Welcome to the high desert! Many visitors to the area are unaware of the amazing hiking trails and dramatic landscapes outside the National Park. I've spent the last few years seeking out the best alternative hiking trails in the high desert, places without fees, lines or traffic and where you can truly experience the quiet and solitude this magical place has to offer. On top of that, I'm a professional photographer, so not only will you have the opportunity to explore some of the most scenic and breathtaking off-beaten hiking trails in and around Joshua Tree, you'll also walk away with some very memorable photos of your adventure in the high desert. A couple of days after your adventure, you will receive two high-res, professionally edited digital photos of your desert exploration, with the option of purchasing more once you peruse the online gallery of images from your day in the desert. If none of the times scheduled work for you, don't hesitate to get in touch and we can see if we can find a date/time that works with your schedule. PLEASE NOTE: This experience is an alternative experience to hiking in the National Park! It takes place in and around Joshua Tree. If you only wish to visit the National Park and not explore outside of it, this is not the experience for you.
Hello! I’m a professional photographer, designer, and filmmaker based in the Mojave Desert. I'm also the host of the popular 5-star AirBnb Experience "Photo Hike w/ Your Pup in Joshua Tree." I get inquiries on a daily basis from folks who want to explore the desert with me and have their photo professionally taken, but don't have a pup. Well, this experience is for you! It's your chance to capture the magical memories of your time in the Joshua Tree area with me as your guide and personal photographer.
This hike can be more about the hike, or more about the photos, or a combination. A few days before your experience, I will send a list of options and we can decide together what trail best suits your interests/needs. It really is a choose-your-own adventure! And whatever you choose, you get a hike & professional portrait session in one.
The desert is a harsh environment! Make sure to bring plenty of water, wear sensible hiking shoes & don't forget your sunblock.
Joshua Tree Sunset Hike & Photoshoot