The day after their wedding, John and Laura towed their Airstream into a campground at Joshua Tree National Park and we went out for a sunset adventure session. We romped through the Joshua Trees, made epic poses on rocky vistas, and laughed until our cheeks hurt.
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Joshua Tree National Park Adventure Session
John and Laura are fellow road lifers and Airstream gut-renovators, dog lovers, and talented creatives who are basically the raddest. Just days before they got married, they completed their outstanding renovation of a 34-foot vintage Airstream. If you didn’t know any better, you’d look at it and think the job was done by a professional shop. Although, by the end of all this work I think John and Laura can call themselves pros. Sorry, we just can’t talk about these guys without talking about their Airstream too. It’s like another member of their family. A big, long, shiny, aluminum family member.
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After shooting their wedding at Rimrock Ranch, we met up with them in Joshua Tree National Park for a more casual day-after adventure session. We started with a family hang inside their new home, the long long Airstream. You can get a small peek at the work they did on this thing in these photos, but if you want to see the full picture you should head over to John’s Instagram accound, @TheLongLongAirstream. We are so impressed with the work they did to this old Airstream. If you’ve also read our blog post on their wedding, you’re probably tired of hearing us gush about it by now.
Next, we hiked up a hill behind their camp spot for sunset amidst the Joshua Trees. Laura is the owner of Vacilando Quilting Co. and crafts handmade quilts with designs that are inspired by the landscapes in which they travel. Her quilts are incredibly cool, so obviously we grabbed one to take out with us for the shoot. Badass quilts make for awesome photos btw, so consider grabbing yourself one of her creations to up the cozy factor of your next adventure ;) While Laura was wrapped up in her quilt, John threw on a leather jacket and shades and we could have sworn he stepped off the Top Gun set. These two were too cool.
But then we hiked down off the epic overlook and got real goofy, just the way we like it. They even requested their own butt grab shot, which we gladly obliged. The butt grab shot is becoming a popular request, and we’re 100% okay with that. We will ALWAYS support butt grabs with beers and sunsets. When the shooting was over, we went back to their Airstream and John whipped us all up some craft cocktails at their swanky Airstream bar. But we were more occupied with sipping than snapping so sorry for the lack of documentation. If you’re lucky enough to run into these two and their magnificent Airstream on the road someday though, definitely ask to see their slick hidden bar. And their nifty bathroom design. We never knew we could get so excited about a bathroom. But anyways, I digress. Enjoy the pics!