Lauren + Matt // Mission Hills Country Club, Palm Springs // Wedding Photography

By January 6, 2017Weddings

Welcome to my very last wedding of 2016, and what a wedding it was!  The wedding took place at Mission Hills Country Club in beautiful Palm Springs, CA.  My first time there at Mission Hills and I must say, what an amazing venue for a wedding.  Yet, if you had asked me that question the day before the wedding I might have said otherwise.  See, they were renovating the reception hall for the past several months and when I went to scout the site the day before the wedding there must have been thirty-some workers painting, installing things, plastic covering the floor — it was a FULL ON worksite.  I just stood there in shock and thought, “There is no way in hell this will be done by tomorrow.”  But to my surprise, finish they did and in impressive fashion nonetheless (at which you will see the results in this posting!).

Yes, an amazing venue but an even more amazing couple.  Lauren (and Matt) found me through one of my Mom’s good friends who happens to be Lauren’s cousin.  We had actually met years earlier when I moved to Los Angeles but hadn’t spoken in several years.  As the fates would have it, we ended up working together when said cousin reminded Lauren that I now shoot wedding photography.  We chatted via email bonded over photography and the rest we shall say, is history!  At the wedding Lauren and Matt had some of the most touching vows I had heard in a long time and it made me smile from ear to ear.  The kind of vows that reinforces true love and fills your heart with happiness.  I felt so fortunate to be a part of their special day.  And maybe you will too as you check out this posting… enjoy 🙂

Venue – Mission Hills Country Club
Wedding Coordinator – Holly Chavez
Videography – Expressionary Events
DJ – Invisible Touch
Cake – Exquisite Desserts
Flowers – Keith Laverty


Danto Photography is a Southern California-based wedding and portrait photography company. Principal photographer Joel Danto injects a storytelling sensibility into every wedding he shoots. He blends the raw emotion of photojournalism and the seductive aura of fashion photography to create images of romance and substance; a style he has dubbed “Modern Story Photojournalism”. Joel strives to achieve a natural aesthetic that lets the true beauty and enchantment of life speak for itself. His unique approach results in photography that is fresh yet instantly timeless, and differentiates him from the typical Los Angeles wedding photographer

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