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Joshua Tree Engagement Session Adventure | Joshua Tree National Park Elopement Photographer

THOMAS + JEN’S ADVENTUROUS JOSHUA TREE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA

You know when your cheeks literally hurt so bad from smiling and laughing so much? Well that was totally me after Thomas and Jen’s adventurous Joshua Tree engagement session! These two decided to really tap into their love for nature and make celebrating their engagement a little weekend getaway in the desert. <- Take notes everyone, this is a super fun idea!

To start the evening off, we met up at their cute Airbnb right outside the park and drove in together. FYI my cheeks were already burning from smiling so much just on the drive in chatting with these guys! When we got to our permit location (photographer friends, find permit info here) the sun was just starting to turn perfectly golden. But, surprise! a wind storm was blowing in making it SUPER cold! It didn’t even phase these guys who were happy as clams being with each other, jumping off the rocks, and reminiscing about Zoolander. They of course had to do Blue Steel at least once!

Then, just as golden hour was peaking, we headed out to the main park road. There, these two whipped out their skateboards and literally rode off into the sunset. It was EPIC! In short, now I totally want to learn how to skateboard too. As the sun set, these two danced amidst the Joshua Trees, climbed more rocks (and Jen did it in heels!), and watched the park come to life in the twilight glow. You would never guess they were totally frozen this whole evening! The desert never ceases to amaze me; can’t wait to be back in Joshua Tree soon!

Couple cuddling on a blanket in Joshua Tree National Park, CA.
Engaged couple about to kiss in Joshua Tree NP, CA.
Laughing too hard at this couple's Joshua Tree engagement session.
Engaged couple doing "Blue Steel" at their Joshua Tree engagement session.
Adorable engaged couple cuddling on a blanket in Joshua Tree NP.
This engaged couple kissed on a blanket in Joshua Tree.
Gorgeous engaged couple in Joshua Tree National Park.
This boho couple got engaged in Joshua Tree National Park!
This couple skipped down the trail at their Joshua Tree engagement session.
This engaged couple slow danced between Joshua Trees.
This boho couple got engaged in Joshua Tree National Park.
This fun loving couple had their engagement session in Joshua Tree.
Romantic engagement photos in Joshua Tree National Park.
This couple had their engagement photos done in Joshua Tree NP.
Laughing engaged couple on the boulders at Joshua Tree National Park.
This laughing couple got engaged in Joshua Tree NP.
Romantic engaged couple cuddling on boulders in Joshua Tree National Park.
Engaged couple cuddling on Joshua Tree NP boulders.
Engaged couple cuddling in Joshua Tree National Park.
Dreamy engaged couple in the middle of the road during golden hour in Joshua Tree.
Engaged couple kissing in the road at their Joshua Tree National Park engagement session.
Engaged couple laughing in the road in Joshua Tree National Park.
Out of focus artsy photo at this couple's Joshua Tree engagement session.
This skateboarding couple got engaged in Joshua Tree NP at sunset.
This engaged couple wanted to skateboard in Joshua Tree NP!
This engaged couple skateboarded into the sunset at Joshua Tree NP.
Adorable engaged couple about to skateboard in Joshua Tree NP.
Couple in love skateboarding at their Joshua Tree engagement session.
Engaged couple waiting to skateboard in Joshua Tree NP.
This engaged couple skateboarded in Joshua Tree NP at golden hour.
Carefree engaged couple skateboarding at golden hour in Joshua Tree.
Engaged couple skateboarding in Joshua Tree.
Cute engaged couple skateboarding at golden hour in Joshua Tree.
Engaged skateboarding couple in Joshua Tree National Park.
This engaged couple skateboarded in Joshua Tree NP.
This couple hiked during their Joshua Tree engagement session.
This engaged couple hiked in Joshua Tree NP.
This couple got engaged in Joshua Tree National Park.
Boho details at this couple's Joshua Tree engagement session.
Engaged couple laughing in windy Joshua Tree National Park.
Huge engagement ring at this couple's Joshua Tree session.
Laughing engaged couple in Joshua Tree NP.
Handmade turquoise necklace at this couple's Joshua Tree engagement session.
Dancing engaged couple at their Joshua Tree engagement session.
This engaged couple danced in Joshua Tree NP.
Dreamy couple kissing in Joshua Tree National Park.
Twirling kiss at this couple's desert engagement session.
This couple got engaged in Joshua Tree National Park.
Foot poppin' kiss at this couple's Joshua Tree NP engagement.
Engaged couple in front of a Joshua Tree at sunset.
Adorable kiss at this couple's Joshua Tree engagement.
Whimsical engaged couple in the desert at Joshua Tree.
Blurry photo from this couple's intimate Joshua Tree engagement session.
Engaged couple looking opposite ways at Joshua Tree NP.
Fun Joshua Tree engagement session vibes.
Engaged couple laughing and cuddling at Joshua Tree NP.
Engaged couple in Joshua Tree NP at sunset.
This engaged couple kissed epically at their Joshua Tree engagement session.
Adorable engaged couple cuddling in Joshua Tree National Park.
Romantic kissing couple in Joshua Tree NP.
This engaged couple was hyped at their Joshua Tree engagement session.
Rad engaged couple having a blast in Joshua Tree.
Big hugs at this couple's boho Joshua Tree engagement session!
Adorable engaged couple laughing in Joshua Tree National Park.
Engaged couple laughing in Joshua Tree NP.
This engaged couple was full of joy at their Joshua Tree engagement session.
Utterly romantic stares at this couple's Joshua Tree NP engagement session.
Romantic wind swept kissing couple in Joshua Tree NP.
Adorable engaged couple in Joshua Tree National Park.
Giggling couple at their Joshua Tree NP engagement session.
Tender kiss at this couple's Joshua Tree engagement session
Tender wind swept moments at this couple's Joshua Tree engagement session.
Swoon worthy kiss in Joshua Tree National Park.
This engaged couple on the boulders in Joshua Tree NP.
Engaged couple having fun on the rocks in Joshua Tree National Park.
Engaged couple watching the sunset at Joshua Tree NP.
Engaged couple kissing on rocks in Joshua Tree.
This engaged couple rock climbed in Joshua Tree.
Engaged couple on the rocks at Joshua Tree National Park.
Cute couple walking hand in hand down the park road in Joshua Tree.
Coyote in Joshua Tree seen at an engagement session.
Engaged couple kissing in Joshua Tree NP.
Engaged couple in Joshua Tree National Park
Engaged couple running in Joshua Tree National Park.
Adventurous couple running down the road at Joshua Tree National Park.

Dress – Aritzia

Hats – Brixton


Are you ready to explore Joshua Tree National Park too?! There’s SO many unique and interesting parts of this park and so much to do as well! Well, if you’re looking to have a totally kickass adventurous elopement, engagement, or just wanna come explore the desert with me, let’s chat! Can’t wait to help you plan the ultimate adventure!


  1. Sienna says:

    I adore Joshua Tree National Park, and this sunshiney session makes me want to go back to visit again ASAP! Totally adoring the carefree vibes during this engagement shoot!

  2. Kira says:

    These are so, so sweet and I love your tones! Super timeless and fresh. I’ve never been to Joshua Tree but I’m bumping it higher on my dream locations list now, haha.

  3. Caitlyn says:

    Their love is so cheerful!! You captured it so well!! Also J Tree is my favvvvv!! Especially in the winter time!!

  4. Ann Marie says:

    Omg these two seem so fun! What an awesome engagement session – love J Tree! Gorgeous photos and what a fun time!

  5. Dezerae says:

    Joshua tree is one of my all time favorite places.. it’s so beautiful and perfect to capture clients. You absolutely ROCKED this session there..

  6. Justyna says:

    JOSHUA TREE is such an incredible spots for adventure souls….my heart just cannot wait to play around that part of US!

  7. Kat says:

    She just RADIATES joy, and I love all the little skips and jumps. Dream clients I’m sure, and the skateboarding? The cherry on top.

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