I was so excited when Paola got in touch with me (Amber) to start planning her and Miguel’s Engagement Session. Paola had a totally unique location idea. She said she really wanted to be somewhere desert looking with a lot of cacti. So, I had a few ideas of some local gardens in L.A. that had cactus. But, no one was super excited about the idea. So, we finally decided to do the real thing and go out to Joshua Tree National Park.
Thanks to the amazingness that is Google Maps, I was able to find some cool buildings in the desert to start the shoot at. And, on the drive over Adam saw the wind turbines and wanted to work those into the shoot also. And, of course, we included the famous Joshua Trees as well. It wasn’t the easiest shoot (lots of driving [even some off-roading], strong winds and tons of prickly plants), but everyone said it was totally worth it. I’m so glad they decided on going to the desert because the portraits turned out absolutely beautiful! Enjoy!