This Palm Springs engagement session was SO special to us!! Kevin and I don’t travel a ton for work, but it’s our heart’s desire to make it down to California for more weddings and shoots like this. I lived in Manhattan Beach for a year in high school, and we both have family in Palm Springs and in Chula Vista. Some of our closest friends live in San Diego, Sacramento, and San Francisco – so we will take any chance to get down there!

We booked this trip back in August, when we were the busiest we’ve ever been, so we could have a trip to look forward to once life slowed down. We planned a few days in Palm Springs, and a few days in San Diego! It was AMAZING. The sunshine just makes us better people, and getting to see friends + family for longer than a rushed weekend was such a treat.

To make things even better, Ilene + Rand, who are getting married in Washington this summer, asked if we have any trips planned to do an engagement session in California. It was a dream come true! Kevin had never been to Joshua Tree, and it was really special to experience that with him! We had so much fun getting to know this sweet couple, sharing a bottle of champagne together, and running around the desert until the sun went down. Seriously, give this one a scroll to see how the light changed in less than two hours – this place is unreal. We can’t wait for the wedding this summer!

If you or anyone you know is planning a wedding in California, let us know! We are able to charge only a small travel fee since we have friends + family all over the state!