Yosemite Valley Adventure Session | Yosemite Elopement Photographer


This couple explored Cathedral Beach in Yosemite

The first thing to know about Sariah and Parker is they’re literally the most fun! These part time van-lifers drove their awesome rig (@that.yellow.van) to the base of El Capitan like BOSSES. There we all had the funnest afternoon playing on the banks of the Merced River at Cathedral Beach.

Cathedral Beach is this magnificent area in the Yosemite Valley where El Capitan literally towers overhead. Like human-made cathedrals of old, this aptly named area of Yosemite has a similar, but way greater, awe-inspiring feeling. From playing hard in this giant riverbed to dancing on the top of their van, these two didn’t even miss a beat and just started worshiping when the songs of thankfulness came on shuffle. PS – Having music playing during you session (considerately, of course!) can create such a lovely mood.

We were all just overjoyed and full of gratitude for so many reasons. 2020 was so hard for everyone. And there in the midst of this hard season, we were all there in the majesty of El Cap. Additionally, there was no wild fire smoke in the valley. And everyone’s COVID test had come back negative. The cherry on top was seeing these guys rejoicing in such a small thing as their Yosemite Valley adventure session. Sariah and Parker reminded me that God is most definitely in the details (the big picture too of course!). What a wonderful reminder to choose gratitude and joy in this rough time; thanks you guys.

Plus I got to learn a bit more about essential oils from Sariah and see how she used them as part of their lifestyle, even during their shoot! I’m a curious oil newbie so soaking up knowledge on how people use them is fun. Anyways, until next time new friends! Come back and visit California soon (once COVID dies back down a bit)!

Is Yosemite on your bucket list? If so, how about you plan a visit and invite me along to show you around this glacier-carved wonderland. That way not only do you get to cross visiting Yosemite off your list but also get epic photos of your visit! We can plan your very own Yosemite Valley adventure session or maybe explore the high country. Either way, the way to kick this off is to head over to my contact page and tell me what you’re most excited about seeing in Yosemite!

  1. Samantha says:

    HOLY FREAKING GORGEOUS!!! The very first photo literally took my breath away!! You captured their love so freaking well!! I love the photos with the van too!! AHHH SO BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Morgan says:

    What a dream! Would love to check out van life! Beautiful photography!

  3. Sandra says:

    Oh man, this place looks incredible and how sweet are these two? I just love all the van life-couples, such an amazing way to live!

  4. Donna Smith says:

    I’m 100% obsessed with this couple and their vibes! That van is also goals and I just love eeeeverrryy part of all of this. WOW!

  5. Katrina says:

    Oh my gosh, I am OBSESSED with this session!!! These photos are so gorgeous and this couple looks rad AF

  6. Josie says:

    Such a beautiful session! You can tell how much they love each other and the vibe is perfect for Yosemite! Great work. I can’t wait to see more!

  7. Carly Hill says:

    WOW those outfits are BOMB, and you. captured their personalities so well!! Absolutely love this!

  8. Leah says:

    What a fun session! I love this so much.

  9. Liv says:

    OKAY. I’m obsessed with these images!!! Yosemite is so beautiful!! I visited last year while it was covered in snow and need to go back in the fall sometime! The photos on top of this couple’s van though are my absolute favourite!!!

  10. Traci says:

    This is a whole vibe I’m feeling! Makes me excited for my trip coming up to Yosemite!

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