I had to almost pinch myself when Nolan and Morgan reached out for their pool side vogue editorial wedding celebration in Palm Springs for this past October. My heart almost shattered when they said I was out of budget at the time. Fast forward a few months, they called back! When they told me their date was October 31st, I jumped.
Being able to escape to Palm Springs was a dream this East coaster could only imagine. Some say working on your birthday can stink, but not mine. Halloween is ‘my’ holiday and having a camera in my hand for the day made it so much more!
Seeing them get fancied up, friends and family surrounding them with love and in the modern vibe they constructed for the day really set the perfect mood.
This gorgeous day was all about non gender roles, body positivity and a vogue editorial for a wedding setting. Morgan and Nolan originally meeting in Ohio, moved to LA for their careers. From the home roots of Dayton, retreat the the Los Angeles occupants escaping to Palm Springs with friends and family. Morgan, a photographer and editor herself, planned such a vivacious day; still trusting my advice and guidance for capturing the most special day shared between her and Nolan.
While the day was filled with love, it was also full of emotions. Morgan had surprised Nolan with their friends singing while the precession started; it was extremely beautiful to witness in person. With first dance and speeches, the laughter roared and the tears fell before dancing the night away with their people! Even though so many escaped to Palm Springs for this weekend romance, not a lot of people wanted to leave come Monday morning!
No to a first look, but they did get dressed up in the “attire that didn’t make the cut”. Making a splash to the start of the day kicking it off pretty unique.
While they cleaned up and dried off from their dip, Morgan and Nolan began to get ready for the celebration with their friends and family. Saved me a birthday dance at the end, making my night!
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