Maybe it’s because I’m a Cali girl at heart that I love this location so much, but this intimate styled shoot at The Joshua Tree is breath taking! So if you’ve been thinking about a desert wedding or engagement shoot, check this out for inspiration. Heather from Heather Anderson Photography in Riverside County, California captured this intimate styled shoot.
Here’s another bouquet option with florals and foliage in lighter colour and texture. All the florals and concept design are by film photographer, Taken by Sarah.
Deserts are one of my favourite settings, with the soft colours contrasting the harsh landscape; the soft sand against the rough stone and prickly cacti. I also really love the barren-looking terrain as the setting for something so romantic and intimate, like a wedding.
The groom wore a petrol blue suit which compliments the colour tones of the desert and skies perfectly. His look is given a more relaxed feel with the white shirt undone at the top, without a tie or dickie-bow. But it’s still kept formal by the shoes and the flowers in his lapel.
The soft lines, textures and colour of the bride’s gown is a beautiful juxtaposition to the location. Paired with tousled, beach waves in the hair, natural makeup and a bold, hot fire-red colour on the lip, this look is perfectly on trend.
Another recent trend, which I really love, is the groom holding the bridal bouquet. It’s also a nice way for the bride to show off her entire dress and outfit. This gown is from Lace & Liberty in San Francisco.
This shoot is proof that you don’t need churches, castles and large venues to have a gorgeous wedding. The Joshua Tree has an ethereal, other-worldly vibe to it that works just as beautifully. Although this is a styled shoot, the models are a real couple. They met in Paris, where all the greatest love stories start. They like travelling and adventures and wanted to have something to remember their time in California by.
Or this real bohemian woodland wedding in Quebec, Canada