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photography workshop in Yosemite for wedding and portrait photographers

For wedding & Portrait Photographers
Mt. Everest base camp Wedding Photographer, Charleton Churchill

Adventure is life. Take it to everywhere.

Oct. 24, 2017
12 people maximum
Cost: $1175


OCT. 24, 2017
7a.m. to 6p.m. (sunrise to sunset) Full Day
Meeting Place @ 7a.m. will be shared after all booked.
Light hiking involved
4000 ft. to 8000 ft. in elevation
Epic Locations
Be ready for Adventure
Be ready for beauty



adventure wedding photographer workshop in Yosemite national park

foggy mountains of yosemite with couple hiking after the rain yosemite wedding photography epic adventure





Adventure Sessions and Adventure Weddings
Planning your Adventure photo shoot
Packing for your Adventure Shoot & Essentials
On wildlife
Safety & wilderness rules
How to start shooting Adventure sessions
Lighting w/ Speed-lights and Strobes
On finding Natural Light
Composing Your Shot & Lens Purpose
On becoming a Visionary & Artist
on Achieving Natural and Organic Expressions
Directing your subjects
Posing for the Epic shot
On standing out & separating yourself
Pricing yourself and your business



Cost: $1175

I have a valid Guide Permit with Yosemite National Park.
Non-Refundable price to reserve your space now: $600
The remaining $575 is due October 1, 2017

Credit/Debit Card accepted
Direct Deposit Accepted via CASH app

TRAVEL to YOSEMITE (Flights and Car)

Lodging in the Yosemite
Lodging in Yosemite Valley is preferred, but not necessary.
Majestic Yosemite Hotel is a beautiful lodge, but costs $$$
Yosemite Valley Lodge is good, less $$
Half-Dome Village has cheap $ tent Cabins for the rugged enthusiast.
Yosemite View Lodge & Rush Creek Lodge are outside Valley but are close.

Click here to see a list of Hotels/Lodging in the area.



– Pack for the fall weather outdoors (Temps average 40F to 70f)
– Bring light gloves, light jacket, head warmers, hiking boots, outdoor pants, wicker underwear, etc.
– Slight chance of rain, so plan for it. We’ll see weather as we get closer.
– Trekking poles are good for support.
– A small backpack with food, water, some clothes, and light camera gear.
– Bring $$ for lunch & Dinner.
– Bring minimal photo gear, wide and portrait lenses are good, 1 camera.
– a Speed-light is fine, but not necessary. I’ll have one & Profoto B2.
– I can provide more specifics on what to bring.

adventure wedding photographer charleton


Charleton Churchill
Adventure Wedding Photographer worldwide
Published in People magazine, the Today show, Live Kelly and Ryan show to name a few.
Seasoned Mountaineer who’s climbed many mountains, including north America’s highest Peak, Denali, Alaska 20,320 ft.
Mt. Everest Base Camp Wedding Photographer 2017
Named in Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the USA/Canada by SLR Lounge
Named in Top World Wedding Photographers by PROFOTO Lighting
Published in top wedding & photography magazines and Blogs
Speaker @ NIKON WPPI 2017, PROFOTO WPPI 2016, IMAGING USA 2018, MYSTIC 2016 & 2018,
TEDx Talk Speaker November 2017





If you have questions, please contact me at the CONTACT PAGE.




  • Jason Smelser - This workshop looks amazing! Would have totally gone but looks like it sold out pretty quick! Hope to catch the next one!August 25, 2017 – 5:01 pmReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - no there’s still room, what made you think that?August 25, 2017 – 5:41 pm

  • Julias Roy - Love this Yosemite adventure photography workshop. This is the great expert lesson about photography. This post is informative, helpful, friendly, top guidelines and direction, and great gear list about Yosemite photography. I think to love and follow your instruction to all photographer and outdoor enthusiast. Thanks for your best efforts on this post.August 30, 2017 – 12:56 amReplyCancel

I traveled to Iceland last year to photograph Mai and Kenny’s adventure engagement session. Being there as a photographer was a like a kid in a candy store; there was so much to hike and explore. We landed in Reykjavik and met at the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls to start our adventurous couple’s photo shoot. We traveled together and photographed some of the top locations in Iceland from the glacial lagoon of Jokulsarlon to the black sandy beach of Reynisfjara with the most epic sights. After we finished our travel, I went back to the hotel. I was up until around 2a.m. still taking photos looking around, learning about the area. I went out to photograph the sky, and I saw green lights after I captured a few images. Even though it was cloudy and somewhat rainy, I saw a glimpse of the northern lights, Aurora Borealis. I texted Mai and asked if she would be up for a drive to the Jokulsarlon lagoon for a northern lights epic photo about 30 minutes away? She got Kenny and we drove about 30 minutes to the glacial lagoon for a few night photos. It was pitch dark in this new area we’d never been. We starting hearing noises in the water moving around the glaciers with icebergs everywhere, not sure what creature was roaming around us, but I’m not going to lie, it was a little scary. We were in the dark somewhere we had never visited in the daylight. Additionally, we were the only ones there at 2:30a.m., but it was no doubt adventurous.

After the engagement session ended, I left and traveled to as many destinations as I could hike and explore in the next few days. I traveled off-road in my tiny rental Toyota Yaris, and hiked near the Skaftafell Ice-caves at Vatnajokull National Park where they filmed Batman scenes at the glacier. I then drove to Gullfoss waterfalls at midnight, very slippery and dangerous in November. I caught myself on a few slips. After that, I headed for dinner at the local hostel for pizza, enjoyed a nice sleep.

I traveled north for hours visiting different areas of interest, eating a restaurants where it was oddly quiet, talking to locals around the areas. On my way back in the later evening, I pulled off to a side road leading to the beach. As I approached the beach, my car got stuck, felt like my car was stuck in quick sand.  I was in black sand with water everywhere, I took a wrong road. I kept peeling out, reverse, drive, back and forth, moving my wheels. Turn the car off, collect my thoughts. It was pitch dark again. I figured I would probably sleep in my car until morning and wait for help or maybe find help that evening by walking back to the main road. There was also another car with the lights out that I passed, not sure if anyone was in it. So I decided to get back in my car and attempt again to get out, this time, bouncing the car, quickly going from reverse to drive while moving the front wheels, rocking it to get out, and finally, my car jumped out of the sand, and back I was on the road.

After my travel, I headed back to the airport, stopped by the famous Blue Lagoon, where I enjoyed a nice relaxing dip in the massive hot springs, a facial mud-wrap, and dinner. My hope is to photograph a wedding or elopement there soon, and when and if I do, I will be returning to the Blue Lagoon.

For now, enjoy some of the images from Mai and Kenny’s adventure engagement session.

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ABOVE: We drove together at 2a.m. to get an image in the dark with the northern lights peering in the sky. We scored this image because the rest of the week, it was raining,…the Aurora Borealis never returned. There was a guy I was talking to at the hotel 30 minutes away who was like,…”I’ll wait until tomorrow night when it’s more clear.” Well, that never came, he missed his opportunity.

  • Katie Rebman - That red dress against the black is phenomenal!July 24, 2017 – 8:32 pmReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - yes, the red dress definitely pops in the darker sand, thanks.July 25, 2017 – 8:57 am

  • Katie Rebman - That red dress against the black is phenomenal!July 24, 2017 – 8:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Jenn lewis - Charleston, these images are incredible. Your work always leaves me in awe.July 25, 2017 – 12:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Aleksandar - Oh my God ! Superb …July 29, 2017 – 12:29 amReplyCancel

  • Tocoi - Your work is truly amazing!!!!!August 14, 2017 – 8:06 pmReplyCancel