Words from the photographer:
This session has all the desert vibes! I knew from the beginning of planning this photo shoot that I wanted to capture the natural beauty of the Joshua Tree National Park. I didn't need to pack all kinds of props and an elaborate set up, because there was so much beauty all around. My models Hannah and Mikey, who are real-life sweethearts, come out to Joshua Tree regularly to explore and hike together. This ended up translating so much into the images, because you can instantly see how comfortable they are with each other and with the landscape.
We started off about 2 hours before sunset to start exploring for the perfect spot in Joshua Tree. Upon meeting up with Hannah and Mikey, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they packed their guitars and an additional outfit for each of them that were PERFECT. I've never had such a relaxing photoshoot! Wandering around in the desert while Mikey played guitar and Hannah danced. It felt like a dream. Later when we switched outfits, the entire vibe of the session changed in a way I did not expect. We went from sunshine, music, and warm desert tones, to moody greens and browns that matched the desert in a completely unexpected way.