Weddings and Elopements in Joshua Tree National Park

Choosing to marry or elope in Joshua Tree National Park means immersing yourselves in a timeless landscape where ancient Joshua trees stand witness to your vows. Amidst the rugged beauty of the desert, you'll exchange promises under the vast desert sky, creating memories that blend with the natural wonder of this iconic setting, forever etched in your hearts.

Opting for me as your photographer ensures a seamless blend of expertise and passion, capturing the essence of your special day amidst the captivating backdrop of Joshua Tree National Park. With a keen eye for detail and a deep appreciation for the park's unique beauty, I'll craft images that reflect the intimacy and grandeur of your love story against this breathtaking canvas. Entrusting me with your wedding or elopement photography guarantees not just images, but cherished moments frozen in time, preserving the magic of your union amidst nature's timeless embrace.

Living in Joshua Tree has allowed me to visit the park hundreds of times. I used to visit the park daily to take photographs. I have published an in-depth photography guide to Joshua Tree National Park in my blog. My first hand knowledge and expertise of Joshua Tree National Park will be instrumental in helping you plan and execute the perfect wedding or elopement.

Pricing & Packages

Half Day

Six hours of photography coverage of your wedding or elopement day. Including couples portrait sessions at different locations within the park in addition to coverage of the ceremony and any reception after.


Full Day

Photography coverage for the entire day and night of your wedding or elopement day. Including couples portrait sessions at different locations within and outside the park. Coverage of the ceremony and any reception / party after. No hourly limit.


Engagement / Proposal Session

A two and a half hour couples portrait, engagement, or proposal session in different locations throughout the park.



What services are included in your Joshua Tree Wedding and Elopement Packages?

You will get personalized assistance planning and executing your wedding or elopement. I will use my extensive knowledge of Joshua Tree National Park to help you navigate the process of planning your special day there. I can help you with vendor recommendations, location recommendations, and recommendations on where to stay. I will be responsive and communicative even after your photographs are delivered; I'll be with you every step of the way.

I've spent so much time photographing Joshua Tree that I know where to get the best shots at which time of day.

I am local to this area; it's my home base when I am not traveling, so I can leverage that locality to help you plan.

How many photographs will I receive?

You will receive at least 50 edited photographs per hour of photography coverage. For an 8 hour wedding, you can expect between 400-600 edited, high resolution photographs, delivered digitally.

Is a permit required for weddings and elopements at Joshua Tree National Park?

Yes, a $120 permit is required. You will want to apply for the permit well before the day of your ceremony because they can take a while to process. I can assist you in the permitting process.

How long will it take to get my photographs?

For Joshua Tree weddings and Elopements, photographs are usually delivered within four weeks, with a handful of selected photographs delivered within 24-48 hours for social media purposes. The high resolution photographs will be delivered to you in an attractive gallery format that you are able to download from and share with friends and relatives. You can also order prints, photobooks, and other photographic products directly from your gallery.

How does this process work, from booking to image delivery?

After sending me an email or message on my contact page, we will schedule a phone call or video conference call to discuss your plans and needs. Once we figure out what services and packages are right for you, we will discuss logistical considerations and details. Once we've reached a consensus, you will be sent a digital contract to sign where you'll be asked to put down a deposit to secure the dates and services. Payment arrangements can be made, but generally final payment is due two weeks prior to the event.

Immediately after the event, within 24-48 hours, you will be given a few selected high resolution, edited photographs for social media purposes.

You will be given the remaining edited, high-resolution photographs in an attractive, downloadable and sharable gallery within four weeks after the event.

What kind of gear do you use?

It is the photographer that is responsible for creating the image, not the equipment they use. With that said, sometimes professional results require professional gear, whether it's due to reliability, redundancy, or technical performance. I use Canon EOS R6 Mark II and R8 bodies and Canon EL-5 Speedlites. For lenses, I use the Canon RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z, the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM, the Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM, the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens, and the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens. I also use an iPhone 15 Pro Max for social media content creation upon request.

Interested in a Joshua Tree Wedding, Elopement, or Portrait Session? Contact me

Together, we can find the right photography coverage for your special day.