When Derek told me about his family’s land outside of Fruita and how beautiful it would be for photos, I was already so on board. But when I was driving to the location, I was seriously unprepared for just how insanely incredible it would be! They’ve built their dream house on the edge of the wilderness in the area, within walking or short hiking distance from arches. Not many people realize that Fruita has the highest concentration of arches outside of Utah and Moab – and this sweet family has one ON their land. I think they win for coolest backyard, in my opinion!
Derek, Brooke and I explored the property, taking in the views of creek beds, towering rock formations, and of course the arch. These two were not afraid to scramble over rocks to get the best views! Their wedding will be next year back in North Dakota where they now call home, and it was so cool to capture some photos from Derek’s hometown area for the engagement photos. Derek and Brooke, thank you so much for one of the coolest adventures! Take a peek at some of my favorites from their engagement photos in the Fruita wilderness: