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Taft Point Sunset Elopement in Yosemite | Yosemite Elopement Photographer

KIM + BRETT’S TAFT POINT SUNSET CELEBRATION | YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | YOSEMITE, CALIFORNIA

Epic kiss at this couple's adventurous Taft Point sunset elopement.
Epic sunset elopement at Taft Point in Yosemite High Country.
Epic kiss at this couple's adventurous Taft Point golden hour elopement.

Have you ever had a ‘mountain top experience’ on an actual mountain top? Standing on the edge of the world at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park is an EXPERIENCE at any time of day. But the epic sunsets you can see from Taft Point – 1000% mind blowing! Yosemite definitely is one of those places on earth that takes your breath away every time you see it. No matter how many times you’ve been to the park, the vistas will inspire awe. And then when nature decides to put on a show… *eyes bulging WOW emoji*! Well Kim and Brett’s Taft Point sunset elopement was definitely a mountain top experience on an actual mountain top! The sunset during their celebration was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen!

The pleasantly warm fall evening was absolutely perfect for these two. As an added bonus, the smoke from ongoing (at the time) California wildfires had cleared! Praise Jesus! We definitely weren’t the only ones waiting for clear skies and met several other eloping couples and photographer friends on the hike out! Taft Point is a favorite location for good reason!

Whether dancing in the dazzling light beams or snuggling bravely near the edge of the cliff the love between these two was palpable. Kim and Brett even popped a bottle of bubbly to celebrate! All the beautiful aspects of the day were so touching that these two were getting teary eyed! To top off their day, Kim and Brett stayed out until the stars started twinkling! Yosemite, specifically Taft Point, is a great place to stargaze on your big day because it’s so dark. Many national parks claim that half the park is after dark, and I think you’ll agree Kim and Brett ended their day in the most STELLAR way! It was truly a perfect day filled with tender emotions, so much fun, and Yosemite definitely putting on a show for us!

Bride's wedding dress flying in the wind on top of Taft Point.
Gorgeous bride on the side of a cliff in Yosemite.
Perfect wind gust in this mountain mermaid bride's dress at Yosemite.
Magical windy elopement at Taft Point Yosemite.
Giggling bride and groom at their Taft Point elopement.
Epic wedding kiss on the side of a cliff in Yosemite.
This couple eloped on a windy day at Taft Point in Yosemite.
Bride and groom dancing at their cliffside Yosemite elopement.
Romantic Wawona Yosemite Elopement Photographer | Clarissa Wylde Photography
Brave bride and groom walk out to the edge of the cliff at Taft Point Yosemite.
Magical wedding kiss looking over Yosemite Valley.
Intimate moments at this couple's golden hour Taft Point elopement.
Bride and groom snuggling at their golden hour Yosemite elopement.
Bride and groom looking over the cliff at Taft Point Yosemite.
Magical kiss at Taft Point Yosemite.
Swoon worthy windy Yosemite elopement.
Fairytale elopement at Taft Point Yosemite.
This couple hiked to Taft Point for their elopement.
Golden hour kiss at this couple's Yosemite elopement.
Dreamy couple kissing in Yosemite.
Couple cuddling on a cliff in Yosemite.
Bride and groom cuddling on the cliff at Taft Point.
Bride and groom walking up to Taft Point Yosemite.
Epic California bride and groom in Yosemite National Park.
Magical kiss at this couples epic Yosemite elopement.
Swoon worthy Taft Point sunset elopement.
Romantic couple at their Taft Point Yosemite elopement.
Intimate windy elopement at Taft Point Yosemite.
Magical Taft Point Yosemite elopement.
This couple eloped during golden hour at Taft Point in Yosemite!
Intimate cuddles at this couple's golden hour Yosemite elopement.
Epic kiss at this couple's golden hour Taft Point elopement.
Passionate kissing bride and groom during golden hour at Taft Point Yosemite.
Gorgeous wedding gown fluttering in the wind at this couple's Yosemite elopement.
Romantic kiss in black and white.
Cute cuddling couple at their Yosemite elopement.
Magically windy kiss at this couple's Yosemite elopement.
Wildflower bouquet at this Yosemite elopement.
Intimate snuggles at this couples golden hour Taft Point elopement.
Beautiful elopement bouquet at this Yosemite elopement.
This couple felt free eloping in Yosemite at golden hour.
Bride and groom dancing at golden hour in Yosemite NP.
Couple dancing on a cliff during golden hour at Taft Point.
Epic kiss at this couple's adventurous Taft Point elopement.
Just before a kiss at this couple's romantic Yosemite elopement.
Intimate giggles at this couple's sunset Yosemite elopement.
Romantic snuggles at this couple's Taft Point elopement.
Dreamy intimate connection at this couple's sunset Taft Point elopement.
Wind blowing the wedding dress perfectly at this couple's Yosemite elopement.
Dreamy bride and groom kissing at sunset in Yosemite high country.
Epic kiss at this couple's Yosemite sunset elopement.
This couple just eloped at Taft Point.
Fun dance at this couple's Taft Point elopement.
Wedding dress spin at this couple's Yosemite sunset elopement.
Couple dancing on a cliff at sunset in Yosemite.
Bride and groom dancing at sunset during their Yosemite elopement.
The smoky sunset during a Taft Point Yosemite elopement.
Gorgeous sunset elopement at Taft Point in Yosemite NP.
Bride and groom dancing on the edge of a cliff in Yosemite.
Epic and iconic cliff side sunset elopement at Taft Point Yosemite.
Intimate elopement on the edge of a cliff in Yosemite.
Bride and groom dancing on the edge of Taft Point.
Epic sunset elopement at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.
This couple popped some bubbly at their Yosemite elopement.
This couple popped some champagne to celebrate at their Taft Point elopement.
Dazzling champagne pop at this couple's Yosemite elopement.
Epic champagne pop at this couple's Taft Point sunset elopement.
Dreamy sunset kiss at this couple's Taft Point Yosemite elopement.
Fairytale like kiss at this bride and groom's Yosemite sunset elopement.
Classic jump shot at this couple's Yosemite National Park elopement.
This couple jumped for joy after their Taft Point sunset elopement.
Bride and groom jumping for joy on their wedding day in Yosemite NP.
Epic sunset kiss at this couple's Taft Point elopement.
Magical sunset elopement in Yosemite National Park.
Adventurous bride and groom got married at Taft Point in Yosemite.
Dreamy bride and groom kiss at sunset in Yosemite.
This eloping couple shared their first kiss at sunset in Yosemite.
Dreamy sunset elopement in Yosemite, CA.
Epic sunset elopement at Taft Point Yosemite.
Bride and groom strolling at Taft Point at sunset.
Big wedding ring at this couple's Yosemite elopement.
Fairytale sunset elopement at Taft Point Yosemite.
Tender moments at this couple's Taft Point sunset elopement.
Dreamy Yosemite sunset elopement.
Dreamy moments at this couple's intimate Taft Point elopement.
This just married couple is intimately cuddling at Taft Point in Yosemite.
Magical first kiss at Taft Point Yosemite.
Tender caresses during this couple's Yosemite National Park elopement.
Dreamy married couple kissing at Taft Point in Yosemite NP.
Gentle moments at this couple's twilight Taft Point Yosemite elopement
A couple gently kissing at their sunset Yosemite NP elopement.
Tender moments at a Taft Point sunset elopement.
Intimate snuggles at this couple's sunset Yosemite elopement.
This couple just eloped at Taft Point in Yosemite NP.
Mountain mermaid bride and groom at their Taft Point sunset elopement in Yosemite.
Romantic snuggles at this couple's sunset Yosemite elopement.
Passionate kissing couple at their pink hour Taft Point sunset elopement.
Intimate moments at this couple's sunset Yosemite elopement.
Dreamy magical elopement at sunset in Yosemite.
Tender moments at this couple's Yosemite elopement.
Tender tears at a Yosemite elopement day.
Emotional kiss at this couple's Yosemite sunset elopement.
Gorgeous eloping couple at sunset in Yosemite National Park.
Snuggling eloping couple at sunset in Yosemite.
This couple had a romantic elopement at sunset in Yosemite NP.
Adventurous couple eloping at Taft Point in Yosemite at sunset.
This couple eloped at pink hour at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.
Eloping couple intimately kissing at Taft Point in Yosemite.
Romantic pink hour Taft Point elopement in Yosemite.
This couple eloped at pink hour sunset in Yosemite.
Cuddling eloping couple at pink hour in Yosemite.
Taft Point sunset on a couple's elopement day.
Eloping couple at twilight in Yosemite NP.
This couple stayed out until dark at their Yosemite Elopement.
This couple stargazed at their Yosemite elopement.

If a literal ‘mountain top experience’ is what you’re dreaming of for your wedding day, consider eloping in Yosemite! I would love help you plan your very own Taft Point sunset elopement. Let me know if you’re most excited about the sunset or the stars at Taft Point when you get in touch here! And of course check out the Yosemite website for more info on this glacier carved wonderland. (Note: you will need reservations to get into the park again for the summer season starting May 21, 2021.)


Gown – Daci Gowns

Photography – Clarissa Wylde Photography


  1. Cara says:

    OH MY GOD! The sunset and the stars with their headlamps! And the full on romantic swoon worthy moments of this day.. Seriously obsessed with this Taft Point Elopement!

  2. Adriana says:

    Taft Point is the best! I love her dress, it looks amazing with the scenary!

  3. Laura says:

    Yosemite is such a dream! You captured their day so perfectly and her dress is so beautiful!

  4. Afton says:

    Oh my gosh her wedding dress was literally made for eloping at Taft Point! These are so gorgeous, I love the movement captured in the fabric.

  5. That sunset at Taft Point is unreal, the painted pink skies is so beautiful! Glad you got clear skies, looks like it was an incredible experience!

  6. Gorgeous photos! I’m obsessed with her dress!! And Taft Point at sunset is always amazing!

  7. Sydney says:

    Taft point is gorgeous! Love all the sunset photos and especially the few at the end with all the stars!!

  8. While the mountain in all it’s glory is stunning, it’s the quiet moments you captured that bring their story alive for me. The small tear, the wind blowing through her dress, the warm embrace. This is all around perfection ❤️

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