Sometimes, waking up at 4:00am is SO WORTH IT. For their anniversary photo session, Jasmine and Will met us out in Joshua Tree, CA (aka: a photographer playground) for some amazing pictures. The sunrise was incredible, BUT the sun rises fast in the desert. Shade is hard to come by, and shade is a photographer's best friend. We drove aimlessly for a few minutes (the best way to find new photo spots), and found a cave of boulders. After exploring the rocky area, we decided to experiment in the sun. Barker Dam trail was the only spot I knew of where we could find a giant reflector for the sun... the reservoir. So we hiked in for some shots that played with high contrast.