bob + janice's adventurous hike-in elopement | desert arch wedding inspiration | moab, utah intimate Wedding photographer


Oh man, these two are the real deal. Bob has been coming to Moab for over 30 years, so to have him reach out to us about shooting their elopement in Moab was a huge honor. When Bob first emailed me about their elopement, he mentioned they wanted their wedding at one of their favorite arches and then to do portraits somewhere up high with an overlook. We tossed around a few ideas and ultimately decided to take advantage of the best light available and do a sunrise first look + portraits at the top of a canyon, then take a break in the day and meet back up to hike out to the arch at sunset for their ceremony. Sunrise was gorgeous, watching the light come out from behind the la sal mountains and we ended up getting a few photos with their adventure vehicle - a rad sprinter van with everything you could possibly need for spontaneous roadtrips across the country, something Bob + Janice are pretty much pros at!

After a break that included breakfast at the Love Muffin and some climbing on Wall Street (could you think of a more perfect Moab day?), we met back up and hiked out for their wedding ceremony at Corona Arch. One of the super fun details about their wedding was they had my brother be their officiant! It made for a really fun dynamic since we obviously knew each other and were able to plan the ceremony together. We had so much fun hiking out together and spending the evening soaking in the beautiful Moab desert. Their ceremony was in a small alcove underneath bowtie arch and afterwards we took portraits around Corona Arch. One of my favorite details of the day was that they wanted photos in their hotdog costumes, which is kind of a tradition between them now. Overall, it was everything a laid-back elopement day in the desert should be and by then end (or really by the first few emails) we knew we had found some new friends.

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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