moab, utah portrait session | national park wedding photographer

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moab, utah portrait session | national park wedding photographer


Courtney + Nathan | Moab Wedding Portrait Session in Canyonlands National Park | Desert Wedding Inspiration | Utah Adventure Wedding Photographer


We had a total "small world" moment with Courtney and Nathan, they found us because they were following our friend Brianna Madia (who isn't?) and fell in love with our work, but after we got to talking we realized we were both native texans with a deep love for the Moab desert and the American West! Later, we realized we even had a handful of mutual friends from high school and college, crazy! Anyway, Courtney reached out to me because she and Nathan were itching for a reason to come to Moab and she had been playing around with the idea of re-doing their wedding portraits and they loved our style of adventure photography! Considering we had just done a similar session for Gabi + Brandon and loved it, I was definitely on board for the idea!

Let me tell you the desert was MOODY the week of their session! I was really excited at the possibility of some wind and clouds to add a cool dynamic, but when it rained almost all day before we met up with them, I was starting to get a little worried. Despite it being late spring, it was realllllly cold rain in town and I was a little nervous knowing we'd be gaining significant elevation to get to our location in Canyonlands National Park. After some warm pizza in Moab, we all decided to rally and hope for the best, cold weather + possible rain and all! When we got to Mesa Arch, our first stop, it was 36 degrees outside and windy, but Courtney + Nathan were total troopers! Thankfully the weather scared away the crowds, so we didn't have to worry about people too much. We took in the striking views and watched the storm move across the desert. I love that they chose to do some photos in casual clothes to show a more typical side of them! After Mesa Arch, we headed out to my favorite overlook in Canyonlands National Park for the last bit of sunset. It was one of the coolest, most dynamic sunsets I've seen thanks to the snow in the distance and the storms all around us! We ran around the overlook taking in gorgeous views and sipping hot chocolate (Thanks Callen!) until the sun was completely gone. After wrapping up and heading back to town, we all piled in the hot tub where Courtney + Nathan were staying and it was pretty much the perfect way to end such an adventurous day! The session started with pizza, took us to a National Park, and then ended with a hot tub...please tell me something more perfect ;) 

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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mt. hood engagements | oregon adventure photographer

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mt. hood engagements | oregon adventure photographer


Lindsay + Heath | Mt. Hood National Forest Engagement Session | Portland, Oregon Adventure Wedding Photographer


Lindsay + Heath's session was a perfect example of how good things happen when you go with the flow :) They live in Portland, Oregon and wanted to do their engagement session near a lake with a great mountain view, and when she originally reached out to me I knew exactly where to go! I suggested Trillium Lake near Mt. Hood and she was on board. Well, the day of their session we ended up meeting at the turn out for Trillium Lake because the road down there was closed due to snow!! It was a 2+ mile walk through snow to the lake, so we called an audible, did a quick scan of google maps, and found Mirror Lake nearby.

Mirror Lake was a short .7 mile hike, so we opted for that and I'm SO glad we did! We hiked through snow and got there about an hour before sunset. We had the whole lake to ourselves! It was still a little bit frozen, but there were sections where the ice had melted and we got to see why it's called Mirror Lake...it was perfectly reflective. After spending a winter living in Walla Walla, Washington, Lindsay and Heath were unphased by the cold temps and even walked out on a log barefoot. They brought their sweet pup Manny along and he was a total ham. By the time we made it to the far side of the lake and caught a glimpse of Mt. Hood we were all in awe of how beautiful that area was. We ended up hiking back as the sun was setting and were lucky enough to catch a few glimpses of the sunset through the trees before getting back to the cars for a little bit of blue hour. We had so much fun with this session and are so stoked on how it turned out!


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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forest + mountains engagement session | california adventure photographer

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forest + mountains engagement session | california adventure photographer


April + Aran | Angeles National Forest Engagement Session | California Adventure Wedding Photographer


We had so much fun shooting April + Aran's engagement photo session in the Angeles National Forest! Because of our mobile lifestyle, we tend to be all over the place when replying to inquiry emails and I'm pretty sure I was sitting in a coffee shop in Moab when I first started e-mailing with April about their Montana wedding this summer. While most wedding photographers can set up a local coffee date, meeting in person was out of the question for us, so we knew we wanted to spend some time with them before jumping right into their engagement session! We met for pizza in Los Angeles and got to know each other before driving into the mountains. 

Aran was the perfect tour guide, showing us a few of their favorite spots up in the Angeles National Forest, including a gorgeous little canyon where they often watch the sunset together. It was so special to explore the forest with this sweet family! We are super excited for their wedding in Montana this summer!

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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campground wedding in the mountains | california adventure wedding photographer

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campground wedding in the mountains | california adventure wedding photographer


KAT + ADDY | ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND WEDDING IN THE MOUNTAINS | CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHER


When Kat first reached out to me to shoot her and Addy's wedding, she explained that they had been planning a wedding in Los Angeles but couldn't find a venue that allowed dogs, so they decided to do a small wedding at a campground in the Angeles National Forest. I imediately knew we'd get along and after finally meeting them for their engagement photo session in Mojave National Preserve in Southern California, my assumptions were confirmed! Their plan for their camp-style wedding in the mountains was a relaxed atmosphere for their friends and family from all over the country to spend time with them. 

They brought out a delicious food truck and set up in a group campsite surrounded by mountains and trees. Their buddhist ceremony was absolutely beautiful and the sunset that even was a wedding photographer's dream! We hiked up to an overlook for a mini adventure session as the sun was setting, then made our way back to the camp fire for s'mores. We especially loved playing around with the fire light and getting creative with the last few photos, well after the sun had set. As photographers, we love when our clients trust us to get creative and try new things, and we're so psyched on the result! We're in love with those moody, grainy camp fire photos at the end. Kat and Addy, thank you so much for inviting us to be your wedding photographers! It was such a fun adventure.

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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