Growing up in Southern California, Joshua Tree was always one of those places that drew me in. The desert sunsets, miles of road, and giant rock formations have such a serene vibe that makes you never want to leave. After my husband and I left California, I always regretted never shooting there. A couple of years ago, Joshua Tree elopement and engagement sessions were almost all I saw on my Instagram feed, and I envied those photographers sooo much! But I knew one day I would have the chance I took for granted. It's actually crazy when you think about it, because Ashley and Ralph were one of the first couples I ever photographed when I started my business. I'm sure if you look far back enough on my Facebook business page, you'll be able to find some. When I saw that they got engaged this year (in Iceland in front of a waterfall) I knew I had to do their engagement photos for them when I went back home for Christmas. I'm sooo stoked we were able to meet up again, after not seeing each other for 3 years, and catch up on life. I'm even more stoked with how all the images turned out, and being able to document the love that these two share, again!