Brianna + Keith | Desert Lovers Session | Utah Adventure Photographer


I honestly don't even know where to start with this incredible session. When Bri first reached out to me about doing an adventure session for her and Keith, I'm pretty sure her e-mail said "some corner of the Utah desert" and if you know anything about these two, you know they've got more than a few little corners of the desert in their rolodex. I was so glad that Bri ended up inviting us out to this canyon somewhere between Moab and Salt Lake City, one of their favorite places, to take these photos! After doing some photos in their van for this interview (if you haven't read it, be sure to hop over there after this), we walked out to the rim of the canyon for a photo session of just the two of them. These two were so much fun to photograph! They are absolutely head over heels in love with each other (Bri straight up giggled when Keith pulled up after a few days of working) and just perfectly moved from cuddles to laughing to playing around the entire time. I could go on and on about these two, but I decided to leave you with this, borrowed from one of Bri's instagram captions after we delivered their photos:

The only time we've ever had "professional" quality portraits taken of the 2 of us was at our wedding almost 3 years ago. We were nervous...we were dressed in fancy outfits...my hair was poorly ironed straight...Keith was wearing a tie (Dagwood was wearing a bow tie!)...I had a bunch of makeup paint slathered onto my face...and a whole wreath of flowers on my head...
Our wedding photos captured that day perfectly, but sometimes when I look at them, I don't see *us*.
When our friends Abbi and Callen pulled up to our campsite a little over a week ago, I had been mountain biking all morning. Keith was out working in the desert. I was sunburnt and makeup-less and hadn't showered in days. Keith's hands were nearly black with a week's worth of dirt and grease from my busted bike chain. To top it off, there was a couple big holes in my shirt and I had chipped the corner of my front tooth off just a few minutes before Abbi pulled her camera out.
She proceeded to shoot just a couple minute's worth of pictures of us exactly as we were...greasy and smelly and covered in dog hair...barefoot with beer boxes and leftover pizza we picked up near a gas station the day before...dirt bagging out of our beloved van out on some BLM land...
And when she sent over those photos a couple days later, I kind of cried clicking through every single one, because all I kept thinking was, "look, it's really us...." 😏

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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