Joshua Tree Elopement Photographer Team

based in southwest serving western us & mexico
unique celebrations of love
salud,
friends!

we're Lauren & allen

A husband & wife elopement & destination wedding photographer team based between Colorado & California. We travel the western U.S. & Mexico for adventurous & unordinary celebrations of love. We’ve been working together as a team for over 7 years and said adios to our traditional wedding plans and decided to elope back in 2019. We’ve helped couples from all over the world plan their elopement adventures and have traveled over 150,000k mi for love, most of which was while adventuring in our camper for 3 years! We’re all for breaking the rules. Life is too short, we have to follow our hearts. Wedding days seem like an important time to probably do that. ; )

How you celebrate your marriage is your legacy. We care about your story & show that through an elevated experience with emotional, artistic imagery that is yours and only yours.  You deserve your moments documented by an elopement photographer team that values the meaning of your celebration as much as you do.

xx your joshua tree photographers

Joshua Tree Wedding Photographers for stories that are anything but ordinary.

Hi lovers, travelers, dreamers and friends.

Are you looking for a Joshua Tree elopement photographer team that vibes with your celebration in mind?

Maybe you’re ditching the original wedding plans and choosing something more intimate and adventurous for your wedding celebration?

Maybe a bigger, traditional wedding was never your thing?

Maybe “elopement” doesn’t really fit what you’re doing either.

and what is all this talk about adventuring?

because maybe, your love is more than just any ordinary trending search word or hashtag…

ahhh. Yes. that’s the one. we get it.

you’re getting married. YOUR way.

wether you call that eloping, an intimate wedding, destination wedding celebration, adventure, etc–

what’s important is that you’re celebrating in a way that excites your soul & honors your connection.

IF This SOUNDS about RIGHT, THEN…

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PULL UP A CHAIR. 

WE’RE DESTINATION WEDDING & ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT THRIVE ON experiences, STORY-TELLING AND UNIQUE CELEBRATIONS OF LOVE. LIKE YOU, WE ALSO celebrated to the beat of our own drum. (SEE ABOUT PAGE) CHOOSING TO DO SOMETHING MUCH MORE INTENTIONAL AND MEANINGFUL THAN THE STATUS QUO IS A POWERFUL EXPERIENCE AS A COUPLE. WE GET HOW MEANINGFUL THIS MOMENT IS.

WE’VE DOCUMENTED, CREATED AND HELPED GUIDE COUPLES ALL OVER THE WORLD GETTING MARRIED IN UNIQUE AND EXTRAORDINARY WAYS. WE’D LOVE TO MEET YOU, CELEBRATE YOUR JOURNEY HERE AND RAISE A GLASS TO LOVE!

Vibe & Values

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Your Memories

Our couples trust us to document their magic & create artistic and emotional images that tell their story. Your moments are priceless and deserve to be captured by people who care about your legacy. We believe your images should be anything but ordinary because your love is anything but ordinary. You deserve images that uniquely tell your story and two photographers with two perspectives, two angles and different lens depth allow for that. 

Your Experience

Getting to know you, your love & the details of your story is one of our favorite parts of the photojournalism journey with you. Your trust allows us to intuitively capture your love the way it deserves to be remembered. Our couples lean on us for planning guidance, day-of coordination, timeline, vendor suggestions, location ideas and so much more to help make planning breezy. We love that we always feel like we’re old friends the day-of. We say fuck. Our heads are probably in the gutter. We generate at-least 1-3 inside jokes after our time together. But most importantly, we deeply care about your elopement day being the most meaningful and amazing day of your life.

Tulum Elopement Photographers - Capture San Miguel de Allende marriage celebration - mariachi band plays while couple dances in the streets

elated Vibes

Good energy is essential for good moments and starts with who you surround yourself with. We are 110% absolutely by your side with all the good juju, personal playlists, snacks, bevs, wearing 573 different hats to keep you feeling your best so you can have the best memories. We take pride in spreading joy and creating timelines that allow for you to feel relaxed and mindful so you can truly soak in your moments and not feel rushed.

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If you’re like us, you’re also awe-struck by the magic of Joshua Tree’s landscape. It’s like a second home to us. Joshua Tree offers so much adventure to choose from you can’t go wrong. Pairing your powerful vows with mother nature is something we thrive on documenting. No matter which landscape you’re choosing–we’re here for it and would love to get to know you and your vision for your special day. Need inspiration? Check out our featured blogs below.

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Hybrid Wedding celebrations

Our favorite cocktail because we love throwing out rules and going rogue. Hybrid weddings usually are a mix of a multi-day destination wedding and adventure that allows for you to focus on your love, while also dedicating time to celebrate with loved ones. Couples often pick one day to say vows privately and then celebrate the following with loved ones later. But anything goes!

elopements & intimate weddings

Private celebrations that are unique, outside of the box and intended for you and your favorite person. Maybe a handful of loved ones. There are so many fun options to spend your day together -- and we're down for anything that's symbolic of what makes you love yours.

Multi-Day Celebrations of love

Because one day can be a lot to cram in everything you want documented, especially in more remote locations, and if you are like us and enjoy that gorgeous golden hour lighting that happens and sunrise and sunset, you often need a couple days to capture it all. Let's divide your coverage up, sleep, eat and be refreshed for all your important moments. Can be mixed with adventures, couples boudoir, hybrid wedding days and more. There are no rules, only love.

Destination Wedding Celebrations

For you and usually up to 20-50 guests at a remote or adventurous location. These celebrations range from desert festivals in campers and campfires, to destination weddings at a resort or boutique hotel in the Caribbean. Always included: elements carving your own path for your special day.

adventure Elopements

Strap on your hiking boots, and fasten your seat belts, we're probably going to get rugged and sweat a bit (or a lot). You may even get to wear your dress and earn a gorgeous Mother Nature dirt/sand/rock ombre ; )

Sacred & Spiritual Unions

A very specific ritual-based ceremony that aligns with nature (not religion) often with spiritual elements that you practice, preference or want to experience as a part of your ceremony. These ceremonies often take place in the native lands of origin, but can be carried out in any location for any celebratory occassion.

Your Investment Includes

Hudband & Wife Team

Two perspectives. No moment missed. More images, unique angles a husband-wife team that's been working together for over seven (7) years. We have a solid flow and enjoy being a team that will feel like long-lost friends. We'll even share our whiskey, our snacks and will throw elbows to make sure you have the kick-ass day you deserve.

customized coverage

No cookie-cutter approaches. Below we have our range of coverage, but please inquire so we can send you a custom quote fit to your vision. We're flexible for any changes as well, and you do not have to have it all figured out to reach out.

focus on your story

We focus on the root of the celebration - your love & life you're sharing together. Details, laughs, hugs and the big moment are all equally important to documenting your story.

artistic imagery

Unique edits you can't wait to hang on your wall or put in an album. These are not your ordinary wedding photos. Lauren handcrafts and applies special editing technique to each image you receive. Galleries often includes a few special composite pieces Lauren artistically designs specially from your special day.

Travel Accomodations

Our collections include travel costs for both Lauren & Allen. Our pricing is upfront with no hidden fees or taxes later.

the vibe

The good-energy kind of people you want to be a part of your celebration and the professionals you can trust with your cherished moments.

Celebrations of Love Collections

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We customize your collection for you and the moments you want to remember. Below is our starting coverage rate for the timeframes we offer. Please inquire for a more specific proposal personalized to your celebration in mind.

Joshua Tree Photography Collections

multi-day wedding celebrations

6-12 hour coverage each day
Three Days from $12500
Two Days from $8500

all day wedding celebrations

8-12 hours
starting at $5500

elopements & intimate celebrations of love

4-8 hours
starting at $4500
*you two only or a very small group

*International Updates

We miss our international friends deeply. As soon as it's possible, we will begin booking international locations. Couples wanting to travel to the U.S. are welcome to book for 2021/2022 at this time, but understand flexibility must be considered for potential travel restrictions.

*Iceland is opening their borders 3/26 to travelers that have been vaccinated.

*Greece plans on re-opening their borders to those who have been vaccinated by mid-summer and EU residents will have access beginning in May.

Other celebrations

We love to capture life & love being passionately celebrated no matter the occasion. Please get in touch to tell us about this special time, check our availability and virtually meet for a custom proposal.

Portrait Sessions

It's alway a good time to create meaningful memories. No "special" occasion needed ; - ) We love to couples boudoir, honeymoon adventures, proposals, maternity, engagements and more. please get in touch for a custom quote for your date/location and moment in mind.

Salud! bottoms up, mates! What's next?

we cheers

And celebrate life– always! Especially for wedding celebrations and especially for yours right now. We can’t wait to meet you so we can hear all about your story and vision in mind. Connect by filling out our contact form. We’re usually in touch within a couple days.

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You Have New Photographer Friends

We’re more than just your destination wedding photographer team – we’re your new photographer friends that truly care about your story, your life, your love. We hang out over zoom, chat over social media and Marco Polo, meetup before and likely there for your next big moment. This has to be this personal so we can intuitively and artistically capture your memories the way they deserve to be remembered.

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we capture your story & celebrate your marriage

We never show up as strangers. By this point we’ve built a relationship and know what moments are most important to you without you saying a word. You trust us implicitly so you can be present in your moments and make your day about your love. We cheers and share a coldie or shot. We hug hard. We laugh hard. We celebrate right along with you.

Joshua Tree Vibes For Your Elopement

Tranquil Desert Town​

If there's ever a spot you can take a trip to and feel life slow down a bit and dive deep into your soul - the desert of Joshua Tree is it. Don't forget to also check out landers, pioneer town, yucca valley and Twentynine Palms nearby; the neighbors to Joshua Tree that also serve up the same serene vibe. these pockets of the California desert promote detaching, taking deep breaths, deeply feeling the energy of the earth and souls around you. Making it one of my favorite towns to visit. There's a piece of comfort here to me that always feels like home each time I come back. Sharing that experience and vibe with kindred spirits is an exceptional feeling.

Unique Airbnbs & Lodging Experiences

We’re Lauren and Allen we’re stoked you’re here. Many moons ago, we almost had a big traditional wedding. We hit a wall with planning and realized the wedding day we were leaning into didn't fit. Like a lot of others, we were just going through the motions. We decided to call it off.

A few years later, we ditched the traditions and decided on an elopement adventure entirely for us. And it was the most amazing day we never knew was possible for a wedding. But even when eloping, it was a challenge to not get caught up in "what do other people do” with so much being influenced. So we stopped scrolling. And paused. And asked ourselves, “What feels good to us? What do WE want to do?” And then had the best, most perfect day for US, and that’s all that mattered.

So I guess you could say we're pretty serious about making sure your elopement experience is unique and personally crafted to you. 😉 From planning, to day-of vibes and unique, artistic images - we want you to have the most personalized experience possible. (Learn more about our elopement.)


Are we the elopement photographers you've been looking for? YAS! Here’s how this works:

  • Reach out to us.
  • We'll meet and chat about your vision(s) in mind.
  • We’ll guide you with personal support so your adventure will be 110% authentic to you.
  • You'll have a wedding adventure you’re proud of— not settle or regret choosing anything less than what you deserve.

We’re passionate about personally crafting, capturing and celebrating everything that makes your love yours. Nothing phony. Nothing fake. An adventure and memories of your wedding day that you’ll be proud of, with elopement photographers that have been there and get it.

Joshua Tree Dark Sky Viewing

Fun Fact: Joshua Tree National Park is considered an International Dark Sky Area. WOAH. And you’ll definitely see some of the most amazing star-gazing in this area. There’s still slight light pollution in the more desirable landscapes of the park, so if you’re looking for total darkness—head south toward the Cottonwood Center or--our favorite night sky area is actually near the Integraton in Landers. It’s a local’s secret though, so don’t tell anyone we sent ya.

Considering other California elopement locations?
Check out the Best Places To Elope In California.

Ready to cheers with us and have the most amazing celebration of your life?

Honored To Make Print In

Gay Weddings Magazine

Published Cover Piece for ‘love is love’ engagement edition with featured front cover special piece for desert elopement inspiration; captured in Anza Borrego.

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