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Fun Couples Photos at Joshua Tree Airbnb


HEY - I'm Annette

An Arizona based Wedding, Elopement & Couple's Photographer. I am here for the wild, messy and imperfect moments. Let me help you create an experience that will last a lifetime.


April 7, 2021

My time with Chloe and Matt at a Joshua Tree Airbnb was the bomb.com. So f’ing fun and I loved getting creative with these two and just trying new things.

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The Session

Joshua Tree National Park has endless endless opportunities for photos – and I mean endless. Every shoot I’ve done there has been so unique and different – which is exactly what Chloe and Matt wanted: a session that wasn’t your “average” or “normal” couples session. They wanted a more intimate session and they got it!


These two rented an Airbnb in the desert, called Le Cabanon of Joshua Tree. Here are some deets about the place if you need a place to stay in Joshua Tree:

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
  • $506/night
  • 20 minutes from the west entrance of JTNP
  • Secluded 5-acre property
  • Jacuzzi out in the desert
  • A firepit
  • The cutest boho decor


We started off just enoyin’ the desert sun. Chloe wore the coolest rhinestone fringe corset denim top from a local vendor, Roaming Travelers. So right off the bat these two had a great start for the unique photos they wanted – I’ve never seen a shirt like that one! And whoooo knew denim on denim on denim would look so kickass like it did on her.

And we ended the session with some snugglin’ up in the Airbnb’s jacuzzi under the desert sky. Who doesn’t love relaxing in a hot tub out in the California desert because I dooo!

couple hugging in desert couple walking in desert couple dancing around couple holding hands and walking couple kissing in desert couple kissing at sunset couple drinking in desert couple flipping off camera

Where to Stay: Rad Joshua Tree Airbnb’s

One of the biggest reasons I love Joshua Tree: the amount of crazy cute Airbnb’s available for you to stay at. They’re all decorated with pretty bohemian decor and feature the best amenities for you to use out in the desert. And if you want to take any type of photos out in the desert (engagement, family, maternity, etc.), you can find a cute Airbnb with nice property to use instead of going into the national park if you don’t want to! Take a weekend vacay with your partner and escape to the desert in one of these stylish Joshua Tree Airbnb’s:

couple walking in towels couple sitting in hot tub couple snuggling in hot tub couple cuddling in hot tub couple kissing in hot tub

What to Do in Joshua Tree

Now let’s talk some fun things to do while you’re in JT!


1. Go on hikes

If you’re at all active and/or like being outside, definitely go on a hike or two while you’re in the JT area. Here’s an article with some of the top hikes in Joshua Tree!


2. Eat good food

You can’t take a trip without finding some of the best local places to eat at. Here are some of the best places to eat + drink in the Joshua Tree area:

Read this article for more!


3. Go thrift shopping

Joshua Tree has a ton of vintage shops that are super fun to go thrift shopping at. Here’s a Yelp page with the 10 best used, vintage, & consignment stores to visit!

4. Explore the town

This is an easy one – just walk around downtown and explore all the little shops, restaurants, and cafés! It’s a fun place to explore with friends or a partner and just go in whatever shops attract you.

couple in hot tub in joshua tree

Workshop: @twerkshopaf

When you’re done with this one, check out more of my recent couples work below:

Honeymoon Adventure Session at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Playful Couples Photos in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Winter Engagement Photos in North Bend, WA

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HEY - I'm Annette!

An Arizona based Wedding, Elopement & Couple's Photographer. I am here for the wild, messy and imperfect moments. Let me help you create an experience that will last a lifetime.


Annette Ambrose

Weddings, Elopements, & COUPLES