Are you looking for some epic Joshua Tree elopement inspiration? Check out this styled shoot we participated in last year at Love Love at the Desert Lily, one of Joshua Tree’s newest wedding venues. The shoot was recently featured on the Wedding Chicks blog.
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I am a filmmaker, photographer and visual artist living on a mesa near Joshua Tree National Park. My husband Jim and I are co-owners of both The Quail & The Dove—where we create unique and artistic wedding films—and Apple Canyon Designs, a creative studio specializing in web design, commercial photography, and video.
We’re excited to share the film from Jamie and Blake’s dreamy garden wedding, which was just featured on Green Wedding Shoes!
We’re excited to be one of the founding members of the Joshua Tree Events Collective! The collective was created in 2017 by a group of professional event vendors living in the Morongo Basin. Our shared goals are to create a stronger community of local vendors by pooling our talent and resources, and together reaching out to clients ready to host an exceptional Joshua Tree area wedding or event.
You can wear just about anything to a Joshua Tree wedding and still have a great day! However, planning a bit for the climate and terrain will make your day easier and more enjoyable.
This year we shot wedding videos for several beautiful and unique weddings in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley! From pool party weddings to Rolls Royce exits there were a variety of wedding venues and styles but all were a ton of fun to shoot and edit.
The most recent addition to our gear is our new drone! To celebrate, all of our wedding film packages now include aerial footage at no additional cost, weather and location permitting.
Want to win a FREE epic desert elopement? We’ve partnered up with an amazing team of vendors to give away an Ultimate Desert Elopement for one lucky couple dreaming of running away to Joshua Tree! The winners will elope on November 12th, 2017 in Pioneertown, CA.
As wedding filmmakers, you don't really expect your films to go viral ... but turns out, it can happen!
One of our favorite weddings we shot last year was recently featured on The Knot! Check out the Knot’s post, An Edgy, Landscape-Inspired Wedding at Havasu Springs Resort in Parker, Arizona to see the feature. It was also included in their post, 50 Wow-Worthy Weddings Across All 50 States, as their pick for Arizona.
Planning your wedding without a wedding coordinator? A little upfront planning will help make your wedding day smoother and make sure that your videographer and photographer can get straight to work capturing your day and won’t need to ask too many questions
Not only is the Joshua Tree Inn a beautiful spot to get married, it is one of the more affordable wedding venues in the High Desert. Built in 1950, this hacienda-style inn has long been known for the warmth, charm, and comfortable lodging it provides for guests visiting California's extraordinary Mojave Desert.