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Vintage VW Bus Engagement Session

Apr 5, 2016

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Natalie + Garrett’s

Vintage VW Bus Engagement Session

When Natalie + Garrett asked us what we thought about their idea to rent a vintage VW bus for their engagement session our in Joshua Tree, we may or may not have jumped up and down like kid’s in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with an American Express black card. But nothing - nothing - could have really prepared us for just how perfect the VW bus would be for their shoot until they showed up with it, in all its orange, vintage glory.

They rented their awesome bus from this rad place out in Costa Mesa called VW Surfari, and they made a long weekend camping trip out of their engagement session (since they live up near the Bay area). It really fit in with who they are - always up for adventure and camping; in fact, Garrett proposed to Natalie on an RV trip to Zion National Forest around Christmastime, so shooting their engagement session in another national park just totally fit them to a “T.”

We spent the afternoon hiking around on the busiest weekend ever - not only was it the first week of most people’s spring break, but it also happened to be Easter weekend, so Joshua Tree was crowded as heck. But! Eventually we found the perfect spot, and we watched the sunset over the jumbo rocks, talking about their upcoming destination wedding in Palm Springs next winter (which we are super stoked about) and basically just the best time ever.

And, we’re pretty sure that we need to own a VW bus now!!

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Randy + Ashley Durham are a husband and wife wedding photography team located in Southern California, and available for weddings nationwide (heck yeah, we love to travel!).



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  1. Loren

    April 5th, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Goodness!!!! Love this session! So chic and fun!! Nice work!

  2. Candi

    April 5th, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Oh my gosh!!!! How fun!!!! Love these!

  3. Jessica Green

    April 5th, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Wow, what a gorgeous engagement session! 🙂

  4. Meredith

    April 5th, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I love this! SO amazing and the pops of red and orange are just perfect.

  5. Cinnamon Wolfe

    April 5th, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Dang you guys. So freaking good. Seriously. *fist bump*

  6. Brittani

    April 5th, 2016 at 10:54 am

    They seem like total adventurers! Love this 🙂

  7. Jill

    April 5th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    These are SO fun- I am LOVING all of your fun themed sessions lately-gorgeous!

  8. joanna moss

    April 5th, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Get out with these!! Love that VW bus!! Beautiful colours 🙂

  9. christina forbes

    April 6th, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Love this session! It’s got such a great vibe to it! And that VW Bus…perfect!!!

  10. Misty

    April 6th, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I ABSOLUTELY love this session!! SO adorable!

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