California Sand Dunes Engagement | Synnovea & Jason
I love California. I used to live in LA back when I was a travel nurse, and ever since then I have wanted to work out here. California has so many unique landscapes, especially for an elopement! There are the Redwoods, the Sierra Nevadas of Yosemite National Park, Mojave Desert of Joshua Tree National Park, Big Sur, and even pockets of sand dunes.
I met Synnovea & Jason for their California sand dunes engagement session at Glamis Sand Dunes. They were so sweet and we had so much fun running around together on the sand dunes. The location was so inspiring and I loved trying out new compositional techniques with them. They are such a laid back couple and were down for anything!
The Glamis Sand Dunes in California
The Glamis Sand Dunes, also known as the Imperial Sand Dunes, are located near Brawley, California almost into Mexico. It is an interesting place because its very rural, cell phone service is minimal, and its a hub of ATV enthusiasts.
It was crazy because would be shooting underneath one of the dunes, and there would be people revving the ATVs so fast over top of us! You really have to be careful when visiting, especially with clients. I spent a ton of time editing out tire tracks in the sand in post production!
California Elopement Photographer
So excited to go back to mainland California in a few weeks to photograph Synnovea & Jason’s intimate wedding at an Airbnb they found! I’m photographing their wedding as an associate for my good friend and mentor Sarah of Fox and Fig Photography! I love any chance to go to California to work as a wedding or elopement photographer. You can find more information on the best places to elope in California and more resources here. Reach out here to start planning your adventure engagement session or elopement at the Glamis Sand Dunes.
August 30, 2023
Nicole Lenia Kiser is a Traveling Elopement + WEdding photographer based out of Tennessee, MOntana, & Wyoming.
through experience in working with landscapes, she is able to create storytelling imagery connecting couples to the earth.