Yosemite is like a second home to us so we know a ton of "off-the-beaten-path" spots to take our couples to capture the majesty of this wondrous place. Our philosophy of documenting the whole experience often produces some of our favorite photos. We make incredible portraits of our couples in these "epic" places but it's about the journey, about the adventure of spending time with your new spouse trudging through snow, up sand dunes, through talus fields, and across rivers.
Abrie and Mike were married in Tahoe City but also wanted to do a portrait session in Yosemite Valley in the Fall. We met them in the meadow below El Capitan and made our way around the valley to some of our favorite spots. We loved this image of Abrie and Mike wading across the Merced river because even though the water is very shallow in October, it's still snow melt and her face shows exactly how it feels to cross the stony riverbed.