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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


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

snowy wedding in the National Park of Yosemite yosemite winter 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