After arriving at the park, Hailey and I scouted high + low for the perfect ceremony location. Luckily we stumbled upon what looked like a natural podium, a slab of granite located within the Hidden Valley area of Joshua Tree National Park. All strapped up, awaiting the bride + groom’s arrival in their Chrysler limo the sun was sinking rapidly. Assuming the very worst, maybe they had broken down, or maybe they weren’t allowed in with their lavish limo entrance?!
Pacing nervously, trying to find some sort of cell service, no luck. After almost 2hrs of delay and well past golden hour light, we began to accept the fact they may not be showing up. As I began devising a plan B for alternative options, HERE THEY CAME! I guess we all did not accept the possibility that taking a Limo from San Diego to Joshua Tree would take much longer than driving themselves, oops.
We ran to our location, literally racing the sun as it kept dropping further beyond the surrounding mountains. Beginning the ceremony at blue hour, bumping up my ISO from the previously metered settings for golden hour light. We made it. Finished up the ceremony with beautiful blue hour light setting in overhead. Cotton candy skies, pink + magenta hues covered the skies. We explored what was left of the evening light shooting until dusk. A close call, but well worth what we stuck around for. Some of my favorite images were created during Kaitlin + Brendan’s Joshua Tree elopement.
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out this beautiful desert elopement in Joshua Tree National Park. If you or someone you know is looking to elope or book a session similar to this one head over to my contact page for more info!