Real Couples // Joshua Tree Engagement Photos: Eda + Matt

Matt and I are from NYC; he's an architectural designer and I'm a graphic designer. We love eating and cooking together, and recently purchased our first apartment! We are so excited to make more memories in our new home!

Matt and I met in college at a party, and Matt approached me telling me I was brave for wearing white shoes to a frat party. We wouldn't be here right now if my roommate didn't drag me out that night so it's thanks to her that we met! One of our first dates was at the school cafeteria because we were broke college kids. And now we're broke adults! 

Matt had been carrying a ring around for over 4 months and proposed on the last day we were in Copenhagen. We were at a dessert bar and he asked the waitress to hide the ring in my pastry, but they almost brought my dessert to the wrong couple! He told me that this place specifically puts gold in their desserts and when I found the ring, I thought it was part of the tart until he got down on one knee. Good thing I didn't eat it! I was surprised to hear that all our family members already knew except me. He nailed it!

We planned this trip just for leisure and our lovely photographer just so happened to have time to meet us in Joshua Tree for a quick engagement session. It was so nice to have such a different landscape in these shots.

Words by Eda, as told by Amber Marlow. Photos by Elizabeth Tsung.

 joshua tree california engagement session eda and matt on bed hitting each other with pillows
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 joshua tree california engagement session matt laying on top of eda
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 joshua tree california engagement session matt kissing eda's cheek, matt standing and eda sitting on kitchen counter
 joshua tree california engagement session eda laughing on pillow-covered couch while matt tries to feed her a snack
 joshua tree california engagement session matt feeding eda a cheeto
 joshua tree california engagement session matt and eda outside in desert
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 joshua tree california engagement session eda and matt standing and looking off to the side, trees in background
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 joshua tree california engagement session couple standing on rock cluster looking out at desert sunset
 joshua tree california engagement session eda sitting above matt on rocks, matt pointing at something out of frame
 joshua tree california engagement session embrace on top of rock, mountains in background
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ELIZABETH TSUNG

Extroverted introvert and feminist. Asian-American photographer residing in NYC and Palm Springs, CA. Eats way too much bread.