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ashley laprade

ashley laprade

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Apr 10, 2017

Today’s blog is one I am thrilled to share! The time spent with this particular couple was amazing (and all in thirty minutes may I add!). Brent and Derek are two awesome men who are doing fantastic things with their lives! This would explain why we got our shoot done in such a short amount of time (busy bees!). Let me start by telling the story of their love, which is my favorite part of it all!

Brent and Derek met in the Clock Tower Bar in the lobby of the Westin St. Francis. Derek is the Senior Director of Field Visual for Gap Brand North America. Explains their impeccable style, am I right? Derek was traveling on business trips to San Francisco a few times a month, and Brent was a General Manager at the Mulberry Store in Union Store. Their run-ins became more frequent when Derek came into town and soon their romance was undeniable. In fact, Brent started to join Derek on his work trips, one of the first being their trip to Tokyo and Seoul. After about a year and a half of a long distance relationship, Derek decided to move to San francisco to be with his love full time where they bought their first home together! Since then, these two have traveled to every single continent expect for Antartica, with more trips planned for the future! How amazing is that?!

This couple amazes me with their passion for life and love for one another. I know that it is often hard for couples to maintain an intense work-life balance, and have time for their partner, but it isn’t stopping these two! They often accomplish their work goals with one another which is pretty powerful. They are truly nurturing towards one another and just being with them for an afternoon had me falling in love with their love! Did I mention their shared-love for fashion, I mean, look at these two! World travelers, extremely fashion-forward, and starting a new chapter of their already exciting life: marriage! I am so excited for their journey mostly because, from the looks on their faces, I could feel their excitement as well, it was contagious.

For their engagement session, they wanted a desert vibe that could incorporated the visual aspect of the desert. We were all thinking that traveling to the windmills would be a great place in Palm Springs for a quick, bright session, before their flight back to San francisco, as they were in between vendor meetings that day. They had a vision that was perfect, and their fashion definitely made their photos that much more beautiful. It was only fitting having our session in Palm Springs as they are getting married in May at the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, a place where I love to photograph as well, for a destination wedding.

So yes, it is possible to have an engagement session in just thirty minutes! And yes, the session will be filled with memories that will last a lifetime. Congrats to you, Brent and Derek! Thank you for your creative eyes as we decided where to take your engagement photos, your fashion skills made the session even better. Another engagement session that has me feeling the love between the soon to be partners.

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