monica - joshua tree national park session

Can I just say how cool Instagram is? This silly app is able to connect us to different people all over the world. So I'd like to take a moment to talk about the blessings Instagram has given to me this year. One of those blessings is Monica. 

Here's the thing: I LOVE shooting people in adventurous, beautiful locations. Because of this, I've started posting about upcoming travels in hopes to find a couple or person to photograph. So I had a trip planned out to Anaheim to visit some friends, and I posted about it on Instagram looking for potential clients (cause California is BEAUTIFUL duh. ;P) Monica messaged me asking if I would want to take her portraits out in Joshua Tree, and my immediate reaction was UM YAAASSSS. What I didn't know then was just how much of a blessing God was bringing into my life. When I met Monica in Joshua Tree, she was like a cascading waterfall in the middle of the desert. Her spirit comes alive when she speaks to you, and the joy that she exuberates is unlike anyone I've ever met. She was laughter and giggles the whole time, and her session showcases that beautifully. We connected over our loves for Jesus, adventure, and National Parks, and I'm still amazed at how an app like Instagram can be used to connect kindred spirits all over the world. I'm thankful I met this beautiful girl, one I can happily now call friend.

I hope you smile as you look over her session, because this girl's light shines so bright.