Salvation Mountain with Lazaro Floral

I met up with Natalie of Lazaro Floral the other weekend and we charged out of San Diego to the desert. Hit up Salvation Mountain first and it was hot AF out there. It felt like the heat was coming up from the ground. Salvation Mountain is a really rad spot. We came upon it and all of it’s beautiful colorful glory and the photos I’ve always seen online do not do this place enough justice. There was a row of cars from out of state parked and people were scattered on the mountain. I found a spot off to the side and we began to unload the gear. It was a scorcher day and there was a local lady chilling under an awning yelling up at people who were not being respectful of the rules that were clearly posted around everywhere. She happened to catch us walking up and noticed Natalie in her white stiletto boots. “Ma’am, you can’t wait your boots up there. We don’t want ya to chip the paint. I love your boots but ya just can’t wear ‘em up!”

So we walked back to the car to grab Natalie’s Doc Martens. Got back to the mountain- again- and thanked the lady for giving us the heads up. We SO appreciated her letting us know. We weren’t trying to disrespect this awesome space nor the locals. Totally LNT was on my mind. (Leave No Trace) The lady said we were “fine” and then shared a story with us of a time when Martha Stewart came out with a big crew to photograph a bride on the mountain. The wedding dress train went down the staircase and it took a entire crew to carry it up. I later found the article and am posting the link here for you to see. If you go up to Salvation Mountain be respectful of the signs, stay on the path, bring a can of paint and a cash donation.

Here are some of my favourite shots from Salvation Mountain… We continued onto other parts of Niland and will share those in another blog post.

FLORALS : Lazaro Floral

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Shoes: Doc Martens

Wolf Honey Farm

Wolf Honey Farm is seriously one of my favorite venues in Southern California. It is located somewhere off in Temecula Wine Country and it boho eclectic style speaks to so many couples and is one of the coolest hippest locations to have a wedding. I was invited to second shoot for my amazing friend Rachael Bernstein with Uriel Photography- the soon to be MRS. JONES! Rachael was recently engaged so I’m super pumped for her.

This wedding the King Wedding and the afternoon ceremony took place out in the open under this frame of a teepee. There were old church pews and cool old Persian rugs running all of the aisles. The bride pulled up in this cool old blue truck and it was perfection. There reception took place under the stars and after the first dance the Groom stole the show when he grabbed the microphone and sang, “Sweet Caroline” to his doting bride. I’ve second shot several weddings and this one will always stay with me. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. King!