The desert is absolutely gorgeous. That is why every time a wedding vendor sends us or tags us on Instagram of wedding photos in Joshua Tree we are always thrilled. Basically, photos in Joshua Tree are a lot like tacos in that you can just never get tired of them! Now as much as we would love to say this blog post is about the delectable styles of tacos we must confess that it is about an epic elopement in the desert. And that is something we think is even better because our friend Caitlin over at Cait & Co. Photo captured some seriously stunning photos of Andrew and Emma’s destination elopement in Joshua Tree, California. The wedding dress was pure fire, the bouquet was sensational and everything about this couple truly was perfect. Below are some of the photographs from the elopement and words from the wedding photographer Caitlin. Since she was the only person with the bride and groom we will let her tell you more about the couple and their awesome elopement in the desert!
Yes, this was my first time visiting Joshua Tree! I’ve heard many great things about Joshua Tree so I just had to go, and it did not disappoint! My favorite thing about the setting was how secluded and intimate it was. You’re out in the middle of the desert, so you definitely get that sense of privacy, which is perfect for a destination wedding or elopement. It’s also insanely beautiful and unique with all of the huge rocks and boulders! Also, I loved who close it was to home (Orange County), yet it was so much different than home. It’s crazy how the scenery can change so drastically in a quick 2 hour drive.
Emma and Andrew met in college, but didn’t actually make it official until they graduated and Emma decided to book a 1 way ticket to Australia. When Andrew heard the news he knew he had to tell Emma how he felt before she left. They dated long distance for 6 months after that. Now, the best friends are finally reunited and they can’t wait to spend the rest of their lives adventuring together.
It’s always fun when you finally get the couple to warm up and act like their natural, goofy selves. Besides the fact that Andrew and Emma were already naturals in front of the camera, running back and forth and playing little games really helped them to loosen up even more
Cait & Co. Photo
Hi! My name is Caitlin (of Cait & Co. Photo)and I’m based out of Laguna Beach, CA! I originally went to school to become a graphic designer, but have recently made the decision to become a full time couple and wedding photographer. It’s so fulfilling to me to see the happiness my photos bring my clients. The feeling is just indescribable. I also really enjoy traveling! I cannot wait to visit more places on my bucket list while doing what I LOVE behind the camera.
Oh and as a bonus Caitlin was kind enough to share some of this amazing couple’s engagement photos in Joshua Tree! We think the photos from Andrew and Emma’s session turned out amazing! So enjoy checking those out as well!
Those interested in getting more wedding inspiration can check out this boho stylized shoot in Joshua Tree or Karl and Sam’s Joshua Tree wedding that had epic leather jackets!