All we can say about this next engagement session is WOW! I mean the soon-to-be bride and groom are stylish, fun attractive, and the location they chose for the engagement photos is beyond epic! But first let me start with a little back story! So recently Nashya connected with Palm Springs Wedding House because she was looking for some recommendations on hair and makeup vendors in the Palm Springs and Joshua Tree area. After sending over a couple referrals, we stumbled upon her engagement photos posted on Instagram that were taken at Algodones Dunes, and OH, MY, GAWD! The engagement photos were absolutely stunning! Therefore, we kindly asked Nashya if we could share these kick ass photos along with some of her thoughts about the session along with info about planning a destination wedding in Joshua Tree. She was kind enough to share her experience thus far with us and below are some of the words from the gorgeous bride-to-be!
Our wedding photographer, Christy, actually suggested we shoot at the Algodones Dunes because she had been dreaming of shooting there for a long time! Me and Scottie were quick to jump on board since we are desert lovers and knew we wanted to incorporate that into our engagement photos! When we got to the dunes, we all just sat there, driving in silence. It was literally the most serene place with no one on site (also, it was a beautifully hot 110 degrees out).
The hardest part about planning our engagement session was probably choosing our outfits! But the biggest challenge for us was ‘posing’ or not feeling awkward during the actual engagement shoot – we have never done any sort of couple shoot before. But thank God Christy is the best photographer and SO good at making us feel super comfortable and guiding us on how to be our natural selves during the entire shoot! Our only advice is try not to feel awkward! As awkward as it can be. Think of inside jokes that make you and your significant other laugh, and just act like no one is around and show that PDA!
Our favorite part of the engagement session was rolling around the sand and climbing up and down the dunes! It was so hot and we were so sticky with sweat and sand but we enjoyed every minute of it! We really soaked in every minute of our time there and remembered to have fun!
Me and Scottie met on Tinder almost three years ago in Los Angeles! We like to say that we’re a Tinder success story! Our wedding is June 2018 in Joshua Tree! We found the most perfect little wedding venue, just outside the national park!
We’re still in the planning phase for our wedding, but one thing we can advise on is don’t feel like you have to satisfy or make anyone else happy except yourself and your fiance! This is the one day you can be selfish! Haha and make sure you always remember that this day should be about portraying your guys’ love, story and relationship!
THANK YOU to Nashya and Scottie for sharing these lovely photos and some words of advice! We hope the wedding in Joshua Tree next year is everything you hope for and more!
Engagement Photos Courtesy of Christy Johnson
Engagement Location: Algodones Dunes
Those interested in viewing more engagement sessions can check out Suzie and Lauren’s same sex engagement photos in Palm Springs!