- Hi, I'm Kristen! I am an elopement photographer that has been shooting since 2019 and it's been such a crazy ride.
- Utah is one of my favorite destinations in the United States. No matter how many times I go back, the red rock creations and landscapes always blow me away! With 5 National Parks, there is no shortage of beauty to adventure.
- As a critical care nurse, I thrive when showing up for others. You deserve someone who will go above and beyond like I will. Whether you choose the vast canyons in Zion or the stunning formations in Arches National Park, your day will be forever captured through photographs.

Creating emotive, timeless imagery from the intimate moments of your elopement day.

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Wanting to elope in Utah but have no clue where to start or where to go? I got you friend!

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Utah is stacked with every kind of backdrop you could ever imagine. You've probably heard of the Mighty 5, which refers to the 5 National Parks within Utah including Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Not to mention the 7 National Monuments, 6 National Forests, 4 National Historic Trails, plus so much more. 

The best and hardest part of planning your Utah elopement is deciding on a location. Luckily, you really can't go wrong with anywhere you choose. Keep scrolling to learn more!

Eloping in Utah offers couples a unique experience, and finding the right Utah elopement photographer is crucial to capture those precious moments. With its diverse landscapes, Utah provides a stunning backdrop for your intimate ceremony. From the serene red rocks to the unreal beauty of the Uinta Mountains, there are endless possibilities. Whether you prefer a desert landscape, a mountainous setting, or a tranquil forest, Utah truly has it all. As your Utah elopement photographer, I want to ensure every shot reflects the beauty and emotion of your special day while also making sure those landscapes shine.

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  1. Sunrise is your best bet if you're wanting to avoid the crowds! Utah attracts many tourists year round to see the beauty it has to offer. The state parks hit a record in 2023 with 12 million visitors. Trust me, getting up a little earlier is worth the privacy on your elopement day.
  2. Make it legal and apply for your permit as early as possible. Does that sound overwhelming? Don't worry, I'll help you figure out the logistics. The best thing you can do is be flexible with your date. 
  3. Once you have your date, book your lodging.  Especially if you're looking to get married in any of the national or state parks as lodging around these areas tend to book up faster. When you're booking your accommodations, try to keep an eye out for a place that allows for good natural lighting as this will make for the best getting ready photos.
  4. Book a planner or a professional photographer to help you figure out how to make the most of your elopement day. I know a great Utah elopement photographer that helps with your timeline and helps come up activity ideas ... wink, wink ;)
  5. Get your details together - Look at booking whatever other vendors you might need to fit the vibe you're going for. Florists, catering, cake, photographer, videographer, hair and makeup are a few you might need to consider. Other details to keep in mind to gather: custom vow books, wedding shoes or sneakers or hiking boots, jewelry, and anything sentimental you might want included.
  6. Elope! - You deserve the most epic Utah elopement and I want to help you plan every minute of it! From helping you find the perfect ceremony location, to picking out adventurous activities, to helping you find dreamy accommodations - I thrive with the kind of stuff so you don't have to.

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"Kristen was so amazing to work with. Before we had solidified any plans with her, she made us feel so at ease and comfortable, we immediately connected with her. She’s such a down to earth person and I love that. She was so easy to talk to and communicate with while planning everything. Planning things stress me out and she made it all so easy. She helped with planning our trip and sent recommendations on where to take our photos. Kristen even bought florals then made my wedding bouquet on the side of the road - which was probably my favorite memory from the day, I talk about it all the time! She walked us through the process and kept directing us through our photos. I felt so comfortable and confident the entire time which was huge for me. And obviously, the photos are LITERALLY INSANE. My friends tell me they look like they came out of a magazine!"

"The experience was seamless..."

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From start to finish, Kristen showed so much passion with her work. Sincerity to every text, emails and calls. We didn’t just had a photographer, we gained a friend! She is genuinely kind and made us feel so comfortable, she flawlessly took away all of our awkwardness being in front of the camera. And, we can’t stop looking at our gallery! It always brings us back to how special and perfect our elopement day was, all thanks to Kristen (and Bobby too!)"

"Thank Heavens we found her..."

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Zion National Park 
One of of my favorite places on this beautiful Earth. I have such an overwhelming amount of love for Zion, there's such vast beauty to explore. This is one of the most popular elopement destinations in Utah for a good reason.
I feel like this National Park is sat on and not many couples choose to elope here, but I think it's a great option. Known for its unique formations called hoodoos, there are so many epic locations here for your vows.
Calling all adventure and outdoor enthusiasts, this is the place for you. There are so many epic trails and camping areas.
Known for its natural arches, these rock creations make for the perfect backdrop when saying your vows. 
You can also check out the Great Saltair right outside of Salt Lake City for a similar vibe if you don't want to make the drive this unique destination.
Snow capped mountains in the winter and overflowing wildflowers in the summer, this place can't be beat.
The desert meets waterfront and offers serene beauty for someone wanting the best of both worlds.
One of my favorite locations with stunning views of the Colorado River.
Rent an ATV or go sand surfing after your elopement!
Another National Park that I think is underrated and not thought of very often as compared to Zion for instance. This park extends for over 100 miles and has a ton of variety for photos.
Utah has such diverse landscapes that differ dramatically from the north to the south of the state. Here are some of the most beautiful locations to consider for your Utah elopement:

BEst places to elope in Utah:

What to pack for your adventurous Utah elopement:

You can never be too prepared! I suggest researching the terrain and what you might be getting yourself into before packing your bag. Or... hire me as your Utah elopement photographer and let me do all the leg work for you ;) 

Some essentials you will need for your Utah elopement:
  • Sunscreen 
  • Water bottle and hydration sticks such as Liquid IV
  • Bug spray
  • Headlamps (I also have extra you can borrow when you book me)
  • Jacket - I suggest getting a personalized one for your elopement! This way if you need a jacket, it will still look dope in photos
  • All the snacks
  • Footwear or hiking boots
  • Any personal touches such as "we eloped" signs to hang on your backpack

You deserve a day that is fully customized to you and your love because everyone is different! 
Elopement planning is stressful, you're going to want someone in your corner. Let me be that someone for you! I'll be more than your photographer, I'll be there every step of the way and just a text a way at any given time. You can read more about what you get in your elopement package below.

Utah Elopement Photographer

Utah elopement Packages

I'm Kristen - an elopement and engagement photographer who loves all that Utah has to offer. I am an outdoor enthusiast, part time ICU nurse, travel fanatic, momma to 2 cute doggos and one sweet baby girl, and a dang good photographer who is always down for adventures of any kind ;) I can't wait to plan and capture your special day with a timeless, candid approach! 

What is included in my Utah elopement packages:

  • Photography Coverage - one of the most important aspects of your elopement package, how long would you like a photographer there to cover your day? I offer 6-8 hours of coverage, and up to full day coverage for adventure elopements that can also be split into 2 days. Full day adventure elopements can look like me being there from the start of you getting ready, to hiking up to your ceremony destination, all the way to you dancing under the stars by a bonfire. I offer flexibility in order for you to have the epic Utah elopement you have always dreamed of.
  • Access to all of elopement guides - I do all the hard work so that you don't have to. After we choose the best location for your elopement, I will put together a thorough guide detailing everything you need to know from permits to where you should hold your ceremony. 
  • Elopement planning - I offer this to all of my elopement packages that allow you to sit back and not worry about a thing! Including finding vendors within your budget, hunting the perfect accommodation or AirBnb, and finding activities in the area for your day based on what you love. Again, I do all the research so you don't have to. Easy right?
  • Customized to you - questionnaires to figure out the perfect location for you, personalized timeline for your elopement to ensure a stress-free day, activity suggestions, location scouting prior to ensure we're getting photos at the best places, vendor recommendations, unlimited phone calls whenever you need help
  • Full gallery within 8-10 weeks - I don't put a hard number on the amount of photographs you will receive, you can expect roughly 50-75 images per hour of coverage through an online gallery with unlimited downloads
  • Day before or after session included - this ensures we get to know each other before the big day and you can be completely comfortable in front of the camera! This also allows us to go somewhere different that you might want photos at but not your ceremony.
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  • partial coverage (6-8 hours) - starting at $3,400
  • Full day coverage (10-12 hours) - Starting at $5,000

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