With all the rain in Vancouver, it's had me dreaming of our Palm Spring's adventure days. Josh and I have both grown up in the Northwest and there's something about a completely opposite climate that we've both fallen in love with. Open spaces, palm trees, mid-century architectural gems and endless sun. What more can you want. So today I'm dying to be in the desert, but these photographs will just have to do.
A big part of our jobs as wedding photographers is location scouting. Weather if it's for an engagement shoot, a lifestyle session, or a wedding we're always on the hunt for new places and locations to photograph in. Most venue's in Vancouver host hundreds of weddings a year, so it's our mission to make sure we capture your wedding in a way that's unique to you and who you are as a couple. We love to sneak in at least one new or quirky location in every shoot. The problem with that is the longer we've been photographers the harder it gets to find places you haven't been before. That's where location scouting becomes and art. It's a skill that has to be excessed often and we take that very seriously. You'll rarely catch us taking the same road home, or if we're late, it's probably because we took a detour somewhere along the way because we spotted some building with absurd architecture or a huge field of freshly blooming flowers. This trip has been no different. Josh, in particular, has an ability to find the most bizarre places. Like this random oasis in the middle of the desert. Despite the fact my paralyzing fear of snakes meant I was running from boulder to boulder because I was convinced a snake would jump out and 'get me' I was just as equally as blown away by the beauty around me. Maybe it's because these California landscapes are so different from home. Every few minutes I seem to be dying over something I'm seeing. All this to say I've realized two things... Number one, travel is good for the soul. Number two, I couldn't image going on these adventures with anyone else other then my love.
We've vacationed a fair bit abroad in our time together as a couple. But there is one place in North America that has our hearts in a big way and that place is the desert. Neither of us can really explain why. Maybe its the fact that we live in literally the most opposite climate you could imagine. Green, rain, clouds, water, and mild are all words that describe the Pacific Northwest. These photos below show how different Palm Springs is. We chose Palm Springs because we wanted to go somewhere that would force us to relax before wedding season kicks off. Things will be chaotic in a couple weeks and we'll be photographing the hell out of our lovely city Vancouver and its lovely inhabitants getting married.
That being said, yesterday we just went for a drive. And snapped some shots. We saw lizards, saved a turtle from getting run over by a car, rode bikes, and lounged about. Heres some photos to wet your appetite and get you down to the land of intolerable heat and awe inspiring beauty. Hopefully we'll have a couple more posts up this week as we continue to explore.