Vintage Retro Engagement Inspiration in Palm Springs: Janet + Gabriel

Yesterday you saw our styled elopement in the high desert of Joshua Tree; here is the second photo shoot from the Feminist Photo VayCay in Palm Springs.

Janet and Gabriel are featured in an engagement shoot that took place in two locations: on the private property where the photographers stayed for the duration of the trip, as well as the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs and the area surrounding it.

Like the last shoot, this was also styled by NYC wedding and event planner Dawn Mauberret, who writes,

“Palm Springs is my all-around favorite city for many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons to love this town is for all of its gorgeous mid-century architecture and vintage style.  This town explodes with a sunny 60s era vibe, and I really wanted to complement that with this shoot.

Our models were Janet and Gabe who had found us through our Instagram call for models post. When they sent us images of themselves, their smiles were absolutely infectious and I knew they’d capture that “in love and on vacation“ attitude. 

For the overall style of the shoot, we had to go retro. Recently, my friends Melaina and Tim opened up Lustrewear, a fabulous little vintage shop located right in downtown Palm Springs. They generously loaned us some pieces, and we ultimately chose the adorable yellow romper worn by Janet.

We kept Gabe’s look dapper yet casual, and the bowtie they are wearing is actually handmade by Gabe themself!

I told our makeup artist, Katelyn, that the vibe was sweet and 60s for Janet’s hair and makeup, and she certainly delivered.

The rose gold engagement ring on Janet is by Giacomelli.

The style was very Art Deco, yet a touch more modern. It was so easy to capture great shots with these two. We had an absolute blast wandering around the neighborhoods of Palm Springs with them basking in the sunshine, and the love.

Photos by Becca Murray Photo, Cassandra Zetta, Carly Romeo & Co., Diana Ascarrunz Photography, Fuck Yeah Weddings, Sarah Schultz-Taylor, Studio XIII Photography, Steadfast Studio, and Weddings by Elizabeth Mealey

Diana Ascarrunz Photography

Diana Ascarrunz Photography

Studio XIII Photography

Studio XIII Photography


Designer | Dawn Mauberret Events
Engagement Ring | Giacomelli Jewelry
Wardrobe | Lustre Wear by California Lustre
Hair and Makeup | Katelyn Alford Makeup Artistry 
Models | @thiink_tiink @gabbgabbs