3 Tips For The Best Utah Elopement

Are you looking to elope in Utah? What an exciting and big milestone! Eloping can be tricky, but as a Utah elopement photographer, I have had the chance to work with a ton of couples eloping in the great outdoors! Let me share with you my top three tips, no contest, for your best Utah elopement. 


The great part about eloping is your complete and total freedom. When you’re not worried about placemats for 200 people or bistro lighting, your wedding can look, truly, however you want! So what does celebrating look like for you? Popping champagne? Shot-gunning beers? Stuffing yourselves with cake?

I tell the couples I work with to consider, what is most important to you both? What will make this the most amazing day for you? If you two play the guitar, bring one along. If you love tacos, let’s buy out Taco Bell. Plan this moment to be a full, unique celebration of you and your love for each other.


Your elopement is a special day where you are committing yourself to one another. When you’re planning your elopement, don’t ignore meaningful touches that might be included in a more conventional wedding.

Need ideas? You can write letters for each other, or ask those from home to write letters for you to read on your day. Create a special playlist of songs for the road trip around Arches National Park. Give each other small, personalized gifts. Bring family heirloom pieces–or buy new jewelry that can become a family heirloom. 

You won’t regret going the extra mile to build traditions that you can look back on.


Plan time to be together as a couple on YOUR day. Explore and be present in the moments of this day you have been planning for so long. Create time to enjoy it all.

Bring binoculars to look for wildlife in Utah. Hike up the arches in Moab. Bring food for a picnic under the stars. I’d be happy to tag along to photograph the two of you trying a new adventure like hiking, climbing, or just exploring to commemorate the occasion.

So there you have it. You’ve noticed that my three tips don’t have anything to do with what you’re wearing or what type of decor you need. Your elopement in Utah, or anywhere for that matter, should be all about you and the relationship you’ve created with your someone. 

When you’re ready to book your Utah elopement photos, I’m ready to work with you! Contact me so I can reserve your date!

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