Arches National Park Sunset Bridals

November 9, 2018

I had been planning this shoot for months. We had so many amazing vendors that I was so so excited for this shoot. Zack and I decided we were going to go to Moab a day before the shoot and meet the models there so we could have some fun! Later that evening, I get a call from the models, they had a family emergency and couldn’t make it…I was devastated! There was nothing they could have done, and nothing I could do, it was helpless moment.

The Second Attempt

I quickly reschedule everything to one month later. Luckily all the vendors were so nice, especially the dress company located in Australia , and let me keep everything until I had rescheduled the shoot.

We first shot in Arches National Park. Because I had location scouted during the first attempt, I knew exactly where I wanted to shoot. We were having such a good time shooting I just forgot about time. I knew I wanted to also go to Dead Horse Point, which I thought was closer than it was. We finished up at Sand Dune Arch and drove super quickly to Dead Horse Point. When we got to Dead Horse Point it was already blue hour (after the sun sets, but the sky is still lit up). We just kept taking pics, not really caring about the sun.

My vision didn’t include the whole second half of the shoot happening during blue hour, but we all just went with it. The events of attempt one made me so much calmer during attempt two. Never have I shot 30 minutes after the sun has set, but I did and I loved it! When I say my ISO was 32,000 I am not exaggerating. It was an amazing experience to feel completely creatively free. I took blurry photos that were way too dark and have coloring issues, but they are some of my favorite pictures I’ve ever taken.

It was a whirlwind of an experience but honestly so fun <3

Thank you to all the amazing vendors who put their trust in me!


Models : @makaylasoelberg & @brandon22morris (the cutest married couple)

Dress : Grace Loves Lace

Tux : The Black Tux

Jewelry : Treemyriah

HMAU : @allielareebeauty

Florals : @olive_sagefloral


Airbnb we stayed at.

My favorite restaurant in Moab (Pasta Jays)