Two high school sweethearts hosted the ultimate party for their wedding at The Parker Palm Springs. With three nights of events and a post-wedding brunch, they celebrate fully and well. They treated their guests to an elegant and festive weekend, all the while doing it just the way they wanted.
As Casey told Brides, “Do what you want and what you envision because, at the end of the day, it is about you and your partner and no one else. As much as you love your friends and family, know that you can’t make everyone happy, so make yourselves happy!“
The stylish groom sported a color-punctuated wardrobe throughout the weekend in contrast to the all-white bridal party. Similarly, the glamorous, white decor contrasted with the rugged desert landscape, adding an elegant softness to the aesthetic.
Meaningful music for Casey and Brad was scattered throughout the events, recalling their 15-year long romance that began in high school. But one of the most thrilling moments was the reveal of the canopy of twinkle lights. It was truly a design highlight (and a feat!) that turned out magically.
It was an absolute delight and adventure to capture this gorgeous couple’s wedding at The Parker Palm Springs, and to get to embrace the desert landscape around us.
“To us, pictures were the most important thing,” Casy told Brides.
“The most memorable element of the whole weekend was venturing out into the desert with KT and Chad to do our pre wedding shoot! The Santa Ana winds had come in and the sand was whipping us in the face like crazy but you would never know looking at the unreal photos we got. As much as I love my welcome party and wedding day photos, my favorite pictures are from that day in the desert!! KT and Chad captured exactly what I was hoping for and we all had so much fun while shooting!
KT had us climbing under fences and up hills to a place that legitimately looked like we were on Mars. The sand was whipping all of us in the face, my hair was going wild, but the photos turned out absolutely insane and we all were laughing the entire time!”
“KT and Chad’s work speaks for itself—in fact, they were the first vendor we booked, even before we had a venue or wedding date because when I saw their work, I knew that their mix of ethereal and editorial was exactly what I wanted and needed for our special day.
The moments they capture on film are something only they can do.
But beyond that, they are two of the most amazing, genuine, and fun people we have ever met. From our first meeting at Vizcaya for our engagement shoot it was like we had all known each other for years.
They made us feel comfortable and calm when we needed it, and made us laugh when we needed that too. They are able to capture the most special and amazing photos in the craziest conditions, and they are ALWAYS up for an adventure! The crazier, the better! I couldn’t imagine a better experience—working with KT and Chad was an actual dream—and we can’t wait to work with them again!”
've spent the past decade capturing love and chasing beauty across the globe, and I believe every story like yours is different and special, and deserves to be told exceptionally.
Drawing on years of experience in the fashion and editorial photography industry, my photographs are graceful, honest and boldly natural, while completely intentional. Whether it’s the opportunity to narrate the retelling of once-in-a-lifetime wedding days, or the ability to communicate issues of global importance, or all the stories in between, I look at photography as the method by which I get to leave the world a little better than I found it.