March 21, 2020

Joshua Tree Engagement Photoshoot || Meg and Jake

Back in February, we met up with a couple of new friends, Meg and Jake! Meg is a wedding photographer based in Austin, Texas. We met at Joshua Tree for a fun and windy trade-off photoshoot! We had so much fun exploring the park and experimenting all that Joshua Tree as to offer! Here are some of the moments we capture during our photoshoot. If you’re interested in planning a Joshua Tree engagement photoshoot, keep reading!

If you’ve heard of Joshua Tree, then you must know it’s a popular destination for elopements and engagement shoots! We’ve spent quite a bit of time exploring the park, scouting spots for future elopements and engagement photoshoots, and oh. my. gosh. it never disappoints. There’s a reason so many people are drawn to this beautiful national park! In addition to the Joshua trees that grow only in the Mojave desert, you’ll also be surrounded by other-worldly landscapes, towering rock formations, and beautiful hiking trails that wind through the park. Joshua Tree has a lot to offer to everyone who visits!

How To Get to Joshua Tree

We arrived in Joshua Tree around 3pm, perfect timing to shoot a few locations before the sun set. And OHHH was sunset worth the 3 hour drive from Orange County! Getting to Joshua Tree is easy from Downtown LA, and should only take around 2 hours if you leave at the right time.

The setting sun casted the most beautiful golden light over the warm rocks, and gave us the chance to play around with lighting! The intense wind also gave us another element to play around with in our photos, and rather than allowing the wind to discourage us, we used it for our benefit! For this photoshoot we used our Sony A7iii’s with the Sigma 35mm lens and the Sony 85mm 1.8 lens. Links to all of the gear we used for this shoot below!

If you need help planning your perfect Joshua Tree engagement photoshoot or if you need help planning your engagement, contact us here! We would love to talk details about your dream engagement!

If you’re interested in visiting Joshua Tree National Park, visit this link!


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Gear used for this photoshoot:

Sony a7iii

Sigma 35mm 1.4

Sony 85mm 1.8

Peak Design Camera Strap

Peak Design Everyday Backpack


  1. Kelly says:

    i’ve never been to joshua tree but these photos make me want to go! they’re beautiful! that sunset over the rock formations is gorgeous!

  2. Jenna says:

    These are so sweet! Joshua tree looks looks super dreamy. I’m putting it on my travel bucket list asap.

  3. Nicole says:

    Aw these are freaking adorable! Adding Joshua Tree to my list of places to check out once the world goes back to normal!

  4. Anna says:

    Ohhh these are gorgeous – love how relaxed they are and the photos shot directly into the sun are just magical!

  5. Adriana says:

    waaa, they’re so cute! amazing photos, seriously!

  6. Kellie says:

    You captured this session perfectly! I love the tones!

  7. Marissa says:

    They are so cute together and gahhhh all that sunlight is stunning!

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Josiah and Summer are photographers and videographers based in Orange County in Southern California. They specialize in elopements, small weddings, and branding.They are dedicated to telling authentic stories and forever chasing Southern California sunsets. 








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