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Here’s a snowy winter adventure elopement at Yosemite National Park with a few family members gathered for my last wedding of the year.  I received a call from a wonderful Nashville couple, Victoria and Richard, who wanted to elope in Yosemite and they were hoping for a winter wedding.  The week prior to their wedding it snowed and provided some epic landscape photos for us to explore and experience. They opted for the adventure, intimate and small, which is what I do often in the mountains.  They stayed and got ready at the Tenaya Lodge and then met me down in Yosemite Valley for their wedding at the famous Yosemite Chapel.  After they exchanged vows at the alter, they celebrated with the ringing the bell that echoed in the wilderness  As they walked out of the church, the traffic of vehicles congested along the main road celebrated in unison with honks.

I had a rad time hiking in the snow with my couple and enjoying the beautiful flavor the wilderness around us.  Here are a few images from their snowy wintery wedding Yosemite.

epic yosemite wedding during the snowy winter

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wintery destination wedding with a white wrap

utterly engaged couple marries at winter destination wedding

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wedding couple reflected off lake

exploring yosemite with a wedding couple

  • kim yeakel - Those Everest wedding photos are amazing!!!! I have been to Nepal twice and love any thing to do with that country. Great job. I hope you receive as much well deserved attention as you desire from this photo shoot.May 15, 2017 – 6:00 pmReplyCancel

So, I was just playing around with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS4. I was endeavoring to recreate an infrared photography look (without using an infrared filter) with my Yosemite portfolio, since I shot so many photographs there, the day after Christmas (a few years ago). After tweaking some images, and experimenting, I came up with something completely different, some rad image (not the one below, and yes I did say rad), which I am not going to reveal until later. I don’t believe I have ever seen anyone like it, but I could be totally lame and ignoramous. However, I need a bride or bride/groom to make it look really good. And it has nothing to do with infrared. Now, if I can remember how I created the image, and do it again with different elements and subjects, well then, I hope to blow your socks off later.

I have photographed an engagement session here in the Spring/Summer seasons, but I would love to shoot a Winter Wedding here someday. If a couple is gutsy enough, I’m so down for it. If I’m shooting your wedding next year 2011 or even 2012, and you plan on having some engagement session in the next six months or so, think about having your engagement session in Yosemite when it snows! That would be brave and fun. I have 4WD. Most of you know I’m a mountaineer who has climbed mountains, like Denali in Alaska. I’m prepared to work in the snow. Last time in Yosemite, I changed a flat tire in the snow, on an uphill grade, so I think we can endure anything. Any takers?

Anyway, enjoy my half-breed version of an Infrared image from my photographer road trip to Destination Yosemite. Having an infrared filter would have made this image perfect, but I’m not complaining.

infrared wedding photograph possibility at Yosemite

  • Steffani Abercrombie - Wow! That really is beautiful. Can’t wait to see what else you’re working on!October 7, 2010 – 6:12 amReplyCancel

  • Charleton - Yes, I would love to go through all my Yosemite images and play with them…Thanks Steff.October 7, 2010 – 4:20 pmReplyCancel