Engagement Session Ideas in Joshua Tree with Two-Toned Gown

"Nadia and Gunnar are a SoCal photographer couple that I met a while ago at a workshop. I loved everything about their look and this calm connection they have between them. When I started planning a trip to Joshua Tree, I knew I wanted to work with them.  

The shoot was planned around contrast - the contrast between the formal attire and the desert, the rich, bright colors in the flowers and the dry browns of the scenery, the top and bottom of the gown and the way the white and black contrasted the natural tones around them, etc.  

We did Nadia's make-up in the open hatch of our SUV at the visitors center, and we brought the glamour to the park while soaking-up some of it's casual beauty in our shoot.  This will go down as one of my all-time favorite sessions I've ever done." -Kelly Deal Photography

Photography: Kelly Deal Photography | Hair Stylist: Makeup by Emerald M | Wedding Gown: Sweet Caroline Styles | Floral Design: Going Steady Studios