Moab Elopement: Canyon to Vista

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With its towering cliffs and deep vistas, the dramatic geography offers a perfect backdrop for a memorable and breathtaking multi-day Moab elopement. The shades of carmine rock and azure sky coupled with endless opportunities for adventure and outdoor activities are a dream for hikers, mountain bikers, climbers, jeepers, canyoneers… the list could go on forever!

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Session Type: Intimate Adventure Elopement

Month: October

Dogs Allowed: Yes for every location!

Ericca and John planned their elopement in October, one of the best months to visit the area. The climbing season is well underway and this adventurous couple paired their elopement with a climbing trip to Indian Creek.

We started our adventure at Mary Jane Canyon / Professor Creek, a trail that weaves 8.4 miles out and back and features almost 200 creek hops before you arrive at a beautiful waterfall that frames a huge chock stone boulder lodged at the end of the canyon. Their two pups loved playing in the creek and Ericca found amazingly efficient ways to navigate the canyon in her gorgeous dress.

After our big hike through the canyon, we made our way to JJ’s Mercantile at the Sorrel River Ranch and frolicked around Castle Valley until it was time for some more formal portraits at sunset and blue hour (the hour after sunset).

On the second day, we ventured up to Dead Horse State Park to capture their wedding vows overlooking the Colorado River and one of the most incredible vistas in the world. The sun sets over the cliffs casting the most incredible glow over the entire valley and each cliff face. We concluded with some more blue hour portraits and a night time walk around the park with their pups.

I was so honored to celebrate this momentous occasion with Ericca and John.

If you are looking to celebrate your next adventure in Moab, get in touch and explore my portfolio. As a local to the area, I love to share my knowledge of and love for the area and document your adventure.



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