Joshua Tree- You will need to purchase a permit if you would like to do your shoot in the park or get married there. My favorite spots are Indian Cove and Jumbo rocks area.
Pioneertown in Joshua Tree- Random spot on the side of the road but it is amazing at sunset hour!
Airbnb’s in Joshua Tree or Palm Springs. One of my favorite options as you get the desert and a trendy indoor place to shoot usually with amazing light!
Palm Springs: I have yet to do a shoot here just weddings but it is one of my favorite spots ever. Such good food, bright colors and mid century modern vibe.
Salvation Mountain: It may not have bathrooms nearby and smell weird but its a fun desert vibe with a pop of color.
Dunes: These are the Colorado dunes but they look exactly the same from this angle. It is an hour south of Joshua Tree and so worth it!
Beaches: Laguna, Santa Monica, Venice beach etc. I have yet to shoot down there for a couples session but excited to someday soon!