Yosemite Adventure Engagement || Simon + Tran

Taft Point Sunset Hiking Session || Yosemite National Park Adventure Elopement Photographer

Ooooh baby, this was a good one! Simon and Tran were originally supposed to meet me in Yosemite back in the spring as soon as Glacier Point Road opened for the season, but 2020 had other plans for us. We finally got to make this sunset magic happen at the end of summer and it could not have been more ideal.

Simon and Tran described their relationship to me as, “Fun. Adventurous. Tasty.” What a vibe. For them, a perfect weekend is going on a gorgeous sunset hime followed by a delicious meal. So that’s exactly what we did!

Tran, an outdoors-woman to boot, took on our little Taft Point in heels and a gorgeous burnt-orange-red dress by For Love and Lemons like the total baddie she is. Women who hike in heels with no shame are exactly my kind of people, and I’ll be referring to her for engagement session styling for a long time. She and Simon were some of the most easy-going, laid-back people so it was truly just an enjoyable, perfect evening with friends watching the sun set behind El Cap. We got all the golds and purples that make Yosemite sunsets so special, and with fewer other people there than I’ve ever experienced Yosemite. It was both eerie and magical, and I’d do it a thousand times over. 

A Note on Glacier Point Road Closures 2020-2022

Taft Point is a classic Yosemite stunner, but its access road will be closed until 2022. While it’s the iconic wedding and elopement photography spot in Yosemite, this will be a great opportunity to explore the many incredible lesser-known spots in Yosemite and Eastern Sierra. My best advice for this location and Glacier Point is that they’re not the only beautiful places in Yosemite or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. If you’re planning an adventurous elopement or wedding and want something with this vibe (but don’t want to wait until 2022 to access Taft Point), reach out; I can get you set up with one of the dozens of incredible locations begging to be photographed! Taft Point and Glacier Point will also remain accessible through the strenuous 4-Mile-Hike (deceptively named–– it’s longer) if you’re down for a truly adventurous elopement. 

And now for the best part…TL;DR in black and white, followed by Yosemite in all its colorful glory.

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