I find myself feeling right at home when life's going a thousand miles per hour. You know when there's like a million things to do or places to be all at once. For me, it creates this sense of clarity. It makes me look at life a little deeper. Focus more on the littlest of details.
If you just got a new ring and your feeling ready to start planning your engagement session in Palm Springs, California then your in luck. I know you are probably feeling very excited right now so I’ll go ahead and cut to the chase. In this post you’ll find tons of information to help you have the best experience while having your engagement photos taken in Palm Springs.
If you have never been to Palm Springs before I hope this post inspires you to visit. Or maybe even consider having a destination engagement session here. I promise that you won’t regret it. I know I’m dreaming of the day I get to travel back here to visit and maybe stay forever. So without further ado let’s get into it!
If the thought of picking out an outfit for your session is stressing you out let me put your heart at ease. I know its not easy trying to find something to wear that’s not only cute but also comfortable. My goal as a your photographer is to always ensure you feel your best so you can look your best!
When it comes to your session I recommend having two outfits. One can be a little more on the formal side and the other can be a little more casual. This will allow you to have multiple looks during your session but also you to enjoy more playful prompts.
I can’t emphasize this part enough. When it comes to selecting outfits for your engagement session in Palm Springs try to wear colors that compliment one another.
Majority of the time I recommend that my couples wear neutral colors because it will make them pop and stand out against any backdrop. I’m always available to give to give feedback to my couples if they need some extra help selecting outfits along the way.
Neutral colors are colors that aren’t vibrant some might think of them as flat. Some examples of common neutral colors are beige, gray, cream, black and white. If you are still confused on neutral colors then heres a color sheet you can reference while shopping.
And don’t forget to accessorize or add a little bit of your own spice to your session. If you have a favorite pair of boots or belt go ahead and wear it to your session. I know that you will rock it!
There are tons of beautiful places for couples to take photos in Palm Springs. Whether you are looking for views of the mountains or an more urban feel there is a location perfect for you here. I can even help you find one if your not in love with any of the ones below.
A few things to keep in mind while choose a location for your engagement session in Palm Springs. During certain parts of the year sometimes areas within parks may not be available. So having a backup plan or place is definitely a must just in case.
Some locations in Palm Springs also require a fee to shoot there. For example Joshua Tree has a fee to travel inside the park as well as a permit fee for any kind of portrait photography. Permits take time so reaching out long before your session is definitely beneficial.
If your like me and have dreamed of having photos taken at the Palm Springs windmills. Then let me be the first person to tell you that it totally lives up to the hype. You’ll be standing on white sand surrounded by mountains that are gently accompanied by windmills.
On a calm day the wind will blow your hair in the breeze and if your lucky you might even get to watch the sun float down over mountains. I love how much open space there is with this location making a great spot for couples to explore during their engagement session in Palm Springs, California.
If you are looking for a National Park with the desert for your engagement session then Joshua Tree National park is the place for you. In the park you’ll be greeted by cactus and large boulders that have been formed over the years.
During the evening the temperatures drop rapidly offering cooler temps on a summer day. Most of the locations within the park are fairly easy to get to allowing you to park and step out of your car and arrive. There is an entrance fee into the park that is based on the amount of people in your party.
If you are looking for more of a high class city vibe with pops of color then Palm Canyon Drive is the perfect place to take your engagement photos in California. The vibes of this little road are so fun and I adore it so much.
Take in the beautiful modern architecture paired with vibrant green palm trees that sway in the wind. You’ll see all those vibrant colored doors and buildings. And maybe if your feeling really crazy you might even rent a colorful vintage car.
Just few more of my favorite engagement session locations in Palm Springs, California are; the Moorten Botanical Gardens, San Jacinto Mountain, Cabazon Dinosaurs and the Saguaro hotel. There are tons of location options in this beautiful city feel free to reach out for a full list to help you plan your dream session.
If having your photos taken in a giant field or in a pile of sand isn’t your thing. That’s totally okay! If having a little ice cream date together is more your style then lets meet up at local ice cream parlor. These are your engagement photos you can totally make them your own.
If you are looking for some fun activities that you can do together during your engagement photos in Palm Springs then here are a few of my favorites. But I know you both definitely have some kind of activity that you both enjoy doing together.
So go ahead and incorporate things you love into your session. I’ll be here to help you every single step of the way. Ensuring that you have the best engagement photo experience while ensuring you get great photos of you and your partner.
I know traveling to a new place can feel overwhelming and stressful. For that reason I’m going to leave you with some places you can stay while you are in Palm Springs. Whether you are taking a vacation together or visiting specifically for photos I’ve got you covered.
If I have sold you on the idea of having your engagement photos taken in Palm Springs, California then I’m so excited for you. I know that you are going to love it! If you are still on the hunt for a photographer to capture all the special moments for you. I’d love nothing more than to hop on a flight and meet the two of you.
I love getting to travel and photograph sweet moments for playful and sweet couples just like you! So what are you waiting for lets get in touch with one another and starting planning your epic California engagement session.