Zion Wedding Photographer

Winter Elopement in Zion National Park

 

I’m always thrilled when I get to photograph couples in Zion National Park. I’ve been doing photoshoots and weddings in the park for about 7 years of my professional career and elopements are quickly becoming some of my favorite shoots there. Musetta and Jurg contacted me about photographing their elopement in Zion National Park on Christmas Eve. That’s not normally a date I would schedule a wedding, but they had the coolest story and Musetta and I really connected over the phone so I said yes! They are both from South Africa and knew they wanted to get married in Zion because it was such a special place to them. The story of how they met is pretty cool too. They went to school together when they were young teenagers but didn’t keep in touch as they grew up and went their separate ways. Years later, their paths crossed again when Musetta was living in the states and Jurg was in South Africa. A year and half later and lots of traveling back and forth, here they are exchanging vows on a cliff in Zion!

We trekked up Canyon Overlook Trail for their bridal photos on Christmas Eve, and waved to the tourists who shared well wishes and exclamations of wonder as the bride hiked around in her wedding dress. Turns out this is one of my favorite things about weddings in national parks- it’s so fun to see how delighted other people are for the bride and groom. It’s a wonderful way to feel connected as humans. We spent some time after the ceremony taking portraits at various locations in the park until the sun set. It was a beautiful evening. Congratulations to the bride and groom!

 

Sunset Couple's Session in Bryce Canyon

 

When Andy contacted me about taking some photos of him and his lovely girlfriend Vera during their trip to Bryce Canyon, I was thrilled! Andy is the genius behind San Diego Date Ideas and planned this whole surprise trip for his lady– just because! I thought was a darling idea and perfect timing because Joey and I were already planning a camping trip to Bryce the same weekend. So we met up for little photo sesh at sunset and it was just perfect! Vera is a photographer herself so she was so excited to be in front of the camera for once. We had a great time adventuring around Sunset Point in Bryce Canyon with these two. You really can’t beat this view! Photos are a mix of film and digital too. Developed and scanned by The Find Lab.