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Russ and Brenda’s Elopement ~ Palm Springs Wedding Photographer

September 1, 2013

“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.”

~ Franz Schubert

It is always such an honor to have someone call and want you to capture their memories that they will share for many years to come.  And this time was just a little extra special.  My wonderful friends, Julie Renee and Angel of In Love Events and Productions, sent this super sweet, totally in love couple to me.  The best part about it was that Russ had surprised his beautiful bride, Brenda, with a very well thought out elopement while here visiting at The Spring Resort.  Between Julie, Angel, and the groom it was the most romantic event. The Spring Resort was such a beautiful venue.  Quaint and tucked away.  The perfect place for an intimate moment.

One of the unique things about this couple is they were set to get married a while back and it fell through.  Over time they were brought back together and their love  is stronger than ever.  They way Russ gazes at Brenda and the way Brenda melts with his gaze you cannot help but feel the strength of their love.

Russ and Brenda I am honored to have been there to capture your memories.

The Spring Resort Desert Hot Springs, CA, Ann Keen Photography

Stunning flowers designed by Rancho Mirage Florist. I absolutely loved the yellow, red, and green.

Flowers, Bouquet, wedding rings, Ann Keen PhotographyRancho Mirage Florist, Bouquet, Ann Keen Photography

Beautiful dress and bride!  The dress made it all the way from Canada without the groom peeking.  🙂

wedding dress, Ann Keen Photography

Wedding ceremony, The Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs, Ann Keen Photography

Wedding ceremony, The Spring Resort Desert Hot Springs, Ann Keen Photography

YAY!!!!  They are officially married!!  I don’t think Brenda stopped smiling at all that day.

The Spring Resort Desert Hot Springs CA, Ann Keen Photography

These two wouldn’t be complete without their eternal love knot tattoos.  As Brenda put it, “connected by heart, soul and ink.”

matching tattoos, Ann Keen Photography

Ann Keen Photography

What is a trip to Cali without a convertible?!?!  So of course capturing the convertible was a must. 🙂

Desert Hot Springs, Ann Keen Photography

Romantic sunset candle lit dinner for Mr. & Mrs. Davis!!  Julie and Angel out did themselves. <3

Romantic wedding dinner, Ann Keen Photography

And last but not least a beautiful replica of the couple’s tattoo on top of their wedding cake!  Wedding cake crafted by The Pastry Swan Bakery.

Pastry Swan wedding cake, Desert Hot Springs, Ann Keen Photography

Congratulations Russ and Brenda!  I wish you many years of happiness!!


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  1. Brenda Davis says:

    This blog makes me tear up every time I read it. Ann you did an amazing job capturing the intimacy and romance of our elopement. Can’t believe it’s been a year already. So happy you were and are a part of our lives.

    • Ann Keen says:

      You are so sweet!! Thank you! Your day was beautiful! It was such an honor to be there to capture your special moment. It is so hard to believe it has been a year. <3

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