groom giving bride a piggyback ride

This sweet couple decided to take their photography to a pretty dramatic backdrop for their engagement session.  The landscape of Joshua Tree, CA combined with high-wattage smiles was a pretty powerful combo!  And please, can we find out Joanna's secret to getting such gorgeous loose waves?!  Thank you to Closer to Love Photography for sharing this beautiful afternoon with us!

groom playing with bride's necklace
dramatic e-session desert landscape
couple in front of ikat blanket
couple cuddling on blanket
enagement photo in desert
casual e-session in Joshua Tree
couple laughing in desert
groom in jean jacket
couple shows off their shoes
bride and groom hiking in desert