LUCAS + JORDAN: SCENIC MOAB UTAH ELOPEMENT
So stoked to show you all this very scenic Moab Utah elopement! I want to give Lucas + Jordan an award for being so most positive + spunky people who chose to do their wedding the way they felt most comfortable! That looks different for everyone. They are teachers from Iowa (yeah Midwest!) and love the Southwest! These two got (legally) married in Colorado hours before I met them. You can self-solemnize in the state of Colorado. This means you don’t need an officiant/priest/judge, and you can do it however you want + anywhere (within the borders of Colorado). You could hike to the top of a mountain, chill in your backyard, get hitched on a rooftop, or even do an overnight backpacking trip (and take your photographer!) How cool is that? So many possibilities!
MOAB UTAH ELOPEMENT
When Jordan and I started corresponding and planning this day, she said she wanted somewhere with big red rocks. She trusted my judgement on choosing a location for the elopement. I am forever grateful for that trust. So while these two were on the way to Moab, Jordan’ phone got stolen. Despite being stressed about that, we all met up chilled out for a second and recouped. The thing that makes elopements so amazing is that you do what you want! No venue rental. No guest list. Just you and your bestie (and cool photographer). There is so much flexibility and control on making the day about you two and what you want to do/see!
Who’s going to elope now? I’d love to chat with you about being your adventure elopement photographer! We drove and awed at the winding Colorado river, rock spires and cliffs. These two vowed forever to each other with that red rock all around them and not a soul around. It was serene. We did a quick outfit change (because why not?) and did some more images at a breathtaking canyon at dusk. It was perfect.
This desert elopement in Utah, Moab is also featured on Wandering Weddings. See it here!
Emily Hary is an adventurous outdoor wedding + elopement photographer.
Although based in the Midwest, she is available for worldwide travel.