Wesley Harden Photography

Intimate Yosemite Wedding and Adventurous Elopement Photographer

Trinity + Timothy Modesto CA Wedding

Wesley is energetic but brought a calm professionalism to our wedding and reception. He went above and beyond to accommodate our individual needs and never gave the impression that he was put out in anyway. He went with the flow but was also able to direct the flow when we didn't know how to direct it! I would recommend him to anyone for their photography needs! Also, his photos are amazing!

Amber + Dan Yosemite Engagement

Working with Wesley was a thrilling experience! He knew how to help us express all sides of our relationship. One minute we were laughing and playful, and the next minute we were staring into each other’s eyes in a passionate embrace. Our pictures were simply breathtaking! His photography is not only a picture but a timeless work of art.

Alex + Katie Glacier Point Yosemite Elopement

We really enjoyed working with Wesley! He did an amazing job capturing our wedding photos at Glacier Point in Yosemite. From start to finish the process to book, shoot and receive our photos was seamless. He is extremely responsive, knowledge about locations/permitting and has tons of great energy. We had a blast hanging out for the morning and are elated with the photos and gifs he captured. We would highly recommend Wesley!

Stephanie + Christopher Muir Beach Engag

Stephanie + Christopher Muir Beach Engagement photos

Thank you so much for doing an amazing job, we are so excited for you to do our wedding now!

Nicky + Brandon Intimate Elopement | Murphys, CA

Wesley is amazing! We have used other photographers before but we have never had this great of an experience! Wesley listed to our ideas and really took the time to get to know what we wanted. He was so sweet and flexible with our wedding as well! We had so many hiccups with our event but he was so understanding And helpful with ideas and captured precious moments from our big day! We can’t wait to use him again in the future!

Halfmoon Bay Carmel Beach Elopement Photos

Erin + Teddy, Styled Adventure Elopement, Half Moon Bay, CA

My partner and I had a styled beach shoot and it was amazing! Wesley was kind and professional. He chose the style, location, and the poses and everything just worked so well together. Wesley's direction had my usually awkward stance looking great. He sent us images very soon after the shoot and the editing he did brought out something special and just tied the whole shoot together. 13/10 highly recommended.

Lina + Andres, Epic Beachy Engagement Yosemite, CA

Set up and appointment with Wesley for my fiancé and I’s engagement shoot in Yosemite. From beginning to end, Wesley went above and beyond to make sure everything came out accordingly and lovely! We booked him about 3 months prior and he was very informative, making it SUPER easy to know the process, etc. The week before he sent a reminder with the location in a pin drop through text which made it very easy to find him the day of the shoot. Wesley was very friendly, professional, and detail-oriented. He makes sure you feel like it is YOUR shoot and knows how to have fun! Overall, the shoot was so fun and Wesley made it feel very personal to us, not to mention the photos are beyond lovely!!

San Francisco The Palace of Fine Arts Senior Session SJSU SFSU

Stephanie Julie, The Palace of Fine Arts Senior Portraits, CA

I LOVED my session with Wesley! He was incredibly warm, energetic, and friendly. He made me feel comfortable throughout the process. He even showed up earlier than our planned time to set up and ensure everything would go smoothly. In addition to this, he helped direct my posing in such a way that created some really wonderful and natural-looking photos. He was accommodating of my wishes for the shoot (I brought my dog) and made sure he incorporated my dog into the shoot. The photographs came out so incredibly lovely and warm. It was exactly what I was looking for for my graduation shoot. Thanks so much for all your hard work, Wesley! 😊

Mitchell + Mary's Surprise Proposal

Wesley was the perfect choice for my secret proposal at Glacier Point in Yosemite. He was very prompt, professional and was able to make recommendations to me on the area to get the perfect shot. I highly recommend him as your photographer.

Kristan + Timothy Pinecrest Engagement

Wesley did our engagement photos and then took my daughter's 8th grade photos a few weeks later. Both turned out fabulous! We walked away with a ton of super nice, professional, high quality photos, and I love that he was able to capture our personalities in each shot. The entire experience felt very personalized. Wesley's my new go-to photographer. *highly recommend 👌

Trinity + Timothy Taft Point Engagement Photos

Trinity + Timothy Taft Point Engagement Photos

We have been obsessed with the photos! We've been so EXCITED!

Lina Birthday Mini Session Oakdale, CA

I had another shoot with Wesley for my Birthday and as always was really happy with the turnout! Wesley really worked around my schedule and did our shoot at 7 AM since I wouldn’t be available later that day!!! He really commits to what he does and really wants what’s best for you! I’d book him again and again! Highly recommend.

Victoria + Alec, Windy Adventurous Ocean Beach Engagement, CA

Wesley was an absolute pleasure to shoot with! He was sweet, attentive, but also understanding and encouraging. My boyfriend had been quite nervous to shoot since he has not had too much experience with photoshoots, but Wesley entirely erased his fears and made it an amazing experience!

Rustic and intimate backyard reception

Chandra + Rob, Backyard Wedding Reception, Galt, CA

Wes is incredibly easy to work with. We feel very fortunate to have had him shoot our wedding reception and he did an amazing job capturing all the small details that can be overlooked, but it's his artistic style that I appreciate the most.

Laurita Garza, Moody Senior Portraits, CSU Sacramento, CA

Wesley was a great photographer! Booking was so easy and quick, and the day of was so much fun. I asked to include my parents in the shoot and he did not hesitate to say yes! I was able to change twice and even had 2 locations :-) Once I received my pictures I was so happy I chose him for my grad session. Pleasure to work with Wesley and will definitely keep him in mind for future pictures.

Shannon + Matthias, Yosemite Falls, CA Epic Engagement

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. He has a great eye for details, made the day fun, and is so sweet and funny! He really took the time to make sure that he got the best shots. We love our photos and will treasure them forever.

Sacramento Folsom Lake Intimate windy engagement session

Taylor + David, Epic Adventure Engagement, Folsom Lake, CA

Modesto CA Wedding Intimate Barn Wedding

Wesley is absolutely INCREDIBLE! I wish I could give him more than five stars. I am over the moon with the photos we received for our session. He was such a pleasure to work with and was extremely professional. He was also very quick with getting our photos to us after our session, which is always a plus! My husband and I took photos with Wesley by Folsom Lake and although it was freezing as it was the middle of winter, Wesley made everything worth it. He was great with directions and coaching with posing. He made the entire experience feel very natural. The photos we received back are absolutely stunning. Wesley captures so many perfect candid moments and perfectly “posed-but-not-too-posed” pictures. These are photos that I will be printing to hang on the mantle and cherish for the rest of my life. I look forward to shooting many times with Wesley! I cannot recommend him enough!!!

Paige + Larry's Wedding Modesto, CA

Our wedding photos came out better than I could’ve expected or wished for. Absolutely in love with them! Wesley really captured some incredible moments from our big day. I honestly feel that his photos are some of the best I’ve ever seen! He is a super nice, professional, and skilled person. I’m beyond happy we chose him to be our wedding photographer. (: 10/10