I spent a week back in the desert last month. However, this time we were able to introduce a few of our best friends to our favorite place. The week included Bloody Marys for breakfast, hiking through Joshua Tree, a sunset evening at Salvation Mountain, renting motorcycles and riding down to San Diego, and of course, many a days lounging by the pool. The desert is truly my favorite escape.

“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams.”

// Antoine De Saint-Exupery  

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As I mentioned in my last lifestyle post, it’s quite sentimental for me to photograph lifestyle sessions for couples whose weddings I’ve photographed. In this case, this session was the fourth time I photographed Patrick + Nikki. First their engagement session, their wedding, their maternity session and now the birth of their first baby, mister Hudson. I am so happy to be a part of my client’s story as their lives grow and change over the years. Thanks to clients like Patrick + Nikki who make my work feel special.  And congratulations to them on the birth of such a handsome baby boy.