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If you like seeing an oasis in the desert or just some incredible engagement fashion, today’s Desert Willow engagement photos will have you in for a treat! Set in Palm Desert, Desert Willow Golf Resort is a magical area of green grass, mountains, and loads of palm trees. It’s the perfect location for a shoot!
Lindsay and Kirk had actually chosen to embark on a getaway to the west coast from their Atlanta home base. Kirk proposed to Lindsay after they arrived and they headed to meet me in the desert for images a few short days later.
What I love about Lindsay is that she is a fellow type-A. She’s so organized and into planning, that I really only had to show up and shoot! Lindsay picked out all of the outfits and I couldn’t have made better suggestions. Engagement photos are always spectacular when you get a little formal with your clothing. It’s so elegant and chic!
My couples almost always have little to no experience in front of the camera, yet always rock the session with just enough of my direction and their confidence. That’s why I always tell my brides and grooms not to worry about how they’ll look. Relaxation and confidence are so important and Lindsay and Kirk definitely killed this shoot!
I’m actually from Alabama, originally, so it was a lovely coincidence that both Kirk and Lindsay are southerners :-) I’m going to be flying out to Atlanta to photograph their wedding next year and couldn’t be more thrilled! Destination weddings make up about 15% of the work I do and are absolutely so fulfilling.
The wind that we had was absolutely magical. I love the images where Lindsay’s hair blows with it, giving drama to the mood.
Kirk and Lindsay, I cannot wait for 2017. I’m so happy to be documenting your special day and I’m excited to see you again next year!
Desert Willow Engagement Photos Vendors
Photography: Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Hair/Makeup: All Tressed Up
White Dress: For Love and Lemons (sold out, but similar on the site)
Mauve Dress: Rent the Runway