This Palm Springs bridal session will go down as one of my favorite of all time. Nick and Shannon had their Palm Springs wedding at The O’Donnell House and I met them the day before for a really fun portrait session all around town. Their wedding celebration started at The Holiday House, where I met them for a quick game of shuffleboard! Only in Palm Springs can you get married and practice for your retirement at the same time!
We then ran over to this secret oasis for a little adventure. This place felt straight out of The Flintstones, and I was convinced they must have been the first inhabitants of Palm Springs. Shannon wore the most amazing Grace Loves Lace gown and a pair of heels that I didn’t believe were adventure friendly. But she sure did prove me wrong. We may have lost track of time and overstayed our welcome by a little bit. We may also have been escorted out by park rangers because of this, so it really was quite an adventure.
After the oasis, we ran around town looking for mid-century gems, which obviously weren’t hard to find given Palm Springs is a gold mine. We made our way to The Parker to take some photos with the iconic front door and gorgeous breeze block wall. If anyone wants to hire me for a wedding there I would be forever in love with you!
We ended the session in a field of windmills that I had scouted on my way into town. We were awarded the prettiest sunset spilling over the surrounding mountains that evening. Ever since living in San Diego and traveling often to the area, desert sunsets have been my favorite thing on earth. When someone asks my favorite color, desert sunset is usually my answer. Someday I’ll own a little home in the desert made mostly of windows where I’ll tend to my cacti and bask in those perfect sunsets every night!
Until then I hope to get back to Palm Springs often. So please think of me when you’re looking for a Palm Springs wedding photographer! I have a special package for California weddings that requires no extra travel fees to make it crazy easy for you!