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Grand Canyon Elopement

ELOPE AT THE GRAND CANYON

An elopement at The Grand Canyon National Park is such an incredible and memorable experience. People travel from all over the world to elope at the Grand Canyon and for obvious reasons. The views are astounding, the lighting is soft and it's totally accessible to anyone! You don't have to hike from rim to rim to elope at the Grand Canyon! Working with this beautiful couple , we were able to achieve their Grand Canyon elopement vision and capture their memories with an unforgettable experience and breathtaking photos.

 

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Ljubi & Gavin's Grand Canyon Elopement Vision

Believe it or not The Grand Canyon wasn't Ljubi & Gavin's first choice for their formal Session as they had their mind set on Sedona, but fires that had been active and causing a lot of smoke in and around Sedona had made them change their minds and we are all glad they did. We made it to the Grand Canyon on a beautiful April afternoon where the temperature was perfect at 78F and the mix of sun and a few clouds made it for perfect conditions.

I have seen a good amount of views at the Grand Canyon and really prefer the East section for photos as it is not as crowded and later in the afternoon there is usually enough parking.

 We started out at Grandview point where we were able to access these amazing rocks to give " on the edge" photo. Well it was actually on the edge, but I always reassure and make my clients feel completely safe. 

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Walking along the rim is pretty easy as there are trails and sometimes paved pathways which is really nice for the Bride to move around in her dress. I was able to get all the photos I wanted here so it was time to move on for the golden hour and sunset.

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For a gorgeous view of the sunset at the Grand Canyon, Moran point is my top choice for views and less crowds. We were able to hike down a few feet and find a really old tree to do some photos with plus a nice open flat area to get that warm back light that makes for such a dreamy photo . As an Arizona elopement and wedding photographer, I know the importance of natural light and of course timing is everything when it comes to light!

I had Ljubi and Gavin do a couple of movement shots and then some quiet moments to watch the sunset. As the sun goes down the rock changes into pretty pinks, purples and reds. I'm always amazed at how much light changes the colors of a scene.

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If you are thinking of eloping at the Grand Canyon or having your wedding nearby, you will not be disappointed. Having epic photos of your elopement or wedding at the Grand Canyon to cherish forever will be worth the journey out there. Contact me if you're thinking of eloping at the Grand Canyon!