This styled shoot is all the vintage Joshua Tree elopement inspiration you’ll ever need!

This was one of my fave shoots of all time! I work with the Shootout Society, a group that organizes gorgeoussss styled shoots for photographers to build their portfolios. They organized this styled shoot and Joshua Tree was the PERFECT location for it!!

Our amazing models, Jordan & Danielle, brought out allll the vintage, retro feels we wanted to capture in this shoot. At the beginning, we incorporated a bunch of fun props to accessorize the shoot, like disco balls! (Check out those light reflectionsss from the disco balls!) Cassidy of Noble Floral Co, a PNW floral designer, put together a freaking stunning setup full of florals for Jordan and Danielle. I neeed that circular rug in my own house – it was perfect for the Joshua Tree desert sand!

Danielle wore a gorgeous BHLDN gown, and Jordan wore a bold blue suit – who else thinks blue is underrated for wedding outfits?? It went perfectly with the reflections of the disco ball in the brown desert! Aaand the Shootout Society even rented a vintage car from Coachella Valley Classic Cars! Then, something special happened when we started photographing them with the car. . .

A Joshua Tree Surprise Proposal

Jordan got down on ONE KNEE!! Danielle had no idea what was happening and suddenly she realized she was being proposed to! Once it happened, there was emotion and so many smiles, and I’m so glad us photographers were there to capture the whole thing for them! Click here to see the beautiful surprise proposal!

After the two had celebrated by popping some champagne and taking everything in, we ran around Joshua Tree until sunset. Then, in the evening once it got dark, I shot with flash and some fun prisms to create fun, classic, vintage portraits of the two. In the end, it was so fun playing around with the vintage style of this bridal session!

This was such a fun day with the Shootout Society & the other photographers! Jordan & Danielle seriously embodied the classic style we wanted with all kinds of fresh and fun energy – the perfect combo for this vintage editorial session. I’ll be drooling over this shoot forever!

Before you leave, be sure to check out the moment Jordan proposed to Danielle during this shoot! Click here to see the Joshua Tree Surprise Proposal!

Team of Joshua Tree Wedding Vendors:

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

  1. Michelle!!! I will never get over how AMAZING these photos turned out. Everything from the location to all of the little details turned out absolutely stunning. You are killing it my girl!

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