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        Karla decided on having two dresses for her wedding day. This is a new trend that I freakin love. Anyway, she found a formal beaut for her ceremony, and a looser dress for her reception. She loved the reception dress so much she wanted to do her Joshua Tree Engagement Shoot in it, when I saw it I WAS ECSTATIC.

        How They Contacted Me

        To start, I met Karla when she hired me to photograph her and her daughter, Amara. That day, we went to Thomas F. Riley Wilderness park and I was able to really get to know them. Before our shoot, we headed to Starbucks. After, we ate ice-cream. I fell in love with their beautiful family. So, to say I was thrilled to photograph her engagement session in my favorite national park would be an understatement.

        Joshua Tree Engagement Shoot

        Anyway, we carpooled to Joshua Tree together and I met Paul for the first time. I liked him instantly. Like all my Joshua Tree Engagement Shoots, I introduced my couple to Frontier Cafe in Yucca Valley. The BEST sandwiches and the first place I tried a matcha latte (fell madly in love). I will forever bring my couples here before we enter the park. It’s a great way to talk a bit, get comfy, and get some energy before our shoot.

        We photographed Karla and Paul’s beautiful love. The session started at sunset and went through to blue hour (the 1hr after the sun sets). It was such a beautiful day.

        An Embarrassing Moment in this Joshua Tree Engagement Session

        Like most of my National Park trips, I tripped and fell and scraped my knee. And, while looking for bandaids my phone fell and the screen hit a rock. Unlike other trips, I did that while photographing my couple! WHAT AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT. Thank goodness I knew Karla before and this wasn’t her FIRST impression of me. I am such a klutz hahah but it was all a-okay. We continued shooting and photographed some amazing magic.

        Okay, I’m done babbling. Scroll through for their beautiful faces and this perfect November Joshua Tree Engagement Shoot.

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        If you enjoyed this gorgeous shoot and are considering me photographing your Joshua Tree Engagement Photoshoot too, reach out and let’s talk.

        Fatima Elreda Photo

        Thank You for Stopping By!

        I am a professional wedding photographer based in Southern California. And I’ll go everywhere your love story takes you, whether your wedding is in Scotland, your backyard, or a venue down the street, it’s all worthwhile to me. I am your storyteller. 

        I place value on knowing who you are, and truly whole-heartedly liking YOU! I love all my couples and can’t imagine approaching photography in any other way. I want there to be a real and true connection between us. This not only makes things go smoothly, it tremendously helps me photograph your love and personality more honestly.

        I will provide you with an unforgettable experience and top notch quality images that will last a life time, long after every moment has passed. My intention is to take you back to this place, to the feelings, in your images even years after you’ve forgotten the details. Trust me to photograph the moments you’re going to tell for generations to come. 

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