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Elopement Planning Guides

Why Elope in the Wasatch Where to Get Married in Utah | Salt Lake Elopement Photographer Table of Contents Your Guide to Eloping in Utah's Iconic Mountain RangeWhy Should I Elope in the Wasatch Mountains?The Wasatch Mountains are a wild…

Planning Your Wedding Day During COVID-19A Guide For Getting Married in Utah During the Coronavirus PandemicThis Article Was Updated On 11/24You Can Get Married During a PandemicThese are wild times we are living in. You may be currently planning your…

How to Leave No Trace on Your Adventure Halie West Photography | Adventure Wedding Photographer Table of Contents What is Leave No Trace and Why Is It Important? Adventuring responsibly by Leaving No Trace ensures that wild places will stay…

What to Do After Eloping The Ultimate Guide to Road Tripping through Utah’s National Parks You just eloped! Congratulations! Now you get to begin your marriage adventure! So, what should you do after your elopement? Why not start with another…

How to Get Married in a National Park 5 Tips for an Adventurous Wedding Day National Parks are a great place for your wedding if you want to be inspired. What better adventure can be had than one with the…

The Elopement Checklist 10 Steps to Planning Your Elopement (updated for 2020) Planning Your Elopement Starts Here! Are you planning your elopement but don't know where to start? The beauty of eloping is that they are completely unique to you…

8 Great Places to Elope in UtahUtah Elopement Packages | Halie West PhotographyWhy Elope in UtahUtah is in incredible state. I’m so grateful to call Utah my new home. I love getting to explore new places in this state, and…

The Ultimate Antelope Island Elopement Guide | UtahPlanning Your Wedding Day on Antelope Island Table of Contents  Why You Should Elope on Antelope IslandAntelope Island is a lovely State Park to elope in. The park has hiking trails, biking paths,…

The Ultimate Zion National Park Elopement Guide How to Plan a Zion National Park Elopement | Halie West Photography Table of Contents Why You Should Plan Your Elopement in Zion It's no surprise that Zion National Park is Utah’s first…

The Mighty 5 Elopement GuidePlanning Your Wedding Day in Utah's National ParksWhy You Should Elope in UtahEloping means that you get to have an intimate and meaningful experiences with who you love most. Choosing to elope is a brave decision…

How To Get Your Utah Marriage LicenseHalie West Photography | Adventure Wedding Photographer Table of Contents How to Get Married in UtahWant to get a Utah marriage license? With 5 National Parks to elope in and a range of environments,…

Adventure Elopements + Weddings

Adventure Elopement in the Wasatch Mountains Little Cottonwood Canyon | Utah Elopement Photographer An Elopement in the Utah Mountains Skye + Sean chose to come to Utah from the East Coast to experience rugged mountains and red deserts. They had…

Alpine Lake + Hiking Elopement Celebration | Silver Lake Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer When you want to have an alpine lake all to yourself for your elopement, it is best to get up before the sun. We…

Salt Flats Elopement Inspiration | Bonnevile Salt Flats Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer​ Rin + Jackson chose to elope in one of Utah's strangest places: the Bonneville Salt Flats. This stretch of land between Wendover and Salt Lake…

Little Sahara Elopement | Little Sahara State Park Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer Running Around in Utah's Own Sand Dunes Brittney + Trey chose to go on an amazing adventure for their elopement. We met in Little Sahara…

Where to Elope in Moab Moab Elopement Adventure | Halie West Photography The Adventure in Moab Loni + Byron chose to celebrate their love in Moab by hiking to the Corona Arch. This adventure gave the couple time to spend…

Utah Mountain Elopement Inspiration | Logan, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer A Dreamy Day in the Country Chelsea + Travis's Utah mountain inspired elopement was sweet and simple. Surrounded by the mountains they love to explore, the…

Joshua Tree Elopement Inspiration | Joshua Tree, California Joshua Tree Desert Adventure | California Elopement Photographer Desert Boho Elopement Chad + Sophia chose Joshua Tree National Park for their elopement. The two got ready in a cute little airbnb before…

Winter Elopement in the Wasatch | American Fork Canyon, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer   Winter in the Wasatch Haydn + Jordan's winter elopement in the Wasatch Mountains took place at a beautiful frozen lake. We began…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Antelope Island Elopement Inspiration | Antelope Island State Park, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer   Amelia + Seth's Inspiration Elopement on Antelope Island State Park was full of fun and laughter. We were surrounded by sun…

Sunset Elopement Inspiration | Meadow Hot Springs, Utah Halie West Photography | Adventure Elopement Photographer   They are simply the stuff of stars. Their souls became one: A constellation forming Across the deep night sky. A Sunset Elopement in Utah…

California Wedding On the Coast | San Diego Halie West Photography | California Adventure Wedding Photographer   California weddings are better with a view of the ocean. Kavita and Brendan met at San Diego State University (SDSU) during a luncheon…

Adventure Sessions

Dead Horse Point Elopement Inspiration | Moab, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer Adventure at Dead Horse Point Sarah + Juston chose Dead Horse Point State Park as the perfect place for their elopement inspired portraits. Dead Horse…

Tibble Fork Adventure | Amercan Fork Canyon, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer​ Amanda + Justin chose to celebrate two years of their love in a place that makes them feel alive: the great outdoors. With the prominent…

5 Year Anniversary Celebration | Utah Utah Adventure Session | Halie West Photography Jeff + Shannon celebrated their five year wedding anniversary with some of the things they love most. They spent time with one another, sipped on their favorite…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Provo Canyon Vow Renewal | Provo, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer Mckay + Kandice chose to celebrate their first anniversary by running around in the rain in Provo Canyon. The two have had a big year…

Windy Utah Adventure Session | Morgan, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer Sometimes you have to embrace the elements and make the most of it! I personally believe that wind adds a touch of drama and fun to…

Moab Hiking Adventure Session | Moab, Utah Halie West Photography | Moab Adventure Wedding Photographer Moab Hiking Adventure Lauren + Michael are just the sweetest souls. They wanted to celebrate their love with an adventure session in Moab, Utah. The…

Garden of the Gods Adventure Session | Colorado Halie West Photography | Colorado Elopement Photographer Martina + Justin chose to have their adventure session at Garden of the Gods in Colorado. The two have recently began to call Colorado home.…

Waterfall Adventure Session | Bridal Veil Falls, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Adventure Elopement Photographer   A Grand Waterfall in Utah Alaina + Jared brought their pup Dingo to spend a misty morning exploring one of Utah's tallest falls.…

Post Wedding Adventure Session | Antelope Island State Park, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer   A Date on Antelope Island Jordan + Haydn made a brave and exciting decision to have a post wedding day adventure session.…

Fall Adventure Session | Ogden Canyon, Utah Halie West Photography | Adventure Wedding Photographer   Time for a Fall Adventure Nate + Kirsten's fall adventure session really made it feel like the seasons were changing. The fall colors in Ogden…

Sunrise Engagement Session | Joshua Tree National Park Halie West Photography | Adventure Wedding Photographer   Early Rise for Adventure Nick + Jill's engagement session was an adventure. We started our little hike at 5:30 am to beat the sun.…

Crater Lake Vow Renewal Inspiration | Oregon Vow Renewal Ideas | Halie West Photography   Vow Renewal at Crater Lake David + Amanda have known one another for ten years. Six of those years have been as husband and wife.…

Sunset Adventure Session | Wasatch Mountains, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Adventure Elopement Photographer   Wasatch Mountains, Utah Sunset adventure sessions should look like this. A beautiful and meaningful spot on the map, two people in love, and a…

Hot Spring Adventure Session | Meadow Hot Springs, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer   Hot Spring Adventure Parker + Anjellicas's hot spring adventure session was nothing short of fun. Utah is home to many beautiful hot springs,…

California Beach Adventure Session | Southern California Halie West Photography | California Elopement Photographer   Jordan + Kaylee's California beach adventure session was so much fun. Hermosa Beach in California is so spacious and lovely. The air was filled with…

Backyard Utah Wedding Anniversary | Morgan, Utah Halie West Photography | Utah Adventure Wedding Photographer   Shannon + Jeff had a backyard Utah wedding surrounded by friends and family. On their wedding day, they said 'I do' under a hand-made…

My Adventures | On the Road

Car Camping Adventures: Ruth the Subaru Meet Ruth, short for Ruthless, shorter for Subaruthless! Ruth is amazing. Getting a Subaru Outback has really changed the way that I adventure. Car camping adventures are rad! Camping in itself is a great…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Here's to the Adventure of 2019 | Instagram Round-Up Halie West Photography | Adventure Elopement Photographer   With 2020 quickly approaching it's hard not to reflect on all that 2019 had to offer. From moving to a new state,…

National Park Adventures My Favorite Parks as a Photographer Being able to go out and photograph adventures in National Parks have always been my favorite types of shoots. From hiking, to backpacking, to climbing, or elopements National Parks and other…

What It Means To Wander Finding Inspiration as an Adventure Photographer | Halie West Photography   I've always enjoyed the idea of wandering. Wandering is defined as walking or moving in a casual, leisurely, or aimless way. It simply means…

Wandering With Your Dog: A Quick Guide to Adventure Success Halie West Photography | Adventure Photography Wandering with your pets in wild places can be a lot of fun. It's rewarding when you both enjoy the journey. My pup, Lilly,…

Adventure Awaits

Read the guidebook to get inspired for your greatest adventure yet. See stories from weddings days, come explore with me, and learn tips to be more responsible outdoors.

Want to be included in the wedding guidebook? Let’s go on an adventure together! It can be for your wedding day, your elopement, or an adventure just for fun. I will be there to capture it all. Don’t forget to bring your pup!

I can’t wait to tell your story and enjoy our adventure together.

Halie West is your photographer and guide to your greatest adventure yet. She believes that the best stories are told together. She is based out of Utah, California, and is available for travel.