Taft Point Yosemite Wedding, National Park Elopement Photographer


Taft Point Yosemite is probably one of the top wedding and elopement location requests when couples inquire to book. Many of my couples aren’t just looking for good wedding photography, but epic ones that include adventure and breathtaking landscapes. And while there are a bazillion scenic spots to choose from (here’s my Top 12 Yosemite wedding locations), Taft Point gives you that steep cliff angle over the valley. You can stand 10 feet away and still get your cliff image while remaining safe (a note to other adventure wedding photographers and adventure couples).

Sheridan and Jake came from the U.K. and wanted to elope in Yosemite. They came with a few family members and had their first look in Yosemite Valley. Upon meeting them, I knew it would be an entertaining day. Both were great conversationalists, and Sheridan is just a crack up. Jake really wanted a massive granite rock photo which captured in Yosemite Valley. Lastly, they wanted a magical sunset experience at Taft Point. We captured that too.

We photographed them in the valley of Yosemite and then drove up Glacier Point Road to hike down for their Taft Point ceremony. Come to find out, there were three other wedding couples at Taft Point. However, since we had the permit, we had priority for the ceremony location. If you are getting married or you’re eloping in the park, you will need a permit. You can view information here to get your Yosemite Wedding Permit.

In all, it was a beautiful day with a beautiful ceremony. Enjoy some of their adventure elopement photography images below.


yosemite wedding couple hiking in wilderness
bride in yosemite meadows
elopement on sentinel hiking trail
eloping couple sentinel trail
yosemite valley U.K. wedding couple
yosemite married couple on log in valley
glacier point couple from the UK hiking along trail
epic wedding photo in Yosemite
glacier point wedding bride and groom at half-dome elopement
U.K. eloping couple at half dome
taft point yosemite wedding couple hiking trail
taft point wedding photographer
candid yosemite wedding photos of bride and groom with donny alexander
creative photo angles at yosemite
donny alexander at taft point with yosemite european couple
family at national park elopement
yosemite wedding ceremony at taft point
candid b/w ceremony in national park
bride exchanging vows with groom
european couple marries at yosemite taft point
sunset wedding in yosemite
bride crying
bride holding her tears
happy mother and sister
groom wearing suit from house of cavani for adventure wedding
ring exchange
bride wearing yolancris bridal dress in yosemite
sunset haze during eloping ceremony
silhouettes during ceremony at national park of yosemite ceremony
Couple says, "I do" and kisses in Yosemite's Taft Point cliff photo
emotional reactions after wedding near sentinel dome
family portraits at yosemite
bride and groom wedding portraits in America's top national parks
yosemite bride flirting with groom
romantic yosemite wedding couple with adventure weding photographer
solo portraits of bride and groom
Yosemite wedding at Taft Point cliff
epic yosemite landscapes with elopement couple
cliff wedding
elope in yosemite
adventurous and moody wedding couple in the wilderness
yosemite sunset wedding photography


Adventure Wedding Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Wedding Venue: Yosemite National Park
Makeup: Vanessa Makeup 
Hair: Annie Ainley
Yosemite Wedding Videography: Fox Jump Cinematics
Florals: Sweet Dreams Cakes and Flowers
Officiant: Donny Alexander
Lodging: Tenaya Lodge
Wedding Dress: Yolancris Bridal
Suit: House of Cavani



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Denali National Park Elopement Photographer | Alaska Wedding Photography

Denali National Park Elopement and Weddings

First of all, hello. Thank you for visiting. If you’re here, it’s probably because you’re interested in an Alaska Elopement Photographer or having an Alaskan wedding. Or maybe you’re here because you want a couples adventure session in the wild. No doubt, Alaska is epic and beautiful. If you’re looking for the top adventure wedding photos, Denali National Park has some of the tallest mountains in the USA. In fact, it has the highest mountain in all of North America, known as Denali, or Mt. McKinley.

Alaskan Wedding Photographer

Moreover, if you’re looking for a seasoned professional photographer to guide you throughout Denali National Park, look no further. I’m also looking for a few adventurous couples. If interested, please contact me.

About my Photography and Mountain Experience

Without going into detail, you can visit my about page. Not only am I an award-winning destination photographer who has been published around the world, but also I’m a seasoned mountaineer. I have climbed Denali and have led teams up mountains. Additionally, I was the first wedding photographer to take a couple up to Mt. Everest base camp for their wedding photos. They married in a wedding dress and tuxedo and it had never been done before. Needless to say, It went viral internationally.

Additionally, I hold a W.F.R. certification (Wilderness First Responder). I am all about safety.

Book your Alaska Wedding and receive an Album

So, I would love to plan your epic adventure with you to create the most beautiful wedding photos. Moreover, the first two couples to book their session in Alaska will have my travel/lodging fee dropped. Additionally, they will receive an album credit of $400. However, this offer does not apply to previous couples who have booked with me or couples who are currently booked with me.

Below are some images from a recent Alaska adventure session where we hiked in the snow to an ice cave and through a glacier.



alaska elopement on a glacier
wedding in alaska
winter wedding in wild alaska in Juneau
denali national park wedding elopement photographer
wedding in the alaskan winter
alaska bridal photos in the snow of winter
fairbanks alaska wedding photos
fairbanks elopement photographer
denali national park wedding photography by photographer charleton churchill
denali alaska fairbanks wedding photographer
anchorage wedding photographer in the snow of the wilderness
bald eagle with an eloping couple in alaska
wedding couple in alaska in Juneau
ice cave wedding photography in alaska glacier
married in an ice-cave by eloping in alaska

mountaineer wedding photographer backpacking in Alaska for their elopement photos

Possible Alaska Elopement Photography locations:

  • Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Talkeenta, Alaska (this is where you fly out to Denali Mountain)
  • Chugach National Forest and Mountains
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Kodiak Island
  • Fox Islands, UnAlaska Island
  • Other Locations not mentioned


How to book

Visit my contact page. Send me an email. Or you can call me at (209) 459-HIKE.


Other Wedding Photos of Charleton Churchill Photography

mt. everest wedding photos by charleton churchill

adventure wedding photographer charleton churchill on Mt. Everest base camp photographing wedding couple with a prophoto light and Nikon D850

yosemite wedding on top of taft point by charleton churchill

candid wedding natural smiles wedding send off witih sparklers and happy couple

elopement wedding photos at Yosemite National park during sunset

starry night wedding couple underneath stars in destination wedding sky


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