Kat and Lee's engagement photo session at Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms, California features an incredible desert to view rugged rock formations along with endless Joshua Trees.

I legit spent a whole freaking day with Kat & Lee and loved every moment of it. From starting off our journey loading the car, grabbing boba, eating banh mi, driving endlessly, running around the middle of the road and getting honked at was definitely something worth remembering.

These two genuine, fun at heart and youthful humans are getting married this weekend and I’m so excited to capture their day! They’ve been working so hard this past year, creating DIY elements for their wedding. Fun fact, Kat actually hired me as her wedding photographer PRIOR to being engaged. Her spidey senses were tingling. Also, did I mention Kat’s mom made her first dress in these images?!

And I’d like to stress the importance of having an engagement session with your wedding photographer. It allows you and your partner to get to know your photographer and warm up for your wedding day! Let’s be honest, your wedding is 19868924 hours long and you want to be surrounded with a person you genuinely like being around.

Photos With Kortney is a California and destination digital wedding photographer creating timeless and artful imagery for the spontaneous and irrevocably in love couples.