An Epic Elopement { Moab, UT }

If you’ve been following my work for a while, you probably remember that I shoot video for a few elopements every year with Pop Up I Do. This time we headed south for some red rock, and epic views for these vows! Terry + Gabby are both pilots, their boss headed to Moab for the Jeep Safari and they decided it would be a beautiful place to hitched.

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They were right! The morning before the ceremony, Marisa, Kayla (Kayla Bertagnolli Photography) & I drove up to scout the spot and to be sure of what time the sun would peak over the cliffs. It was absolutely magical and we were all stoked about how pretty everything was going to be! The next day we met up with the bride and groom around 5am. it was still very dark and you could see Gabby doing her makeup in the light from the vizor mirror in their jeep.

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She had always wanted to stay at Under Canvas, and thought it would be a perfect time for their special occasion. Apparently though, their tent didn’t have any mirrors , or electricity ! (I mean, it is a tent….even if it is a luxury one) So she had to do all of her primping in the car, even curling her hair. But when she emerged , she looked absolutely stunning!

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It was a very windy morning and a bit overcast, which didn’t give off the same golden affect as the previous morning. But still breathtakingly beautiful! Terry isn’t at all afraid of heights and kept freaking everyone out with his desire to be right on the edge. Well everyone except Gabby, I think she’s used to it.

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It was such a pleasure getting to capture this quiet and beautiful wedding and to meet these amazing people!
I don’t normally take too many photos when I’m hired for a film, but this was such an awesome location I couldn’t not sneak a few in! This was my very first visit to Moab, and I had such a great time taking in all of it’s magnificence!

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Best wishes to this happy couple! To book your wedding, elopement or whatever else you’d like to shoot, you can chat with me here. I look forward to hearing from you, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

A Mountaintop Elopement / Tibble Fork Reservoir

Last week I had the opportunity to capture this gorgeous mountaintop elopement with Pop Up I Do. They created this company to provide intimate, destination style wedding ceremonies that focus on the most important part of getting married… You and your soon to be spouse. Everything else is taken care of. Marisa is an ordained minister and florist, Alysia is their regular photographer and I normally cover their videography needs.

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Plan your wedding with ease. Imagine the most beautiful and private location, a lovely bouquet/boutonnière, a short and sweet ceremony, a dessert + bubbly setting for a stress free celebration all prepared for you. All you have to do is pick a date and show up ready to say I do. Get married surrounded by some of the most impressive scenery Utah has to offer, and have it documented by a phenomenal visual media team.

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They’re able to set up a humble gathering for your closet friends and family, or cater to you and your significant other alone. Arrange to have a delicate altar set up, or opt for the awe inspiring natural backdrop of the location. If you’re looking to elope, It’s a brilliant way to start your life together!

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Michael + Andy flew in from out of town, they’d actually never been to Utah before. When they arrived to the scene at Tibble Fork Reservoir they were in a state of amazement. As they breathed in the crisp mountain air amid the tall pines and gazed at the snow capped peaks that could be seen in every direction. It was like something out of a dream.

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They exchanged vows, rings and a kiss, then toasted to their new life together and nibbled on some delectable gourmet pastries. Afterwards they drove down the winding scenic road out of the canyon to their dinner reservations. In the morning they began their honeymoon, taking in the sights of Capitol Reef. Congrats and best wishes to them and a huge thanks for letting us share in their elopement atop the mountains of Tibble Fork Reservoir!