Are you engaged and thought that having a big wedding just wasn't your thing but didn't know where to go from there? Maybe the idea of eloping is more your speed but your thoughts immediately go to a cheesy Elvis ceremony in Vegas. While there is nothing wrong with having the king of rock and roll marry you on the strip, that isn't everyone's vibe either and guess what? That is totally okay! But what option is left for these couples that don't fit the mold?
If you have ever spent time in Yosemite valley, you know that feeling upon driving through the tunnel and getting that epic view of El Capitan, Half Dome, and the valley floor. It is a jaw-dropping, butterflies in the stomach, magic in the air, kind of feeling. There are few places as inspiring to me as staring at Half Dome (maybe that means I just need to travel more but holy moly, she is something to behold).
If you read my last post about Shirley and Bryant's Yosemite engagement session, you know that our day started with a morning hike into the snowy sequoia grove and then we planned on spending the afternoon in the valley. Bryant's big wish for the session was to get Half Dome shots, so I knew I needed to deliver on that front while showing them other parts of the valley that are just as gorgeous.
It only seems fitting that my first blog post for Moments and Mountains Photography would be for Shirley and Bryant's engagement session in Yosemite National Park. Besides photography, writing is another big creative outlet for me that, of course, with two kids and a business, is something that has taken a backseat to everything else.
As mentioned before, between my love for hiking and photography, adventure sessions are something that just call to me. So when Shirley reached out about booking an engagement session for December with her fiancé Bryant, I let her know that the month was pretty packed with holiday sessions but mentioned that I would be in Yosemite for the week of New Years Eve with my husband, AJ, and our kids. I asked if her and Bryant would be interested in doing their session that week in the area. I was beyond thrilled when they both loved the idea and wanted to move forward.