Loraine and Kyle’s sand dunes engagement in Glamis is one of my favorites from this year. I have been trying to contain my excitement about this session for over a month and am happy to finally have the chance to share it here.
I met with Loraine and Kyle earlier this year to discuss their upcoming San Diego wedding in May. Within minutes of sitting down with them, we immediately connected. Their love for each other is light, joyful, and extremely contagious.
When Loraine suggested a sand dunes engagement session, I was over the moon. We decided to turn a Sunday afternoon into a mini road trip, full of desert adventure.
Desert Boulders & Spring Time Blooms
On our way out to the sand dunes, we made a pit stop at one of my favorite desert locations. Among the tall boulders were small blooms of colorful desert flowers and luminescent blades of grass. I assembled a mini desert bouquet for Loraine that she kept as souvenir.
We hiked over rocks, laughed and danced, disturbed only by a lizard we mistook for a rattlesnake.Keeping an eye on the sun, we all settled in for another hour of driving.
Sunset at Glamis Sand Dunes
We arrived at the Glamis sand dunes just in time for the most glorious golden hour ever. Out of breath, we ran up and down the giant mountains with sand stinging our eyes. (There. was. so. much. sand.)
If I had the chance to capture love this beautiful every day, I would be one happy photographer. Let’s also take a moment to recognize Loraine and what a wonder woman she is for squeezing in FOUR perfectly styled outfits.
Loraine & Kyle’s engagement is featured on Wedding Paper Divas. This series titled “Mirage” was also a runner up in PDN’s 2016 Top Knots engagement photo contest.
Moonrise over Glamis Sand Dunes
I’ve visited the dunes before, but it was over 110 degrees in the middle of the day. Nothing compared to watching the sun sink beneath the clouds and light up the sky while standing atop a dune. Everyone should have this experience.
We basked in the beauty of the golden sky all the way up until dusk began to settle and the moon rose overhead. Reluctantly, we made the descent from the dunes back to the car in the distance. On the drive home, we munched on various candy and reveled in our shared passion for all things sweets. It was perfect.