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Stephanie & Brandon’s Sand Dune Engagement

Stephanie and Brandon had an absolutely gorgeous evening for an incredible engagement session at the Glamis Sand Dunes. The sand dunes created a unique and always changing landscape for the happy couple to really show off their love, their connection, and their great hats. An admired and talented photographer himself, Brandon and his bride-to-be really encapsulated all that this photo shoot was meant to be. The neutral tones of their outfits created a compelling accent to the color of the sun and the sand. An outfit change from yellow to white for Stephanie allowed for a variety of different captures in a slightly different area of the dunes.  Climbing in sand dunes in triple degree heat is no small feat, but these two made it look so easy!
Couple running in the sand dunes | | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Engaged couple in all white face to face | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Engaged couple in all white at sunset on a sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Engaged couple sitting together on a blanket in sand dunes | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Engaged couple sharing a kiss on sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Sunset portrait | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles All white outfits for engagement session | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Engaged couple sitting on a blanket in the sand dunes | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Engaged couple dance on sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride to be gazing at her husband to be | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Engaged couple sharing a kiss on sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
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*Cue the floral hat!* This was a spectacular backdrop for an engagement session and it was only made better Stephanie and Brandon’s perfect outfit choices! Stephanie looked absolutely stunning with this beautiful accessory!
Portrait of a bride to be wearing sunhat with flowers | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los AngelesCouple in the sand dunes with the moon out | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los AngelesWe moved to another part of the Glamis Sand Dunes which featured this flat horizon for a different look.
Engaged couple walking along a sand dune at sunset | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Engaged couple portrait on a sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los AngelesYou can really sense the chemistry between these two in this photo.  From behind the lens, it was easy to see why these two are ready for the rest of their lives together!
Engaged couple walking the along a sand dune at sunset | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Beautiful sand dune engagement | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Golden hour photo of engaged couple on sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Golden hour photo of engaged couple on sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los AngelesHard to believe this is Southern California, right?! Looks like another planet!
Beautiful sand dune engagement | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Happy couple walking on sand dune at sunset | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Engaged couple walking the along a sand dune at sunset | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los AngelesStephanie looked stunning in both her white and yellow dresses that she chose for this shoot, and Brandon wore perfect accompaniments to her attire.
Bride to be wearing a hat at a sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Engaged couple walking hand in hand on sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles This photo is one of my favorites from their sand dunes engagement session.
Engaged couple portrait on a sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Wispy clouds above sand dune with engaged couple | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride to be in a sun hat with florals | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Moon view during engagement session | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride to be wearing a hat at a sand dune | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Distant view of engaged couple with beautiful sky on sand dunes | California Sand Dunes engagement session | Colorful Palm Springs wedding photography | #palmspringsphotographer #sanddunes #engagementsession #southerncalifornia
 Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los AngelesThis was a beautiful sunset engagement shoot with a great couple. It’s about a three hour drive to the Sand Dunes from Los Angeles, and I loved every moment of this fun adventure with them! Congratulations  Stephanie and Brandon!

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