Zoe & Tyler’s Engagement Session

I’m excited to share some of Zoe and Tyler’s engagement photos! The shoot was lots of fun, and as usual, the session gave us a chance to get to know each other a little more before the wedding. I love their proposal story:

‘Zoe is an avid road biker (and outdoors woman).  Tyler had never biked, and would traditionally spend his weekend watching sports.  Zoe bought Tyler a bike, and all of the gear.  Tyler finally agreed to go on his first ride.  On this ride (which was to the location of their first date 18 months prior) Tyler said that he had a “rock in his shoe” and had to get off his bike. Little did Zoe know, there was in fact a rock in his shoe, just not the type she had at first envisioned.  Tyler pulled out the rock, got down on one knee, and asked for Zoe’s hand.’

Zoe & Tyler are getting married in Sun Valley this summer, where both of their families have been coming for years– we are looking forward to it!


Taylor & Brad’s Snowy Sun Valley Wedding

Taylor and Brad had their hearts set on a winter wonderland wedding, but there has not been a whole lot of snow this winter. As their big day approached, it looked like that was not going to change, so the couple was all set to make the most of it, and began to celebrate with their friends and family as they arrived to enjoyed all that Sun Valley has to offer, with or without snow.

The weekend started with a rehearsal dinner at the Town Square Tavern, and a welcome party at Whiskey Jacques the next night. On Saturday morning, the girls gathered in a room at the Sun Valley Lodge to drink champagne, hang out and get ready together. The guys, always quick to get ready, met at Grumpy’sfor a pre-wedding schooner.

And then around midday, a few hours before the ceremony, the snow began to fall, coating the valley with a pretty white coat of snow. It continued to fall right through their ceremony, which could not have been more sweet as they stood under the verandah at the The Valley Club, with snow flakes swirling around them, their guests wrapped in the blankets.

Marie, the mother of the bride, with the help of Amanda Seaward (wedding planner extraordinaire), put together the most classic, cozy, and fun Sun Valley wedding! With so many fun personal little touches and the most enthusiastic group of friends and family, they really pulled off a wonderful event.

Thanks to everyone who made tit all come together– Amanda Seaward of Absolute Weddings, Tara Ooms of Tara Bella Flowers, Kathleen Weber of Embrey Press , who is responsible for the beautiful invitation and the rest of the paper suite, Tomiko & Brianna from Santa Barbara who did the hair and makeup as well as Britt Davis of Britt Davis Beauty, Sarah Lipton of Hank & Sylvie’s, who did the cake, DJ Nate, Jay who did the lighting, Two Birds Studio who did the video and of course my second shooter Christina Carlson. It’s been fun starting out the 2018 wedding season with you!



Taylor & Brad’s Valley Club wedding is almost here!

Oh, it’s so hard not to write about how cute Taylor and Brad are together. Because they are. Just look at them. It’s always fun to photograph two people who just adore each other, because it shows. Can’t wait for the wedding at the Valley Club in a couple of weeks (where their handsome little dog Gunner will play a starring role again)!

Alicia & Eric’s Sun Valley Winter Engagement Session

One of the best things about my job is getting to know people as much as I can before their wedding day so that I can make the pictures really reflect who they are. We often start by asking couples how they met and about their engagement stories, which always gives us some great insight into who they are. Here’s how Alicia and Eric got engaged:

“Let’s just say I wasn’t completely in the dark. We had decided on the ring together so I knew the proposal was imminent, but at the same time I was constantly under suspense and getting my nails done every week and hair blown out every Friday 🙂 It was getting expensive… Eric led me to believe that we were going to a BBQ in Malibu one Saturday. On the way to the “BBQ”, Eric pulled over at Point Dume and said he wanted to go out to the bluff to check the waves. He asked if I wanted to check it out, as we both love the spot, it is quite beautiful. As we arrived at the bluff, I looked out on the ocean, and when I turned around, Eric was on one one knee and asked to spend the rest of his life with me!”

Alicia and Eric’s engagement session was a fun adventure, as the winter ones always are! Capturing the last rays of the sun on a cold Sun Valley day, Alicia looked beautiful in everything she put on, Eric was a good sport with wet leather shoes and their little dog Milo was not a big fan of the cold but hung in there for a few shots!

Welcome to the world little Wilder!


Welcome to the world little Wilder! You’ve been born into a sweet family and you’ve got a big brother who’s got your back!


The Knot’s Best of Weddings!

Just found out that we’ve been chosen as a winner for “Best of Weddings 2018!” by the Knot.

Every year, the Knot creates a “Best of Weddings” list of all the best wedding professionals who have been selected and reviewed by wedding couples, their friends, and family. Less than 3% of wedding photographers/professionals on The Knot are chosen for this award, so we are very excited! Thank you to all our clients for contributing to Dev Khalsa Photography receiving this prestigious award!

Lilly & Stefan’s sweet engagement session


Lilly has been my studio manager for four or five months now, and I was so excited when she got engaged in August, and even more excited when she asked me to photograph her upcoming wedding. She and Stefan are so sweet together, and we had so much fun during their engagement session this fall. We were lucky to capture the last rays of the evening sun.


First Snow!

Kim and her family came to the valley in mid-November for a little vacation and were delighted to wake up to snow on their first morning. Little Hudson, who lives in San Diego, was so excited that they decided to get some family portraits done while they were here. So much fun to run around with this sweet family, capturing Hudson and all of her excitement!