Looking for an Elopement in Yosemite National Park? Yosemite National Park is home to multiple breathtaking waterfalls, towering granite monoliths, deep valleys and ancient giant sequoias. It is truly an epic location and the perfect place for an adventurous elopement!
Elopement location: Yosemite Valley, California, United Sates
Elopement length: 6 hours
Meeting point: At your hotel or campsite
Participants: 10 guests can join apart from the couple
Climate: Alpine or mountain climate: Usually four seasons, with cold winters and mild summers. Yosemite can get very chilly once the sun sets! Bring a sweater to throw on just in case!
Available: All Year Round
Recommended months: April to October
Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone.
Meet your Yosemite Elopement Photographer
Hi, I’m Sara!
I love National Parks, The Office, ramen, and my cat. Oh, and I love to create beautiful photographs for couples to look back on and cherish for a lifetime. That’s why I created this Elopement in Yosemite National Park for you.
I approach photography with an adventurous, intimate, and organic style. When it comes to editing, I’m inspired by the tones of the earth and the look of film. Wide shots that showcase the dramatic landscape and environment of your wedding or session location are my absolute favorite.
I aim to capture the raw and real moments that happen in between the poses to reflect your unique personalities, relationship, and love for each other. While I want to provide you with beautiful images you will cherish for the rest of your lives, I also want to create a fun and intimate experience that feels like falling in love all over again
Your Yosemite Elopement Package - Itinerary
This is just a sample itinerary of your Yosemite Elopement Package and can be adjusted to your needs.
1:00pm – Meet & greet at your hotel or campsite to go over the itinerary and get detail & getting ready photos.
2:00pm – First look
2:30pm – Head to Yosemite Falls to meet your officiant and say your ‘I do’s
3:00pm – Exploring and shooting around the falls & Yosemite Meadows
5:00pm – Head to one of my favorite vista points of the park for a brief hike to see El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalveil Falls all from the same view!
7:00pm – End your Yosemite Elopement day with a champagne pop and some epic couples photos with the stars
Yosemite National Park Elopement - Comments
Every Yosemite National Park Elopement I do is customized and adapted for each couple I work with. When you book your Yosemite National Park Elopement with me, we’ll chat about your vision and discuss what scenery you’d like to be the backdrop of your Yosemite Elopement Ceremony. I recommend choosing at least 2 different spots during your Yosemite elopement wedding, but some couples love to spend the whole time really getting to explore and hike around one amazing location, and some pick up to 3 or 4 to see more of what Yosemite has to offer.
If the weather conditions make it dangerous to proceed with parts of your elopement in Yosemite National Park, the itinerary might be adjusted.
Your Yosemite Elopement Package - What is included?
6 hours of photographic documentation of your Elopement in Yosemite National Park (additional coverage available)
A full gallery of 300+ images delivered via online gallery within 6 weeks
Permit fees are included in your Yosemite Elopement Package and taken care of by me
Unlimited planning assistance
A custom tailored Yosemite Elopement experience
Granola bars and trail mix
An 18-page elopement guide full of tips and advice for your Elopement in Yosemite National Park
Recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, and things to do in the area
Your Yosemite Elopement Package - What is not included?
Any travel to/from meeting point of your Elopement in Yosemite National Park
Accommodations & meals – Snacks are provided, but meals will be needed to be taken care of on your own! I’m happy to recommend you my favorite eateries around Yosemite!
Your Yosemite National Park Elopement - What to bring?
Bring sweaters and layers because it can get chilly at night of your Yosemite National Park Elopement, even in the warmer months
Lots of water
Sunscreen and bug spray
Shoes you can comfortably walk in (I recommend worn-in hiking shoes!)
Your Yosemite National Park Elopement - how to prepare?
Download your itinerary of your Yosemite National Park Elopement to your phone or print it out beforehand. Yosemite National Park has little to no cell service!
Have your Yosemite wedding during the off-season as well as during the week (Monday-Thursday) to avoid the crowds
Check for closures in the Park
Add-ons to Elopement In Yosemite National Park
Guests (up until 10 persons) can come at no extra charge to your Elopement in Yosemite National Park