Family Session | Joshua Tree, CA | This is Us

The Details

As a photographer, you get so caught up taking photos of everyone else, that often times you realize you don't have any images of your own family.  So I decided it was time for a shoot with my parents, sister, niece & nephew.  Several brain storming sessions & shopping sprees later, we had outfits selected for everyone.  For my Mom's birthday, we drove to Joshua Tree for our own family session.  With tripod, teepee & bribery candy in hand, we set out on a little family adventure.

The Location

Joshua Tree is one of my favorite places to shoot.  The light & texture of this natural setting feels so dreamy & other worldly.  Now, to give you a little back story, my Dad is a perfectionist.  You'll often find us joking about his uber cleanly OCD tendencies.  Call me crazy, but for some reason, I decided that a natural desert area surrounded by dirt & dust would be the best setting to take my Dad to. It took the better part of a day, but the drive was well worth it.  I couldn't be happier with how our session turned out or the memories made.  And I was super proud of my Dad for letting go of his perfectionist propensity & allowing the day (& dirt) to go as it may.

The Images