SMP California Welcomes Our Advertisers + A Giveaway!
June 29, 2013
California is home of some pretty amazing things. This is a fact. We are blown away by the pretty your state produces on the regular, so it goes without saying we are in constant awe of the talent resting within your state lines. Case in point? The two talents we are introducing to you today - Christine Arnold and Jake Duke Studios. So get your bookmarks ready, these are two beauties you can't miss.

Ok, ok, I may sound like a broken record, when it comes to wedding planning, photography is one of the most important decisions you'll make. Because long after the details are dismissed, it's the images that will help tell the story of your best day ever for years to come. So that's why hiring someone like Christine Arnold is oh so important. Because her images? They are perfection, and with one look, you'll see they speak for themselves...

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About Christine Arnold...My name is Christine Arnold, but please, call me Chris! I am a wedding photographer because it combines two of my favorite things... photography and weddings. I have been a wedding photographer in Palm Springs and Southern California since 1999, when my husband and I moved to the desert after our Santa Barbara wedding.

My shooting style is a journalistic, natural approach. Of course, formals are important, but I believe the best photographs happen when the bride, groom and their guests are having a great time enjoying the wedding day, not posing for photographs.

I enjoy shooting weddings in Palm Springs amid different locations, from the windmills to stark desert landscapes and lush, manicured lawns and gardens. My knowledge of area weather and geography help me produce great photographs from engagement sessions, rehearsal dinners and day-after events. I love spending more time with my clients, as it helps to know more about their styles and personalities. I love being a Palm Springs wedding photographer and hope yours is the next one I do!

Tell me you saw this post in Style Me Pretty and I will include a free engagement session (a $350 value) in any booked wedding package from now until December 31, 2013.

Looking for pieces to really jazz up your space? The pieces that will make your guests keep talking about just how fabulous your day was for years to come? Well look no further than Jake Duke Studios. From rustic to vintage to eclectic pieces, they have everything possible to make your dream a reality. One stop by their site, and you'll see precisely what I am talking about...
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From Jake Duke Studios... In case you don't know who we are yet (no feelings hurt) please let me introduce ourselves so that we can all get acquainted! Jake Duke Studios is a boutique rental company based in Southern Cali offering an eclectic blend of rustic, vintage and fabulous finds for weddings, events and photo shoots.

Regina Rodrigues, founder and event stylist of Jake Duke Studios, created JDS with the thoughts of not wanting to be another Bored-inary rental company. We here at JDS want to give you the time of your life by supplying those little and BIG rental items that keep an event a day that people will never forget! Now that you know who we are, please introduce yourself to us! Check us out on Facebook too!

We would like to give away one gift card of $250 towards any rentals that JDS has to offer this does not include delivery/pick up fee. Check out all of Jake Duke Studios fabulous rentals here and comment below with which item you want for your wedding for your chance to win! Winner will be announced July 26, 2013.


Photography: Tony Estrada Photography (tony@curranfitz.com) | Flowers: Devynn's Garden | Event Design: Jake Duke Studios | Venue: Nixon Estates 

Welcome Christine Arnold and Jake Duke Studios! Big hugs to both of you! xoxo