Couples Session in Joshua Tree

This session took place at my all-time-favorite spot in the desert.  Joshua trees, a dirt road, mountains in the distance where the sun sets... this place embodies the stuff of dreams.  Imagine my excitement when another photographer wanted photos taken here with her husband!  I was so happy to be able to make this session happen before we both moved out of the area.  These two didn't need a lot of help with posing, because, as you can see they're madly in love and they communicate it well with each other.

Couples Session, Joshua Tree.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

These wide-open desert spaces really allow for lots of sunlight to flood into the frame.  I love how it paints a romantic mood for these two!

Couples Session, Joshua Tree.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

The vibrant, pink cactus blooms begged to be captured in photos, as well, so we took the opportunity for a little leg kick. :)

Couples Session, Joshua Tree.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Couples Session, Joshua Tree.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Ahhh, now you can see why this spot easily became my all-time-fave desert location!!  That sky, those trees, that sunset... all of these sights are specifically recognizable as the desert in the southwest region of the USA. 

Couples Session, Joshua Tree.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

I love asking people to hold hands and walk.  It always yields the most honest, raw emotions to be seen from my side of the camera.  Love. 

Couples Session, Joshua Tree.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

That dirt road I was talking about?  Here it is. 

Couples Session, Joshua Tree.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

I brought along a little blanket for a little bit of lounging around in the desert.  I didn't think about how prickly the ground would STILL be, even through the blanket!  The things you don't see in the photos.  Haha! They were champs through it all.

Couples Session, Joshua Tree.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com