Top 3 Locations for Engagement Photos in Palm Springs

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Palm Springs is a magical desert oasis with SO much character it’s hard to narrow down to the best 3 places to do your engagement photos at. Here are my personal favorites as a Palm Springs Wedding Photographer + Palm Springs Engagement Photographer. Let me know if you agree in the comments section! From open desert that is perfect at sunrise and sunset, to lush and tropical greenhouses like Moorten Botanical Garden – this guide has you covered for your Palm Springs Wedding or Engagement Photos. I know that a lot of couples that get married in Palm Springs or come out here for their engagement photos make the drive from either Los Angeles or Las Vegas which makes it SO important to have valuable information before you arrive. Planning a destination wedding in Palm Springs or visiting on vacation makes it so you have to plan from afar and that’s NOT an easy thing to do, especially picking out a palm springs wedding venue – we know, there’s a LOT. So kudos to you for doing the research and I would love to chat and be your professional hand-holder and photographer. Let’s make some magic! But onwards to the guide on the best places in Palm Springs for your Engagement Photos:

#1: Palm Springs Windmills

Besides saying that the windmills are pure frickin’ magic I don’t really know what to say. If you want a chic and romantic vibe for your photos and love open desert – this is probably the best spot for you. With sand that is almost white and the typical desert shrubbery it is magical because of the mountains, the light, and of course … the windmills. They are SO tall it is hard to describe how small you feel next to them. It’s a really awe inspiring place and is a great spot if you do not want a SOUL around for your engagement photos. Check out more engagement photos at the palm springs windmills HERE.


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#2: The Saguaro Palm Springs

I think it should be no surprise that The Saguaro made it on this list. If you’ve been following along on my wedding blog for a while you know that I ADORE unique venues that are colorful, vibrant, and rad.

Driving past The Saguaro I promise you are literally unable to miss it. With bright rainbow walls it’s perfect if you love vibrant boho chic photos. And fun fact, it is THE most instagrammed about place in all of Palm Springs. Can you see why? It’s truly one of the most unique places to get married at in Palm Springs or do your engagement photos. I promise, it’s one of a kind. Perfect for destination weddings and couples that want something that is SO different than the normal wedding venue for sure. Palm Springs Wedding Venues tend to be a bit different but this one tops my own list. Check out some super fun and rad engagement photo session I took of a beautiful couple HERE.


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#3 Moorten Botanical Garden

Full disclosure – I have not shot a wedding at Moorten Botanical Garden yet but I am WILLING this into the universe so hi there, take me with you. It is a serious desert oasis and is perfect if you want a whimsical and greenhouse wedding or gorgeous engagement photos. With beautiful trails filled to the brim with cacti and spanish style architecture it’s perfect for your laid back Palm Springs Wedding or Engagement Session. I promise we will make magical photos there. Check out some photos I took on my visit HERE.


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I hope that this photo location guide for Palm Springs was helpful and we seriously can’t WAIT to be your engagement and wedding photographers for your palm springs wedding or session!

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