Outdoor Couples Portraits

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Engagements • Formals • Bridals • Just-Because • Adventure Sessions

At Knots in the Pines, we create gorgeous outdoor couples portraits. Come on an adventure with us in the Hilo or Volcano, Hawaii area and let us record your special moments. You’ll get a gallery of fully edited photos that we’ll print for you or that you can print with a service of your choice. We can stay close to our home in Volcano, Hawaii or travel anywhere on the Big Isiand for a full adventure session.  

Couples at every stage of their relationship enjoy beautiful photographs that preserve their memories, record special moments, and document milestones. Perhaps you both just said “I love you” for the first time and want to capture how those giddy moments early in your relationship. When you’ve decided to make a commitment, we can record the moment in a beautiful, natural setting so you can concentrate on making your promises to each other in a proposal or a wedding ceremony. 

Our experience in the Utah wilderness gives us unique perspective on the locations, the light, and the practical considerations of outdoor couples portraits. Joe learned backcountry skills in a public outdoor education high school, a setting he later returned to as a teaching assistant. Victoria earned a BFA in photography. During her studies, she documented ornithologists working in the field. She later worked in positions in Utah national parks and with the Bureau of Land Management.  

Discuss your ideas and hopes for couples photography with us. We’ll help you select a location, plan the optimal time of day for your photo shoot, and even advise you on what to wear. Once we’re all on the site, you can relax and have fun while we document your happiness with each other, the way you love to have fun, or tender moments you’d like to preserve in portrait photos.  

Our backgrounds make us especially careful of the delicate ecosystems that exist where we work outdoors, photographing couples and guiding elopement adventures. That’s why we’re a “Leave No Trace Aware photography business. Call us today to plan your couples’ portraiture session. 

Pricing & Packages

Front Country

1-Hour Session
1 Photographer
Salt Lake City Front Country
40+ Edited Photos


Front Country Plus

1.5-Hour Session
2 Photographers
Drone Photography
Salt Lake City Front Country
60+ Edited Photos


Adventure Session

4-Hour Session
1 Photographer
Take photos way out in nature.
Perfect for taking photos on mountain peaks, out in the middle of an alpine lake, or at any other part of the world that most people will only visit through Instagram.
200+ Edited Photos

$1000 + Travel + Permits

Epic Adventure Session

4-Hour Session
2 Photographers
Drone Photography
Have your photos taken way out in nature, with all of the views, from birds-eye to rodent-eye!
300+ Edited Photos

$1,800 + Travel + Permits

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