Jillian and Matt are originally from Phoenix, Arizona but had the chance to come out to Palm Springs for a weekend getaway. Something that they enjoy doing together, while having their engagement photo session with me! How fun is that? Jillian actually met Matt at a James Blake Concert through a mutual friend from law school, and a year later moved out to Los Angeles, where Matt joined her. They recently moved back to Arizona and are now getting to share lots of amazing memories in the beautiful Arizona desert in their new home with the company of their golden doodle named Fritz! Jillian is a trial/jury consultant for a firm in Los Angeles, but now works remotely, while Matt works for his family business, an automation distributor company. What do they love to do when they’re not working? They love trying new restaurants together, hiking, watching movies, and most importantly, eating pizza! Who doesn’t love a good pizza, am I right? They are very excited for their wedding, which will be held at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, and I cannot wait!

For our session we stopped by the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs for some bright color inspiration I thought would be perfect for them. It is obvious that these two are extremely adventurous, lively individuals who love life, so it is only fitting that we incorporated some fun colors during their engagement session. Jillian and Matt are a very fun-loving couple, who clearly had a wonderful time showing off their love and enjoying the sunshine of Palm Springs! After our time at the Saguaro Hotel, we then wandered the streets of Mid-Century modern Palm Springs homes, where we came across some pretty amazing places and captured some adorable moments of the lovely couple. I really enjoyed spending time with these two and feeding off of their excitement that they had for not only one another, but also life. Engagement sessions are always a fun moment because it is something that the couple will never forget, and creates something they can always look back on. The photos from this session only make me love Palm Springs even more, with it’s vibrant colors, natural glow on the desert landscape, and many more special hidden gems that it has to offer. I feel blessed to be able to capture such happy times in such beautiful and unique places.