Yosemite National Park Engagement

 

This Yosemite National Park engagement was my shot quickly because of time constraints but I still love it. So backstory: Me and my good friend Matt of The Good Life Film Co were driving down highway one on the west coast for a road trip. We started in the coolest of cities, Portland Oregon and worked our way down the winding some times treacherous highway one which if you don’t know is an iconic road in the U.S. much like route 66. We camped at a few spots a long the way driving about 6 hours a day as we worked down the coast. After a few nights stay in Sonoma while photographing and drinking too much wine we decided that Yosemite National Park was pretty close(3ish hours), so we made the call to leave that afternoon and head to Yosemite. Mind you we had no plans, relatively little in the way of camping gear and barely any food…afterthoughts. Before I left I posted on my favorite social media, Instagram that I’d be out in the valley and if anyone wanted photos to contact me. So as we’re leaving I get a message on Instagram. It’s Amber aka “pookiewinger” on Instagram. She tells me that they want to hire me to do their engagement session that weekend. Yosemite National Park engagement, ummm yeah! Aaaand that they have a large cabin they rented just outside of the valley that because their friends dipped on them at the last minute they had two full bedrooms open and wanted to know if we would like to stay ¬†with them. Keep in mind we’re all complete strangers. Me and Matt of course thought the idea of sleeping in a warm bed with the offer of good food and cold beer was much better than freezing at Camp 4 with the threat of bears eating your food. So we showed up, and immediately hit it off. They were the coolest(still are). We all hung out in the valley for the next few days and shot this engagement session on our last night there. We got a late start so we were kind of stuck on one location and I was down my main portrait lens but I’m still really happy with how they turned out and more importantly that I made lifelong friends who I’ll be traveling to New Zealand with later this year!

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