A Mid-Century Inspired Desert Engagement Photo Session

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Taking Engagement Photos in Palm Springs Desert

mid-century inspired desert engagement photo session with bride to be in silk mini dress and groom in brown button up in front of white fence
All Photos By: Christy Kendall Photography

I always love it when my couples take engagement photos and share the albums with me! It’s a great way to get to know my couples even more and get excited about their big day. So, when I saw this desert engagement photo album for Dorna + Jonathan, I knew I had to blog about it. I’m a sucker for colorful + mid-century so seeing these photos taken in Palm Springs was the cherry on top. Check out their uber cool photos below!

Why You Should Take Engagement Photos

I’ve shared tips + tricks for engagement photos before on the blog because I really do think it’s so important to get engagement photos done. First off, you get to know your photographer, which is so helpful to being comfortable the day of your wedding. Secondly, getting some practice being in front of the camera before the big day is comforting! And lastly, it gives you great photos to use for a variety of things: wedding website, save the dates, guestbook, and even home décor! If you’re feeling stumped on where to even take your photos, check out this engagement photo session featuring a list of places to ensure a fool-proof photo session. 

Stay tuned later this year where I’ll share Dorna + Jonathan’s wedding from the Valentine in DTLA! 

PS – Love the desert and thinking of making it your wedding spot? Check out this stylish desert elopement + this Joshua Tree wedding for inspiration! Then contact me here + I’ll send you a list of my favorite spots in the desert to say, “I do!”


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