I'm Chris, an Orange County wedding photographer with a passion for love stories.

Beautiful Joshua Tree Elopement Styled Shoot

September 26, 2022

As a passionate photographer with a love of traveling, getting out of town for this beautiful Joshua Tree Elopement Styled Shoot was just what my wandering soul needed. Maybe it’s what your soul needs too. If so, my hope is you’ll see what drew me to Joshua Tree and what makes it such a special place for an elopement.

My Inspiration For The Joshua Tree Elopement Styled Shoot

Lighting is an important part of any photoshoot. Knowing this, I wanted to capture the unique lighting Joshua Tree offers. More than that, I wanted to capture the unique moments Joshua Tree offers. 

Thankfully, being a national park, Joshua Tree has plenty of spots to experiment with for a Joshua Tree elopement, but there was one type of shot I wanted to capture the most. That shot is the golden hour shot. Just in case you don’t know, golden hour refers to the light that occurs just after sunrise and just before sunset. 

It’s a light that’s warm and, yes, golden, which is where it gets its name from. Joshua Tree, with all its warm desert hues, only helps this light shine all the more, which helped the Joshua Tree Elopement Styled Shoot shine all the more too.

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The Shoot

During this shoot, I worked with a great couple, Nadiyaah and Christopher. Together, we were able to find several fun spots to take pictures. I wanted a range of photos to show everything a Joshua Tree elopement could offer. 

So, I took photos of Nadiyaah and Christopher separately, then a whole lot more of them together. Since Joshua Tree is so vast and open, we got to take some photos of them in motion too. I liked how natural they looked; as if they were taking a stroll after tying the knot for their elopement and just enjoying each other’s company and the moments that was creating. 

That’s part of what makes a Joshua Tree elopement so unique. Everything feels so intimate yet so open at the same time. There are no walls, no buildings, just the beauty of nature and the people enjoying each other’s company there.

A Joshua Tree Elopement Photoshoot

I loved spending time at Joshua Tree, and I hope to return there one day soon. I highly recommend a Joshua Tree elopement if you’re looking for a romantic getaway with your partner. It’s hard to beat the landscape, how many spots it offers for the elopement, and, of course, the photos too. 

That’s where I’d like to help you make this day truly special for you and your spouse. Whether it’s at Joshua Tree or somewhere farther from where I’m based in Orange County, traveling is something I’m more than happy to do, especially when it’s helping a couple bring their special day to life. 

If you’re ready, please send me your information so we can get the process started. If you’d like to see some more of my work beforehand, I’ve got that for you here. Either way, I wish you all the best.

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