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It’s not every day one gets to work in a place as picturesque as Canyonlands National Park in Utah. But two Rome photographers got that chance recently and share some of their stunning images with Rome News-Tribune readers.

Rebecca and Corey Lance of Rebecca Marie Photography traveled to Utah in August for a photo shoot with another Rome resident, Macie Price.

The couple’s plane landed in Salt Lake City and Macie drove them several hours to Arches National Park where the magnificent formations and landscape were overwhelming but provided an incredible backdrop for photos.

Located in eastern Utah, Arches is adjacent to the Colorado River and just north of Moab, Utah. It’s home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches including the world famous Delicate Arch.

The couple photographed Macie at Arches, then the following day, they set off for Canyonlands National Park for another shoot.

Canyonlands is located in southeastern Utah and features a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the mighty Colorado River and the Green River.

Although they’ve been doing a considerable bit of traveling recently to photograph weddings and other events, Rebecca said her idea to become a photographer was never to photograph others.

“I never planned to get into photography professionally,” she said. “When I was pregnant I bought a camera so I could take pictures of my daughter. That’s really how it started.”

After her daughter was born and Rebecca began sharing the photos she took, other people began asking her to photograph their children and families. Soon it turned into a business — Rebecca Marie Photography.

She began scheduling so many shoots that two and a half years ago her husband decided to quit his job to help with the photography business.

The bulk of their work is shooting weddings. Last year, they flew to Iceland for an unforgettable photographic experience and will return in October.

They also have an upcoming wedding in Rhode Island and they’re looking forward to additional destination shoots.

But not all their shoots are in far off locales. Rebecca said she loves finding out of the way places for local photo shoots.

“I always try to please the client and make sure they love their photos,” she said. “That means I’ll listen to their ideas and if they ask for my suggestions then that’s my chance to be a little creative and use my imagination. I have a few hidden fields and wooded spots that are easy to access but not a lot of people go to.”

This recent trip to Utah will be one that she remembers for a long time, however.

“The landscape was so beautiful that it was a little difficult to choose places to photograph someone,” she said. “There are so many choices and you want your subject to be the focus as well as the beautiful scenery. It ended up being an amazing trip.”

For more information about Rebecca Marie Photography, visit online at www.rebeccamariephotos.com.