San Diego e-session with Braja Mandala! Poonam and Jayson

Enjoy this beautiful e-session in San Diego, shot by Braja Mandala.
Congratulations Poonam and Jayson!
In case you missed it, see their proposal story featured on ShaadiShop


Gold dress – was the top part of an Indian outfit from a store in Baroda called Sequinze.

Shoes – Steve Madden
Jewelry- bracelets: Ted Baker, Alex and Ani, Sarah Chloe, earrings: Chanel
Jayson’s blue suit & white dress shirt – Ted Baker
Black dress – Aqua from Bloomingdale’s
Shoes – Valentinos
Jewelry: bracelets: Alex and Ani, Sarah Chloe, Chanel earrings and necklace unknown
Jayson grey blazer – Topman


The first location was Vin De Syrah in San Diego – one of my favorite bars from my time in SD. We rented the place when it was closed to the public so we the whole venue to ourselves! The coordinator there was so great! She put on our favorite music for us and gave us champagne – so much fun!
The second location was Balboa Park – also in San Diego. The park is HUGE and has so many areas to take pictures in so we basically got four or five locations in one place! Braja knew the park very well so she suggested areas within the park to take photos. I looked online to see areas that I wanted to take pictures but didn’t need to mention any of them since Braja took us to the best places!


Braja was an absolute delight to work with! She put us at ease, was so knowledgeable about the area and made the whole day so fun!

{Hair & Makeup}

My hair and makeup was done by the most amazing Linh Nguyen from Dolled up by Lulu. That was the third time she’d done my hair and makeup and every time it looked amazing!

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