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
glacier point couple from the UK hiking along trail
epic wedding photo in Yosemite
taft point yosemite wedding couple hiking trail
taft point elopement ceremony yosemite
candid yosemite wedding photos of bride and groom with donny alexander
donny alexander yosemite wedding officiant
wedding ceremony at yosemite taft point with donny alexander officiating
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
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
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

solo portraits of bride and groom
taft point wedding cliff in yosemite by photographer charleton churchill
yosemite taft point elopement
cliff wedding
elope in yosemiteeloping yosemite couple portraits



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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