Palm Springs Engagement Photo Locations
Palm Springs is easily one of the trendiest locations for engagement photos and rightfully so! The desert is an absolutely perfect backdrop for any couple seeking a fun, colorful spot for their engagement session. So if you are considering the Coachella Valley as the location for your engagement photos, here is our photo booth expert guide for the 5 best Palm Springs engagement locations!
1. Open Desert In Palm Springs
When trying to figure out the best location for your Palm Springs engagement photos, sometimes the simplest answer is also the right answer. There are a number of different open desert areas such as the Palm Springs Visitor’s Center which is nestled underneath the San Jacinto mountains. The best part is there are no permits or fees to shoot in the open desert and there is plenty of privacy.
2. Ace Hotel & Swim Club
The Ace Hotel & Swim Club is one of the more iconic places in Palm Springs, but the hotel is also great for Palm Springs engagement photo locations. Some of the features that make Ace Hotel & Swim Club a trendy spot for engagement sessions are the art mural that changes every year, the popular “ACE” sign in front of the hotel, the white walls inside the property, and of course the retro vibe pool area.
3. The Saguaro Hotel
If colored walls are your desire and tequila is your flavor then look no further than the Saguaro Hotel as the location for your Palm Springs engagement photos! This brightly colored hotel is one of the most Instagrammed locations in the world, and it is easy to see why with all the vibrant designs. The Saguaro also has a tequila bar inside for couples who want to loosen up before, during or after their engagement photos!
4. Palm Springs Murals
Palm Springs is a city that has deep artistic roots. That means there are elements of design throughout the desert city. This is definitely a good thing for couples trying to find the best Palm Springs engagement photo locations! Off Palm Canyon Drive alone there are multiple wall murals that are the perfect backdrop for couples to get creative and have a little fun. So find some local art murals and give your engagement photos some life!
5. Anywhere You Are Smiling
Sure we could mention Moorten Botanical Garden, the windmills, Ice Cream Shoppe, the Coachella Valley Preserve, or one of the other popular Palm Springs engagement photo locations, but what matters most is that you bring a good attitude. The location is only the third most important component of an engagement session behind the wardrobe and the good energy. So dress for success, maybe grab a pre-session cocktail, and have fun because the best engagement photos are the ones where the couple is having fun!
All photos from this post were provided by award-winning Palm Springs wedding photographer Ryan Horban.