arizonaelopement

Horseshoe Bend + Antelope Canyon Elopement

Horseshoe Bend + Antelope Canyon Elopement

We started our adventure in Vegas, driving out to Zion National Park for a first look at sunrise, but kind of left late and ended up in the full desert August sun aka 100 degrees.  Not to worry, we wiped off all our sweat in Lake Powell for a little afternoon dip. Addie clipped up her hair and got in too.  This is the most BA couple every by the way, they are nuclear scientists and I hardly felt worthy to be hanging with them.  

The big event was their personal vows they wrote to each other that they planned to say while the sun set over Horseshoe Bend.  These two had initially wanted to elope, but realized that having a wedding was just too important for all their family + friends, which I think is the case for most people.  So instead, they met up with me a week before their wedding to say personal vows in the desert on the side of a cliff and it was nothing short of incredible.  We all cried. 

The next morning, we timed it just right and went to Antelope Canyon right when the sun was peaking through.  The adventure of the year. 

Havasu Falls Adventurous Engagement

Havasu Falls Adventurous Engagement

When Tina + Matt suggested the idea of doing their engagement session here, I didn’t hesitate for a second, and we went straight to work, sorting out permits and travel details. The location itself is no easy feat. Driving from LA on only a few hours of sleep, Tina + Matt met us at the trailhead and we hiked in 10 miles to the most breathtaking waterfall we could ever imagine. The water was so unbelievably blue and next to the red desert rocks it’s like no other place in the entire world. We slept out under the stars, giddy as ever to shoot the next day. We woke up early before the other hikers arrived and had the whole place to ourselves. The whole trip was such an unforgettable experience, and the most inspiring place to capture their love and spend time together. This is definitely my favorite shoot of all time.