I was so incredibly excited to head out to Utah to meet up with Lindsey and Michael for their adventure elopement in Moab! When I spoke to them before heading out west, I could tell that they were laid-back and full of love and that their elopement day would be the same!
Lindsey and Michael knew they wanted to celebrate their day in a way that reflected on their personalities and relationship. They met in Utah after both having moved to the area, so Moab seemed like the perfect destination for an adventure elopement. They wanted to stay somewhere that felt relaxed but also totally unique and landed on Under Canvas Moab. I absolutely loved photographing them getting ready there and would highly recommend this spot to future couples eloping in the area!
These two told me they love to hike in the red rocks together, so we decided on Dead Horse Point State Park for their big day. We hiked up to a gorgeous overlook in the early evening, and it did not disappoint! We watched the Colorado River rushing past in the canyon below as they reminisced on their relationship and soaked it all in.
Michael and Lindsey said their vows just as the sun was setting and we got some amazing golden hour portraits of them. We did a little more exploring around the park and I asked if they wanted to stay out just a bit longer to see the moon. It turns out that star gazing is one of their favorite things to do! They were so excited to get some photos that reflected that part of their relationship on their wedding day!
Fortunately for us, it was just one day after a lunar eclipse, so we watched as the bright orange moon rose over Dead Horse Point. The moon was so low in the sky that it almost looked like a sunrise. We took some time to enjoy the gorgeous clear sky, perfect for some stargazing before Lindsey and Michael packed up to head back to their campsite.
Dead Horse Point State Park is located in Moab, Utah, just outside of Canyonlands National Park. The park is made up of gorgeous red desert canyon with absolutely spectacular views! Dead Horse Point sits 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, surrounded by sandstone cliffs and is one of the most photographed points in Utah. I absolutely loved visiting this site and was so grateful that the photographers that came before me have followed Leave No Trace principles – with a site as populated as this one it is so incredibly important to preserve the land for future use! For anyone considering photographing or eloping at Dead Horse Point, remember to stick to the trails and leave the space exactly as you found it!
One of my favorite memories of Lindsey and Michael’s elopement was a conversation we had about the mind-blowing scenery surrounding us. How it had taken millions of years for these amazing views to form and how this iconic landscape is still constantly changing. Lindsay and Michael, I hope your love stands the test of time in the same way that the rocks of Moab have. With each passing year may your relationship continue to reveal itself and grow in love and beauty.
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