Discovery May of 2020, I was finally getting out of a real funk after the shock of moving from the northern California coast to the
based in JoSHUA TREE, CA
You're an easy-going couple who want a small Joshua Tree wedding. I'll be your local guide and photograph all the magic.
you want to get married and:
ELOPING IS THE WAY TO AN INCREDIBLY authentic & meaningful celebration.
What is an
An elopement is a small, intimate wedding where you create your own rules for how you want to be married.
Eloping is for you if:
Want to know where in joshua tree is the best spot for you to elope at and explore?
"Looking through the pictures always brings back the feeling of that day, the love of our friends and some very magical moments."
We knew we were creating a non-traditional/casual wedding so we really wanted to find a photographer who got it and would capture the feeling while also being a part of it.
Julie was so great and fit right in to the flow of our wedding! She was able to get up close and personal…capturing amazing moments all while remaining virtually invisible. The way she worked with us individually was super fun and loving. Instead of feeling pressured and on-the-spot, we really felt like we could just be ourselves.
The pictures are BEAUTIFUL! Julie captured it perfectly. It seemed like she was always in the right place at the right time to snap a magical moment. Looking through the pictures always brings back the feeling of that day, the love of our friends and some very magical moments.
The sun is low in the sky and the quiet surrounds you.
Or it’s like, spectacular wild roaring wind.
You've seen some amazing desert curiosities today.
It's freakin' beautiful and it feels so free.
ELOPING BY YOURSELVES OR WITH A SMALL, INTIMATE CREW GIVES YOU TIME TO RELAX, WANDER, AND ENJOY EVERY MOMENT WITH YOUR FAVORITE PERSON.
what else might your
Elopement look like?
A glorious sunrise hike that you'll always remember ---> OR gloriously sleeping in with breakfast-in-bed.
Exploring Joshua Tree all day long ---> OR relaxing most of the day... romantic meals and hot tubs, anyone?
Having dinner and a renegade party in Pioneertown ---> OR enjoying a quiet, gourmet feast at your AirBNB.
Let’s make it the wedding of your dreams that you may have never dreamed of.
"The love and energy of our wedding literally lives in the vibrant photographs we have - both in frames and in our album."
From the jump, I was worried about finding a wedding photographer because, well, we didn’t want our photography to look like “wedding photography” – or at least the stereotype I have of the industry in my mind. We didn’t want staged photos with bridesmaids and groomsmen (we weren’t having any, and we didn’t want much of anything feeling too staged). We didn’t want anything to feel rehearsed or cheesy.
When we found Julie and connected with her, all of our anxiety about finding the right photographer was gone. Laid back, but professional. Her photos we saw were gorgeous, but lacking the pretense we wanted to avoid. Most of all, we felt like she heard what we were looking for, really got to know us and our story, and connected to what was important to us. After the initial conversation, I knew this was the artist we wanted to help us remember our wedding.
We felt totally at ease throughout the process with Julie. She was a great communicator leading up to our wedding, and on our wedding day, it felt like she was a guest with a camera … exactly as we wanted it to feel. She was easy to be around. Julie captured the “feel” of our wedding with amazing photos, yet we didn’t have to take time away from the actual celebrating to stage photos. She was a part of it with us, all the while documenting everything that made our day really special.
The love and energy of our wedding literally lives in the vibrant photographs we have – both in frames and in our album. Julie specifically captured the interactions with guests, the beauty of the setting, and the love of our family, and looking at the photos brings great joy to us.
Lindsay & Patrick
I'll help you get married in your own intentional and genuine way.
I support you in knowing there are no rules when it comes to your own wedding (except, ya know, signing & filing some papers).
Click here to learn more about how my decade + of being an explorer and photographer led me to you here now.
What does it take to have the ultimate, laidback Joshua Tree elopement? To put it simply: don’t overcomplicate things. Focus on what you truly enjoy