elopement

sarah + colin / capitol reef elopement

capitol reef elopement

capitol reef elopement

when sarah first contacted me she said a few key words: "national park" and "intimate ceremony". from there, everything else was a breeze. i was greeted by their close family at the parking area for one of the best lookouts in all of capitol reef national park (one of the most spectacular, underrated parks in all of utah). everyone looked amazing, of course, and we made our way to the cliffside spot sarah & colin had already picked out. they had been exploring the area for a few days already, so they knew exactly where they wanted to go for their ceremony and photos afterward. we explored at the mouth of a canyon, an orchard (so much green in a sea of red!), and did a little rock scrambling. we ended up back at their ceremony site just after the sun went down, and took some of my favorite photos from our entire time together. moab is similar to capitol reef in that your eye mostly sees varying shaded of red and orange sandstone, but what sets capitol reef apart are all the other hues - the pink and greens and blues that weave in and out of the cliffs. and everything becomes so much more vibrant just after the sun dips down past the horizon.

i would LOVE to return to this park asap. so if you're thinking you want to get married in a national park, but maybe are willing to travel a little off the beaten path to avoid the crowds, this is the park. :) congratulations sarah & colin, thank you for asking me to be there!

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capitol reef elopement

rachel + james / arches national park elopement

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arches national park elopement

drrrream wedding right here. rachel and james were in the middle of their road trip and decided that would be the perfect time to elope. just the two of them, no big complicated plans or long lists of guests, just them (and myself and the videographer, leslie allred, to document it all, of course). they chose a gorgeous summer morning, and were totally up for meeting early, before the crowds really hit the park. 

i think what i loved most about rachel and james' wedding was how uniquely them it was. they knew exactly the kind of day they wanted, and they knew that the photos were really important to them so they allowed for plenty of time before and after the ceremony. their first look was a dream (i mean, i'm pretty sure james' face made me cry when he first saw her!), and rachel looked like dreamiest bride ever while reading her vows under the arch before the ceremony.

after the "i dos" these two were totally up for anything, crawling over rocks, dancing on top of boulders, and snuggling up in tight slot canyons. they were so immersed in each other and i loved every minute i got to spend with them. they had been keeping a journal of their story together, each separately answering a daily question and writing down their answers together. that particular day their question was, "what is new in your relationship today?" how perfect is that?!

thank you for being open to sharing your wedding day with me, rachel & james. cheers to you guys and all the adventures yet to come!!

location: sand dune arch, arches national park

videographer: leslie allred films (p.s. you have to watch her video of this wedding here!)

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arches national park elopement moab utah adventure wedding
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