One of my favorite things about snapping photos in Palm Springs, California is that there are so many wedding venues that provide kick ass architecture, color and design elements. Of course, in life there always tends to be a catch with the good things. Sort of like if you see a girl who is smoking hot, she is also most likely bat-shit crazy. Like key your car, secretly scroll through your text messages at midnight and make you share a Facebook account with her crazy. And with Palm Springs that catch is it can be hot as balls. Mix in a couple layers of dress clothes and camera gear and it is easy to see why Palm Springs wedding photographers often retire from the sport of wedding photography and transition into Alaskan deep sea fishermen. This is part of the reason I stopped taking on weddings from June until the start of October in Palm Springs, but Abby and Sean’s wedding was on schedule for October 1st so they just got in past the cut off and I am glad they did because their wedding at Movie Colony Hotel was freaking rad! Sure when we did the first look it was about 99 degrees outside without a single mile per hour of wind which made both of them a little sweaty, but once we got out to the windmills everything was alright, alight, alright (Matthew Mcconaughey). Then the sun fell behind the mountains and it started to cool off. It really did not matter anyhow though because after the wedding Abby, Sean and a bunch of their wedding guests cooled off by jumping into the Movie Colony Hotel pool. So yeah this was a crew that really liked to party and I really appreciated that. Below are some of the photos from Abby and Sean’s Palm Springs wedding at Movie Colony Hotel. Cheers!
All wedding photos were snapped at Movie Colony hotel in Palm Springs, California and in the Palm Springs desert about 10 miles away off Indian Canyon Drive.
Wedding coverage was one photographer for 9 hours taking photos in the 98 degree heat while sweating his ass off all day until the reception where it was still like 95 but at least he was drinking beers which helped with the pain of the Palm Springs heat. By the way, the “he” in this story is me. The more I write in third person the more I confuse myself and probably you as well.
If you are considering a destination wedding in Palm Springs and are looking for inspiration or wedding venues, please feel free to check out a recent wedding I photographed at Casa De Monte Vista or the wedding at Moortens Botanical Gardens I photographed earlier this year!