Palm Springs Wedding | Lauren + Gian

There are some weddings that are just so bittersweet…because I just LOVE the couple so much. I spend a year or more counting down to their big day, and just adore working with them. Their day comes and it’s pure magic. And that’s where the bitter part of “bittersweet” comes in, because inevitably the wedding comes to an end and then I can’t look forward to their wedding anymore. Sigh…

Lauren + Gian‘s Palm Springs wedding was one of these bittersweet ones. I have adored them since our initial meeting, and have been anxiously awaiting there wedding for awhile now! These two are just the type of couple I LOVE to work with– kind, sweet, madly in love with each other, trusting, stylish, easy going, and just plain fun to hang out with. Their wedding– which was a Brazilian Carnival-themed Palm Desert fete– did not disappoint! In fact, it was so great I am mostly sad it’s over already!

The day was beautifully planned by Natalie Sofer Events. It was held at the bride’s parents’ beautiful home in La Quinta. The bridal party was super fun. Lauren + Gian looked like a dream and were just beaming with joy all day. They were up for anything as far as photos went– letting me take them out into the sandy desert for photos after their ceremony! They were just so happy and in love and over-joyed, it was a great energy to be around! The reception was like one giant cocktail party, with Carnival masks and Brazilian food and peacock feathered-decor! It was a perfect day and I was honored to be a part of it!

Thanks to Erin for 2nd shooting yet again!

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Out Of The Office – 4/4/14 – 4/14/14

Exciting adventures are ahead for April!! I just wanted to let everyone know I will be traveling and therefore out of the office 4/4/14 to 4/14/14. I will not have much access to the internet/computer during this time, so please expect a delay in correspondence. All emails will be returned on 4/15/14. Thanks for your patience!

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So where am I going? First I am shooting a destination Palm Springs Wedding… and then immediately following I am off to NYC! The above picture was taken almost a year ago, on 35mm film, on my last trip to the Big Apple! Yay!

Thanks for your patience! I look forward to reconnecting with everyone on 4/15/14!

 

 

Biltmore Four Seasons Santa Barbara Wedding | Danielle & Jevin

I am so excited to share Danielle & Jevin‘s exquisite wedding which I recently photographed at The Biltmore. As you may remember from their engagement session, Danielle & Jevin are a super adorable couple! They are so happy and in love and just genuinely sweet to be around. Jevin just beams when he is around Danielle. And you can tell Danielle is just smitten with him as well!

These two married at the gorgeous Biltmore Four Seasons Resort in Santa Barbara. The day was impeccably planned by Donna Romani Events. I absolutely loved all the gorgeous blush and gold details of the reception and the creamy soft florals throughout the day. Also, major thanks to Erin Saldana for being an amazing second shooter!

And now? Pictures!

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WIN A FREE COPY OF 101 QUIZZES FOR COUPLES!

Hey friends! I am so super excited to run this awesome giveaway for this super fun book 101 Quizzes For Couples. The author of the book, Natasha, is one of my amazing 2014 brides and she is also a super fun, smart, woman with tons of insights on relationships!  Described as “the Newlywed Game meets Truth or Dare” this book helps you get to know your partner better, on a deep level, all while doing so in a really fun way!

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Santa Barbara Glamour Photography | Melanie

Melanie is a beautiful, beautiful person. She is actually my yoga coach and she has helped me grow so much stronger (both physically and emotionally/mentally) in the past 1.5 years. She has profoundly changed my life and helped me move past many of my own fears, insecurities and supported me in going after my dreams in many ways. I could not be more grateful for her presence in my life.

Melanie has been so generous to share her gifts with me, so I was really excited to have the opportunity to share my talents with her! It was really cool for me to do this glamour session for her too because I am so used to only seeing her in lululemon clothes, ready to work out! So it was really awesome to see this softer, super girly side to her. I was also super honored that she was generous enough to let me film and share her story in video format. So below please watch the behind the scenes video of her shoot and then check out some of my fave shots from the session!

Melanie’s Glamour Shoot from Ashleigh Henning on Vimeo.

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