Joshua Tree Destination Elopement
Joshua Tree is easily one of my favorite places on the entire f***ing planet so if you haven’t been to the national park before I highly encourage you to put that on your bucket list. Like seriously, go do that today. Every time I visit Joshua Tree National Park for some personal R&R or for a photo shoot I can feel the magic go through me like a strong glass of Scotch. It’s a deep burn that makes me feel alive. The desert is absolutely amazing and something I truly appreciate as I have gotten older, wiser and damn sexier. That is why I was beyond stoked when Francesca contacted me about photographing her and Harrison who planned on eloping in Joshua Tree this past April.
Francesca and Harrison are from New England and planned on having a big wedding reception back in Massachusetts with all their friends and family, but first they wanted a wedding ceremony that was intimate, simple and surrounded by nature. They came to Joshua Tree at a perfect time as well because Southern California had some really good rain in the Spring so this was easily the greenest I had personally ever seen Joshua Tree. The couple had a friend and local Joshua Tree resident as their only guest/official witness, and the Vow Keeper was the wedding officiant for the wedding ceremony. She totally kicks ass so I 100% recommend her to anyone considering eloping or getting married in Joshua Tree. \ Francesca and Harrison spoke vows from the heart, took photos with their French bulldog and had a top-shelf successful elopement in Joshua Tree. Below are some of the photographs from our day together in the national park.
Side note: the rocks in Joshua Tree are truly magical and if you listen closely you can hear them sing to you. During Francesca and Harrison’s elopement I heard them sing Eddie Murphy’s, “Party all the time”. Yeah I thought it was a odd choice as well….
Those interested in checking out more Joshua Tree elopement photos should click on Jason and Cari’s wedding that I photographed in the desert in 2014, or this Palm Springs elopement at Ace Hotel of Becc and Brendan that is featured on my personal blog ! Both were really fun sessions and give some different perspectives of awesome elopements in the desert! If you have seen all the desert weddings you can handle for the day and the thought of seeing one more makes you want to vomit then you can also check out some of my Temeucla wedding photography by simply clicking along through this wedding blog. I shoot in Temecula wine country like a million times a year.