If I could just shoot elopements in Yosemite for the rest of my life, I’d be happy.  Michelle and Brett’s elopement ceremony at Cathedral Beach was GORGEOUS, and with the whole Yosemite Valley to take wedding photos in, I was in heaven!

Michelle and Brett’s love story started comically.  They had mutual friends, so Brett went along to help Michelle move, and he left a good impression, because she didn’t forget him as time passed.  One night, after having drinks with girlfriends, she drunk-messaged him on Facebook and asked him out.  He claimed to not remember meeting her, but I think he was just pretending so he would seem cool.  Of course he said yes, and their relationship blossomed.

After meeting their wonderful families, I realized where Michelle and Brett get their kind, funny, interesting personalities.  They’re a blast to talk to and joke with, and we had so much fun exploring Yosemite and taking photos.

 

Ceremony Location: Cathedral Beach, Yosemite National Park
Portrait Location: Yosemite National Park Valley
Bride’s Dress: lulus.com
Bride’s Boots: Steve Madden, Nordrom
Bride’s Wedding Rings: Lance Cavallieri Jewelers, Livermore

 

Cathedral Beach in Yosemite is an epic place to get married. With El Capitan as your view, you can't go wrong.

Cathedral Beach in Yosemite is an epic place to get married. With El Capitan as your view, you can’t go wrong.

 

Yosemite elopement photographer

 

I love pictures of brides with their fathers. Having your father walk you down the aisle is incredibly special.

I love pictures of brides with their fathers. Having your father walk you down the aisle is incredibly special.

 

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In her vows, Michelle said that if she had never drunk-messaged Brett on Facebook and asked him out, they wouldn't be where they are today. Awesome.

In her vows, Michelle said that if she had never drunk-messaged Brett on Facebook and asked him out, they wouldn’t be where they are today. Awesome.

 

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Michelle and Brett's elopement ceremony was so emotional. It's been a long road for them and they're finally married. I love this image of Michelle crying happy tears while giving her vows.

Michelle and Brett’s elopement ceremony was so emotional. It’s been a long road for them and they’re finally married. I love this image of Michelle crying happy tears while giving her vows.

 

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Yosemite elopement photographer

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Yosemite elopement photographer

Cathedral Beach in Yosemite has the most AMAZING landscapes for photos!

 

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Michelle's boots are SO SO cute! They're Steve Madden from Nordstrom, in case you're wondering.

Michelle’s boots are SO SO cute! They’re Steve Madden from Nordstrom, in case you’re wondering.

 

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There are unlimited gorgeous views for wedding photos in Yosemite. Everywhere you look, it's majestic.

There are unlimited gorgeous views for wedding photos in Yosemite. Everywhere you look, it’s majestic.

 

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I love this shot because of all the texture and the beautiful trees in the back. Yosemite has so many different types of trees and plants, which makes it really fun to shoot there.

I love this shot because of all the texture and the beautiful trees in the back. Yosemite has so many different types of trees and plants, which makes it really fun to shoot there.

 

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Yosemite Elopement Photograpehr

Could this bride be any more gorgeous?!

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Yosemite wedding pics

We LOVE this wide-open meadow on Yosemite’s valley floor. Gorgeous skies and beautiful country for days.

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I love this shot because of all the texture and the beautiful trees in the back. Yosemite has so many different types of trees and plants, which makes it really fun to shoot there.

And them they took a picture with a deer!

And them they took a picture with a deer!

More gorgeousness!