Zion Destination Wedding | Zion Canyon Wedding | Grace Loves Lace

Dress: Grace Loves Lace

Flowers: Wildflower Boise 

Hat: Free People Bride

Mmmmk people, can we talk about what a dream of a photoshoot this was??? Zion Canyon is such a unique backdrop for a wedding! The red rocks, grooved cliffs and white sands create the perfect storm for some amazing Utah wedding photography. I love when I get those couples that will spend the day going on hikes and adventures with me where we can just laugh and get to know each other while finding hidden gems for wedding photo spots. 

Grace Loves Lace was Sy's wedding dress and I just have to brag their dresses up a bit. It fit her so perfectly, she felt like it was a wedding dress she could move in, climb in and dance in! Plus it was totally her and she looked like a total babe! Love the boho style of Grace Loves Lace wedding gowns... check them out! Oh plus they are affordable! Win.

Bogus Basin Wedding | Idaho Award Winning Wedding Photographer

Lovers

  • O lovers, lovers it is time
    to set out from the world.
    I hear a drum in my soul's ear
    coming from the depths of the stars.

    Our camel driver is at work; 
    the caravan is being readied. 
    He asks that we forgive him
    for the disturbance he has caused us, 
    He asks why we travelers are asleep.

    Everywhere the murmur of departure; 
    the stars, like candles
    thrust at us from behind blue veils, 
    and as if to make the invisible plain, 
    a wondrous people have come forth. 

  • -Rumi
     

Wild & Free Engagements in Hawaii | Hawaii Destination Elopement Photographer

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Planning a destination wedding in hawaii? Good idea! These two high school sweethearts had their photos done in Oahu Island on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii with those stunning and gnarly mountains in the back, it is photo heaven there!!

Copy of Free Spirit Oregon Coast Elopement | Magnolia Rouge | Northwest Film Wedding Photographer

The West Coast is the best Coast!! I am totally obsessed with Seaside weddings in Washington, Canada, California and Oregon! The sunsets always surprise me with how extremely surreal they are.. even if I have seen them in that exact place before; they are always different and make me feel this peace and serenity. 

Photographer: Jenny Losee

Wedding Planner: Vanity Affair Events

Florist: Ponderosa and Thyme

Bride’s Gown: Carol Hannah

Bride’s Accessories: Twigs & Honey

Bride’s Ring: Erika Winters

Groom’s Suit: The Black Tux

Groom’s Shoes: The Black Tux

Plates: Wolf Ceramics

Glassware: Riedel/ Party Place

Chairs: Vintage Meets Modern

Linen: La Tavola

Silverware + Candles: Crate and Barrel

10 Best Wedding Destination Locations in the West

Hello newly engaged love dove! I am glad you are checking this out because there are so many reasons to do a destination elopement wedding:

  • The amazingly stunning outdoor scenery for the best wedding photos you have ever seen!

  • Less stress

  • Usually more cost efficient

  • A vacation and experience nobody will forget

  • Unique way to express your love for nature and each other wrapped into one

  • What a good excuse to go on an adventure!

  • Did I mention the amazing photos you will get? I mean.. come on.

Destination Wedding or Elopement Locations in the West

  1. Hood River, Oregon

  2. Cannon Beach, Oregon

  3. McCall, Idaho

  4. Sun Valley, Idaho

  5. Zion, Utah

  6. Galiano Island, BC

  7. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

  8. Redwood Forest, California

  9. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

  10. Big Sur, California




Don’t know where to stay?? Check out these hip hot spots!

Under Canvas has spots in Moab, Zion, Yellowstone, Rushmore, Smokies and more!

Copper Creek Inn in Mnt. Rainier

Bodega Ridge in Vancouver, Canada

Glen Oaks in Big Sur

Shore Lodge, McCall Idaho

Tamarack Resort, Donnelly Idaho

Glamping Hub in Hood River


If you need some extra help researching a spot, or would like to add to this list, send me an email! I would love to hear from you and help find cool new locations!

What to Wear

Planning a photo outfit can really make a photo shine! Here are some favorite tips I have gathered over the years as a simple guide when planning outfits for your photos!

  1. Keep it Simple- less is always more. keeping a simple color pallet and minimal accessories or layers tend to focus more on the subject. If you are unsure on what exactly to wear, no prob! You can bring a handful of options to the shoot and we can decide together!

  2. Avoid Patterns, Logos and Sunglasses- In a nature setting, earthy and simple is always a safe go-to. There are of course other situations where a bold pattern could work, so trust your gut and always feel free to ask me if you are needing a second opinion.

  3. Dress for the Environment- leather at the beach isn’t exactly ideal. Or wearing a strapless sundress in February. Wear something you would wear to the location we are shooting. For example, a lifestyle home session would look great in jeans and tees and barefoot. Engagements at the top of a mountain is a dramatic and bold setting so something that makes a statement like a flowy dress is great!

  4. Be Yourself- Make sure whatever it is your decide, you feel like YOU! wear something that is the confident, beautiful human you are that lets your best self shine!

  5. Makeup- Keeping things very simple and timeless is great! A polished and effortless look is a perfect go-to!

  6. For some inspiration, including makeup looks, outfits for men, women and children, location inspo and more… click HERE

    Some of my fav online shops:

    1. Anthropology.com

    2. Revolve.com

    3. Freepeople.com

    4. UrbanOutfitters.com

    5. Reformation.com

Images Via Pinterest. To see more Client Outfit Inspo, visit my pinterest guide!

Black Hawk On The River | McCall Fall Wedding

DIY Fall Destination Wedding with Chloe’ and Matt. The Bride and Groom are both in the food business based in the Bay Area so their wedding was filled with thoughtful details, artistic decor and of course amazing food by Open Table Catering. Chloe and Matt’s Autumn McCall wedding was beyond inspiring and Black Hawk on the River was the perfect venue to combine mountain scenery with indoor space to keep warm. McCall is such a romantic and welcoming small town and ideal for a weekend destination wedding and a little getaway!

70's Inspired Girls Day Editorial

I love the concept of this shoot with Wildflower Floral and Sprout Design! Two girls hanging out to let their creativity run wild by painting, foraging, music, playing in the sun and road trippin. Just livin in this beautiful world.

PNW Film Wedding Photographer