arches national park elopements

moab, utah

i’ve been shooting in this park for 10+ years now. before i started photographing couples, casey and i would take our cameras to overlooks on nights when there was a new moon and shoot the stars. we’d hike out to new areas, or fill a cooler with cheese and snacks (and wine) and take the motorcycle to have date nights mid-week. i guided in the park for REI, leading hiking trips to lesser known areas, teaching folks about the fragility and beauty of the desert, chatting along the trail about why we all loved this place so much.

scroll down for more info on where to get married within arches national park, the best time of year to go, information on how to acquire a wedding permit, and photos for inspiration. if you’re ready to get planning or want to let me know what you have in mind, click the button below to contact me.

where to get married in arches

the park service only permits to nine areas within the park, and these are my favorites

the windows section

north window, south window, double arch

probably one of my favorite areas for small weddings within the park because of the easy access and high concentration of beautiful arches within a short walking distance.

sand dune arch

the softest red sand and a small slot canyon nearby

this arch really is one of a kind. nestled in a side canyon whose floor is covered in beach-like red sand, this one always catches people off guard. you can have a small ceremony beneath the arch, and then we can explore another arch nearby, a gorgeous meadow at sunset, and even a small little slot canyon!

park avenue

moab's version of skyscrapers

a beautiful view, a short hike to get down in the canyon, and an easy way to feel tiny against moab’s iconic towering red rock walls – what more could you ask for?

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the best time of year

to get married in arches

i think spring and fall are the absolute best times of year because the weather is as close to perfect as it can get. one important note: great weather brings lots of great people to the area, so weekdays are best to avoid crowds!