palm springs elopement | karielle + drew
Most people don't know this, but I lived in California for a year in a half in highschool! I've always been inspired by the sunshine, the beach, and the amazing energy that californians seemed to exude. I was happy to move back to Washington to be with family, but a piece of my heart is still in CA- as well as some of my family and best friends!
The last year I have been dreaming of making my way into the CA market for weddings. Up until this point, all of my weddings have been local to Washington. I absolutely LOVE this area...and being able to come home to my own bed after shooting a wedding is the best thing e v e r, but Washington's wedding season is primarily May-Oct, which makes for soooo many brides getting married on the same day and we can only book one! I thought if I could break into a new market and book just a few during my off season here, it would help book a little more consistently, get some SUNSHINE in my life, and give me the opportunity to travel and see some friends + family along the way! I decided the only way to make that happen was to just book a trip out there, plan a styled shoot, and I couldn't be happier that I did.
I am so insanely thankful to Karielle + Drew for trusting my vision and planning a trip from Dallas around this shoot! I also found the most talented florist in Joshua Tree, @nichehitch, who was amazing to work with. This was my first styled couples shoot that I set up, and I'm already dreaming up soooo many more ideas! It feels good to just create without timelines, ya know?
With all of that said- tell your cali friends I am open for business and more than happy to travel!