Palm Springs Wedding Photographer // Dreamy Desert Photography

Wedding and Family Photography for Lovers of Whimsical Storytelling

Ellie Fuqua

Luxury Photographer, Fairytale Storyteller

Hi, I'm Ellie, a dreamer, and lover of romantic moments and unrelenting connections.

In my 15 years of photographing weddings, my interest in photography has grown from simply making pretty pictures -to creating the most wonderful and powerful moments for kind and loving people, all the while capturing those permanent memories.

It is a dream come true to create awe-inspiring imagery to match your unforgettable moments and I hope that by creating your wedding imagery together, we can make your wedding dreams come true too.

Featured Palm Springs Weddings

From A Real Sun & Sparrow Bride

We are so lucky to have found Ellie and her team to be our engagement and wedding photographers. Ellie is so kind and creative and so passionate about capturing great and memorable photos. We had the best time doing our engagement photos at the beach with our pup, and she made us feel very comfortable the whole time. On our wedding day, everything went so smoothly and she made us feel so relaxed so we were able to enjoy the day and all our photo sessions with no stress or pressure. We love all the results and how she and her team capture, not only us as a couple but the family, friends, and our wedding space. We couldn't imagine a better experience and results and we are forever grateful to have these photos to remember the best day in our lives.

Jessica C

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Featured Desert Engagements And Day After Sessions

We love the beauty of the desert, and one of our favorite times to showcase that beauty is during your engagement session. Palm Springs is close to so many extravagant wonders, and we are always thrilled to capture your story amidst all of it.

A couple lays on the sand in palm springs. The woman's hand rests on the man's chest. She looks at him as he looks up

Who Are We? Palm Springs Wedding Photographers

A couple hold each other during their joshua tree engagement session

Hello! We are Sun & Sparrow, Palm Springs Wedding Photographers serving Southern California. We specialize in Dreamy and Natural photography and live for romantic fairytale moments. With over 15 years of experience photographing weddings in Palm Springs and beyond, you are in good hands with Sun & Sparrow.

The Sun & Sparrow Experience

A bride poses in front of windmills at sunset during her Palm Springs Wedding

Sun and Sparrow’s philosophy is that it’s more than an image, it’s an experience. When Sun & Sparrow photographs your wedding you always get dreamy and whimsical images, along with personalized service. We value connection and especially love to spend time getting to know you. You will find that your photo sessions are full of smiles and laughter that become genuinely wonderful memories.

Sun & Sparrow has been photographing weddings all over Southern California for over fifteen years. That means we can use our valuable experience to help you with your wedding. Let our experienced photographers team with you to make the best day of your life the best day of your life.

A Few Palm Springs Wedding Venues We Love


If you’re dreaming of something rustic with a little bit of chic flare, then take a look at some of our best Palm Springs wedding venues. We absolutely adore the old-world charm of Palm Springs. Photographing weddings in Palm Springs is super special to us because it was one of our first destination weddings. We love the backdrop of the desert mountain as well as the windmills, desert yards, and all the fun renovated decor that it has to offer.  With earthy colors, gorgeous scenery, and dramatic lighting, Palm Springs is a perfect backdrop for engagement or wedding photos. We have included some of the best venues that we love in Palm Springs.

Ace Hotel

a man dips a woman at the ace hotel during their engagement session

The Ace Hotel, located in West Palm Springs, is a super fun, retro location. We did an engagement shoot for some clients there, where we used the dilapidated neon sign and an open-aired boho waiting room.

Ace Hotel is a great location near Palm Springs, and offers a 50’s feel with neon colors, bold metal fixtures, and eclectic furniture, with calming visual designs near the pool, in the rooms, and in waiting areas. When a couple wants retro and romantic, Ace Hotel delivers.

Cree Estate

A wedding setup at the Cree estate in Palm Springs

The Cree Estates is the result of a man named Raymond Cree who built a hacienda with stylistic Mexican architecture. Its a place where you can do all of your wedding festivities. There are multiple houses to host your family and have all kinds of fun parties. There are lots of spaces for events.

The Cree Estate is gated so it’s very private, but the privacy doesn’t take away from the Palm Springs feel. it’s very rustic.

Just outside there is an open space where you can see mountainscapes and a series of palm trees. The sun sets behind the mountains so it’s perfect for romantics. We love shooting at Cree Estate!

Sun and Sparrow would Love to Photograph your Palm Springs Wedding!

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