this would be a beautiful event. They chose to say "I do" at one of the most iconic properties in Palm Springs. From the floral covered antique wedding arch to the beautiful invitations and the couple's impeccable attire, this wedding was packed full of gorgeous details. 

As much as I love seeing all the wonderful details, it's the real moments that make a wedding special. This wedding was full of them. A secluded first look that took John Paul's breath away. Petal walking down the aisle radiating with happiness. The wonderful words spoken about the couple. John Paul and his daughter sharing a dance that lit up the entire room. I could go on and on with moments like this, but that would make this blog post far too long. 

I met Petal and John Paul in Laguna Beach, photographed their engagement session in NYC and documented their wedding day in Palm Springs. We've been on quite the journey together and I am beyond excited to share the final results.

Enjoy.

-Vendors-

Venue - The Parker Palm Springs

Coordinator - Chic Productions

Florals - The Bloom of Time

DJ and Photo Booth - Dj Chris Paul

Lighting - Classic Party Rentals Palm Springs 

Invitations - LilyCoDesign

Bride's Dress - Catherine Dean

Bride's Shoes - Manolo Blahnik

Handbag - 1930's Antique

Engagement Ring - Antique Edwardian

Jewelry and Wedding Bands - Mozafarian Jeweler Los Angeles 

Hair and Makeup - Jose Neira at The Parker Palm Springs

Bridesmaid Dresses - Anthropologie

Groom's Suit, Shirt and Tie - Ermenegildo Zenga Made to Measure

Groom's Shoes - Louis Vuitton

Groomsmen Suits - JCrew

Groomsmen Ties - Ermenegildo Zenga Made to Measure

Wedding Arch Installation - KMHallberg Design

 

 

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Janae and Nick - The Ring - Los Angeles, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/10/janae-and-nick---the-ring---los-angeles-ca Janae and Nick's Los Angeles engagement session was full of love and laughter... a lot of laughter! These two make such a fun-loving and easy going couple. Janae and Nick have such awesome energy and really know how to have fun with one another - something that makes sharing a lifetime together with someone even more amazing! Janae and Nick really made the day enjoyable, and I cannot wait to photograph their BIG DAY! If their wedding is anything like their engagement session, it will be perfect from start to finish. 

Enjoy.

 

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Amy and Brandon - The Vows - Beaver Creek, CO http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/9/amy-and-brandon---the-vows---beaver-creek-co A year ago I decided to give away a wedding photography package to celebrate my one year wedding anniversary. I had so many incredible submissions that it was almost impossible to choose. After a lot of thought and consideration I chose Amy and Brandon. Fast forwarder than a year and I could not have been more pleased with the result. Their Beaver Creek, CO wedding was easily one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever had the pleasure of photographing. 

The last time I photographed a wedding in Colorado I was 21 years old and had essentially no clue what I was doing. Seven years later I was back on a plane to photograph an amazing couple in one of the most beautiful parts of Colorado. I was warned that afternoon rain storms were quite common and well rain it did. Lucky for us it's also common that these storms don't last long. Shortly after it began the sun was out and we were in the gondola heading up the mountain. 

I've seen photos of the Beaver Creek Wedding Deck, but none of them did it justice. As soon as I came around the corner and got a glimpse of the view I was totally floored. Amy and Brandon could not have picked a more beautiful location to exchange their vows. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they said "I do" and it was absolutely perfect. 

We spent the next hour photographing this gorgeous couple. It seemed like everywhere I looked there was an epic location just begging to be used. Amy and Brandon looked like they were straight out of a bridal magazine making my job very easy. Insert a stunning couple into and equally stunning location and it's hard not to come away with something special.

Portraits finished, it was time to check out the reception room. Once again, I was blown away by the beauty of this wedding. Candles, candles and more candles. Romance, elegance, sophistication this room had it all. I have seen a lot of beautiful rooms and this was up there with the best of them. Heart warming speeches, endless laughter and an impressive dance floor completed this beautiful wedding day. 

I may have gone a bit overboard with the number of images I posted this time, but I couldn't help myself. 

Enjoy. 

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue - Beaver Creek Wedding Deck

Reception - Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

Florals and Decor - Petals & Pours

Wedding Invitations - Tasha Rae Designs

Wedding Day Program, Signs and Save the Dates - Elizabeth Wallace

Bride's Dress - Alvina Valenta from JLM Couture

Seamstress - The Wedding Seamstress

Bride's Shoes - Jimmy Choo

Perfume - Jo Malone

Hair and Make-up - Beauty on Location by Liz

Bridesmaid's Robes - Plum Pretty Sugar

Bridesmaid's Dresses - Adrianna Papell

Tuxes - The Black Tux

Groom's Ring - Jay Feder

Bride's Rings - Robanns Jewelers 

Chocolate Box Favors - Nunu Chocolates

DJ - Elite DJ

Live Music - Masterful Musicians

 
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Jessie and Omar - The Ring - Los Angeles, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/9/jessie-and-omar---the-ring---los-angeles-ca Jessie and Omar are definitely on the short list for most genuine people I have ever met. Omar and I go back to when I was an awkward 13 year old kid on a skateboard. I've only recently met his finance Jessie, but it doesn't take long to understand why Omar proposed to her.  

When I first asked Jessie and Omar what they wanted to do for their engagement session, Omar responded with "Dude, I just wanna get some food". Done. We took a couple detours on our way, but eat we did. Tacos and tamales on Olvera Street, a quick beer at Angel City Brewing Company and more tacos at Guisados. Side note, if you haven't been to Guisados, GO. GO NOW. RIGHT NOW.

One of our detours was to PRINTGONZALEZ to visit Omar's friend Daniel who is making their wedding invitations. These are not just any old wedding invitations though, these things are works of Letterpress art. I can't wait to see the final product. 

An epic couple, Downtown L.A. and some even more epic tacos. Let's just call this one a dream shoot. 

Enjoy.

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Petal and John - The Ring - New York City http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/8/petal-and-john---the-ring---new-york-city Just before our first meeting Petal and John found out they were moving back to New York. Fast forward a couple months and many emails we decided it would be much easier for me to fly to New York for their engagement session and well, I wasn't about the argue :) It's where their relationship began making it the perfect location. Fast forward a few more months and I was on a plane heading to NYC for a 24 hour adventure with an incredible couple. 

We had a pretty ambitious plan for the day, but I knew it would be worth it. We met at their place in Brooklyn and quickly set out for Central Park for some incredible light and greenery. We had to share our trail with a wild bunch of miniature scavenger hunters, but we made it work and the photos could not have been more beautiful.

An Uber later we found ourselves back in Brooklyn. Ready for a breather we knocked out a couple slices of pizza and set out to explore Dumbo. We battled the wind for a while and then decided to head back to their place to freshen up. The day ended on a pier with a perfect view of the Statue of Liberty. The sunset was gorgeous, I was exhausted and we were all hungry. With a belly full of awesome BBQ I slept for a few hours and then it was off the airport to catch the first flight out. 

To say this trip was a whirlwind would be a serious understatement, but it was worth every bit of exhaustion. Petal and John were so much fun to work with and I can't wait for the Palm Springs wedding next month. 

Enjoy.

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Lisa and Gabi - The Vows - Palm Springs, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/8/lisa-and-gabi---the-vows---palm-springs-ca Where to begin with this wedding? Lisa and Gabi have been dream clients from our first meeting. After we met I couldn't wait to photograph their engagement session and after that epic day their wedding couldn't come fast enough. The day started out a bit rainy and we started formulating our game plan for what happens if the rain won't stop. Lucky for us ten minutes before their first look the rain stopped, the clouds broke and we had a perfect wedding day. 

Lisa and Gabi chose one of my favorite venues in all of Palm Springs. The O'Donnell House is one of the many hidden gems of Palm Springs that most locals don't even know exists. The ceremony was small and intimate with only their closest friends and family. Listening to people talk about the couple it was very clear how much Lisa and Gabi mean to them.  Start to finish this wedding was stunning and so much fun to photograph. The only way to end this wedding would have been an epic afterparty and that's exactly what they did. 

Enjoy.

Vendors:

Venue - The O'Donnell House

Event Coordinator - Events Department 

Florals - Jensen's Florist

Bride's Dress - Novella Bridal

Bride's Shoes - Betsey Johnson

Groom's Tux - J. Crew

Groom's Shoes - Hugo Boss

Paper Goods - Wedding Paper Divas

Rings - Geoffrey's Jeweler 

DJ - DJ Chris Paul

Catering - Westwood Catering

Desserts - Exquisite Desserts

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Kristin and Evan - The Tribe - Laguna Beach, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/8/kristin-and-evans---the-tribe---laguna-beach-ca Kristin and Evan are two of the most genuine and kind people I have ever met. In 2013 I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding and last month I was lucky enough to document this new journey in their lives. Their daughter Finnley is due in August and I have no doubt they are going to be incredible parents. I am beyond happy for them and can't wait to meet their new addition.

Enjoy.

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Indie Ryan Evans - The Tribe - Brea, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/7/indieryanevans Words by Jessica...

In the midst of it all, I often try to pause and reflect on life’s surreal moments - dancing in the rain on a summer day, the quiet calm that follows diving out of a plane, watching ocean waves crash as the sun rises, cuddling your puppy on a Sunday morning, the raw emotion of walking down the aisle to the one you love - just to name a few. I try not to compare, but rather enjoy each moment for what it is. Sometimes I know when one is coming and other times I don’t realize it until it has passed. On Saturday, July 18, I knew one was coming…

After 10 months of pregnancy and 11.5 hours of labor and delivery, Brian and I were given one of the most beautiful and surreal moments of our lives - we met our daughter, Indie Ryan, for the very first time. She came on a rainy afternoon in July - 3:28 p.m. When the nurse placed her skin-to-skin on my chest, Brian and I looked at each other with tears and joy in our eyes. 

The hospital room was busy with nurses and the doctor coming in and out to perform their post-birth tasks, but all I could see was the most beautiful tiny human and my incredibly loving, supportive husband. 

Nothing in this world could have prepared Brian and I for the overwhelming love and joy we felt in that moment and every moment with Indie since then. I didn’t understand what people meant when they said a baby would change our lives forever. I thought they meant we would be exhausted from not sleeping or we wouldn’t be able to do things we once did very easily. I realize though, it wasn’t about that at all - it changes your understanding of life itself. The past two weeks, I have found myself perfectly content just staring at her beautiful eyes, rosy cheeks, tiny hands and feet all day without another care. I love every moment. 

One day, we hope to show her the world and she will experience her own surreal moments… until then, Brian and I (Rooney too) will enjoy the one we are in.

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Desert Wildflower Inspiration at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/7/desert-wildflower-inspiration-at-the-ace-hotel-palm-springs The Ace Hotel, Palm Springs is uniquely described to be “inspired by an affinity for the soulful.” In this untraditional styled wedding shoot, the infamous Ace Hotel became so much more than the chosen venue, it became part of the inspiration. It lent itself seamlessly to the stylish romanticism created for this modern bohemian styled wedding.


In lieu of a white wedding gown, the stunning bride wore a vintage black and gold floor-length dress with a high neckline. Her ensemble was elevated by the beautiful floral crown and wristlet created for the romantic affair. For the groom, we wanted a modern take on a classic look. He wore a sleek, tailored suit with a classic bowtie, checkered shirt and double monk strap shoes.


When creating the floral pieces, we were inspired by the untamed beauty of the desert landscape. The bride’s bouquet and sweetheart table centerpiece had a wild, organic feel with lots of texture and rich colors. They enhanced the romantic and modern bohemian flare of the occasion effortlessly. 

Venue - Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Florals - Studio Kate Floral

Bride's Dress - The Fine Art of Design

Groom's Suit - Indochino

Hair and Makeup - Raylene Guzman

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bevansphoto@yahoo.com (Brian Evans Photography) Wedding ace hotel ace hotel and swim club ace hotel and swim club wedding ace hotel wedding california desert desert wedding palm springs photographer photographer southern california vintage bride wedding photographer wedding photography http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/7/desert-wildflower-inspiration-at-the-ace-hotel-palm-springs Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:02:55 GMT
Samantha and Doug - The Vows - Palm Springs, CA http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/6/samantha-and-doug---the-vows---palm-springs-ca

Wind, a little rain and more wind. It seems like every time I'm in Palm Springs to shoot a wedding there is some interesting weather waiting for me. On the upside the weddings always turn out beautifully and Samantha and Doug's was no exception. The beauty of this wedding went beyond the stunning florals and details, as it was truly in every aspect of the celebration. The energy surrounding this couple was incredible. From the first day we met I could tell Samantha and Doug are a couple that enjoys life and their wedding guests seemed to be on the same page. I'm very lucky to have the privilege of photographing amazing weddings like this one. Thank you to Samantha and Doug for allowing me to be a part of their wedding day.

Enjoy. 

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bevansphoto@yahoo.com (Brian Evans Photography) Wedding bridal california desert desert wedding palm springs photographer photographer southern california wedding photographer wedding photography http://www.brianevansphotography.com/blog/2015/6/samantha-and-doug---the-vows---palm-springs-ca Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:27:04 GMT