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emily + chris / dead horse point engagements

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dead horse point engagements

seeing as how these two are getting married this weekend (!!!), i figured it was probably time to get their engagements from this spring up on the blog. i swear, one of these days i'll catch up on blogging!

if i ever met a couple that was absolutely in love, no question, it would be emily + chris. they were so at ease during our time together, dancing around, laughing uncontrollably, and snuggling up without any direction from me whatsoever. chris brought a cowboy hat along, so i knew we'd be fast friends. disclaimer: i love country music. not only that, but they're both dog lovers. if you follow me on social media you might know that we recently added a puppy to our family. i wasn't able to bring him along for our photos, so chris and emily came over to our place in the morning for muffins (with bacon!), coffee, and a puppy walk. it was just like hanging with old friends.

they're getting married this weekend in the mountains above salt lake city, and i cannot wait to get up there to capture it all! i've been spending a lot of time in the mountains lately, escaping the heat and the hordes of people that come to moab in the summer, so i'm really looking forward to seeing these two again on their big day. xo

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tifanny / dead horse point portraits

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dead horse point portraits

every so often i get an inquiry for solo portraits. 90% of the time i’m photographing couples for their engagement photos at canyonlands national park, or their elopement at dead horse point, or their wedding with all their family and friends at sorrel river ranch or whispering oaks. but sometimes i get an e-mail from a solo traveller that wants to document their journey better than a lot of selfies on their phones will. they usually have found me on instagram @emilyklarerphotography, and can connect with the landscape in the way that i have. i get giddy when i receive inquiries like this. maybe this is a little ambitious of a thought, but i almost always have the thought, “we’re going to be friends”. any woman (it’s always been women so far) is a hero to me who is willing to step out of her comfort zone, travel solo, explore the desert in all its majesty on their own, and reach out to a total stranger (hi!) to ask them to photograph them when they’re probably feeling a bit vulnerable.

 

tifanny is a true wanderluster at heart, and our time together watching the sun dip down below the horizon went by way too fast. come back soon, tifanny! 

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shelby + justin / dead horse point portraits

dead horse point anniversary session

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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jake + mikayla / dead horse point wedding

dead horse point state park moab utah wedding

dead horse point wedding

one of the great aspects of being an outdoor wedding photographer is that i get to be outside during sunset almost every single night during the busy season. desert sunsets (and sunrises!) never disappoint, but you don't ever know exactly what you're going to get. jake & mikayla's early october wedding last fall at dead horse point started out perfect - a beautifully sunny late afternoon ceremony, all of their close friends and family gathering along the canyon edge. a lot of tears were shed during the ceremony, making it really hard not to do the same behind the camera. immediately following the ceremony a little wind started to pick up, gradually increasing in intensity, when suddenly the entire canyon became draped in a rosy pink and orange sherbet hue, colors i don't think i've ever seen in the 10 years i've lived in moab. i did my usual squeal when i see incredible light, and we hurried away from the crowds for just a moment to snap a few shots of these two, newly married and crazy in love. the unpredictable nature of planning a wedding can be really unnerving, but i absolutely love it. you never know what you're going to get on your wedding day, but you can be sure that if you plan to be in the desert, something epic will happen. :) thank you mikayla & jake. lots of love to you both!

location: dead horse point state park, moab, utah

dress: bhldn

florals: intertwined floral

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jake + maddy / dead horse point engagements

dead horse point state park Moab utah outdoor engagement

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some sessions are just so easy and comfortable that you sort of forget you're even shooting. maddy and jake's session was just like that. they are both moab locals so i had seen them a bit around town and we had recently grabbed a drink at eddie's to chat about their upcoming wedding this year (!), but this was the first time that we were able to just chat about whatever and enjoy the stunning beauty of our own backyard. these two are so very genuine, i cannot wait to capture their wedding day later this year! xo 

dead horse point state park Moab Utah engagement session
dead horse point state park Moab Utah engagement session
dead horse point state park Moab Utah engagement session
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dead horse point state park Moab Utah engagement session

colby + jazmin / dead horse point engagements

Dead Horse Point Engagement Utah Moab adventure session

dead horse point engagements

i cannot believe i haven't shared this session yet! this year i will be better at blogging all of these incredible couples in a timely manner. but back to colby and jazmin - these two were an absolute dream to photograph. they were so down to earth and definitely shared my same sarcastic sense of humor. we spent some time exploring a gorgeous little spot in dead horse point state park, tucked away from the crowds that head straight to the main overlook. we talked about tattoos (i LOVED theirs), work, and their upcoming wedding in hawaii. this session was everything i love about photography - incredible golden sunset light and a rad couple that was amazing to spend time with outside. happy first week of the year all!

Dead Horse Point Engagement Utah Moab adventure session
Dead Horse Point Engagement Utah Moab adventure session
Dead Horse Point Engagement Utah Moab adventure session
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Dead Horse Point Engagement Utah Moab adventure session
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Dead Horse Point Engagement Utah Moab adventure session
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