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Exploring Joshua Tree | Personal Travel Adventure

In the beginning of this month I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Southern California to attend and to teach at the 2019 Click Away Conference in Dana Point.

Me and my rad roommates and fellow birth photographers, Ashley Marston and Neely Ker-Fox, had planned to arrive a couple days earlier so we could drive to Joshua Tree since none of us had ever been there.

With the closure of the park right around the time of the trip, we were so worried we wouldn’t be able to see that beautiful desert… but thankfully it reopened just in time and we were able to road trip together.

My goal lately has been to see breathtaking places. and Joshua Tree literally took my breath away. So much beauty, so much texture, so many warm tones and gorgeous light. Everywhere I looked I was amazed!

We took the time to take self-portraits and document our experience over there because we as photographers and mothers and women should document our personal adventures. As usual, I didn’t bring my tripod, so I had to get creative with using rocks and dried up tree stumps, and even the ground, as a way to prop my camera up. I also use the Canon Camera Connect app to remotely control my camera by pairing it with my Canon 5D Mark IV built in wi-fi. It’s a life saver for me!