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Monte Verde Inn Wedding, Foresthill, California

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Adventure Wedding Photographer. Charleton Churchill is an award-winning destination wedding & adventure elopement photographer based in northern California who is the photographer behind the viral Mt. Everest Wedding that went international. He inspired the adventure wedding & elopement movement with couples hiking in their wedding attire wearing backpacks and rugged mountain boots, beginning with the iconic Mt. Everest wedding in 2015 and then in 2017. It was featured in the news and on popular TV shows, like the Kelly and Ryan Live show. In 2017, Charleton presented a TED Talk on Adventure weddings, has spoken for Nikon, Profoto, and other photo conferences, conventions, seminars, and adventure workshops. He made the Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the USA and Canada by SLR Lounge.

Charleton has received multiple brides choice awards from Wedding Wire and The Knot, JuneBug Wedding’s Best of the Best Destination Wedding Award. He has graced the pages, blogs, and covers of popular wedding publications, including The Knot, Destination Weddings magazine, Real Weddings, Our Wedding, Style Me Pretty, to name a few. Additionally, Charleton has also written for and been featured in the top photography industry magazines. While Charleton has won honorable awards, he consistently pushes himself to deliver only the best, producing epic signature masterpiece work for his couples.

Adventure Wedding Photography

Charleton’s likability has made him an easy choice among couples to work with for their day, and it’s no wonder he continues to receive exemplary ratings and referrals from couples, vendors and venues. As an adventure wedding photographer, Charleton even travels to many adventurous terrains around the world. Consequently, he made his first ascent towards Mount Everest base camp in 2015. He aimed to document the first wedding couple in wedding attire when the Nepal earthquake struck. The earthquake killed thousands and turned everyone off the mountain, including his team. However, that didn’t stop him from returning.

In March 2017, he took his second attempt and executed what he originally set out to accomplish. As a result, he became the first wedding photographer to capture a wedding couple hiking up to base camp, sporting a wedding gown and tuxedo. While Charleton travels, he spends much of his time photographing near his small town home in northern California with his wife and three daughters. Charleton photographs a maximum of forty weddings a year and is available for travel. He speaks at photography conferences and conventions internationally.

For Bookings, speaking engagements and media requests, please contact Charleton via the “contact” link of this page.



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Mt. Everest Wedding Photographer up to base camp.

Charleton Churchill is available to photograph Adventure Weddings up to Mt. Everest Base camp. This is a rare opportunity to capture your wedding vows in the beautiful Himalayas by an experienced mountaineer and photographer. Mostly notably, Charleton was the photographer behind the trending national and international viral Everest wedding last year. Trekking up from the Lukla airport into the Mt. Everest National Park, you will gain majestic views and epic wedding photographs. If not Everest base camp, there are a multitude of mountains around the world to photograph. Hire me to document your adventure wedding.


Lake Tahoe, South Lake and Incline Village, Truckee, Reno, in California and Nevada.

Charleton travels often to Lake Tahoe for weddings, Engagement sessions, and adventure sessions around lake. Numerous locations provide beautiful epic backdrops for couples to get their photos. Visit here to view the top wedding locations around Lake Tahoe. In summary, whether it’s a Winter wedding, a Summer ceremony, or an adventurous elopement up high, it’s easily doable.


Yosemite National Park Adventure weddings and Elopements.

One of the best destinations California provides for elopements, adventure and engagement shoots, and weddings. If you’re hiking into the wilderness to elope on a mountain peak, you’re probably after the epic. Contrasting, there are Yosemite wedding venues where family and friends can join you. One of the favorites is the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Evergreen Lodge or Rush Creek Lodge, but there many other venues and locations. Engagement and Adventure sessions around Yosemite are a popular and Charleton has hiked most of them. He has climbed half dome over forty times and continues to explore new areas.


Destination Weddings, Hawaii, New Zealand, Alaska, Patagonia, Iceland, Norway, Finland, and many National Parks of America.

Charleton loves traveling to adventurous destinations around the world with his couples. For example, the Himalayas has many locations with iconic mountains, but he has also been to Iceland, Norway, New Zealand, Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, to name a few. His schedule is booked with adventurous locations around the world with couples who want something adventurous. If interested, you can book now or request information by clicking the contact link above.


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