I was so excited for this shoot because snow on red rock has got to be one of the most beautiful backdrops on earth. I had such a great time with these two wandering in Arches National Park. I was especially excited to incorporate their car that they worked on together into the shoot. It was the best way to wrap up an incredible 2017 year.
I loved wandering around in perfect desert weather with these guys! What a great family. And in the decade we've been in Moab, I can't think of a nicer November! It's been incredible.
Three years ago I photographed Abigail with her family here in Moab. They've been coming here for years and so when she and Conner got engaged, they HAD to come to Moab for a bridal/groomal shoot. It was so fun to see her again and photograph these two. I don't think I've had a better first look reaction or more laughter in a session! And can I tell couples that although wind can be difficult, it adds so much movement and beauty to your photos!
Possibly the most fun thing I get to photograph are engagement sessions. The couple is so relaxed, in love and just in the moment. By the end of the evening they didn't even bat an eye when I was like, "Oh guys! Just one more right here!" and then five seconds later I was like, "Ohhh! This light! Just one more!" haha! But it's soooo hard to resist the desert at sunset. I mean, the glow and those colors cannot be beat.
A wedding in the Fisher Towers is always a good idea, and these two were full of good ideas. I loved how they used buses to transport their guests, their ceremony location was stunning and their reception venue practical and beautiful. Not only were they on the ball, they were also generous-- Malcom forgave me for calling him by the wrong name for like 2 hours and Kelly was such an easy bride to work with. I'm pretty sure Moab gets all the best couples.
The morning of their wedding in Moab was quite the storm. A complete downpour for hours and then it all stopped, the clouds broke open and the sun lit up the whole landscape. It was one of those afternoons that you knew was going to be amazing and I couldn't wait to get started photographing! Megan + Paul were such an awesome couple and let me tell you, I LOVE when a couple says, "So, why don't you tell where we should go and when..." because that means the photos will be amazing . . .
As a mom, I know how much I cherish photos of my girls. I also know how rare it is that I get to be the one in front of the camera with them instead of clicking away behind the lens or iphone. I really believe that parents will treasure the photos they have interacting with their children! I was honored that Molly asked me to photograph her mother/daughter session here in Moab and we had such a great time!
Tanner's favorite place in the whole world is Moab, UT and so naturally he had to get his senior photos in red rock country. I'm still working on convincing the seniors in Moab to head to canyons, cliffs and arches instead of the trees and fields for their senior photos! Moab's backdrop is so phenomenal!
Looooved getting to hang with these guys at their wedding a few weeks ago! I laughed and cried and enjoyed every minute of the beautiful afternoon and evening. Scroll down to see their adorable baby, his Scottish kilt and tartan, their wedding bagpiper and her vintage-glam look. Moab weddings are always stunning, am I right?!
Dead Horse Point was a gorgeous backdrop for their destination wedding... even if some of the relatives were a little terrified of the edge! I always love hearing a couple's vows for each other and end up tearing up right along with the guests as I catch a glimpse of their commitment. What an honor to witness. I never forget the couples I work with and I walk away with a little piece of them with me. Congratulations, Emery + Marc and thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding here in Moab!
Moab draws people from all over the world who come to elope under the huge natural red arches and towering cliffs. Jonna first contacted me last spring and it was so fun helping her narrow down where in Arches and around Moab to hold the intimate ceremony. It turned out so beautifully! I loved the way she and her husband adored each other and the children. It is so easy to capture LOVE when it's real and genuine. And his green suit was on point against the redrock backdrop.
It's not very often I get the opportunity to photograph a bride rappelling in her wedding dress... although believe it or not, this wasn't the first time! It was incredible to rappel into nature's cathedral and then watch them get married on the arch instead of under it. It brings a whole new meaning to "tying the knot." I especially loved that they involved both of their families into the experience.