Glacier Point Elopement | Yosemite Wedding Photographer | Brad + Cynthia

by | Mar 28, 2018 | Elopement

As far as birthdays go, this one was aaahhhhmazing. Brad + Cynthia chose to elope atop the cliffs of Yosemite National Park and I got to shoot alongside one of my favorite photographers in my favorite place. I mean, what could be better?! If every year I could celebrate my birthday capturing Yosemite elopements, I’d be set for life.

We started the morning with a first look at Glacier Point. The sunrise here literally never disappoints, but on this day it managed to be even more magical… I didn’t know that was possible!

I am fairly certain I could stare at Half Dome all day and not grow tired of the view. Seeing the sun peek from behind a rock that looks astonishingly like the number 7 to me is super rad!

After adventuring around Glacier Point, we headed over to Taft Point for a sweet little ceremony. But you basically always have to pit stop at this bend in the road on the way… it has one of the best views in the world. No matter how many times I come around this bend, I feel this pull and power … I’m honestly just surprised I don’t drive right off thanks to being distracted hahaha

The hike out to Taft is such a pretty thing… it’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy shop here.

And when you get there, it’s impossible not to feel like a little grain of sand in this big, big world.

All of this, though, it pales a little in comparison to the heart-felt vows that Brad + Cynthia exchanged up on these cliffs. Their words tangled with the soft breeze to create a pretty melody that filled the valley.

Then we popped champagne, because you have to when you’re celebrating a love like this.

I’ll always cherish being able to spend a birthday this way. Thanks to Will Khoury for letting me tag along to capture this! 

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10 Comments

  1. Sara

    oh my word this is stunning to elope in Yosemite would be an absolute dream. you did justice to this Yosemite wedding!

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  2. Nicole Daacke

    This Yosemite wedding is what dreams are made of! Absolutely stunning work 😍😍

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  3. Jessica

    This Yosemite elopement is so so so beautiful! My favourite image is the one of her sitting on the rock wall looking over her shoulder and he’s looking at her. SO DREAMY!

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  4. Andrew

    Randi, come on with this Yosemite elopement. The shots at Glacier Point are amazing!!!! The first look was to die for. All the variety was absolutely wonderful. I wish I had gotten the chance to see Yosemite from that angle. Half Dome was looking dope. I guess I will just have to go back in a few years. Keep clickin’ girl, cause I’m likin’ what I’m seein’. Cheers.

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  5. Zoe

    This is so stunning and everything about it amazing. Such a beautiful Yosemite Elopement. That view from glacier point is killer! Her dress is also amazing and so is that sun glowing through out the park.

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  6. Alyssa Reinhold

    This is AMAZING!!!! I’ve been dying to go to Yosemite and you captured this Glacier Point elopement perfectly! Such a dreamy location

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  7. Alexandra Leggett

    Holy cow this is an insanely gorgeous Yosemite wedding! The sunrise shots while they’re on the edge of the cliff are so stunning.

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  8. Katy Weaver

    Oh my gosh this yosemite elopement is goals. The light! The emotion! That champagne pop! This is an adventure wedding for the books!!

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  9. Malachi Lewis

    These are absolutely gorgeous! Yosemite has quickly become one of my favorite places. I especially love hat first landscape image.

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  10. Melissa

    HOLY SMOKES!!! Now that’s a gorgeous Yosemite elopement if I’ve ever seen one! I absolutely LOVE the light peeking through on that first set of images – it’s absolutely breathtaking!

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