KATIE + DAN | MOAB DESERT, UTAH

 

A Moab Desert destination wedding

 

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I had the incredible opportunity of photographing a destination wedding in the Moab Desert, Utah. I was hired to assist Trevor Hooper, who is an amazing wedding photographer based in Park City. You should definitely check out more of his work here. I dare you not to fall in love with his work!

 

After driving from California to Utah via Monument Valley, I arrived in the desert at sundown. The entire drive was breathtaking, and unlike any terrain I’ve ever seen before.

 

As I arrived in Moab, Trevor and I grabbed some beer and headed up to Dead Horse Point. We wanted to hang out before the wedding and take some night portraits. Using only the light of the moon, Trevor managed to capture these beautiful photos of me (below). They speak volumes to how talented he really is!

The next day was incredible, and so hard to put into words. We were unsure if Katie and Dan could have an outdoor ceremony since the wind was so strong. They eventually made the decision to go ahead with it. After all, the landscape was the main reason they decided to have their destination wedding in the Moab Desert. After one of the most emotional and heart-wrenchingly beautiful first looks I’ve ever witnessed, we made our way into the desert for more photos.

 

Being a Canadian wedding photographer, I’m not often exposed to conditions like these. I’ve photographed couples in blizzards and snow storms, but never in extreme desert heat. It was an amazing experience nonetheless, and we all managed to get through the day without heat stroke. -OR stepping on rattle snakes, which almost happened!

 

Katie + Dan are incredibly sweet, down to earth people. Seeing how unapologetically in love they are is so inspiring and refreshing. I hope the photos reflect the sentiment of the day, and if you ever get the chance to venture out to the Moab Desert, I highly recommend it!

 

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If you’re looking for a photographer to document your Moab Desert destination wedding (or any destination wedding in general), feel free to get in touch!

6 Comments
  • Grace
    Posted at 18:45h, 25 April Reply

    Moab looks like such an amazing place to have a wedding (and be photographed by you!) These photos are amazing!!

  • Traci
    Posted at 19:01h, 25 April Reply

    Moab Utah is the perfect place for a desert wedding! Beautiful imagery, great job!

  • Katy Weaver
    Posted at 00:28h, 26 April Reply

    WHAT! This Moab desert destination wedding is a total DREAM! That venue, the colors, everything! These are remarkable! Such a beautiful Moab wedding!!

  • Alyssa Reinhold
    Posted at 12:59h, 26 April Reply

    Ummm okay?!!! This Moab desert destination wedding is PERFECT!!! I am going there to shoot an elopement next month and am SO excited!

  • Nicole Daacke
    Posted at 13:23h, 26 April Reply

    This Moab wedding looks like it was a such a beautiful day! Love that you caught a photo of a snake under the rock!

  • Malachi Lewis
    Posted at 14:43h, 26 April Reply

    I love this Utah wedding! I especially love those shots of the couple near the water. Utah has been one of my favorite places to visit and I love what you’ve captured!

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