utah desert adventure session | canyonlands national park

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utah desert adventure session | canyonlands national park


eva + erik's adventurous desert maternity session | canyonlands national park | moab, utah wedding photographer


When Eva first reached out to me about shooting a maternity session for her + Erik, I was honestly a little nervous. I can count the number of maternity sessions I've done on one hand and those include family shoots, but she loved our work specifically and wanted something adventurous in the Utah desert, so it really was a perfect fit! We ended up bringing them out to some of our favorite spots in Canyonlands National Park near Moab and soaking in the warm desert sunset. It was such a fun session between shooting and talking about everything from exploring with dogs to big life decisions. Their sense of adventure was honestly so refreshing (and shocking!) as I kept saying "okay, walk toward that edge but not too close" and they'd gleefully run right up to the edge with no fear of heights at all. It was so much fun and I especially loved the challenge of trying something new with this session. Eva is one of the most gorgeous humans I've met and she absolutely rocked her adorable belly. I am so thankful we got to document this special time in their lives and can't wait to see their adorable little baby boy come September!

The Hearnes Adventure Photography is run by Abbi and Callen Hearne, a husband & wife wedding photography team with an emphasis on adventure. They live on the road as full-time nomads in their big white van, allowing them to serve a large portion of the western US including California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. They believe love is the greatest adventure and strive to create photos that are epic, romantic, true, and timeless.

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adventurous desert engagement session | moab, utah wedding photographer

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adventurous desert engagement session | moab, utah wedding photographer


katie + landon's adventurous desert engagement session | moab, utah wedding photographer


Katie and Landon contacted us super last-minute as they were road tripping through Utah to see if we would be down for an adventure engagement session in the Moab desert. Obviously we said yes and I am so in love with the result! These two are so adorable with each other and were some of the best dressed people this section of desert has ever seen. Katie absolutely rocked it hiking some of the way in heels (!!!) and looking seriously amazing the whole time. Not to mention their adorable little fluff pup, Prince, who looked perfect for the camera every time. We loved shooting well past sunset with them and ending the night over beers at the miraculously empty campsite as we watched the nearly full moon come up behind the towers.

The Hearnes Adventure Photography is run by Abbi and Callen Hearne, a husband & wife wedding photography team with an emphasis on adventure. They live on the road as full-time nomads in their big white van, allowing them to serve a large portion of the western US including California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. They believe love is the greatest adventure and strive to create photos that are epic, romantic, true, and timeless.

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mountain top intimate wedding | crested butte, colorado wedding photographer

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mountain top intimate wedding | crested butte, colorado wedding photographer


laurann + matt's intimate wedding | ten peaks ceremony site | crested butte mountain resort | colorado wedding photographer


I honestly don't even know where to start with this incredible wedding. I knew Laurann through mutual friends and was so honored when she reached out to me to shoot her + Matt's intimate wedding in Colorado. Pretty quickly into wedding planning these two Texans decided they wanted to prioritize the most important people in their life and have a destination wedding in the mountains. They chose Ten Peaks Venue Site, of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, sight unseen! Laurann fell in love with photos and was not at all disappointed when she finally saw their venue in person. It was absolutely stunning, from the sweeping mountain views behind the alter to the dreamy white tent filled with sparkly lights. It was perfectly gorgeous and romantic. 

Everything about their wedding day was so them. Laurann and Matt are some of the most selfless people ever, so their friends and family had such a great time getting to put the focus on the two people that always put others before themselves. Their ceremony was so touching - especially when everyone turned to face the mountains for worship. It was truly beautiful. One of my favorite moments from the day was when we stole them away from the reception for sunset and they danced through the fields completely filled with joy. It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen and I still can't get over how amazing the photos turned out. Laurann and Matt - you two are some of the best people we know and I truly feel honored to have celebrated this day with you!


Venue: Ten Peaks Venue Site of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Crested Butte, Colorado

Bride's Dress: Lis Simon, Whittington Bridal

Florals: Sarah Schmitz of From The Ground Up, Crested Butte, Colorado

Day-Of Coordinator: Frankye Woodruff, fwoodruff@cbmr.com

Cake: Meg Antonczyk of The Sunflower, Crested Butte, Colorado

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Monique Lhuillier in French Blue

Groom + Groomsmen: The Navy Suit

Invitations/Paper Goods: Kathy Hutcheson of See My Heart Designs


The Hearnes Adventure Photography is run by Abbi and Callen Hearne, a husband & wife wedding photography team with an emphasis on adventure. They live on the road as full-time nomads in their big white van, allowing them to serve a large portion of the western US including California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. They believe love is the greatest adventure and strive to create photos that are epic, romantic, true, and timeless.

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adventurous moab elopement | utah wedding photographer

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adventurous moab elopement | utah wedding photographer


utah road trip elopement | moab adventure wedding photography


When Meaghan first reached out to be about doing an adventure session, she mentioned that she and Fraser would be on a long road trip from British Columbia through a number of states including Washington, Wyoming, Utah, California, and Oregon. After looking through our schedules and considering meeting in Olympic National Park or Glacier National Park, they ended up deciding on Moab, Utah because they loved our desert photos. I didn't mind one bit...we all know Moab is my favorite place! After choosing a spot, she mentioned that she and Fraser were doing this trip as an alternative wedding...they decided to forgo the typical huge wedding party and brought rings along the road so they could exchange vows somewhere private, just the two of them. They decided they still wanted to celebrate the exchange with photos, so they booked a session with us the next day! 

After spending the evening with them, from dinner before, to the gorgeous desert session up above Moab, to sitting around afterwards talking and enjoying the warm desert air, I am certain this plan was just right for them! I feel like these photos represent their personalities so well, and the idea of a private vow exchange in the desert the night before was so Meaghan + Fraser. Also - can we talk about how amazing Meaghan's white jumpsuit is?! It was the perfect unconventional "wedding attire" for their perfectly unconventional elopement. We had so much fun getting to know these two and I really hope we get to see them again soon!

The Hearnes Adventure Photography is run by Abbi and Callen Hearne, a husband & wife wedding photography team with an emphasis on adventure. They live on the road as full-time nomads in their big white van, allowing them to serve a large portion of the western US including California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. They believe love is the greatest adventure and strive to create photos that are epic, romantic, true, and timeless.

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climbing el cap with jordan cannon | yosemite national park

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climbing el cap with jordan cannon | yosemite national park


From Callen | Climbing El Cap With Jordan Cannon | Yosemite National Park


It was one of those lofty objectives, the kind that lies dormant but is always on the table. I mean, it's The Big One, and pretty much anyone that rock climbs has dreamt of being on El Capitan, especially if they've been lucky enough to visit Yosemite National Park and see it with their own eyes. It's the birthplace of climbing, "the center of the universe." The 3,000 ft face can be a little intimidating, especially for a self taught Texan adventurer...but there I was 2,500 ft off the deck with my good friend Jordan Cannon, cuddled together in our sleeping bags waiting out a snowstorm before pushing to the summit. It was truly an adventure. 

I supported Jordan as he free climbed The Freerider. It was a 4 day quest, hauling water, food, and our portaledge into the vertical world of Yosemite. I definitely wasn't aware of what I had agreed to over a phone call a few weeks prior. Jordan, a real dirtbag climber, lives out of his van and makes just enough money working odd jobs to fuel his passion (and his van) to the next climb. He's the real deal no doubt, and he's quite the salesman... "Dude, it's gonna be tight. We're gonna be hanging out on the wall watching Netflix, you'll love it," he claims as I agree to the climb. Seems legit I guess...

We were rained on our first night with only a rain jacket each, down sleeping bags soaked through, and the portaledge life turned out to be a terrifying cot at 1,000ft. Who knew? Over the next 3 days however, something rad happened. I learned to slightly curb fear such that I could perform the tasks at hand. Incessant manual labor was complimented nicely by learning new big wall skills on the spot without an option for retreat. I watched Jordan go straight "Hero Mode" time and time again as he battled his way up pitch after pitch. I was out of my comfort zone and overall stoked on it. It was the greatest challenge of my aspiring roll as an adventure documenter, and we didn't watch a single episode of The Office as implied. 10/10 would climb again.

The Hearnes Adventure Photography is run by Abbi and Callen Hearne, a husband & wife wedding photography team with an emphasis on adventure. They live on the road as full-time nomads in their big white van, allowing them to serve a large portion of the western US including California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. They believe love is the greatest adventure and strive to create photos that are epic, romantic, true, and timeless.

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