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SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT

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WHAT IS AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT?

I think this is different for each photographer, but I’d define an adventure elopement as a wedding with a small number of guests, less than 20, (including the couple), outdoors, with no wedding parties. These elopements typically happen in wild, remote places, but they don't necessarily require epic hiking. Moab elopements often just take a little bit of driving and a little bit of wandering. Same goes for elopements in places like Sedona, Crested Butte, Joshua Tree, and Jackson Hole.

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ARE THERE SPECIAL PERMITS YOU NEED TO GET FOR WEDDINGS LIKE THIS? HOW DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU CAN AND CANNOT GO?

Yes, that’s what I’m here for! I do so much more than just take photos of you on your wedding day. I’ll be your go-to person for vendor recommendations (cakes, chefs, florists, etc.) and I can help you get all the most recent information on rules and regulations regarding where you’d like to get married. The rules vary depending on the agency governing the land, so we’ll chat about the differences between all of them and the pros and cons.

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DO YOU ONLY PHOTOGRAPH SMALL ELOPEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?

No, not at all. Although these weddings represent the majority of what I do, I have photographed weddings in churches with 300 guests and ceremonies out in the desert with over 200 people camping and partying all night long. What matters most is that you feel connected to my style, from there I can help you create and capture your dream wedding.

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DO WE HAVE TO HIKE REALLY FAR (OR HIKE AT ALL) FOR IT TO BE AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT?

Definitely not. What matters is that we get to a place that you and your partner love. Whether we pull off on the side of a dirt road and walk 100 yards to have a short ceremony, or whether we get up in the middle of the night to hike 8 miles to a view point for sunrise doesn’t matter. What matters is that we find a spot that is special, a place that you’ll want to return to again and again.

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will you help us with location ideas?

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Short answer: Hell yes.

Longer version: In the nearly 15 years that I've lived in Moab, I've been lucky enough to explore its canyons and plateaus, its mesa tops and incredible trails. I love being able to share these magical corners of the desert with couples and will happily share location ideas. Some things to consider when thinking about locations: How far from town are you willing to drive? If you have guests, what is their comfort level hiking? What is the most important part of your day?

do you photograph families?

As much as I love little ones, my business mainly focuses on photographing couples. If you are interested in very non-traditional family photography - in-home sessions, film, showing the mess that is life, let me know. That's my style. I don't dabble in overly-posed, perfect photographs. There are hundreds of photographers in Utah who can help you if that's your style.

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we're so awkward and in front of a camera, how will you pull us out of our shell?

Nearly everyone tells me this, so you're not alone. Know that I will help you every step of the way, giving as much or as little direction as you and yours need to get comfortable in front of the camera. I promise I am not a stuffy human, you're going to get to know me very quickly as soon as we start shooting.

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