Abbi + Callen | The Hearnes. adventurous couples + wild places + real stoke
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We just found $400 flights to Switzerland the week of Callen’s birthday so you bet we bought those on our lunch break from skiing today 🙌🏻 We’re planning to rent a van and drive all over the Swiss Alps so hit me with your (winter-friendly) recommendations! We’ll be there Jan 23-Feb 3...will anyone else be around? Do any of you want to score these cheap tickets and elope in the Swiss Alps? 👀
3324764 hours ago
I woke up to the most amazing review from these angels 😭😭 -
“First let us talk about Abbi’s professionalism: she is so organised and “on it” in terms of always being fast to respond and update wedding day timelines.
Secondly, a HUGE advantage of booking with the Hearnes (and a big part that’s worth paying for) is their extensive knowledge of cool and hidden spots around national parks. They know these places like the back of their hands and have an abundance of ideas on secluded spots away from the tourists (for your first look, for example) and truly breath-taking outlooks to get those famous epic shots. If ever there’s a change in plans (road closures, bad weathers etc.), have no doubt that these two have a ton of equally as amazing alternatives up their sleeves.
Although we were initially nervous about our wedding photos, Abbi and Callen quickly made us feel so at ease and within a short amount of time we felt like we were just hanging out with a bunch of old friends. They had so many ideas for shots and only ever gave us a few light posing ideas, leaving my husband and I to just enjoy one another’s company on our wedding day. Even just after our wedding day had begun, we were already wishing we could pause time in order to spend more time with these two amazing human beings.
And now on to the photos. THE PHOTOS! They truly speak for themselves and if you’re already here reading this review then you have likely already scrolled down their IG feed with your jaw on the floor. Just when you think they couldn’t do anything more spectacular, they go ahead and pull another epically gorgeous photo out of the bag. How do they do it? No one will ever be sure. But what you can be sure of is that if you hire them as your photographers you’ll get to be part of that magic.”
@ailsa___ and @ausmaddon I love you two so much. Thank you 🖤
We’re celebrating four years of marriage today 🖤 It’s been a wild ride, we’ve been on the road together longer than not, we’ve quit jobs and pursued wild dreams and fallen in love over + over again. I could say a million things, but I’d rather snuggle Cal than write a caption...so here’s what’s at the top of my mind as we celebrate 4 years: Marriage is the most difficult thing I’ve ever committed to, but it’s the best gift I’ve ever been given. This life adventure is so much sweeter when shared with a best friend, lover, travel buddy, and partner. I am so thankful for you @callenhearne. Here’s to 100 more years of holding each others hand through the best and worst and most normal moments of our lives. Photos by @cedarandpines@indiaearl@annigraham@maddieanzovino (see photo tags for each photog)
71661402 days ago
New blog » Erin and Marshall met on this hike when they were on their own soul-searching trips to Zion. Two years later, they eloped in the same spot with their best friends as witnesses. We woke up at 2:30am so we could hike out there before sunrise. Their day was one of the highlights of our year — head to the link in my bio or story to see the full blog post!
107381994 days ago
If at any point during your photo session it seems like Callen has disappeared, you should probably look up. He’s almost certainly climbing rocks (or trees, or our truck...) to find a new angle and take an epic wide photo that will end up being one of your favorites. Or, he’s peeing on a tree. That happens too 🤷🏼♀️
4977475 days ago
Do you see the tower in this photo? It’s one of my favorite formations in the world. Something about it, and the landscape around it, feels like home to me. A few years ago, the land around this tower was purchased by a developer, planning to build homes around it. -
Obviously, this would ruin the beauty of the landscape. Less obviously, it would have destroyed acres of cryptobiotic soil and other endangered plants. Would have closed the area climbers have used for years as their basecamp. Would have restricted and possibly closed access to the tower itself; home of one of the most classic climbs in North America, among others. -
The land was purchased, plans in place. Hope felt lost. But a grassroots movement came up to raise money, assisted by organizations and private funders and dirtbag climbers. They raised enough to purchase the land back and save it for conservation. They bought it so nobody else would. They bought it so it would stay just how it was. -
This all went down when I was just a kid living in Texas, I doubt I could’ve found Utah on a map. But because these people at that time stood up for the land, I get to enjoy it and love it and be moved by it today. This is why we fight. For the third graders who might one day have their lives changed by a landscape they don’t even know about yet. We fight because once a place is plowed and leveled and turned into concrete, we’ll never have it back. This tower is safe, for now. But we are at great risk of losing places like this forever. We have to take responsibility. We have to learn the best way to love places when we explore them. To fight for the ones that are threatened. To put our money into the grassroots organizations that are protecting (and, sometimes restoring) the places we love. -
We donate monthly to @accessfund, one of the organizations that fought to save this tower years ago. They are currently doing the same for areas around the country. This month @blackdiamond is matching donations so I’ve shared some iPhone backgrounds in my story and am asking people to donate $5 or more if they have the means to do so. See the highlight in my profile for details + backgrounds. Thank you friends🖤
4781336 days ago
I’m pretty sad we’re headed out of Moab today but we got to wrap up the season with an incredible adventure session last night - and finally see Arches coated in snow 😍 We’re on our way to Salt Lake City for some skiing, followed by our last engagement session of the year in the Tetons, and then we’ll be headed to Texas for the holidays! I’ll be honest, it’s been sooo cold and we’re pretty stoked for those Texas “winter” temps, but I am going to miss exploring this desert dusted in snow. This season in Moab has been my favorite yet. So many epic adventures and good times with the best of friends! I can’t wait to share more from yesterday’s session 🖤
2929286:31 PM Dec 7, 2018
This season will be our first time in four years to not visit Yosemite in the winter. It’s a little bitter sweet...honestly winter has always been hard on us there, not much solar power, it’s freezing, Charlie can’t get his wiggles out off-leash, and so on. But, it’s my favorite season in Yosemite. It’s so quiet. The hoards of tourists are gone and if you’re lucky enough to catch a a fresh blanket of snow in the valley, it’s one of the most magical things on earth. We have so much love for our Yosemite winter elopements 🖤 but this winter we’re prioritizing family, and more time in our beloved desert. We’ll be in Texas for over a month, doing zero gigs (🙌🏻) to re-coup and spend quality time with our loved ones, then we’re headed straight to the desert for a solid three months. The schedule is so much more dialed next year, with more time in places that feel like “home” (Moab, Yosemite, Alaska), and less time driving back and forth across Nevada (which we did 4 times just this fall 😬). Part of me is a little sad to be “chilling out” but I’m mostly excited to see where our hobbies and personal lives flourish when we aren’t driving so so much. This change will also allow us to take even better care of our amazing couples, something I’m always striving to improve on!
2715216:02 PM Dec 6, 2018
Krista + Justin’s Jeep elopement is on the blog! We met up with them in Page, Arizona for their first look at Horseshoe Bend, then piled into their Jeep to drive hours on a rowdy 4x4 road across the Mars-like landscape for their secret ceremony location overlooking Lake Powell. Their day ended with the most beautiful sunset hike, sparkling water cocktails, a little cupcake, and the most beautiful stars for our drive back. Head to the link in my bio or story to check it out!
3595437:56 PM Dec 5, 2018
These two have fallen in love with this desert landscape through many camping trips, even when it meant driving from Boulder to Moab and back for 36 hours in the desert...true weekend warriors! But this trip came with a special gift; a fresh dusting of snow ❄️ We ended their session at one of our favorite spots and it was so cool to have an entirely different experience there because of the snow! We had so much fun exploring the winter wonderland, sipping champagne, eating homemade cookies and laughing about our very good very bad dogs with Rachael and Brenden yesterday. I am still in complete awe at the timing of this gorgeous and elusive snow to show up the day of their photo session. It felt like a dream!
64271195:37 PM Dec 4, 2018
Moab is a winter wonderland right now and we just spent the weekend skiing out to a backcountry yurt with our buddies (see the full story @abbihearne) ❄️ Merry December indeed!
1630125:00 PM Dec 3, 2018
Moab has been rainy so we’re headed up into the mountains with these two (and @adamjonash + @devynmarieee!) for a ski adventure!! We’ve been wanting to ski the La Sal for years now and I’m so stoked to finally make it happen. Picked up some old touring skis at the used gear shop last night and I am ready to fulfill the role of #kookoftheday. Moab is multi sport adventure Mecca and I’m psyched to discover yet another thing to love about this place 🙌🏻 @cassie.jorde@csjorde