Yosemite Sunrise Elopement at Glacier Point

WOWOWOWOW! So shooting a sunrise elopement in Yosemite was a DREAM come true, and Glacier point was just the icing on the cake. Sarah & Derek made my dream come true, I’ve always wanted to photograph couples in Yosemite. But these photos almost didn’t happen!

Sarah found me on instagram and sent me a message telling me that they had had to cancel their wedding due to covid. They were already going to have a small wedding with just mainly family but since so many were out of state/country they wouldn’t be able to make it. BUT not letting that get them down, they decided to plan something fun for just the two of them and get married anyway! We were originally going to do their photos in Joshua Tree but since it was supposed to be pretty hot. I suggested Yosemite instead.

We planned everything, got our permits in order and then we waited with excitement! As we got closer, fires broke out all around Yosemite. We were wondering if we would even be able to go at all. Then the park shut down completely due to safety concerns. I was so worried that this beloved park would go up in flames. We decided to just wait it out as the incredible fire fighters in the area fought off the fires.

Even though the park opened back up just in time, we decided to push out the date because of all the smoke. As you can see it worked out perfectly, we got so lucky, the day was so clear! We got up around 3am, got ready and headed up to Glacier point for their sunrise elopment.

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Want to plan your own Yosemite Glacier Point Sunrise Elopement but don’t know where to start?

I got you! I’m more than just your photographer. I will be with you every step of the planning process. I’ll give you timeline assistance, location ideas, permit info and help guide you through the logistics of planning an elopement! To get you brainstorming, check out the Yosemite National Park’s official website!

-Hannah is a California Wedding and Elopement Photographer based in Orange County, CA. Are you ready to adventure with your love to Yosemite or beyond? Say hey and let’s plan your adventure! –

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