Yosemite Elopement Adventure Wedding Photographer

Yosemite Elopement Adventure with Michael and Liz
by Charleton Churchill Photography

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Wedding Ceremony at Yosemite National Park Sunrise

Planning an elopement with couples in Yosemite is always an adventure and I have many of them this year. I enjoy guiding and photographing ceremonies as well as adventure photos all over the park with wedding couples. When I’m not covering couples in the park, I’m hiking an exploring new territory for them, which makes this ceremony and wedding day pretty special. Liz and Michael eloped last month in this new location where I don’t usually photograph couples, and it took a little scrambling for the family, but we got some beautiful photos of them and their family. I think they would say it was worth it.

For them this is a destination wedding since they live in Louisville, Kentucky. I enjoyed their company and specially their personalities. I think I laughed quite a bit while hiking with them. While the family was kind, and the day was adventurous, there was quite a bit of traffic in the valley which made it difficult to find parking. However, we captured some beautiful photos of them throughout the park. I hope you enjoy some of them here. Congratulations to Michael and Liz.


Please keep updated and follow my blog. I have more beautiful wedding couples to post soon as it slows down. I have a busy season with many elopements and weddings and there are so many good ones. So, hopefully I can post more consistently. Have a great summer.


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Big Sur Elopement Wedding Photography | Pfieffer Beach | Big Sur Lodge

Nate and Harper eloped in Big Sur, California at the Big Sur lodge. With their son along, they adventured together for photos along the trails and beaches Big sur provided. Traveling from out of state, we met together before their elopement and hit up some of the areas I had scouted out before arriving. I came early and hiked some new terrain for me and for future couples. Crazy side story, but while on the trail, I ran into a Tahoe wedding couple I had photographed last year. Small world.

After exploring, we hit the trails for a little time before the ceremony, drank lots of water, snacked on veggies along the way, and enjoyed the company of their son who entertained us. We headed to Big Sur lodge for their elopement ceremony where they planned for a woodsy backdrop. Emotions were felt that made their ceremony more than just a simple exchange of vows. After finishing up, we headed to Pfieffer beach State Park for sunset photos to wrap up their experience together. Here are some of the images from their elopement day. Congratulations to the both of them.

Venue: Big Sur Lodge
Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Dana from Big Sur Lodge
Wedding Officiant: Soaring Starkey from Big Sur Ceremonies
Extra Locations: Pfieffer Beach State Park, CA.

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Charleton Churchill is an Wedding and Adventure Elopement Photographer who inspired the adventure wedding movement with hiking couples wearing backpacks & rugged mountain boots in their wedding attire from Mt. Everest in 2015 & 2017.


Named Among the Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the United States and Canada


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