Arches National Park | Utah Wedding Photographer
The moment I found out we were going to be living in Utah, I made it a goal to shoot a session in Arches National Park. The red rock is to die for, and, well… shooting in Arches is something completely unique and freaking awesome. About a year and a half ago, I was feeling like I was in a slump, so I decided to do something about it. I found a cheap wedding dress (and I was able to get a second dress from Gowns by Pamela to photograph), a model, and an assistant, and I headed down to Arches National Park in southern Utah. The day we chose to do this session was incredibly hot, hiking was miserable, and we were all pretty tired after our long drive, but the whole experience was well worth it.
I don’t know why I never shared these photos here on the blog – they are some of my favorites that I’ve taken. Looking back now, a year and a half later, I see plenty of mistakes and things I would change, but when I took these photos, I felt like I had reached another level in my abilities. Many of these were taken in the middle of the day, in full sun (which is a lot of photographers’ worst nightmare). Anyway, I’m sharing them now, and I hope you enjoy them!
“The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hands of man.” – unknown
Gown with sleeves: Gowns by Pamela
Model: Taelor LaPlante
If you’d like to work with Sheer Portraiture to plan a styled photo session, photograph your wedding, or do some commercial photography for you, don’t hesitate to contact me. Though I am based in the San Francisco Bay Area, I love to travel worldwide, so let’s collaborate!