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Lindsay and Tommy’s Hard Rock Palm Springs Engagement was photographed on a day that reached 108 degrees. To escape the heat we most stayed indoors exploring the inside of this amazing hotel. The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is very new to the Palm Springs scene and is located right in the middle of the main part of town. You have to check it out. At the very least, to see the Speaker Box. This is an art installation made entirely made up of various speakers, old and new. And, they all work! See the photos below.

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Hard Rock Palm Springs

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
150 S Indian Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 325-9676

Kate and Mike’s Smog Shoppe Wedding was extra special for us – Kate’s parents are wedding photographers. You can imagine what joy it brought us to see her parents experiencing the wedding as parents and not photographers. We couldn’t help but think of this moment in the future when both of our girls get married. What an amazing day!

Smog Shoppe is one of our favorite venues in Los Angeles. It used to be an actual smog testing station in the 1980’s. Located on La Cienega in Culver City the owners transformed into one of the greenest buildings in Los Angeles. The solar panels produce over 100% of its electricity. It has a 10,000 gallon storm water management system, a 1,500 gallon rainwater tank, and over 2,000 sq. feet of drought tolerant vertical gardens that keep SmogShoppe in check with water. It is truly one of the more unique and eco-responsible venues in Southern California.

Kate and Mike got ready at The Culver Hotel, which is just minutes away. We always suggest to our clients that this is the place to stay and get ready when you are getting married at Smog Shoppe.

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Smog Shoppe Wedding

Smog Shoppe
2651 S La Cienega Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 837-3610

The Culver Hotel
400 Culver Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-9400

Sohini and Chetan’s Paradisus Cancun Indian Wedding was a weekend-long affair on the beach in Mexico. Day one started with a traditional Vidhi ceremony. The Vidhi is made up of several ceremonies: Mandva Maturate & Griha Shanti, Pithi and Mameru. In the Mandva Maturate & Griha Shanti, the parents seek the blessing of Mother Earth by blessing dirt which will be used to build the base of the mandaap, the wedding day structure. The Pithi is the ceremony where the bride and/or groom are covered in a turmeric paste blessed by the priest. The idea is to purify and bless the bride and groom. The Mameru is the final ceremony of the Vidhi in which the bride and groom receives traditional gifts. For Sohini and Chet, it was so hot in Cancun, that all of their Vidhi ceremonies were held in the air-conditioned indoors. This allowed us to create interesting and dramatic light using our GL-1 Hotlights. The Vidhi is one of our favorite events to photograph as there are many emotional moments between the family members. When it was all over we all headed out to the ocean to wash off the turmeric paste.

Later that night we joined them again for their Sangeet – a traditional huge party thrown the night before the wedding. Early the next day, Sohini and Chet were married on the beach in a traditional Hindu ceremony. A few hours they had an amazing reception which lasted well into the night. Chetan’s Dad jumped into the arms of his friends during the dancing. It is one of my favorite images to date.

The Paradisus Cancun is an all-inclusive hotel located in Cancun. Located on the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. With white sand beaches and aqua blue waters, it is a remarkable spot for a destination wedding. And if you are like Sohini and Chet and are from Florida, its only a 1.5 hour flight.

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Paradisus Cancun Indian Wedding

Paradisus Cancun
Boulevard Kukulcan, km 16.5
Cancun 77500, Mexico
(52) 998 881 1100

Jessica and Kia’s Viceroy Santa Monica Engagement was an absolute blast for us to shoot. Why? They are a blast!!! Photographed in the lobby and by the pool of the Viceroy Santa Monica, we had so much fun working with these guys. Later we finished the shoot on the beach in Santa Monica – directly across the street. The Viceroy Santa Monica is available for rental by the hour. It is one of our favorite places to shoot for its sophistication and location.

Viceroy Santa Monica Engagement

Viceroy Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-7500

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In the latest round of what many consider to be the most competitive wedding photography contest: Fearless Photographers, Allison and Brian both secured one more award. This brings our combined studio total to 51 Fearless Photographer Awards.

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