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adventure wedding photographer

i'm a traveling moab elopement photographer, & i capture the beauty

of love and place

this is about so much more than hiring a photographer. this is about trust and connection. it's about that love that only you and your person can understand. you invest in me, and i break off a little piece of myself to create with you.

i photograph couples in the wild deserts of utah, the mountain west, & all over the world. i believe that perfection is boring & that love is everything.

moab wedding photographer

this is me

and this is my man. these are our dog kids, cash and koi. i believe that if we're going to do this thing, if you're going to ask me in to be the only one there to witness your vows, to be there on one of your best days, and then to meet and celebrate with all of your closest friends and family, then you have to get to know me.

this life is yours for the taking

how do you want to remember it?

i want to document your love, because having something like what you and your person get to experience – all the heart eyes and long kisses and arguments and staying up too late and crying your eyes out – it’s not a small thing. these moments have weight, they are important, and it will all go by too fast if we don’t take a moment to be intentional, to pause. i want to take a little time to slow it all down, soak it all in, and remember why.

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"Emily was by far the best decision we made for our wedding day! She made both of us feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera and captured our personalities perfectly. She knew the Moab area, specifically Dead Horse Point State Park, extremely well and knew exactly how to avoid any crowds in order to give us a completely private ceremony and photos. I would 100% recommend anyone who is interested in a small ceremony or elopement to start by contacting Emily and see just how perfect she can make your special day."

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"Besides deciding to marry my husband, booking Emily was the very best decision I made when planning my wedding. We thought we were getting a photographer, but we got so much more when we booked her. She helped us figure out where to get married, what time of the year and week, what time of the day to have the ceremony, how to plan out the day, which vendors to work with, and even where to eat and sleep! I got smiles ear to ear every time we emailed and then actually hanging out with her at our engagement shoot (which you should also book! you wont regret it!) and after our ceremony was probably the highlight of our trip. She made it so easy and fun and we felt so relaxed and happy to roam these gorgeous places. She showed us little hidden spots throughout Moab we never would have discovered without her. And the photos really take my breath away every time I look at them. I've never felt so beautiful and she did such an incredible job capturing our joy on our day. She was the MVP of our wedding and I can't thank her enough for everything she did to make our day perfect."

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"Having Emily as our photographer was definitely the best decision we made as far as wedding planning goes. She is so talented and artistic in her work, she knows what she's doing, that's for sure! Emily was more than just a photographer, her communication throughout made us feel very comfortable and it was so easy working out a timeline for our special day, even though we were planning a sunrise first look before the ceremony all on a dirt trail leading to the edge of a cliff! Emily knew the exact area we wanted to elope, she knew the right way to cross the water to make it to our location (it was an adventure!) and she added back up support for locations and gave us information for local vendors...Emily has a talent that you can't get from just any photographer, she has an ability to capture the feelings and the intensity of the landscape like a true artist. We are so grateful that we found Emily, you definitely want her as your photographer!"

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Having worked with Emily on 3 separate occasions now (can't you tell we love her?!), I can't recommend her enough and for so many reasons. Our engagement session led to us booking her for our wedding, which led to adding on a bridal session. Each and every time, Emily was SO fun to hang with, had tons of ideas and jokes for us, and her stunning photos speak for themselves. She has such a creative and unconventional way of capturing relationships; it's not just about two people posing, it's about how they naturally move, emote, and have a relationship with each other and with the landscape around them. We've endured a lot with Emily - cold, blowing wind, and a large rowdy wedding - and she is amazing each and every time. She's flexible, professional, and so easy to trust and work with. From what started as an instagram relationship turned into our talented third wheel, detailed planner, extra bridesmaid, and the friend who will always tell you if you have something in your teeth. We feel so lucky to have spent so many special moments with Emily, and damn does she make you look good too

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"Words cannot describe how amazing Emily is. While her photos are absolutely stunning, when you have Emily shoot your wedding you are getting so much more. Emily did our Moab engagement and our Telluride wedding. She brings an energy to day that is amazing. Her calmness and ease helped calm the nerves in the group, while her genuine excitement for photography keeps the stoke high. I could not imagine having anyone else around at such an intimate occasion. While the wedding planner, event coordinator, and dj all had the day of timeline, Emily may have been the only person to actually follow it. She kept the group moving and on time and budgeted the perfect amount of time to get all of the photos in all of the various places we wanted. Emily's wedding photos are hands down the best memory of our wedding!"

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"Holy **** these photos are AMAZING! You're an incredible photographer and I feel like our personalities jived so well, it was like having a buddy capture our day. Thank you so much Emily!"

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Emily was the best decision we made for our wedding. Her positivity, warm heart and professional expertise are what you look for in a photographer. Our wedding was everything we hoped for and Emily captured it entirely. We have a lot of family so when it came time for group and family photos we had a long list to get through. With Emily’s calm nature we were able to move through our list so efficiently that we were actually ahead of schedule. After our wedding, we received our entire gallery within just a few short weeks and the photos were nothing short of amazing. Emily was able to capture moments that I hadn’t even remembered happened until looking at the photos. It was like we had an entire team of photographers capturing our wedding. She caught special moments between my dad and I before we walked down the aisle OUTSIDE the chapel while also capturing every special moment that happened INSIDE the chapel. Seriously, she can be in two places at once. I’m convinced. Emily Klarer Photography is quality in every sense of the word. We are so grateful for her and her amazing talent and look forward to cherishing our photos for years to come.

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recent elopements in moab & everywhere

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"Emily was by far the best decision we made for our wedding day! She made both of us feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera and captured our personalities perfectly. She knew the Moab area, specifically Dead Horse Point State Park, extremely well and knew exactly how to avoid any crowds in order to give us a completely private ceremony and photos. I would 100% recommend anyone who is interested in a small ceremony or elopement to start by contacting Emily and see just how perfect she can make your special day."

"Not only is Emily quick to respond and professional, she is very easy to work with leading up to the event and is knowledgeable and helpful the day of the shoot. I was a bit worried about having my fiance and rambunctious pup participate in a photo shoot that ended up being in freezing cold weather, but Emily had plenty of jokes and tricks up her sleeve to distract us and the session flew by in what seemed like 10 minutes! Emily is jam-packed with talent, and I'd recommend her to anyone and everyone. I consider myself lucky that I get to hang onto such amazing photos for many years to come, and I can't thank her enough for that."

"Besides deciding to marry my husband, booking Emily was the very best decision I made when planning my wedding. We thought we were getting a photographer, but we got so much more when we booked her. She helped us figure out where to get married, what time of the year and week, what time of the day to have the ceremony, how to plan out the day, which vendors to work with, and even where to eat and sleep! I got smiles ear to ear every time we emailed and then actually hanging out with her at our engagement shoot (which you should also book! you wont regret it!) and after our ceremony was probably the highlight of our trip. She made it so easy and fun and we felt so relaxed and happy to roam these gorgeous places. She showed us little hidden spots throughout Moab we never would have discovered without her. And the photos really take my breath away every time I look at them. I've never felt so beautiful and she did such an incredible job capturing our joy on our day. She was the MVP of our wedding and I can't thank her enough for everything she did to make our day perfect."

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