Desert Wildflowers

Cara Paxson's Ocotillo Wells Maternity Session, Narrow Earths Trail

These images make me soooo happy. I am so blessed to have such a beautiful friend, inside and out. When Cara invited me to go out to the desert with her family for a camping trip in Ocotillo Wells, I knew the timing for a Maternity session would be perfect. With all the non-stop rain and talk of super blooms, I was so excited to tell her about my idea. And luckily for me, Cara is always up for an adventure. BTW you should definitely check out Cara's instagram and scent company @AsiiabyCara

So on Saturday morning, Eddie and I left camp in search of the perfect photoshoot location. And we found it at this little trail in Ocotillo Wells called Narrow Earths. I wish you could smell these photos, the blooms were intoxicating. Everything was green and growing, it's just so amazing the way the desert blooms and grows!  I say this all the time, but truthfully I had a terrible time narrowing down the images to just these few for a preview. Cara is the empitomy of the glowing mommy to be, and all of these images are proof.  If there is anyone out there wanting to take pictures in the desert, do it, the 2 hour trip is so worth it right now.

We headed back to camp after a little while to get a few snaps with Waylon, her first born.  It was the perfect golden light and we got some amazing shots in the blooms by camp. We were right along this path where dirt bikes and quads occasionally went by, and they kicked up the perfect amount of golden haze. Cara, you are beautiful and I hope you love a cherish these images. I can't wait to meet Dean in a few months.