I have wanted to photograph a wedding in Moab, Utah for quite some time. I have photographed many families, engagement couples and even post wedding trash the dress sessions in the desert but never a real wedding in one of my favorite environments. Mark is a fiend that I climbed with many years ago. He in fact taught me kayaking and I in return taught him about rock climbing. He has been living in Hawaii which is a good thing as he met Shannon there. They planned their wedding in the Utah desert as it was one of there first trips as a couple. Mark and I share the same love for the canyons and I was really pleased when they asked if I would be there photographer for their wedding at Red Cliffs Lodge just outside of Moab near Castle Valley. I really love their drive for life. As an example Shannon being a cyclist went for a long ride in the desert and Mark BASE jumped off two 250 foot rock formations the morning of their wedding day. It was no surprise that they weren’t nervous about the wedding day but just very much looking forward to having a great time with all their friends and family that had come from all over to share in the celebration. This is a place I could have photographed with them for a week or more and still have tons of creative ideas but this just means that I will be very much looking forward to the next chance I have to photograph a wedding in the Utah desert.