Talk about a stunninggg Joshua Tree surprise proposal with Matt & Erika!

Matt & Erika modeled for a styled shoot for us (with The Shootout Society), and it ended up turning into a Joshua Tree surprise proposal!! Surprising your partner by proposing during a photoshoot is always such a great way to go – it’s shocking + you get allll the photos of it!

Matt had told us earlier in the week that he wanted to propose during the shoot. He and Erika grew up together on the same street, and kinda saw each other here and there, but they didn’t really get to know each other until high school.

After high school, they both left California to go to college in different states. They dated other people, spent time alone, and thennnn came back together to the same place after graduating college! They started dating at that point, and have now been together for a whole five years.

Now back to the sunset shoot at Cap Rock in Joshua Tree National Park! When we were photographing them, we directed Erika to model solo while Matt secretly grabbed the ring and “got a drink of water.” After his little “break,” he came back, got down on one knee, and let me tell you it was emotionallll. Erika was shocked – she cried, laughed, and jumped for joy, and I’m so dang happy we got photos of it all!

Once the big moment had happened, we finished off the evening taking sunset photos in Joshua Tree. These two were such a blast to photograph and you definitelyyy need to check out the full vintage editorial shoot here!


Scroll to the bottom of this post for the wonderful vendor team!


Joshua Tree Wedding Vendor Team:

Styled Shoot Planner: The Shootout Society || @theshootoutsociety
Joshua Tree Florist: Noble Floral Co. || @noblefloralco
Joshua Tree Hair & Makeup: Hairmkupzeina || @hairmkupzeina
Wedding Dress: La Vie de Soph x BHLDN Avignon Gown || @bhldn
California Car Rental: Coachella Valley Classic Cars || @cvclassiccars

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