Intimate Moab, Utah Elopement

September 27, 2021

Emily and Andre flew me out to Moab, Utah for the most stunning intimate elopement EVER!!! I spent a week with these two babes and only their closest friends and family were a part of their special day. Every little detail for their elopement matched perfectly with the massive red rock formations that Moab is known for. It’s rare to have your entire wedding party dressed in completely different colors, but doing it in these landscapes suited their vibe so well! The morning after their elopement, we woke up just in time for sunrise to explore Moab together for a couples session. And let me tell ya… the lack of sleep to get these shots were sooooo worth it. I’m so proud of everything we created together during our time in Moab!!!! Even though I may have returned to California sooo exhausted from constant travel on this trip, Emily and Andre’s elopement left me with fullest heart and it was truly such a bomb ass experience! So beyond grateful to be a part of their intimate Moab, Utah elopement!

“NICOLE KIRSHNER. The best investment you’ll ever make. Being almost 3 weeks out from our wedding, you think we’d be less hyped, but it’s quite the opposite.  We have looked at our pictures everyday since, mesmerized each time. We relive it over and over, reflect on the small moments captured in the photos, and genuinely feel butterflies, again and again. Nicole is truly gifted with her skills as a photographer. She is organized beyond belief, quick to respond (like within minutes/1 hour, it’s crazy), and most effortlessly gets the job done. More than just the “job” though, hire Nicole and you hire someone who fosters a friendship with you. She walks with you through the ups and downs of planning (something we were absolutely horrid at), offers to help BEYOND her “official” role, and consistently checks in with you to see how you’re feeling. 

We booked Nicole over a year before our wedding and had an engagement shoot 6 months prior to it. At the time, we were planning a BIG wedding. She was phenomenal, as always. We knew instantly we had made the right decision. Fast forward a couple months and we completely switched everything to an elopement-styled wedding in a different state, Nicole was one of our BIGGEST SUPPORTERS. She fit us into her schedule without hesitation (& she is BUSY). Fast forward again to our wedding in Utah. We spent lotsssss of time with Nicole scouting, driving, talking, you name it. She just has the best spirit. Sooo down to earth and fun-loving. Hypes you up like crazy. We had her shoot our full day wedding AND bridals at sunrise the next morning AND an intimate shoot directly after that. I’m sure she was exhausted, did she show it? Not even a little. Talk about super woman. Not sure how many people get the chance to enjoy ALL of the services Nicole offers, but we did, and it was an absolute dream. We cannot express enough how much joy we find looking at our pictures. She was one of the only vendors we felt complete confidence/trust in the ENTIRE TIME. If you have the opportunity to snatch her up for your engagement/wedding/bridals/intimates, DO IT. 

Also a BIGGG shout out to Nicole’s husband, Brandon. He was able to come to Utah last second and it was THE BEST surprise! They are two peas in a pod, & so in love. Brandon literally held the umbrella over me (em) as it started pouring rain during our vows, so sweet. They were a dream team (PLUS KAYLOR…AMAZING) and made everything so so smooth, fun, and worth EVERY PENNY. Book them together and you’ll have the greatest time, I promise. Honestly going to miss wedding planning just because we got to talk to them haha” – Emily & Andre

The Details
Wedding Dress: @dreamersandlovers_
Grooms Tux: @Indochino
Wedding Coordinator: @neoncarrotevent
Wedding Venue: Green River Overlook in Canyonlands National Park
Florist: @farmyardmoab
Rentals: @moabeventservices

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