Living in Grand Junction, I love how close we are to Moab! Elopements in Moab have a wide diversity in backdrops, from the local National Parks like Arches and Canyonlands, to the La Sal mountains and tons of BLM land, there are so many exciting "venues" for a Moab elopement photographer.
Moab elopements are wonderful because of our longer season here west of the Rockies. Outdoor weddings can be held from April through November (ask me why I love Moab in winter!) with relatively uneventful weather and warm evenings. While July and August are extremely hot, the light lasts well into the evening allowing some of those golden hour celebrations I love, after the heat of the day has gone down. The purple glow of the La Sals at sunset is one of the prettiest colors in the world.
Red Earth Venue - This newer addition to the Moab wedding venue scene is an open-air venue with beautiful red cliffs around the property. It is centrally located and easy to find, making it great if you plan to have guests.
BLM Land – So much of the iconic Moab photos you've probably seen are on BLM Land in the surrounding area. Your vendors need to hold permits from the BLM Office to work there, though, but lucky for you I hold one of those permits! These spaces are more remote and often less crowded than the parks.
Glamping Canyonlands - Another newer addition to the venue space in Moab is this glamping campground with luxurious tents to rent out, and beautiful desert views!
Arches National Park – If you’re planning a smaller celebration for your Moab wedding, Arches offers some wedding venue options too! With the bonus of being IN one of the most unique parks in the country, you’ll definitely have a one-of-a-kind wedding at Arches.
Under Canvas Moab – Possibly my favorite and dream Moab wedding venue to shoot at is Under Canvas Moab. A chain of “glamping” tent venues, Under Canvas offers high end camping for a unique experience. Perfect for elopements and intimate wedding celebrations!
Canyonlands National Park – Canyonlands offers some of the most popular wedding venues in Moab too! With the bonus of being IN one of the most unique parks in the country, you’ll definitely have a one-of-a-kind wedding overlooking the expansive, incredible canyons below.
Dead Horse State Park – Much like Arches National Park, if you’re looking for an elopement location in Moab, this one is stunning! You’ll get plenty of those sprawling red rock canyon views you’re dreaming of.
I specialize in drinking chai tea lattes, and watching Gilmore Girls reruns! I also specialize in capturing the story & scenery of your celebration.
As a full service wedding photographer in Grand Junction, my mission is to preserve your favorite moments in beautiful images for you to relive those best moments of life that fly by too fast.
A Little About Me...
I believe there’s no better sight than the night sky at 10,000 feet.
I also believe you should be able to be authentically you on your wedding day. Whether that’s an off-beat elopement or more traditional wedding celebration, I strive to capture each genuine moment.
I strive to capture the day as it unfolds, every candid moment to perfectly preserve your story. I’m a fly on the wall and many guests say they never noticed me! However I’m not afraid to step up and make family formals fly by (people need to know where to stand and what to do with their hands!) I’m a happy medium between posed and candid.
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Includes location assistance, travel fees, vendor recommendations, activity ideas, digital files in an online gallery to share worldwide, access to Amanda's 10 years of elopement experience & more!
We'll hop on the phone or Zoom to get to know each other and talk all about your dreams and ideas for the big day, and how I can help make your life easier.
From there I'll help with location guides, scouting, emergency kit info, permits, activity suggestions, vendor recommendations, timeline creation, group photo lists, and so so much more. I will help you craft the most incredible day, with backup plans because life is life. You'll feel like you've never been so excited or prepared for anything before.
The day is here and you're surprised you're nervous after all this time. I will capture your day in a way that tells the story for you to relive forever. You'll have sneak peaks within 24-48 hours and a full gallery of the whole day within a month or so.