SHELBY & JOSH 5-16-17 || INTIMATE WEDDING || JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK – CALIFORNIA


Let’s face it, I’m awful at blogging. Today is Shelby & Josh’s 1st wedding anniversary and I’m just now getting around to sharing their beautiful and intimate desert wedding in Joshua Tree, California. Maybe it’s not so bad I waited a year because these two will get a chance look at this post and relieve their day all over.

A few months prior to Shelby & Josh’s wedding day, I was visiting my best friend in San Diego. We took a day trip to explore JT and Shelby saw the photos (http://ashleywallacephoto.com/jayd-noam-couples-session-joshua-tree-california/). She immediately fell in love and decided that she wanted to marry Josh in in this beautiful place with her parents, myself and my husband witnessing. Positive I was happy crying throughout the entire ceremony. It’s a really cool thing to watch your friends commit their lives to one another.

Shelby and I met in a college photo class 6 or 7 years ago. I saw her My Neighbor Totoro phone case and made a beeline toward her to introduce myself and share my love for all things Studio Ghibli. We have always clicked, but especially when it comes to our cats and well, really any animal in the world. One of my favorite things Shelby and I used to do was share baby animal photos to each other’s Facebook walls. Maybe we should start that again? The past few years Shelby assisted me at several weddings, and did a dang good job at it too. She’s an incredible senior portrait photographer here in Columbus! Take a look at her work – https://www.shelbybabbert.com!

I have had a blast getting to know this woman, the love she has for Josh, and their amazing families over the years. Next month I will be back in California photographing Josh’s sister’s wedding in Tahoe and I absolutely can’t wait!

Thanks for looking!

Getting Ready/Ceremony Location: Yucca Valley, California
Portrait Location: Joshua Tree National Park
Makeup/Hair: Nancy Z – www.msnancyz.com
Dress Designer: Morilee by Madeline Gardner – https://www.morilee.com/browse/bridal-wedding-dresses/morilee/

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