Christina + Mike at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park | Los Angeles Engagement Photographer, socal wedding photographer, socal elopement photographer

A few months ago, I got to go visit Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for the first time and explore with Christina + Mike! This experience made me so dang grateful to live in this amazing landscape of Southern California, but 100x more than that, SO freakin’ grateful that I get to connect with such amazing, genuine, kind-hearted people. I am so over the moon to reunite with Christina + Mike for their wedding this fall!

We ventured throughout a slot canyon, which made for such beautiful, soft lighting and cozy, intimate spaces. I loved the variety of different emotions and angles we were able to create within the area!

As someone who is still new to California, I love approaching every new environment with childlike wonder and awe. Sometimes the couple has been to the location before, and sometimes it’s new for them too, but either way it is so much fun to go on a little adventure! Capturing some of the curiosity and fun is just part of the magic - the real good stuff is what each couple brings to the session! No matter if it’s in a gorgeous state park or a downtown rooftop, THAT is what makes the session. The love, the excitement, the connection. All the rest is just gravy! (is that a Southern saying? Half of the idioms I use might just be that good ole Georgia vernacular).

I loved visiting Anza-Borrego and I can’t wait to go back! But there are many, many more state/national parks to visit and I can’t wait to cross a few more off my bucket list this year.