Palm Springs Intimate Wedding at Old Polo Estate

2020 may have been a slower year than most when it comes to weddings, but that doesn't mean we haven't been capturing some amazing intimate moments (at safe distances of course) with some pretty amazing couples. Scaling down the size of your wedding doesn't mean that it has to be any less special or beautiful, just more about you! For this wedding we traveled out to Palm Springs for this beautiful and intimate wedding. And even though it was a little hot and sweaty, it was so incredibly special. The best part about getting to be a wedding photographer is that I get to photograph weddings with my own fiancé, getting to be creative and just celebrate love!

Our beautiful couple Dani and Jordyn were so sweet, super cute, and also freaking models. While we always tell our couples not to worry too much about posing because we have tons of poses, always making sure they know where to put their hands and making them feel relaxed, Dani and Jordyn were naturals in front of the camera, making our job easy as cake!

If you want to know more about this wedding and how we shot it - both the photos and the video, and what gear we specifically used (hint hint it's all panasonic), then head over to Bryen's blog here: Las Vegas Filmmaker Bryen Trawick

This was our first wedding that I shot on my new Panasonic S1R, since I switched from the Fuji GFX to the Lumix full frame mirrorless system. Las Vegas videographer Bryen has been shooting Panasonic for quite a while now for all our wedding videos, but I wasn't ready to give up my GFX until I got my hands on the S1R and got to play with it and fell in love. I mainly switched so that all our cameras would match pretty well for when we shoot videos, since we like to use all the cameras to get all the angles, and it's a good thing because Bryen uses my S1R almost more than his GH5!

I'm planning on doing a more in depth blog and video about my wedding photography/videography gear, showing you what I bring on every shoot and when I like to use what, but for this shoot I stuck with the Lumix S1R and Lumix 24-70 f/2.8. This set up is my go to right now because it is so versatile, perfect for both photo or video, making the switch between the two formats quick and easy on a wedding day. If you are curious about what Bryen and I use when we are focusing exclusively on wedding videography, check out this blog we did over on his website - Las Vegas wedding filmmaker gear list!

So back to Dani and Jordyn, this beautiful day was at the Old Polo Estate, an absolutely gorgeous venue in Palm Springs, perfect for intimate and large weddings alike. The flowers on property were still blooming in late June, which made for the most colorful photos and video! This venue featured a gorgeous little pond with a water feature that absolutely glowed during golden hour, and the dreamiest walkway for your guests to enter and exit through. With private parking and a gate, this venue made for such an incredible event, I might just have to plan our wedding to be in Palm Springs. Or possibly, I might have to move to Palm Springs just so I can become a Palm Springs wedding photographer and shoot at this venue all the time! Not to mention how close to Joshua Tree I would be!!

All the other details included:

Gorgeous florals by LA florist Milieu Florals.

Coordination and design by Southern California wedding planner Sugar Plum & Co.

Wedding dress by BHLDN

Grooms Tux by Friar Tux

Hair and makeup by LA makeup artists Girl Meets Bongga

Wedding invites by minted

Caligraphy by SoCal calligrapher Hand Lettered Market

Styling by The Shootout Society

Table Numbers and Menus by California Print shop JP Stationery

Macrame by Macrafaye

Rentals from Archive Rentals, Signature Party Rentals, Sundrop Vintage, and Bright Event Rentals

Popsicles by Nichos Ice Cream

Cake by Palm Springs Bakery Exquisite Desserts





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