Utah Elopement Photographer

Team Serving The Western U.S. & Mexico

unique celebrations of love
salud,
friends!

we're Lauren & allen

A husband & wife elopement & destination wedding photographer team based between Colorado & California. We travel the western U.S. & Mexico for adventurous & unordinary celebrations of love. We’ve been working together as a team for over 7 years and said adios to our traditional wedding plans and decided to elope back in 2019. We’ve helped couples from all over the world plan their elopement adventures and have traveled over 150,000k mi for love, most of which was while adventuring in our camper for 3 years! We’re all for breaking the rules. Life is too short, we have to follow our hearts. Wedding days seem like an important time to probably do that. ; )

How you celebrate your marriage is your legacy. We care about your story & show that through an elevated experience with emotional, artistic imagery that is yours and only yours.  You deserve your moments documented by an elopement photographer team that values the meaning of your celebration as much as you do.

xx your utah elopement photographers

Utah Wedding Photographers for stories that are anything but ordinary.

Hi lovers, travelers, dreamers and friends.

Are you looking for a Utah elopement photographer team that vibes with your celebration in mind?

Maybe you’re ditching the original wedding plans and choosing something more intimate and adventurous for your wedding celebration?

Maybe a bigger, traditional wedding was never your thing?

Maybe “elopement” doesn’t really fit what you’re doing either.

and what is all this talk about adventuring?

because maybe, your love is more than just any ordinary trending search word or hashtag…

ahhh. Yes. that’s the one. we get it.

you’re getting married. YOUR way.

wether you call that eloping, an intimate wedding, destination wedding celebration, adventure, etc–

what’s important is that you’re celebrating in a way that excites your soul & honors your connection.

IF This SOUNDS about RIGHT, THEN…

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PULL UP A CHAIR. 

WE’RE DESTINATION WEDDING & ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT THRIVE ON experiences, STORY-TELLING AND UNIQUE CELEBRATIONS OF LOVE. LIKE YOU, WE ALSO celebrated to the beat of our own drum. (SEE ABOUT PAGE) CHOOSING TO DO SOMETHING MUCH MORE INTENTIONAL AND MEANINGFUL THAN THE STATUS QUO IS A POWERFUL EXPERIENCE AS A COUPLE. WE GET HOW MEANINGFUL THIS MOMENT IS.

WE’VE DOCUMENTED, CREATED AND HELPED GUIDE COUPLES ALL OVER THE WORLD GETTING MARRIED IN UNIQUE AND EXTRAORDINARY WAYS. WE’D LOVE TO MEET YOU, CELEBRATE YOUR JOURNEY HERE AND RAISE A GLASS TO LOVE!

Vibe & Values

Your Memories

Our couples trust us to document their magic & create artistic and emotional images that tell their story. Your moments are priceless and deserve to be captured by people who care about your legacy. We believe your images should be anything but ordinary because your love is anything but ordinary. You deserve images that uniquely tell your story and two photographers with two perspectives, two angles and different lens depth allow for that. 

Your Experience

Getting to know you, your love & the details of your story is one of our favorite parts of the photojournalism journey with you. Your trust allows us to intuitively capture your love the way it deserves to be remembered. Our couples lean on us for planning guidance, day-of coordination, timeline, vendor suggestions, location ideas and so much more to help make planning breezy. We love that we always feel like we’re old friends the day-of. We say fuck. Our heads are probably in the gutter. We generate at-least 1-3 inside jokes after our time together. But most importantly, we deeply care about your elopement day being the most meaningful and amazing day of your life.

elated Vibes

Good energy is essential for good moments and starts with who you surround yourself with. We are 110% absolutely by your side with all the good juju, personal playlists, snacks, bevs, wearing 573 different hats to keep you feeling your best so you can have the best memories. We take pride in spreading joy and creating timelines that allow for you to feel relaxed and mindful so you can truly soak in your moments and not feel rushed.

our latest blogs

If you’re like us, you’re also awe-struck by the magic of Utah’s landscape. Between the gorgeous red canyons, massive sandstone arches, scenic Colorado River overlooks, and hoodoos galore… there’s something for everyone. Learn more about the Best Places To Elope In Utah here.No matter which landscape you’re choosing–we’re here for it and would love to get to know you and your vision for your special day. Need inspiration? Check out our latest blogs below.

celebrations of love we often capture in utah

Hybrid Wedding celebrations

Our favorite cocktail because we love throwing out rules and going rogue. Hybrid weddings usually are a mix of a multi-day destination wedding and adventure that allows for you to focus on your love, while also dedicating time to celebrate with loved ones. Couples often pick one day to say vows privately and then celebrate the following with loved ones later. But anything goes!

elopements & intimate weddings

Private celebrations that are unique, outside of the box and intended for you and your favorite person. Maybe a handful of loved ones. There are so many fun options to spend your day together -- and we're down for anything that's symbolic of what makes you love yours.

Multi-Day Celebrations of love

Because one day can be a lot to cram in everything you want documented, especially in more remote locations, and if you are like us and enjoy that gorgeous golden hour lighting that happens and sunrise and sunset, you often need a couple days to capture it all. Let's divide your coverage up, sleep, eat and be refreshed for all your important moments. Can be mixed with adventures, couples boudoir, hybrid wedding days and more. There are no rules, only love.

Destination Wedding Celebrations

For you and usually up to 20-50 guests at a remote or adventurous location. These celebrations range from desert festivals in campers and campfires, to destination weddings at a resort or boutique hotel in the Caribbean. Always included: elements carving your own path for your special day.

adventure Elopements

Strap on your hiking boots, and fasten your seat belts, we're probably going to get rugged and sweat a bit (or a lot). You may even get to wear your dress and earn a gorgeous Mother Nature dirt/sand/rock ombre ; )

Sacred & Spiritual Unions

A very specific ritual-based ceremony that aligns with nature (not religion) often with spiritual elements that you practice, preference or want to experience as a part of your ceremony. These ceremonies often take place in the native lands of origin, but can be carried out in any location for any celebratory occassion.

Your Investment Includes

Hudband & Wife Team

Two perspectives. No moment missed. More images, unique angles a husband-wife team that's been working together for over seven (7) years. We have a solid flow and enjoy being a team that will feel like long-lost friends. We'll even share our whiskey, our snacks and will throw elbows to make sure you have the kick-ass day you deserve.

customized coverage

No cookie-cutter approaches. Below we have our range of coverage, but please inquire so we can send you a custom quote fit to your vision. We're flexible for any changes as well, and you do not have to have it all figured out to reach out.

focus on your story

We focus on the root of the celebration - your love & life you're sharing together. Details, laughs, hugs and the big moment are all equally important to documenting your story.

artistic imagery

Unique edits you can't wait to hang on your wall or put in an album. These are not your ordinary wedding photos. Lauren handcrafts and applies special editing technique to each image you receive. Galleries often includes a few special composite pieces Lauren artistically designs specially from your special day.

Travel Accomodations

Our collections include travel costs for both Lauren & Allen. Our pricing is upfront with no hidden fees or taxes later.

the vibe

The good-energy kind of people you want to be a part of your celebration and the professionals you can trust with your cherished moments.

Celebrations of Love Collections

We customize your collection for you and the moments you want to remember. Below is our starting coverage rate for the timeframes we offer. Please inquire for a more specific proposal personalized to your celebration in mind.

Utah Photography Collections

multi-day wedding celebrations

6-12 hour coverage each day
Three Days from $12500
Two Days from $8500

all day wedding celebrations

8-12 hours
starting at $5500

elopements & intimate celebrations of love

4-8 hours
starting at $4500
*you two only or a very small group

*International Updates

We miss our international friends deeply. As soon as it's possible, we will begin booking international locations. Couples wanting to travel to the U.S. are welcome to book for 2021/2022 at this time, but understand flexibility must be considered for potential travel restrictions.

*Iceland is opening their borders 3/26 to travelers that have been vaccinated.

*Greece plans on re-opening their borders to those who have been vaccinated by mid-summer and EU residents will have access beginning in May.

Other celebrations

We love to capture life & love being passionately celebrated no matter the occasion. Please get in touch to tell us about this special time, check our availability and virtually meet for a custom proposal.

Portrait Sessions

It's alway a good time to create meaningful memories. No "special" occasion needed ; - ) We love to couples boudoir, honeymoon adventures, proposals, maternity, engagements and more. please get in touch for a custom quote for your date/location and moment in mind.

Salud! bottoms up, mates! What's next?

we cheers

And celebrate life– always! Especially for wedding celebrations and especially for yours right now. We can’t wait to meet you so we can hear all about your story and vision in mind. Connect by filling out our contact form. We’re usually in touch within a couple days.

You Have New Photographer Friends

We’re more than just your destination wedding photographer team – we’re your new photographer friends that truly care about your story, your life, your love. We hang out over zoom, chat over social media and Marco Polo, meetup before and likely there for your next big moment. This has to be this personal so we can intuitively and artistically capture your memories the way they deserve to be remembered.

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we capture your story & celebrate your marriage

We never show up as strangers. By this point we’ve built a relationship and know what moments are most important to you without you saying a word. You trust us implicitly so you can be present in your moments and make your day about your love. We cheers and share a coldie or shot. We hug hard. We laugh hard. We celebrate right along with you.

Utah Elopement Tips

Moab Elopement in Pup Friendly Area

Best Places To Elope in Utah

Highlights

  • Arches National Park is located just north of Moab. It’s know for it’s over 2,000 sandstone arches.
  • The two most icon arches are red colored Delicate Arch and the Landscape Arch which is the worlds largest Arch.
  • Both arches are included in the approved ceremony locations, with a limit of 10 people. Larger group sizes are allowed elsewhere in the park.
  • Proudly certified as a Dark Sky Park. Star watching is an absolute dream.
  • Dogs are not permitted in most areas (including all ceremony locations). Woof. Consider Dead Horse State Park or Moab BLM as alternatives to bring your pup.

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Highlights

  • Bryce Canyon National Park is located in Southern Utah (about 2hrs 20 mins from St. George, UT and 2hrs 40 mins from Page, AZ.
  • It’s along an upper plateau of the Grand Staircase and is home to the largest concentration of Hoodoos in the world (hoodoos are irregular shaped rock columns).
  • There are easy, moderate, and strenuous hikes available, including the easy, paved 1 mi Sunrise to Sunset trail, which overlooks Bryce Amphitheater.
  • There are only two approved ceremony locations (Sunset Point & Silent City Overlook) so processing your permit well in advance is strongly recommended. You can adventure elsewhere in the park for portraits.
  • Proudly certified as a Dark Sky Park. Star watching is an absolute dream.
  • Dogs are permitted on leash only on paved trails and paved viewpoints, but not on unpaved trails or view points. The approved ceremony sites are not paved. There are pet friendly options in the nearby National Forest areas.

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Highlights

  • Canyonlands National Park is located near Moab just past Dead Horse State Park along the Colorado River. The park is the largest National Park in Utah and is known for it’s wild diversity of landscape.
  • There are four distinct districts, each with their unique features. The rivers, The Needles, The Island in the Sky, and the Maze.
  • The Island in the Sky is the most easily accessible and includes various hikes, scenic overlooks, and even a moderate 4-wheel-drive route called White Rim Road.
  • Proudly certified as a Dark Sky Park. Star watching is an absolute dream.
  • Dogs are not permitted in most areas (including all ceremony locations). Woof. Consider Dead Horse State Park or Moab BLM as alternatives to bring your pup.

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Highlights

  • Dead Horse State Park is located near Moab near the entrance to Canyon Lands NP. The park sits atop a mesa 2K feet above the Colorado River.
  • It offers easy access to the rim for canyon views and river views. Hiking is not required to enjoy the view.
  • Proudly certified as a Dark Sky Park. Star watching is an absolute dream.
  • Dogs are permitted on leash.

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Highlights

  • Horseshoe Bend is located on just south of the Utah / Arizona border near Page, AZ. It’s part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and is an iconic scenic overview along the Colorado River.
  • There is a 1.5 mile gentle sloping ADA accessible trail from the parking lot to the overlook / rim.
  • Dogs are permitted on leash.

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Highlights

  • Lake Powell is located on the border of Utah / Arizona near Page, AZ. It’s part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and serves as a reservoir on the Colorado River. It’s the second largest “human-made” lake in the US.
  • The area offers boating, beaches, and plenty of canyons to explore.
  • Dogs are permitted on leash in most, but not all, areas.

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Highlights

  • The Bureau of Land Manage holds tons of open land surrounding the parks in the Moab area. It’s near Canyonlands, Arches, and Dead Horse.
  • BLM is a great alternative to the parks if you’re looking for something more secluded or want to do some off-roading, dirt bikes, etc.
  • It’s also great for camping or glamping even if you’re going to one of the parks for your actual wedding day.
  • Dogs are permitted in most locations on leash.

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Highlights

  • Zion National Park is located in Southwestern Utah. It’s a preserve featuring distinguished steep red cliffs. It’s near St. George, UT.
  • There is a wide-range of hikes / trails to match your desired adventure level. You can stay in the canyon or hike all the way to the top.
  • Dogs are not permitted in most areas (including all ceremony locations). Woof.

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There’s so many fun options and beautiful landscapes to elope in Utah with an adventure for everyone. we’d love to help guide and answer any questions.

Utah Permits, Travel, & Vendors

  • Utah National Parks & State Parks require an Entrance Fee and Permits for ceremonies / photography. We secure our Commercial Photography Permit and will guide you through obtaining your Special Use Permit.
  • We have connections with local florists, officiants and mobile hair/makeup to help bring your vision to reality!
  • Our Utah Elopement Packages include our travel costs to/from the park so there are no hidden fees.

Things To Know Before You Go

  • The areas surrounding many of Utah's National and State parks are small towns. Whenever possible, we recommend securing lodging well in advance of your date.
  • Most restaurants in the surrounding areas close between 8-10pm, so make sure to plan ahead for sunset adventuring and have food ready, especially if lodging outside of the park.
  • Weather can fluctuate drastically while moving through the elevation of the canyons. Temperature can also drop drastically after the sun sets. We recommend brining plenty of layers so you can adjust throughout your adventure.
  • Keep in mind cell phone signal is pretty non-existent in most parts of the parks and some of the surrounding areas as well. Make sure to plan ahead before entering the park and share detailed information with loved ones in advance.

Ready to cheers with us and have the most amazing celebration of your life?