I am such a fan of intimate elopements in beautiful settings, and this intimate ceremony in El Capitan Meadow at Yosemite National Park was one for the books.
There's just something about syncing up one of the most important days of your life with nature that resonates so deeply with me. I love that our backdrop was granite and trees, our music was breeze and birds, and our focus was on this couple's gorgeous love. Simple, beautiful, and powerful are the three words that come to mind when I think about this day.
Ciara and Zack read the most beautiful vows, witnessed by a handful of their closest family. Ciara got ready behind a screen in the woods, while Zack waited in the meadow for his bride and her father to take the long stroll to the spot we had picked out for their ceremony. There was not a dry eye in the circle and I had to pause several times to collect myself because the emotion was so real.
When I sat down to edit these images, it was like I was there again. Again, I cried through the ceremony, smiled at the groom's first attempts at the Dirty Dancing lift, gasped at the photos of Ciara standing quietly in front of Half Dome.
What an incredible job I have, to see so much beauty and to make it last forever.
And a huge thank you to Bobby Harding of The Deeplight Company for being my second shooter on this magical day. <3