engagement sessions

jake + maddy / dead horse point engagements

dead horse point state park Moab utah outdoor engagement

dead horse point engagements

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
dead horse point state park Moab Utah engagement session

courtney + jesse / dead horse point engagements

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dead horse point motorcycle engagements

when courtney first e-mailed me, she mentioned how she wasn't exactly sure of the date she and her fiance, jesse, would be in moab because they were going to be touring colorado and utah on a motorcycle. i was, of course, immediately intrigued, and also slightly envious of their trip. we nailed down some dates and decided to do a 2 hour engagement session, which is the best, because we were able to visit two different locations and get a really wide variety of shots. 

i've mentioned this before, but you just never know who you're going to meet in this business, you don't know what story belongs to the person on the other end of the screen sending you an e-mail. i knew almost nothing about these two before we met, but after the 2+ hours we were able to spend together, i walked away both admiring and respecting the two of them. courtney was in the process of starting a soap company (check it out! dirty girl soap co.) and jesse founded the imagine foundation, a non-profit whose goal is to end child slavery (check out the site here, and his ted talk!). needless to say, these two are a power couple. they practice what they preach, and definitely seem to be living life to the fullest. also, they have a ridiculously awesome sense of humor. even though this was months ago, i can remember jesse making me laugh so hard my cheeks hurt by the time the sun went down. and the best part of it all is that i get to shoot their wedding next summer in ohio! i cannot wait for that celebration, and to get to laugh with these two again.

lots of love to you both. 

dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements
dead horse point state park moab utah adventure engagements

megan + connor / canyonlands engagements

canyonlands national park outdoor adventure engagements

canyonlands national park engagements

it's always exciting when you meet a couple for the first time the day of your session together. it can be super intimidating having someone else take your photograph for a few hours, but i always let people know that we'll take a little hike first just to get to know each other a little better. megan & connor were so sweet and fun and easy to be around. i knew right from the very beginning that we were going to have a good time wandering around the tops of canyons together. :)

when i delivered their gallery to them, they responded with the kindest words:

"Emily took engagement photos for my fiance and I during a recent vacation in Moab UT. I was a little nervous booking someone remotely but booking her has been our best wedding planning decision so far! She promptly answered the many questions I asked prior to our engagement session and even gave me outfit suggestions and viewed my Pinterest board to get a feel for my style. Emily arrived at our location early to scope out a brand new little spot she hadn't been to before that turned out to be amazing! We were pretty nervous starting out but she made us feel very comfortable and confident without being the "cheesy photographer". We received our gallery today and cannot believe how flattering and beautiful all the photos are. Emily has a knack for creating flattering poses and you will look great in your photos!"

thank you, megan & connor, and congratulations on your engagement! :)

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moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding
moab utah engagement photographer outdoor wedding

r + r // outdoor engagements

this was a total dream session. when i received rebecca's e-mail all i saw were two key phrases: "engagement session" and "monument valley". done and done. i love shooting outside, especially in natural settings, and monument valley is one of the most iconic landscapes in the desert southwest. not to mention i always love a good drive. :) these two were a ton of fun, and so easy to photograph! their laughter was contagious and their love for each other was so beautiful to capture. thank you so much rebecca and ryan! i really hope to see you guys soon. xo

p.s. the little bakeshop in nyc was just as amazing as you said it'd be. ;)

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monument valley engagement session
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monument valley engagement session moab
monument valley engagement session moab
monument valley engagement session moab
monument valley engagement session moab
monument valley engagement session
monument valley engagement session moab
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monument valley engagement session moab
monument valley engagement session moab
monument valley engagement session moab
monument valley engagement session moab
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