Jawanza + Sandy // Casa De Monte Vista, Palm Springs, CA

I often ask myself why I feel so deeply about being able to find my heart in wedding photography. it's hard work, the days are long but in the end it is so rewarding. I still smile ear to ear when I see the groom watch his bride walk down the aisle. I still get teary eyed during the vows, and I still belly laugh during the toasts and speeches. When I am blessed to be able to go back and relive the day and present it in a gallery that reads like a love story to the newlyweds, that is when my heart starts to overflow and I feel so blessed to do what I love.


Sandy reached out to me on a perfect November day and inquired about my availability. I didn't realize that her and Jawanza would be traveling to Palm Springs for their beautiful wedding. But when I did my heart seriously did a flutter! The location was a dream and when the big day came, I couldn't take my eyes off of her. She looked so beautiful, and the cape on her gown was stunning. During the vows, the sun was touching the tip of Mount San Jacinto and the Palm Trees were swaying in the wind. Jawanza was ear to ear smiling as they both took each other's hand, I couldn't hold back the emotion. I was smiling along with them, if only we all had opportunities such as these to have our dearest ones join us in a location far away from home to watch 2 beautiful people marry one another. The wedding was such a dream and I am so very happy that I was able to capture these moments for them.