Yucca Valley Anniversary Session

I am a firm believer in things aligning exactly as they should.

My husband loves camping and I've always had a desire to give it at least one try.  We were planning a California vacation and I had been wanting to see Joshua Tree National Park ever since reading my one of my favorite memoirs "The Glass Castle." We searched Airbnb to find tent rentals, in the area, and scored a tipi instead.  

As we pulled up to the campsite, my reservations about sleeping outdoors, in the middle of nowhere began to set it.  Once parked, I looked up to see a couple relaxing at the campsite's picnic table.  I felt an immediate sense of relief knowing that someone else would be sleeping near.  We walked up and made introductions and found out that they were there to celebrate their first year of marriage.  I thought that was just the sweetest thing ever! Because I had my camera on hand, I offered a mini photo session.  This was the icing on their cake and a dream come true for me.

After their picnic dinner of grilled steaks and chilled beer, they dug into their anniversary cake, which is the same cake they enjoyed on their wedding day. And how lucky were we that they had packed the cake stand that was also used on their special day?! 

This was definitely a session to remember. Thank you Erika and Casey!