Emily & Arik | Elopement

Emily & Arik | Desert Elopement

Let me first just start by saying, Arik and Emily are the cutest, romantically in love couple I’ve probably ever met. The love they have for each other just radiates off of them! This was the second time I had to opportunity to shoot them and it was EPIC! Myself, and two close photog friends put together the shoot for them. Emily had mentioned previously that she wasn’t a super big fan of their wedding photos due to weather, circumstances, etc so we thought they’d be a perfect fit for our elopement style shoot!

After getting hair and makeup done, we loaded up my Traverse and headed out to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park! It was the perfect weather, fluffy clouds, the most gorgeous golden light, and it wasn’t too hot or too cold! We hiked up to the peak that over looked the whole park and we all just took a moment to take it all in. It was breath taking and just made you appreciate the beauty of the world around us. As we stood there, Emily said, “Look at it. Look at what God made. Isn’t it just beautiful?!” It was absolutely perfect.

We hung around in different little areas taking sooooooo many gorgeous photos of the two of them. Their love for each other is so raw, and real, and genuine that taking pictures of them was so gosh darn easy and fun! When we finally used the last little big of light left, we popped a bottle of champagne, put on some comfy clothes, and sat in the back of my SUV eating cake and laughing our buts off at funny stories! It was such a fun day and I was so happy to be able to capture such amazing photos of an amazing couple!