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Taft Point Yosemite Elopement at Sunset

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Taft Point Yosemite Elopement at Sunset

Eloping at Taft Point

A sunset at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park is set to always be a wonderful backdrop to your elopement. This was the case for Emma and Sam as we adventured along the trail to get to Taft Point which afforded us the sweeping views of Yosemite Valley.

They both got ready at the hotel Tenaya Lodge which is only a few minutes from the entrance to Yosemite. I love this hotel because it’s close to the entrance and also it’s dog friendly! I got to bring along my dog Max, to Yosemite where there’s a few trails open for dogs. National Parks are not very dog friendly, but you can make it work. I used the app AllTrails to filter out which trails I could take Max on in Yosemite.

Sam helping Emma into her hiking boots

I’ve always wanted to photograph a Yosemite elopement at Taft Point. Unfortunately, with COVID and the wildfires, it took a bit longer to travel there than what I thought. Being part of an elopement photographer involves going places that might give my height sensibilities a bit of a rush. However, once we all got to the top of the trail, everything else fell away as we took in the spectacular views from the top!

Hiking to the top of Taft Point

My main focus turned to Emma and Sam as I scooped out the best places to take their photos. Eloping in Yosemite takes a lot of planning but location scouting is a benefit of having an elopement photographer. Finding the most photographic spots while also giving privacy while you say your lifelong vows to your partner is important.

There was haze from fires in the background which gave it a moody feel in the photos
Taft Point at Sunset
Staying after the sun sets gives for some dramatic shots

If you’re looking for a Yosemite elopement photographer, I would absolutely love to connect with you! Click this link and let’s get started on planning your elopement!

Looking for more California inspiration to elope at? Check out this blog post from Big Sur!

For engagement inspiration in Southern California, here’s a blog post from a beach photo session with a couple!

February 25, 2021

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I am the photographer and author behind the Leah Rivera Photography blog. If you’re looking to book a photographer that is just as goofy, fun-loving and all about excellent customer service, then let’s chat today and plan our next adventure together!

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Taft Point Yosemite Elopement at Sunset

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