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Yosemite National Park Wedding
The Majestic Lodge and The Wilderness
Adventure Wedding

Congratulations to Adam and Arielle who married recently. They met with me last year. They told me they wanted an adventure wedding photographer willing to go into the wilderness for some rare and epic wedding photographs. I was like, yeah, that’s what I do. They wanted a large wall canvas that would showcase them against the scenic Yosemite landscape. They told me it would be a smaller intimate wedding (which is many of my weddings these days) and wanted me to document their wedding day. They booked me and we got to planning.

I’m excited to have photographed this wedding because Yosemite is just plain awesome, and one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world. Also, my couple shares a common love for the outdoors, which did not require any convincing to hike a few miles to our shoot location (and they hiked in their wedding attire).  On top of that, Adam and Arielle were both friendly, which made for good conversation along the trail. Thank you Adam and Arielle for including me in your adventure. Here are some of the highlights from their wedding adventure.

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The next few images were taken near midnight after the wedding concluded.

 

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The next morning (which was a Tuesday) we hiked into the wilderness for some more adventurous wedding photos. Adam and Arielle hiked a few miles in their wedding attire. We also met a few friendly visitors along the trail.

 

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Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Venue: Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park
Bridal Dress: BHLDNMakeup Artist & Hair: Kelly Brodie

  • Denise Gabriel - BeautifulDecember 10, 2015 – 12:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Joel Conner - so freaking good.December 10, 2015 – 2:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Susan Beth Breuner - I love all of these. Grew up near Yosemite and familiar with all those landscapes. Now live just outside Yellowstone and your photos remind me just how much I love Yosemite even more. Beautiful!January 16, 2016 – 8:01 amReplyCancel

  • Kris McGarigle - So very cool. Love your work, and this is just outstanding.January 30, 2016 – 9:23 amReplyCancel

  • Hilda Burke - AMAZING!!!!WOW!September 7, 2016 – 9:50 amReplyCancel

Arnold, California Woodsy Wedding
Mike and Laura

Driving into the woodsy forest back-roads for this mountain wedding was a great anticipation. I had met Mike and Laura earlier in the year and they told me they wanted a mountain photographer to document their wedding day event. Mountain weddings are my passion. I had photographed this charming backwoods venue before in Arnold, California back in 2010 and I was glad to experience it once again, the smells of pine and dirt, the surroundings of trees, the colors of earth, and the excitement of photographic possibilities. Not only did we capture their story with friends and family, but they allowed us time to capture their creative bride and groom photos in the forest where we ventured along a river and into the woods.  We also came upon a rather large tree of lady bugs; I have never fathomed I could see so many all at once. Later that evening, even though there were trees everywhere and the sky was like circular window above us, I was able to capture a night time stars photograph with our wedding couple just before leaving. I am excited to share these images because of the “nature” of this wedding. (wink).

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Here’s an extra credit photo from my cell phone I screen captured from a video I recorded of the tree covered in Lady bugs.

so many lady bugs in the forest

  • Shauna - Hello! These pictures are epic. Do you have the name of the venue?May 23, 2016 – 9:11 pmReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - I’m not sure of the venue, but it’s Josh Heller who is the owner, contact me through the contact part of this page, and I’ll send you his email address.May 24, 2016 – 10:57 am