Arches National Park Sunrise Adventure Session | Sarah + Jared Part 1
Updated: Nov 27
Arches National Park First Look and Sunrise Adventure Session
When Sarah + Jared first reached out to me I knew when this day came it would be the best day full of adventures. I was welcomed with open arms and hearts from this couples close family. We spent a lot of time together - we cried, we smiled, we laughed, and when the day came to a end it was bitter sweet to say goodbye!
The day started before dark with just the three of us at Arches National Park. If you want to see part two of this special day find the link on the bottom of this page!
Flowers are DIY provided by Flower Moxie
This blog is a mix of digital and film photos:
Film Photo Scans by The Find Lab
Sarah and Jared decided to start their day off with a first look at sunrise in Arches National Park. A "first look" in a wedding refers to the moment when the couple sees each other for the first time sometime before the ceremony. This can happen in a private, intimate setting, and it's an alternative to the traditional approach of seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony. Before you decide if a first look is for you here are some things to consider:
A first look allows the couple to share an intimate and emotional moment in private before the ceremony. A major pro to seeing each other before the ceremony can help alleviate nerves and anxiety. Sharing a private moment can ease any stress that you may have leading up to the ceremony.
By having a first look, couples can plan additional adventures and ultimately, have extended photography time. This can be especially beneficial if there are specific locations or lighting conditions that you want to take advantage of.
Lastly, by having a first look, it can provide more flexibility in the wedding day timeline. It allows for more efficient use of time between the ceremony and reception, potentially freeing up more time for celebration.
Don't forget if you're visiting Arches National Park from April 1 to October 31, visitors are required to have a timed entry ticket to enter the park.
What you need to know 👇🏻👇🏻
• Tickets hours: Between 7AM - 4PM
• Tickets are released on the 1st of the month - 3 months in advance
• Forgot to get your ticket? Additional tickets are released at the end of each day @ 6PM MST
MOAB ELOPEMENT DAY ADVENTURE IDEAS
Not sure what to do on your Elopement day or during your stay in Moab?! Moab is literally like a giant playground for adults - there are so many outdoor actives to enjoy and all while in a jaw dropping setting. Here are some ideas to include while you're visiting:
Camping in the La Sal Mountains
Kayaking on the Colorado River
Skydiving (for those who are truly adventurous!)
Slacklining / Highlining *Fun Fact: The world record for long highlines was performed in Moab
Interested in Eloping in Moab? Check out these resources below:
After the couples sunrise adventure session in Arches National Park we all had a break before their sunset ceremony + dinner with their family. Before we headed out for the ceremony I came to the couples Air bnb and grabbed a handful of photos to help tell more of their love story, and that included their fur baby! This one was important to Sarah - as you can see below...
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Interested in booking a session, wedding or elopement in Moab? You've come to the right place! Moab holds a special place in my heart and I love to share my knowledge with all of my couples who choose to tie the knot here. I can't wait to connect with you!!!