Get Ready!! I’ve always wanted to do an edgy and romantic engagement shoot in a real DESERT. There’s nothing more dynamic than the juxtaposition of a steamy couple against hot rock formations and interesting cacti. I just needed the perfect couple… When I first met Diana and Matt, I instantly knew working together would be a blast. Diana was so organized and sweet and Matt was very down to earth and supportive of his bride to be. It turned out they knew exactly what they wanted and didn’t want to waste any time. Diana has been following my work for a while now and entrusted me as their photographer pretty early on. Yay, I love them =)
During their engagement planning, they were very open to my ideas. When I suggested perhaps a Desert Engagement shoot, they were both immediately on board!! It couldn’t be more fitting because they’re a very outdoorsy couple (especially Manly Matt who’s done everything adventurous in the book) and they both love visiting National Parks across the states! So, we made our way to beautiful Joshua Tree National Park and wa-la!!
Even though plural of “cactus” is awkwardly “cacti”… I prefer “cactuses..eseses” So I name this photo, “Caught between the Cactuseses”
Its been 5 happy years for Diana and Matt so far. When I asked them why they love each other so much, their answer was simple: “He/She makes me a better person.” It was their differences that brought them closer and stronger. When Diana first met Matt, she admitted she was very materialistic and cared a lot about little things that weren’t important. The carefree and grounded Matt encouraged her to let go of the unnecessary and helped her enjoy life with a fresh perspective. On the other hand, she’s very detailed oriented and is a great planner at work and in life. She pushes Matt on making positive changes in their relationship one step at a time. Their latest “project” is saving money and being healthier by learning how to cook at home more often than going out. (And Matt takes out trash!). They’re both constantly steering each other into a better direction and grew a lot as partners in life.
Joshua Tree Engagement
They’ve both been to Joshua Tree before so they already have a list of cool places to hit up!
Breath taking views from every direction!
I love them!
Warm and loving
They’re look great together
This is a special blanket his Mom gave them. Perfect for the occasion.
We love how the landscape kept changing throughout the park. Its definitely a wonder worth visiting or a great San Diego getaway!
Thank you for visiting, til next time!