It has always been THE dream to go out west and shoot in California. I finally got that opportunity a few weeks ago when Kevin & May decided to fly me out for a Laguna Beach and Joshua Tree engagement session. This has got to be one of my best engagement shoots and it proves how the simple change of a backdrop can make such a big difference. I enjoyed this shoot not just for the beauty of SoCal, but because it was so dynamic and fun. Kevin and May really took my directions to heart and poured their emotions out. I love when couples are expressive – although it made the culling process extremely difficult!
Anyway, we started out heading off to Joshua Tree early in the morning and stopped by Palm Springs on the way. Despite the harsh afternoon light, these shots turned out stunning! After a few hours in the desert, we left for Laguna Beach. Little did I realize the drive would be so long, but I’m thoroughly pleased with the vastly different locations we shot at – it was worth every minute of the drive. This was my first time out there and definitely won’t be my last. In the meantime, hope you guys enjoy these photos.