Amangiri is a Luxury Resort located in Canyon Point, Utah. The hotel is apart of the luxury brand; Aman Resorts. Aman hotels are in remote locations, where you can retreat to relax or have an adventure in a beautiful landscape. The hotel rests at the base of a beautiful mesa, and is designed around the existing sandstone. Amangiri means “peaceful mountain” and it is just that! As you stay at The Amangiri you will feel like you are in a world on its own. It is the perfect location for your intimate elopement, a small wedding or grand event. I have had the opportunity to photograph here for over 6 years, and I am lucky to be one of their preferred photographers. I have photographed over 16 different sessions at the property including proposals, intimate engagement sessions, anniversary sessions, maternity sessions, elopements, intimate weddings and birthday celebrations. Every event is perfect. Aman Resorts pride themselves with making anything possible, “no request is too great and no detail too small.” I have seen this in action over and over again. The event coordinators will do whatever it takes to make your wedding dreams a reality. They have the most amazing staff. You will receive the highest quality of service while at an Aman Resort.
I have met some of the most wonderful people while photographing at Amangiri, and many of them I still do photoshoots with. The very first shoot that I had was a surprise proposal, where I posed as another guest on a helicopter tour and secretly photographed him popping the question. Click here to see that amazing engagement shoot! Since then I have photographed other big events for this couple and it is truly an honor to continue to document their lives. The other day I received a text from him informing me that they were expecting, and I was the first person that they had told! It was such an honor to get that message, I can’t wait to meet their little one! I love to continue working with the clients that I meet at the resort.
Weddings at Amangiri are some of my favorite! As you are trying to plan your luxury destination wedding, consider this beautiful and unique location. You can have your ceremony at the resort, or they have over 600 acres of property where your ceremony can be held. I have photographed an elopement where they had a traditional Navajo Ceremony, it was one of the most unique ceremonies I have ever attended. You can see that wedding here. There are other amazing locations at the resort. For inspiration, clink on this link to see a wedding in the Desert lounge. They hired By Bloomers to put together some amazing floral arrangments. The most recent wedding that I photographed took place in a rock canyon on the property and it was one of the most beautiful ceremony locations that I have ever photographed. The wedding was intimate with their immediate family and a few friends, to be inspired head a few posts back to this blog post.
If you are planning a trip to Amangiri, I would love to photograph you in this unique and inspiring location. The portraits created will be images that you will cherish. I often photograph at the resort and at other great locations close by in a single shoot. Some of the most unique areas near the resort include Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Antelope Canyon to name a few. The options are endless! Or if you are planning a wedding or event I would love to be a part of your big day! If you are planning an Amangiri wedding or an Aman Resort Wedding email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to discuss details with you!
While you are at Amangiri they have so many trails to explore. One of my favorites is the hike to the Broken Arrow Cave. It happens to be the location from the opening scene of the movie Broken Arrow, hence the name, and is now outdoor studio for the very talented painter Ulrike Arnold. paints, she has painted all of the earth paintings found around the resort. I have become good friends with her and have photographed her work for her. She currently has a painting hanging at the United Nations Headquarters.
If you have a large group you can stay at the Mesa Home pictured below. This location is away from the main resort and provides the perfect intimate and secluded setting to host your guests.
If you are wanting more of an adventure you must try one of the Via Ferrata’s that they have on property. A Via Ferrata is Italian and means Iron Road. On a rock face there are metal rungs where you climb to the top of Studhorse Mesa and then cross over a suspension bridge that is two hundred and thirty two feet long and over the top of a six hundred foot gorge. It was one of the most amazing experiences! The views from the top were unreal!
The resort also offers excursions on Lake Powell. My favorite was boating to and then kayaking through Labyrnth Canyon.
The resort can also take you to the famous Antelope Canyons where they also have exclusive rights to two private canyons.