Joshua Tree engagement sesh: Ashley + Kris

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Every now and then we like to sprinkle a little engagement sesh into the mix to remind us all of those sweet photos that get snapped of couples pre-wedding, pre-wedding dress, pre-dance party, pre-stress. The talented Hollin Brodeur (also a High School friend of Ashley’s) captures some of the most memorable weddings and has the fun job of working with some lovely couples. Ashley + Kris together with Hollin, in Joshua Tree National Park, during a sunset – it’s pretty much magical folks.

joshua tree engagement shoot

joshua tree engagement shoot

joshua tree engagement shoot

What do you know? They’re officially married as of last weekend! Spoiler alert: they got married at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.

joshua tree engagement shoot

joshua tree engagement shoot

joshua tree engagement shoot

Everyone needs to visit the desert some time in their life and everyone needs photos like these. Stunning!

joshua tree engagement shoot

joshua tree engagement shoot

Want to hear their story? Of course you do. Here’s how it all went down:

Kris and I met while attending college in Walla Walla, Washington (even though both of us are originally from California). We met at a mutual friends’ house and bonded over our similar taste in music. We became good friends over the next several months and discovered how much we had in common.  After he brought me his grandma’s home-made crepes, I knew I had found “the one”. We eventually both moved back down to California and have been together for almost 5 years! I traveled with Kris’ family to Maui after he graduated from physical therapy school last June. Kris asked if I would like to go to dinner one night by ourselves and he took me to a beautiful restaurant right off the water.  After dinner, we took a walk along the beach and Kris got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife! 

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chicago wedding photography on Mar 27, 2012

That light is absolutely gorgeous!

jen on Mar 27, 2012

what a gorgeous couple! too much attractiveness in one couple its not fair! =) lovely pictures! congrats!

Eden on Mar 27, 2012

Really lovely photography!

Stacey on Mar 27, 2012

Lovely! Does anyone know where her blue striped dress is from? It's absolutely darling with the lace hem.

Lorna on Mar 27, 2012

The lighting in these shots is just beautiful, gorgeous photography

Ashley on Mar 27, 2012

Thank you everyone! I absolutely loved our engagement photos and feel so privileged to have had Hollin as our photographer! I actually borrowed the blue striped dress from my now sister-in-law. She bought it at Nordstrom last year sometime! :)

Connecting Four on Mar 28, 2012

Wow they look perfect together <3

Katie @ Lovebird Productions on Mar 28, 2012

I could look at these picture all day. Not only is the couple gorgeous the photographer did a wonderful job using natural lights and capturing their personality. Love, LOVE!

Stephanie on Mar 28, 2012

the light is gorgeous. LOVE the last shot.

Jacquelyn {Jacquelyn Jackson Photography} on Mar 29, 2012

The light is gorgeous!

Julianna B on Mar 30, 2012

What great photos! Love those two!

Beautiful Moments Photography on Dec 8, 2012

SIGH, the light, the location, the couple! Divine.

Danielle on May 11, 2013

Really interesting pictures, a little bit vintage, a little bit modern style, it's an interesting combination of effects. and the desert it's an unusual location, so far as i know, but very original...

Kim Hervig on Jun 4, 2013

Outstandingly insightful bless you, I believe your followers may possibly just want far more items such as this continue the great hard do the job.

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