This stunning bride, Haley, also happens to be one of my best friends and a fellow photographer. I was thrilled when she told me that she wanted bridal portraits in the desert, because I knew this would turn into a full day of adventure. I love when a day of hiking to a swimming hole turns into a cool evening of exploring in the desert.
Haley is one with the desert. The enormous, smooth, red rock combined with the warm sand in her toes has always spoken to her soul. She really feels in her element when she is in the desert, so what better place to take her bridal portraits than Arches National Park?
We started the day exploring a new swimming hole to combat the hot summer sun. Then, we explored through Arches National Park chasing the most beautiful golden hour light. We continued to photograph into the twilight hours, which created the most free spirited silhouettes. To finish off the night, we captured the Neowise Comet, which won’t come around for another 6,800 years! And then, of course, we crawled into our hammocks to snooze until morning (only to be awoken bright and early by a thunderstorm). Honestly, it was a perfect day for me. My kind of adventure, and an awesome bridal session.