Photographing a small elopement wedding in Waterhole Canyon, Page, AZ- Colorado elopement wedding photographer

Page, Arizona

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Adventurer’s Workshop hosted by Maddie Mae of Adventure Instead and Abbi Hearne of The Hearnes Adventure Photographers (@adventureinstead and @abbihearne). The workshop was at the beautiful and breathtaking Lake Powell, Arizona and was filled with two intensive days of education in the adventure wedding market.

I came away with so much knowledge on how to better serve my clients who want to create a small wedding experience in a beautiful outdoors location, and it was truly a pleasure to learn from my two favorite elopement photographers. During the workshop we had two styled photoshoots so that we could learn from Maddie and Abbi in the field.

Photographing real couples in Waterhole Canyons was so much fun! i think every photographer dreams of working in Antelope Canyon, but crowds can be tough to navigate. The slot canyons in Waterholes were every bit as stunning. The path weaves through red Navajo sandstone rock, creating an intensely dynamic play of light. I’m absolutely in love with the glowing rock in every single shot. I love printing on metal- as I often mention- because I think it really brings out the natural tones of the areas I love to photograph. These slot canyons are no exception- and I can’t wait to get some printed. Deciding which ones to print will probably be the most challenging aspect of this shoot!

If you would like more information on how to book with me and get started on planning an epic elopement, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Note: Photography within Waterhole Canyon requires a permit from the Navajo Nation. Please photograph legally.

A bride and groom enjoying their small elopement wedding in Arizona.
A newlywed bride and groom running through Arizona slot canyons on their wedding day.
A gorgeous boho wedding dress:  WeAreReclamation  Check her out on Etsy!

A gorgeous boho wedding dress: WeAreReclamation Check her out on Etsy!

Waterhole canyon was stunning! I would have spend all day here if I could!

Waterhole canyon was stunning! I would have spend all day here if I could!

Becca and Jeff -newlyweds!- were a pleasure to work with!

Becca and Jeff -newlyweds!- were a pleasure to work with!

This view never got old. Arizona is an incredible state.

This view never got old. Arizona is an incredible state.

I love this sweet moment between a bride and groom on their wedding day in Arizona slot canyons.
This photo shows a bride and groom running through Arizona red slot canyons.
Photographing in the canyons was so dynamic- it was so exciting to play with all of the lighting possibilities.

Photographing in the canyons was so dynamic- it was so exciting to play with all of the lighting possibilities.

This is a romantic boho portrait for a small Arizona wedding.
It was difficult to narrow down all the amazing photos from this session. Every one is my favorite!

It was difficult to narrow down all the amazing photos from this session. Every one is my favorite!

I have been a fan of  Reclamation dresses  for so long and it was very cool to see one of Trista’s gowns in person! Love that lace fringe! These dresses flow so well, and are a great option for an adventure wedding because it’s so easy to move in them.

I have been a fan of Reclamation dresses for so long and it was very cool to see one of Trista’s gowns in person! Love that lace fringe! These dresses flow so well, and are a great option for an adventure wedding because it’s so easy to move in them.

Love that boho fringe! Desert vibes for days.

Love that boho fringe! Desert vibes for days.

A small wedding in a gorgeous location beats a large wedding any day!
I can’t wait to come back to Waterhole Canyon. Truly a must see sight in Arizona!

I can’t wait to come back to Waterhole Canyon. Truly a must see sight in Arizona!

This is a touching moment between a bride and groom at this small wedding Arizona
Loving the warm Arizona sun.

Loving the warm Arizona sun.

I love this stunning boho bride and groom in sandstone canyons, located in Arizona
We love this simple arizona wedding


Special thanks to Maddie and Abbi, who selflessly shared their knowledge and expertise, our lovely couples, my fellow workshop attendees for being so rad, and the following vendors:
Trista Smith with Reclamation
Sarah Siegel with The Flower Method
Water Hole Canyon Experience

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