ADVENTURE YOSEMITE WEDDING AND ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
This is real... This is me.
Nice to see you! You've made it this far, so let's get to learn a bit more about me!
Making people smile is not only my passion, but it's my job! I love seeing people smile so much I often think I'm a comedian, which is one reason I love stand-up comedy.
Oftentimes, I am my couples first experience with a professional photographer, and I know what it feels like to be in front of the camera, so I understand the hesitation. It can and will be so much fun, that is my promise to you! I am a truly candid photographer, and none of my couples are models. You are in very capable hands, and I will help you and your partner through everything.
As a photographer, it's my job to be your guide, your personal journalist, but most importantly, someone who can make you laugh over just about anything, no matter how small! All you will need to do is show up and be yourselves.
From Yosemite Valley Weddings to the Bay Area, even the moon and back, I am here for you until the very end.
It is always my hope that the memories we create will last a lifetime, and when you look back at your photos, they will put a smile on your face and remind you of how amazing your special day was. Please don't hesitate to send me a quick email with any questions you have!
THE ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE
One of the most important things I do is work closely with my couples on any session to ensure the day goes as smoothly as possible. I am a truly candid photographer, and none of my couples are models. I like to make the sessions as enjoyable as possible by prompting you both to do certain things while also saving plenty of time to be yourselves. I find these are the moments that tell who you are together, and I capture those details and share them back with you in photo form!
The Right Photographer Makes All the Difference.
Create memories for YOU.
During our first call, we will discuss what your vision is for your special day. It is ALL about you which is why it is important for me to know what you have planned so I can do you justice on your special day. The day is yours and while it can feel stressful navigating the unfamiliar space of planning, you are not alone! I will be there every step of the way helping problem solve, ease concerns, and most importantly watching your vision come to life while dancing with you all at the end of the night!!
My goal is for when you look back on your elopement photos, you get to experience every single moment all over again, reliving your special day photo by photo, moment by moment, and kiss by kiss.
Here is what we will do together. Step by step.
Initial Phone Call: We will schedule a Call/ Facetime/ Skype/ Zoom or whatever you are comfortable with for us to get to know each other and begin the awesome process.
Reserve A Date: Once you are ready to book, I will proceed with a contract and a retainer fee so I can save the date for you.
Plan Your Elopement Together: My job begins the day you inquire. Photographing your love for one another always comes first, but in order to truly see you and photograph you organically and authentically, I do more than just photography. I explore hiking trails, scout locations, assist in finding vendors, finalize the timeline, prepare resources, and helpful planning tips so you can spend the day being carefree and truly get to live in the moment.
Vendor Recommendations: No matter how big or small your elopement is, you’ll probably need more vendors than just a photographer. For smaller adventure elopements, I can provide elopement vendor recommendations. For adventure elopements and intimate weddings that require a bit more coordination + design, I have a list of elopement planners I can recommend.
Elopement Day: Adventure, explore, get married, pop champagne, and re-live all those moments over and over again via photographs.
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Shannon & Matthias
My significant other and I were on the hunt to find an amazing photographer in the Yosemite area for an engagement shoot. Wesley totally fit the bill.