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Roadside Joshua Tree National Park Elopement in California | Michelle & Michael

Photographer: Ariele Chapman

Session: Elopement

Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CA

From the Photographer:
“Michelle and Michael Usatorres flew all the way from Miami to elope at Joshua Tree National Park on August 31st. It was a day filled with donuts, champagne, and their two best friends (who just so happened to have a cute dog). Michelle and Michael met when they were just 16 years old. He was always there for her, and the definition of what a soul mate and best friend are. Michael moved out of the friend zone just before Michelle’s 18th birthday, and thank goodness for that, because their love is extraordinary. They became engaged in 2016. At first they were going to have a large wedding, However, in July, they made a joke about eloping, and by August, they thought “well, maybe we should just elope instead?” And that is what they did!…

They said their “I Do’s”, laughed, cried, and laughed some more- kissed in the middle of the road, watched the sun set over the beautiful Joshua Trees and rock formations, and ended the night with a concert, amazing food, and most importantly good company….”

Thank you to Ariele Chapman for sharing this session, and congratulations to Michelle + Michael!

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