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Yosemite National Park Wedding
The Majestic Lodge and The Wilderness
Adventure Wedding

Congratulations to Adam and Arielle who married recently. They met with me last year. They told me they wanted an adventure wedding photographer willing to go into the wilderness for some rare and epic wedding photographs. I was like, yeah, that’s what I do. They wanted a large wall canvas that would showcase them against the scenic Yosemite landscape. They told me it would be a smaller intimate wedding (which is many of my weddings these days) and wanted me to document their wedding day. They booked me and we got to planning.

I’m excited to have photographed this wedding because Yosemite is just plain awesome, and one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world. Also, my couple shares a common love for the outdoors, which did not require any convincing to hike a few miles to our shoot location (and they hiked in their wedding attire).  On top of that, Adam and Arielle were both friendly, which made for good conversation along the trail. Thank you Adam and Arielle for including me in your adventure. Here are some of the highlights from their wedding adventure.

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The next few images were taken near midnight after the wedding concluded.


Epic Yosemite Wedding photo with Half-dome and glacier point with bride and groom Yosemite night photo with bride and groom near midnight full moon


The next morning (which was a Tuesday) we hiked into the wilderness for some more adventurous wedding photos. Adam and Arielle hiked a few miles in their wedding attire. We also met a few friendly visitors along the trail.


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Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Venue: Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park
Bridal Dress: BHLDNMakeup Artist & Hair: Kelly Brodie

  • Denise Gabriel - BeautifulDecember 10, 2015 – 12:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Joel Conner - so freaking good.December 10, 2015 – 2:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Susan Beth Breuner - I love all of these. Grew up near Yosemite and familiar with all those landscapes. Now live just outside Yellowstone and your photos remind me just how much I love Yosemite even more. Beautiful!January 16, 2016 – 8:01 amReplyCancel

  • Kris McGarigle - So very cool. Love your work, and this is just outstanding.January 30, 2016 – 9:23 amReplyCancel

  • Hilda Burke - AMAZING!!!!WOW!September 7, 2016 – 9:50 amReplyCancel

Mt. Everest Wedding Photography, Tibet or Nepal opportunity.  Antarctica Wedding Photography possibility.

If you are interested in having your adventure wedding or elopement photographed, you will want an experienced photographer. Contact me today for your wedding.

Mt. Everest Wedding Photographer

Mount Everest base camp where mountaineers start their journey to the summit! We will be heading a little higher to Kala Patar to photograph a wedding.

Talk about the most spectacular wedding locations in the world, nothing beats having your wedding on a mountain.  I photographed a wedding near Mt. Everest this 2015 with a Colorado couple. While we did experience the earthquake this year, the couple still married and we got some epic photos. It was all over the news and media.  We had sponsors, magazines, and blogs publish the wedding. Check out the blog to see the images.

I do take requests from couples for almost any destination wedding or elopement, and especially with Mt. Everest where it involves a little more time, but well worth it.  I only take one couple per year. Adventurous couples who want their wedding photographed near the Basecamp of Mt. Everest, the Nepal or Tibet side, will be trekking with an experienced climber and world photographer who knows the mountains, survival, and photography well.

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I am also available for other mountains such as Antarctica, Mt. Mckinley (Denali), Alaska, any almost anything you can imagine. I am available for remote regions such as Africa, New Zealand, Iceland, and almost anywhere in Europe.  As many of you know, I’m an avid mountain climber, hiker, trekker, mountaineer, and I have climbed quite a few mountains, as well as Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, which is the highest point in north America at 20, 320 ft. While mountains I have climbed required technical climbing abilities, mountaineering skills, crevasse rescue training, etc., going to Mt. Everest Base camp would not require such demands.  However, being in good shape is without saying.

Please contact me if you’re interested in having your epic wedding photographed in this beautiful and scenic landscape.  I’m also certified to officiate your wedding if needed.  You will most definitely have unique and powerful backdrops for your images, on top of breathtaking photos of you both together! There’s nothing but splendor everywhere on this mountain. Why not take an adventurous trip and get married at, literally, one of the most amazing locations on the planet!

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If you’re interested, contact me and we can discuss the details!

Charleton Churchill, Adventure Wedding Photographer
209-603-1741 USA
[email protected]


Destination wedding on Mt. Everest.

wedding photographer Charleton Churchill on Denali, Alaska, a.k.a, Mt. McKinley.