Martha and Patrick drove from Salt Lake City, Utah to Moab, Utah for their adventure couples photos at Arches National Park – and let me tell ya, IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!
They are both from Wisconsin but decided to take the leap and move across the country to Utah for a change of scenery. They ROCKED their Arches National Park Adventure couples photos by incorporating one of their favorite hobbies – music and records – in addition to exploring the national park. I’m so glad they did!
We started out at the Double Arch in Arches National Park, then made one more stop on our way out of the park before heading to our final destination. I scouted out a very private lake and canyon area in Moab, Utah not too far from Arches National Park before the shoot and we decided to take pictures there as well. We saw a lot of people camping next to the river and talked about how amazing it would be to do the same as they jammed out to their favorite music in the car!
Keep in mind, if you want to visit or take photos at Arches National Park, you will need to make a timed entry reservation ahead of time (2022) in addition to having a National Park Pass. This is to help reduce traffic inside of the park and having it too crowded. I recommend trying to visit the park on a less busy time, like an early morning of a weekday.
The park will release tickets first-come, first-served on Recreation.gov three (3) months in advance in monthly blocks according to the following schedule (2022):
January 3 at 8 am MST: April reservations (April 3–30)
February 1 at 8 am MST: May reservations (May 1–31)
March 1 at 8 am MST: June reservations (June 1–30)
April 1 at 8 am MDT: July reservations (July 1–30)
May 1 at 8 am MDT: August reservations (August 1–31)
June 1 at 8 am MDT: September reservations (September 1–30)
July 1 at 8 am MDT: October reservations (October 1–3)
A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase one day prior to entry at 6 pm MDT through Recreation.gov. These are expected to sell out quickly and we encourage visitors to plan ahead. Tickets will be required from 6am to 5 pm daily April 3 through October 3, 2022.
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I love Moab, Utah (and Utah in general) with all my heart as well as traveling all over capturing beautiful and fun couples! I’m based near the Twin Cities of Minnesota, but my bags are always packed and ready for the next adventure!
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