Kristy & Michael | Palm Springs Engagement Session

I have never shot an engagement session in the same location twice, and Kristy and Michael's engagement proved no different. I have loved Palm Springs since the first time I visited when I was 15 years old with my family. My parents had planned on taking us to Jamaica but then realized that it was too costly with airfare, so they took us to Palm Springs instead. As we were driving into the desert, I remember thinking, "Are you serious?? We were supposed to go to Jamaica and instead we get THIS?" Well, that vacation turned out to be my all time favorite. I love the relaxed, luxurious vibe of Palm Springs. I love the heat, I love the food, I love the landscape, I love the shops, I love the resorts...all of it. Kristy and Michael live in Indio and we really had no idea exactly WHERE in Palm Springs we would shoot until the day of. I got there an hour early to look around but couldn't really make up my mind. What resulted was us shooting in four different locations - downtown, a random residential side street, a trail head, and finally out by the wind turbines. Oh, and did I mention it was 106 degrees? That's mild for Palm Springs, but still pretty darn hot in my book. Kristy and Michael were so laid back and honestly up for anything. I could have shot them all day long. I can't wait for their wedding in October!