Yosemite Wilderness Wedding at The Majestic Lodge

Yosemite National Park Wedding
The Majestic Lodge and The Wilderness
Adventure Wedding

Congratulations to Adam and Arielle who married recently. They met with me last year. They told me they wanted an adventure wedding photographer willing to go into the wilderness for some rare and epic wedding photographs. I was like, yeah, that’s what I do. They wanted a large wall canvas that would showcase them against the scenic Yosemite landscape. They told me it would be a smaller intimate wedding (which is many of my weddings these days) and wanted me to document their wedding day. They booked me and we got to planning.

I’m excited to have photographed this wedding because Yosemite is just plain awesome, and one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world. Also, my couple shares a common love for the outdoors, which did not require any convincing to hike a few miles to our shoot location (and they hiked in their wedding attire).  On top of that, Adam and Arielle were both friendly, which made for good conversation along the trail. Thank you Adam and Arielle for including me in your adventure. Here are some of the highlights from their wedding adventure.

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The next few images were taken near midnight after the wedding concluded.

 

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The next morning (which was a Tuesday) we hiked into the wilderness for some more adventurous wedding photos. Adam and Arielle hiked a few miles in their wedding attire. We also met a few friendly visitors along the trail.

 

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Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Venue: Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park
Bridal Dress: BHLDNMakeup Artist & Hair: Kelly Brodie

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Yosemite engagement photos, Tim and Jenna

half dome hug

 

Tim and Jenna had their destination engagement session at Yosemite National Park. I never get bored in Yosemite, and actually it’s my playground both for photography and for hiking.  I’ve hiked half-dome at least forty times now and it never gets less beautiful. I had to leave around 4a.m. in order to meet them for a quick breakfast at the cafe. We hit it off quick and then left for some engagement photos. They were really cute together and it was obvious they adored each other. They just wanted me to do my thing and trusted me. Tim and Jenna will be having their wedding at the Evergreen lodge this year, which will be my pleasure.
 

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