Yosemite National Park Wedding

This Yosemite National Park wedding might be the most fun I’ve ever had at a wedding. The whole experience was just downright amazing and it was all thanks to the people…ok, ok, Yosemite might have had something to do with it. I’ve known Adam and Amber ever since I photographed their engagement photos in Yosemite where we met on Instagram and they let me and my travel companion stay with them in their cabin instead of camping in a tent in 20 degree weather…so I appreciate them! You can read all about how we met and how my first trip to Yosemite was that much warmer and fun because of them. We’re on a really personal level which makes shooting so much more fun. It was basically like hanging out with two friends(because they are now) the entire week while I took photos. To be honest the wedding part of the week was very short and casual. It was all over in about 20 minutes and there wasn’t really any getting ready time before hand. It was like, “Ok, let’s do this.” We had some fun doing portraits after the ceremony which are my favorite part. Loved every minute of it’s laid-back, beer and mountain filled vibe. The best part outside of the wedding was the day after the ceremony Adam, Amber and Adam’s best man and now my good friend, JD, grabbed some beers and went looking for a swimming hole in one of the creeks. It was about 100 degrees and the water was so cool and fresh. We just hung out all afternoon swimming, drinking good beer and playing with Adam’s GoPro camera. This is why I really like to get to know my couples because ultimately you because friends and it makes the experience that much more valuable and memorable.  I wrote the following paragraph for another blog about Yosemite and I thought it would be a great way to lead into the photos.

Yosemite can’t be described without being experienced. It’s one of the few places that no image or poetic verse can encapsulate. It must be lived, breathed, touched. To know the beauty and scale of the place is to know the smell of pine drifting in the evening air and far shadows looming over the valley. It is truly perfect

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