Christina + Jeremiah | Yosemite Adventure Session | Yosemite Engagement Photographer

When two beautiful souls come together to share moments in what is literally the most beautiful place on earth, magic totally happens. While Christina and Jeremiah's love is totally magical, Christina's freckles are the real magic- HOW CUTE ARE THEY?! 

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My Love for Yosemite

A little bit of backstory may be needed here. I've been camping in Yosemite since I was a kiddo. I have a deep, deep love for this place. It's always where I have felt the most centered and peaceful. Every time I drive toward the park, my heart begins to beat a little faster. When the tunnel fades away and the valley appears on the horizon, I nearly cry every dang time. There is something about El Cap's presence that just creates a feeling of safety for my spirit - as though I'm free to just be.

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Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. – Ansel Adams
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The Backstory Behind Half Dome

My real love is Half Dome. I lost my beautiful cousin Jody who loved geology and being out in the wilderness. Part of the reason that I love it is that the Half Dome reminds me of her. She had such a sweet spirit. I later learned that Half Dome is actually believed to be a woman crying. Tissiack is the Native American name for this stunning rock face. The story is a little sad, but I still see her beauty. It's why she's earned a place on my right arm in the form of a watercolor tattoo.

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Exploring with Christina and Jeremiah

Weirdly enough, though, in all the times I'd been to Yosemite I usually go to the valley or Tuolumne Meadows and Cloud's Rest. I had never been to Glacier Point or Taft until 2017!! How did that even happen? In any case, it did happen and it needed to be fixed. When I had the chance to photograph Christina + Jeremiah's adventure session here at Glacier Point, I drove crazy out of the way on a road trip to Tahoe to make it happen. I'm sooo glad I did.

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I don't think I will ever stop loving Yosemite. Each time I have been, it's always so different and still has the same, awesome power over my heart. As often as I can, I will be here soaking up the crazy gorgeous, fierce face of nature. Not even coming all the way from Oahu won't stop me! ;)

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