We met up with fellow road lifers and photographers, Abbi & Callen Hearne, in Moab and did a van life adventure session with their van, aka home, aka office, aka adventuremobile. Keep reading to see their rig, doggo, and a bunch of cuteness.
Moab Van Life Adventure Session in the Utah Desert
When Abbi and Callen of The Hearnes Photography asked us if we wanted to come down to Moab, Utah to be their models for a styled adventure session they had planned, we immediately knew the answer was a resounding YES. We had brought our wedding clothes along with us on the road because we wanted to get some outdoor photos somewhere epic. The plan was to always take our own photos though. We never thought we’d actually get a full-fledged adventure session with a couple of super talented husband and wife wedding photographers and fellow road lifers. Unsurprisingly, they killed it and now we have some incredibly epic shots at the rim of Canyonlands National Park, yet another Utah gem.
Needless to say, we instantly hit it off with Abbi and Callen, who just moved into their newly renovated ProMaster van full-time, officially entering #VanLife. They showed us all around Moab, taking us to some of their favorite spots. They both are into skydiving, climbing, kayaking, hiking, and pretty much any outdoor activity you can name, and are friends with a crew of highliners and base jumpers who revel in all the amazing opportunities Moab offers for such adventure-seekers. One popular hangout is The Fruit Bowl, where you can find highlines rigged up year-round and base jumpers taking the plunge on the regular. We went out there, and I had high hopes of tackling the 120-foot slackline, but upon tying in and approaching the edge of the 420-foot cliff, my confidence took a dive. It still haunts me and it has become my number one mission to walk that thing later this year. Just need to brush up on the old slackline skills…
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Anyways, Gabi and I were completely wowed by Moab and fell in love with the contagious sense of adventure there. Plus, it’s an adventure photographer’s dream. We wrapped up the trip by heading to one of Abbi and Callen’s favorite overlooks in Moab for an adventure session with their adventure-mobile. The skies were stormy, making for a less-than-ideal sunset. But Gabi and I are a big fan of moody weather, so we’re pretty psyched with how all the photos turned out. We love it when couples bring their furry friends along too. Abbi and Callen’s dog, Charlie, was working it for the camera all evening.
After the photo shoot, we said our farewells and parted ways – the Hearnes on to Zion National Park and the Foxes back to Joes Valley, Utah. This was easily one of the most inspiring three-day trips we’ve ever taken. It’s amazing when you can connect with other people in your same line of work, swap stories, and get inspired. And it’s even better when you can also relate about the benefits of having a pee jug on the road 😉 Can’t wait til our patch cross again guys, cheers!
The Foxes are Brandon and Gabi Fox, an adventurous husband and wife elopement and wedding photography team living full-time in their DIY renovated 1972 Airstream. They are loosely based in the Pacific Northwest, but travel for work and play throughout the western states. Their work is best described as candid photography that captures couples as they are, where they are, blending images of love and natural beauty in the great outdoors.