Kelsea Callister

Kelsea Callister

Based In: Zion National Park
Photographer: Kelsea Callister

Kelsea Callister

Based In: Zion National Park

My name is Kelsea! I’m a Zion National Park local and have lived in Southern Utah for over 10 years and I LOVE it here. I’m highly specialized in the Zion/Moab/Lake Powell areas and know these places like the back of my hand. I’ve been a full time photographer for years and my favorite part of the job is seeing how blown away people are when they visit the desert for the first time. I have a custom Google map I made with hundreds of spots in the wild west, including remote gems, hidden oasis’s, high desert cliffs, cool caves, amazing offroads, cliff jumping spots, backpacking trails, easy to access spots, and countless other locations. I’ve also combined all this knowledge into an 86 page desert location guide available to anyone who books with me!

My photography style is:

+ LANDSCAPE ORIENTED – we live on this incredible earth, why not show it off?

+ DOCUMENTARY STYLE – I don’t like forcing moments, I want to capture what’s actually going on, un-posed, and unscripted

+ EPIC ADVENTURE – I’m all about the adventurous vibes of photos, and I really vaule capturing that for you! I’ll capture the hike to your ceremony spot, the cliffs you’ll stand on, snowbaroding in your wedding attire, rock climbing, cliff jumping, and other cool adventurous content. I have all the tools and gear to capture this type of stuff!

+ NOSTALGIA – I offer vintage 35mm film and polaroids to go with your elopement/wedding day package. I love the look and feel of vintage film. I always imagine my kids looking back at all the polaroids I’ve taken and I want you to have those polaroids to keep forever as well!

My packages include:

+ completely customized and fully planned adventure, I will help you plan out the timeline of the day and work with you at any point if there’s anything you want to add! I can recommend any locations and activities that fit your vision, and I’ll walk you through my complete Zion location and activity guide!

+ 86 page location guide FULL of locations for you to choose from!

+ 22 page elopement guide with all the info you need to know about having a desert elopement!

+ I have an amazing team of vendors I work with! I can get you an officiant, hair and makeup artist, florist, baker, live acoustic guitar player, wedding rentals and more! Let me help you have a seamless wedding experience with trusted vendors!

+ I’ll make sure we have all the right permits (if necessary) and I’ll help you find cool camping spots or Airbnb’s for overnight stay!

+ I work with trusted guides if you decide to go rock climbing, canyoneering, take a helicopter tour, or anything else that requires an expert!

+ high resolution digital photo gallery with personal printing rights!

+ access to ALL Zion elopement resources and guides!

+ you’re welcome to contact me at anytime during the entire process and afterwards. I would love to remain friends with you and am always here if you have questions about your gallery or future adventure recommendations!

+ polaroid, 35mm film, drone, and super 8 add on packages available!

I also offer video services that are combined with my photo packages! My videos can include:

– Epic drone shots
– Live ceremony/photoshoot audio
– Vintage super 8 film
– And special FX audio if you want to increase the cinematic vibe of your video!

Other locations I know really well and include my services at:


If you’re debating on whether or not you want to get married in the desert, I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s the most incredible experience!

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Hiring Kelsea was by far the best decision we made for our elopement in Utah. She was so much more than a photographer. She was like a wedding planner as well. She helped me iron out all the details and made sure our ceremony and photo locations were exactly what we wanted. Her and her husband were so easy and fun to work with. They left us with the best memories and photos to cherish for the rest of lives. If you need a sign to elope and hire Kelsea, consider this your sign. You won’t regret it!

Emily Brooks

Kelsea reached out to me in may of 2021 after my fiancé and i had just gotten engaged for a free engagement shoot but we unfortunately were headed back home to michigan that day. Almost a year later my now husband and I decided we wanted a small destination/micro wedding back in zion where we got engaged. We immediately reached out to kelsea with hopes we would finally be able to work with her. All I have the say was the wait was well worth it. I can’t even say enough about her and her work other than we literally get to relive our wedding day over every time we look at a picture. Working with her was so easy going, we really just got to be ourselves and enjoy our day. She made us feel the most beautiful we ever have in our photos are felt completely comfortable in front of the camera working with her. I joked with her and my husband that we wanna get married all over again just to have the opportunity to be photographed by her again. I cannot recommend kelsea enough she made our day just a bit more perfect.

Nicole Setelia-Arif

Kelsea is the best! I wanted my wedding to be almost like an elopement, we only wanted our closest family and friends there. Kelsea added a level of intimacy and personal care to our wedding that I couldn’t be more grateful for. She made the best day even better! She had an amazing attitude and she captured the day perfectly. I can’t be more grateful that I used her to capture my special day! She was also so responsive and a week after our honeymoon we had all (hundreds) of our pictures edited and back!

Chloe Carraway

Kelsea took my wedding reception photos and she did an amazing job! I am a photographer myself and really wanted someone that I knew could take good photos and edit with good style; Kelsea was exactly that. Most of the reception was after dark and all of the photos turned out great even without sunlight. She will be able to capture great photos for any event, I definitely recommend her for your next photography session!

Paxton Gibson

I’m a little late leaving a review BUT Kelsea is amazing at what she does! You can really tell it’s her passion and I cannot stress enough on how happy we are with our photos. She is very fast our turn around was about a month. She is great at communicating and does not hesitate asking questions or making phone calls. Her husband hung around and helped out and he was super sweet and helpful. She made our wedding day less stressful and knows amazing spots.

Alliana Tormollen

Kelsea is the most amazing person, let alone photographer. Not only does she capture beautiful pictures for your special occasions, she makes it an experience!! She’s open to taking you really wherever you want to go, and her work is stunning. She also was so on top of the ball, I couldn’t believe how fast I got our pictures back from her!! I was so happy with our engagements, I literally booked her for our bridals right away. Can’t say enough about this amazing photographer!!

Grace Vaughan

Got my engagement pictures done by Kelsea and oh my goodness the results took my breath away! Not only does she take amazing picture of you and focuses so well on the views but shes also Very outgoing and makes the shoots fun! She did not disappoint!

Esli Wyman
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