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Glacier Point Elopement at Sunrise in Yosemite | Yosemite Elopement Photographer

KIMBERLY + CALEB’S GLACIER POINT SUNRISE ELOPEMENT | YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | YOSEMITE, CALIFORNIA

You know that old saying “the early bird get’s the worm”? When it comes to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, that saying is absolutely true. The views from Glacier Point are stunning anytime. From the vista and trail you can see the magnificent Half Dome, several of the larger Yosemite waterfalls, and the sheer plunge into the valley. But at sunrise it’s even more magnificent.

You have to be prepared for this sunrise show to happen. We made the trek up for Kimberly and Caleb’s Glacier Point elopement while it was still very much nighttime. Think following the trails with headlamps and checking out stargazing apps; it was really fun for being so early in the morning. In time the moon set on the horizon, the whole sky turned a brilliant pink, and these two had one of the sweetest ceremonies in front of the mighty Half Dome. It was one of those mountain top experiences.

A short time later, the sun started casting a glorious pinky golden glow on Half Dome. And as these two played all over the point the dust caught the sun making it look like a scene straight out of an epic romantic movie. There’s definitely something about that California light – it just doesn’t happen anywhere else. And at Glacier Point it also doesn’t happen any time else. It’s only at sunrise you can get this epic light show. So was it worth waking up at oh-dark-thirty? I think you can guess the answer is 100% yes.

Sunrise Glacier Point elopement before the sunrise.
An eloping groom at Glacier Point Yosemite.
Sunrise over Half Dome in Yosemite during a Glacier Point elopement.
This couple eloped at Glacier Point in Yosemite NP.
The couple eloped at sunrise in Yosemite NP at Glacier Point.
An eloping couple at sunrise in Yosemite.
A playful eloping couple at Glacier Point in Yosemite.
This couple had an adventurous Glacier Point elopement in Yosemite, CA.
Half Dome in the background of this couple's adventurous Glacier Point elopement in Yosemite.
A couple exchanges vows during their Yosemite sunrise Glacier Point elopement.
This couple eloped in front of Half Dome in Yosemite.
A tender moment at this couple's adventurous Yosemite sunrise Glacier Point elopement.
Exchanging vows at this couple's sunrise Glacier Point elopement in Yosemite, CA.
This couple had an epic sunrise Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
First kiss of this eloping couple in Yosemite by Half Dome.
Artsy double exposure at a Yosemite sunrise Glacier Point elopement.
Eloping bride and groom hiking by Half Dome in Yosemite.
Wistful couple just eloped at Glacier Point in Yosemite.
Bride and groom at their Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
Dreamy eloping couple at Glacier Point Yosemite.
Tender caresses at this couple's Yosemite sunrise Glacier Point elopement.
Eloping couple taking in the view of Half Dome in Yosemite.
Dreamy sunrise at this couple's Glacier Point elopement.
Eloping couple looking at Half Dome at sunrise.
Epic sunrise at this couple's Glacier Point elopement.
Adorable cuddling couple at their Yosemite sunrise Glacier Point elopement.
Bride and groom hugging during their sunrise Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
This couple hiked in Yosemite for their Glacier Point elopement.
Playful eloping couple in front of Half Dome in Yosemite.
Dreamy sunrise over Half Dome at this couple's Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
Magical sunrise moment at this Yosemite sunrise Glacier Point elopement.
Sun bursts at this bride and groom's Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
Bride and groom hiking in front of Half Dome in Yosemite.
Laughing bride and groom hiking in Yosemite.
Adventurous couple hiking in Yosemite on their wedding day.
Adventurous eloping couple dancing in front of Half Dome Yosemite at their Glacier Point elopement.
Dreamy sunrise light at this couple's Half Dome Yosemite Glacier Point elopement
Misty golden hour kisses at this couple's Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
Adventurous couple dancing during their Yosemite golden hour Glacier Point elopement.
Magical golden hour light at this couple's Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
Tender moment at this Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
Artsy sunburst at this couple's Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
Eloping couple shares a sweet moment together at Glacier Point Yosemite
Dreamy golden light at this Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
This sweet couple eloped in Yosemite.
Eloping couple looking off into the distance at Half Dome.
Adventurous couple eloping in front of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Bride and groom hiking at Glacier Point Yosemite.
Bride and groom sharing a quiet moment in Yosemite.
Groom looking out at Half Dome in Yosemite.
Epic groom at his Glacier Point elopement in Yosemite.
Fun couple eloping at Glacier Point, Yosemite.
Yosemite bride with her wildflower bouquet.
Gorgeous bride in front of Half Dome Yosemite.
Dreamy adventurous bride at her Yosemite Glacier Point elopement.
Eloping couple walks on the cliff in Yosemite.
This couple eloped on the cliff in Yosemite.
A bride and groom dance in smoky Yosemite.
A bride and groom walk towards each other in Yosemite.
A morning elopement at Glacier Point Yosemite.
Eloping couple kisses on the cliff in Yosemite.
Glacier Point is an epic place to elope with views of Half Dome.
Smoky Yosemite is still pretty for a Glacier Point elopement.

Dress – Reclamation

Yosemite Info – National Park Service


I think you can now all agree that sunrise at Glacier Point is WORTH IT. But the road up to Glacier Point is closed for refurbishment during 2022. It’ll open back up in spring 2023 if all goes to plan. However, for those adventurous folks willing to hike up ~6 miles you can still get up to this point for this view even during the closure! This popular vista might have literally NO crowds this year. So are you ready to start planning your Glacier Point elopement?! Are you thinking of hiking up this year to take advantage of no crowds or maybe waiting until next year when you can drive? There’s no wrong answer! Either way, let’s get the ball rolling and start planning your Glacier Point elopement! Reach out here <–

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  1. ugh this glacier point elopement was soooooo gorgeous! You capture them and their day so perfectly!

  2. Dakotah says:

    Sunrise over Yosemite seems like a dream! You captured Kimberly and Caleb’s day perfectly – the colors and how they changed throughout the morning are beautiful!

  3. Sienna says:

    Wow! Sunrise sessions never disappoint. I’m in love with how her dress flows in the wind. What a gorgeous elopement!

  4. Kat says:

    I love that you captured how free and happy they are! The emotions really pop off the screen!

  5. Az says:

    I love Yosemite and Glacier Point is one of my favorite spots there. The dirt in the air is gorgeous. Great photos!

  6. Leo says:

    So amazing when the light broke though! Amazing gallery, lucky couple having you as your photographer. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Alexandria says:

    OMG I love this location!! It’s so beautiful and when that light broke through. And that you can see Half Dome in the distance!

  8. Her bouquet and flowing dress are great. There’s nothing like sunrise at Glacier, right???

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