We almost postponed Olivia & Ricky’s desert engagement because of high heat warnings. After some back and forth discussion, we decided to brave conditions anyway and met in Joshua Tree National Park. Unsurprisingly, the park decided to greet us with perfect spring weather. Shame on you, weather man.
As we piled into the car together, the golden light peeked around the valley. Our first stop was the massive granite boulders right off the main road. From there, we ventured deep into rocky crevices and stumbled across late blooming aloe vera plants. The sun beaming through the rocks cast a beautiful halo on everything it touched. In that fleeting moment of beauty, I received my first Joshua Tree bug bite. Ouch.
Epic Sunset at Keys View Lookout
We hopped back in the car and sped towards the rolling fields of wheat in the center of the park. The light wasn’t waiting on us, so we casually sprinted to the closest giant Joshua Tree. Sadly, we only had time for a few stolen dance moves before the sun dipped behind the mountains.
Finally, our last pit stop of the evening was Keys View, an iconic scenic vista overlooking all of Coachella Valley. Somehow, we made it just in time to watch the heaven’s glorious sunset finale. The rainbow sherbert ice cream sky moved this desert engagement up a few notches in my book. We watched in awe as the bright sky transcended into dusk, illuminating the city lights below. I kept shooting until there was no more light to shoot in.
Now that’s how you end an engagement session on a high note. Sit back and enjoy this golden desert adventure.