The Calderons


The plus side of having a wedding in Palm Springs in June is that there probably won’t be a cloud in the sky. The flip side, it’ll be 100 degrees out by 9 am. Brendon and Chelsea were ready to heat things up and have their dream wedding at the historic Cree Estate. Palm Springs is a special place for the couple. Chelsea grew up vacationing there with her family and it was the very place that Brendon had proposed; they knew it was where they wanted to tie the knot, and the venue and wedding were perfect for it.  The thick, whitewashed, adobe walls, wood accents, and red tile roof made for a dream setting to shoot the bride and groom getting ready for their days.

Brendon and Chelsea wanted to have a first look (one of my favorite parts of the wedding to shoot) and got their first wedding day glimpse of each other on a private courtyard behind the house. They were so excited, and so much fun to shoot, setting an amazing precedence for the rest of the day. The ceremony was beautiful, the couple stood in front of an old wood fence, surrounded by lush greens, and said their I do’ in front of all their family and friends.

We stole them away after the ceremony and worked our way around the gorgeous grounds shooting portraits as the sun (and temperature) dipped. The reception was beautiful: white tables spread out across the green lawn, candles hung from all the trees, and the dance floor front and center. The speeches had everyone cracking up as the last bit of afternoon light trickled its way through the trees and across the reception.It didn't take long for the inevitable to happen, the pool was put to its best use and guests began diving in, with the bride and groom soon to follow. 

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