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Sequoia National Park Engagement Session at Sunset | Sequoia National Park Elopement Photographer

ELLEN + DANIEL’S SUNSET ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK | SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | THREE RIVERS, CALIFORNIA

My love for national parks began at an early age. I think I was maybe 5 years old when I at least remember visiting my first national park: Sequoia National Park. Then during junior high and high school my family made regular trips to Sequoia to camp and spend our Thanksgivings. Sequoia is definitely one of those places that feels like home.

So when Ellen and Daniel said they had Sequoia camping reservations and they wanted to do their engagement photos, I was pumped! We met up at the campground and became friends fast. As we swapped snacks and adventure stories, the afternoon slowly turned to evening. We hopped on the Sequoia bus and headed out to some of my favorite parts of the park for their super fun Sequoia National Park engagement session. (Be prepared to take the park bus in the peak months! The bus helps Sequoia manage the huge number of visitors each summer.)

Our first stop was Crescent Meadow. The sun was dancing through the trees making the lush meadow just magical. But right at the beginning of our short hike we had an unexpected visitor! Thankfully the bear was much more interested in minding its own business and abled off into the woods. (Always be bear prepared in the Sierras; wear a bell/whistle and carry bear mace as required/regulated.) Anyways, we all had so much fun running down the trails and climbing on downed Sequoia trunks. Later, a pair of marmots even came to see what all the fun was about!

Just down the road is the impressive Parker Group of old growth Sequoias. Boasting seven giant sequoias in close proximity and accessible to walk around, it’s an impressive and majestic place to explore. Sequoias can live up to 3,000 years old. It’s crazy to think of just how much history these trees have “witnessed” as they grew silently in the California Sierras. Now they’ve also witnessed how much Daniel and Ellen love each other!

Finally we headed out to Hanging Rock for sunset. It’s much less crowded than Morro Rock, plus we got to see some epic alpine glow on Morro Rock from the trail! The vista looking out on the Sequoia’s lower biomes was just stunning. It was one of those sunset’s to remember, and I’ve been coming here since I was a kid. Congratulations you two! Can’t wait to get you two married in Yosemite later this month!

Hiking couple at their Sequoia National Park engagement session.
A bear at a Sequoia National Park engagement session.
This couple got engaged at Sequoia National Park.
Engaged couple in Sequoia National Park.
Couple hiking along a fallen tree in Sequoia National Park.
Engaged couple in Crescent Meadow in Sequoia National Park.
Embracing engaged couple in Sequoia National Park.
Adventurous engaged couple by a fallen Sequoia tree in Sequoia national park.
Running couple at their Sequoia engagement session.
This couple had an adventurous engagement session in Sequoia National Park.
Hands of a couple that just got engaged in Sequoia National Park.
An engaged couple on a log in Sequoia National Park.
An engaged couple at golden hour in Sequoia National Park.
A marmot at a Sequoia National Park engagement session.
A cheeky marmot at a Sequoia National Park engagement session.
An engaged couple dancing by numerous giant sequoias at Sequoia National Park.
This couple got engaged by giant sequoias in Sequoia National Park.
Adventurous couple spinning at their Sequoia NP engagement session.
Engaged couple hanging out by giant Sequoia trees.
This couple got engaged in Sequoia National Park.
Epic engagement session by giant Sequoias in Sequoia National Park.
Golden Hour Sequoia National Park engagement session.
Adorable couple dancing in the forest at Sequoia NP.
Engagement ring at this couple's photo session
Engaged couple running beneath giant Sequoia trees.
Hugging engaged couple inside at tree at Sequoia National Park.
Engaged couple looking at sunset alpine glow on Morro Rock, Sequoia.
Silhouetted engaged couple in front of Morro Rock in Sequoia National Park.
Golden hour sunset on the top of the mountain at this couple's Sequoia National Park engagement session.
This couple got engaged at sunset in Sequoia CA.
Epic engagement session at Hanging Rock at a California National Park.
Hugging couple at their Sequoia National Park engagement Session.
Dreamy Sequoia National Park engagement session.
Magical sunset at this couple's Sequoia engagement session.
Couple hiking on a cliff at their Sequoia National Park engagement Session.
Engaged couple walking out to the cliff at their Sequoia National Park engagement session.
Couple hiking on a cliff at their Sequoia California engagement session.
Embracing engaged couple on a cliff in Sequoia, CA
Engaged couple enjoying the sunset at Sequoia NP.
Engaged couple enjoying an intimate sunset at their Sequoia National Park engagement session.
Silhouetted kissing couple at their Sequoia engagement session.
Sequoia National Park is a perfect place for an adventurous Elopement

Sequoia National Park Information

There’s nothing on earth quite like the Sequoias. These trees still astound me with their majesty. If you’re planning an adventurous elopement or just a fun engagement session like these two, you definitely need to consider Sequoia National Park as your location/venue! To marry in the halls of these ancient and beautiful trees is something out of one of the best stories out there in my personal opinion. Get in touch here and let’s get the ball rolling on your very own adventurous Sequoia National Park engagement or elopement!

  1. Tali says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love your photography style and those views are 😍😍😍 I am planning a trip to the area this September and I am thinking I definitely need to add Sequoia to the itinerary!

  2. Meaghan D’Abrosca says:

    These photos are stunning, and I love all the animal and landscape shots too. Really puts you in the moment! Sequoia is quite possibly my favorite National Park.

  3. Nadia says:

    Ummmm these are STUNNING. You did an amazing job of capturing the massiveness of the trees, as well as the connection between these two, all at once. And omg, so many critters (that bear!). Such wonderful work.

  4. Alexandria says:

    These are so beautiful! Great work on photos for this adventure session! also omg that bear! haha

  5. Meg says:

    That bear is incredible! What a great job you did capturing this couple in the majesty of these giant trees!

  6. Redwoods plus engagement session equal magic.

    And this is what this delivered

  7. Traci says:

    Those trees!!! They just always blow me away, perfect for an engagement session.

  8. Marla says:

    Okay, what!! These photos are absolutely stunning, and you did an amazing job showing the scale of the location.

  9. Julia says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! I just love the way you’ve captured the sequoia trees and showed the scale of them! Absolutely amazing!

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