PC: Ace Hotel & Swim Club

The minute we began descent into sunny Palm Springs, I knew this would be an epic weekend. Nestled at the base of ginormous mountains, the vintage town has a noticeable 60’s vibe. Colorful, mod and curvy buildings filled the palm lined streets.


My home for the weekend was the famous Ace Hotel & Swim Club — the set of many movies and vacation spot to the uber chic. Knowing that this would be our first location for shooting the ’12, I began to scout the location, taking note of all its quirks and perfectly styled to era decor.





Macrame was in every corner (kicking myself now for not getting more pictures of every detail!!).

PC: Ace Hotel & Swim Club










Our room blew me away with the “glamping” vibe noticeable in every last spot. My 3 roommates were fellow senior photogs I had met through We Are The Seen (a year long marketing group). It was so awesome to finally put real life faces to the names of the Facebook personalities I had been chatting with since last March. We could not have been paired any better!!






The couple days before the shootout went by fast as we filled them by talking shop – SO many amazing ideas – my favorite idea being to offer destination sessions! Destin, NYC and another trip to Palm Springs came to my mind immediately as THE places to go in 2017, but let’s be honest, we will travel ANYWHERE!! The feeling of wanderlust is strong….can’t wait to see where we go this year. 😉

Stay tuned for part 2: Palm Springs Shootout behind the scenes!

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