maddy + spencer || sunset proposal at dead horse point state park, moab, utah

i love that couples have started to hire photographers to capture their wedding proposals. i've shot about a half a dozen now, and every time they are so exciting! i get butterflies in my stomach right before someone gets down on one knee to pop the question, and i giddily run up to the couple (after they're done canoodling, of course) to shout congratulations. ya, i get a bit excited. spencer's proposal to maddy was no different. dead horse point at sunset was the perfect back drop for their cliffside picnic. their home is chicago, but they were on vacation out west, checking out all the beautiful national parks that the moab area has to offer. happy wedding planning to these two! thanks for letting me capture it all. :)

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dead horse point engagements wedding moab utah

shelby + justin || adventure anniversary session, dead horse point state park, moab, utah

i absolutely love cloudy, moody days in the desert for couples sessions. i think it adds a sort of depth you can't really get when the sun is sitting high up in a bright blue sky. shelby contacted me last year about capturing some portraits of she and her husband for their trip out to moab to celebrate their anniversary. any time i get an inquiry for a session in the off-season i'm stoked (less crowds!), so i was really excited to hear that they'd be making their way out to the desert from arkansas in february. 

we met up at dead horse about an hour before sunset and there was hardly anyone there. we chatted about travel and the desert, and about dogs, of course. these two have two pups really similar to ours so there was a lot of sharing of iphone puppy photos. shelby & justin are so obviously made for each other, they were really comfortable being in front of the camera, and definitely knew how to make each other smile. if i ever make it out your way, you can count on me swinging by to meet your pups, and spend more time with you two of course!

i also wanted to include some really kind words shelby sent to me in an e-mail after they received their gallery. this meant so much more knowing that they have their photos taken together often, at least once a year:

"These are incredible!! Justin and I both agreed that was the best photography experience we have ever had!!"

thank you, and happy (really belated) anniversary!

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fallon + bashaun || bonneville salt flats adventure engagements, salt lake city, utah

Ok. So let’s just start off by saying that I had no idea what to expect when I headed to Salt Lake City for a photo session with Fallon and Bashaun. I had always wanted to visit the Bonneville salt flats, and had been dying to book a session with a couple that was willing to make the drive and run around the flats with me, but I don’t think I could’ve dreamed of a more perfect pair for this adventure than these two!

It’s important to note as well that this was back in late January/early February, so it wasn’t exactly balmy out. We met at the parking area for the salt flats and gave big hugs (I always hug). They were super excited for their photos and I couldn’t wait to get out on the flats and see what the light would be like out there. We headed out and found the perfect spot with no one around – I think the cold weather scared a lot of people off! Fallon told me that she had a few different outfits (love that!) but when she came out in her first dress, a gorgeous yellow floral print that fit her perfectly, I got SO excited! I love when couples showcase their style and bring a few different outfits.

We spent an hour or so running around, getting to know each other, and watching the sun lower until it finally peeked beneath the clouds. Bashaun is a professional dancer for the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in Salt Lake City, so you absolutely have to scroll through all these photos so that you get to the end and the dance party that ensued when I put a little Justin Timberlake on. 

Thank you, Fallon + Bashaun. Your love is something to be admired, and I hope we can get together again very soon!

Also, who wants to have their couples session out at the salt flats? I’m dying to go back!

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