Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography

Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography

"When you combine passion with the open canvas of desert scenes, you get an untamed romance that transcends into a bohemian dream.  That was the vision captured to amplify Valerie’s flawless style and persona.  As a Los Angeles hair and makeup artist, Valerie has graced the faces of over 100 brides and most of L.A.'s top models.  And as a social media influencer known as @valerie_star, her cool impeccable OOTD’s and lifestyle shots has scored her tens of thousands of followers and counting.  It is with that exact authenticity of style that sets the tone for this engagement session.

Starting the day with tranquil surroundings at Moorten’s Botanical Gardens in Palm Springs, the scene was set inside a “Cactarium” greenhouse with beds of exotic cacti and succulents.  Valerie wore a slip dress by Rose and Delilah and draping kimono by Island Bridal, accessorized with a vintage bejeweled headpiece.  This look was complimented by her fiancĂ©, Jimmy, wearing a Zara suit.  Moving outside the greenhouse into the gardens, were towering cactus and desert plants that fashioned a greenery background which was accompanied by a gorgeous bouquet filled with exotic florals.

Next, the groom took his 1967 convertible Chevy Mustang out to play for a sunset ride on the open desert road.  This edgy look was styled with a lace low-back dress by The Jet Set Diaries and hat by Brixton.

Moving forward to a Gothic elegance painted by the sunset. the couple strolled through the desert fields and nestled on a black peacock chair accessorized with beautiful arrangement that included white peonies for a soft touch.

To finalize the day, a dusk scene was set amongst a mountain backdrop; the open desert was adorned with vintage Persian rugs and a dry floral and wheat crescent that hugged the loving couple in the brisk chill of the desert evening.  The bridal bouquet made with rare florals made a statement to finish off this romantic look. Valerie wore a dress by Island Bridal, a sheer headpiece by Gilded Shadows and a white fur coat from Forever 21.

This styled engagement session was  strategically planned and captured on photo film by photographer, Dennis Coronel and Evelyn of Harlow Planning. Florals designed by Isabelle Canas. Portion of wardrobe care of Bride Boutique LA. Grooms attire by Zara. Hair and make up done by Valerie herself." -Dennis Roy Coronel

Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography
Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography

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Photography: Dennis Roy Coronel | Florals: Florals By Isabelle | Event Design: Harlow Planning & Design | Beauty: Valerie Star | Headpiece: Gilded Shadows | Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Film Lab: Photovision Prints | Women's Fashion: Island Tribe & The Jet Set Diaries | Bridal Salon: Bride Boutique LA | Menswear: Zara

A Romantic and Intimate Garden Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch


"Our vision was an intimate garden wedding with an outdoor dinner reception to be shared with a close group of family and friends. Working with coordinator Sophie of Amazing Days Events, florist Tracey of Ella & Louie, and Maxine and Harrison of San Ysidro Ranch, the decor we chose highlighted the already romantic and intimate setting of the venue. It was exactly what we wanted! 

We had been to Santa Barbara the year before to attend a wedding, and really liked the area. The following trip we visited San Ysidro Ranch because of all the great things we’d heard. The setting and grounds of the ranch were gorgeous, and we knew right away it was the place that we wanted to be married.
With guests gathered around a stone fireplace on the patio of the wine cellar, we had an amazing dinner party after the ceremony. Everything was perfect, from the flowers and candles to the amazing food, wine, and exceptional service. An acoustic guitarist played while twinkle lights in the loquat trees canopied the guests. It was such a romantic setting - exactly what we hoped for!" -bride & groom


Photography: Amanda K Photo Art | Venue: San Ysidro Ranch | Planning: Amazing Day Events | Floral Design: Ella and Louie | Beauty: Unveiled Makeup | Wedding Gown: Atelier Des Modistes | Groom's Suit: Sand Copenhagen | Entertainment: Tavi Jinaru | Calligraphy: Clay and Ink | Stationery: Classic Letterpress

Whimsical Field Anniversary Session with Vintage Bike


"When your drop dead gorgeous friends are celebrating their Anniversary, you definitely need to take advantage of capturing the beautiful moments. Bradon+Taylor were a dream to photograph, with the props on point provided by Madaam Palooza Rentals and outfits just as stylish as them! 

When planning this session, the super bloom was a few weeks passed and we stumbled upon this breathtaking field in San Juan Capistrano with green pasture fields. Everything else was the cherry on top after finding the golden location. Each and every image perfectly showcases the natural beauty all over Southern California but especially the city of San Juan Capistrano. The Rental of the Beach Cruiser bike was so fitting as you can see many OC natives along beach cities ride on a regular basis. 

We were beyond thrilled with every single moment of this session and Brandon+Taylor have such amazing moments documented in time." -Gabe & Brit Photographers


Photography: Gabe + Brit Photographers | Vintage Rental: Madam Palooza Rentals