Every time this summer-loving Edmonton wedding photographer travels to Palm Springs to visit my parents, I get the itch to shoot in the desert. The colours at sunset, wind in my hair, (and desire to never come across a rattlesnake) warm my heart. The mountains, sunsets, and diversity of scenery are so different than what we have at home and it DEFINITELY helps that I can wear my flip-flops in February.
My usual go-to location is Joshua Tree National Park but I wanted to try something new this time. After a bit of location scouting, I knew we had to start out at the Thousand Palms Oasis in the Coachella Valley Preserve, where hundreds of palm trees are nestled among the barren desert mountains. I also knew I wanted to finish up the session at the windmills west of Palm Springs (hint: park at the Amtrak station for a 2-minute walk to the windmills).
Lindsey Parkin Photography