Double Arch- Sunset Location

Not good for super busy weekends. If the arch gets too crowded, I can’t edit people out of the shot without compromising the image.

Why I love it These two arches are some of biggest and most impressive in all of Moab. They are HUGE. And amazing. Not only are the beautiful, they are also shady in the evening, making them ideal for a sunset session because I can get nice even, beautiful lighting. I also love this arch because I can head to an area away from tourists literally 1 min away— most people just don’t venture up there and it gives me a spot to take people without others looking on or getting in the way of their photographs and it gives me a nice open view with great sunset light. You can see the area by scrolling down a bit. This area is not an option for sunrise or ceremonies (not an approved location by the NPS).

Sanddune Arch- All day location

Not good for Winter, Heels, wind,

Why I love it This is a GREAT arch/location for middle of day shoots or hot days. It is in a beautiful redrock corridor sandwiched between two fins. Not ideal for winter or windy days. Don’t wear heals to this location— it is literally ALL sand. Flats or even barefoot is great here. I love that this location has so many options in such a small space: an arch, a small slot canyon, HUGE impressive rock wall and even a beautiful area with trees. This area tends to be VERY busy in October and since it is a tight area, it is difficult to avoid the crowds.

Windows- Sunrise Location

Avoid this area if waking up early doesn’t fit with your plan or you don’t like crowds.

Why I love it the light at the Windows in the morning is gorgeous. It’s soft, dreamy and beautiful. It’s very minimal hiking (but still some) and you get access to three arches: north window, south window and turret arch. I don’t shoot this area in the evening unless it’s the off season. It’s too difficult to avoid people in the shots! I love this area for hot summer days because sunrise sessions are also a great way to beat the heat. Great spot for someone who wants minimal hiking, lots of arches and doesn’t mind crowds.

Park Avenue

Avoid this location: If you are dead set on having an arch in your photos!

This is a great add-on location to a shoot. It’s shady, so a good place to start if you’re waiting for sunset or end if you’ve already hit the sunrise. It’s actually one of my absolute favorite views in arches, despite not having an arch. It’s incredible! I love that it’s very easy to avoid crowds and feel like you have the whole place to yourself.