This styled was just for fun and my chance to finally meet and shoot with Jenny! She was so sweet and someone I have followed and loved the work of for so long. We put together this shoot, originally planning for a different location, but with the air quality and smoke from the Camp Fires we decided to head to Auburn. Our models were newly weds Diana and her husband. Makeup by the talented Alexa, and florals by Angela! Overall a fun shoot with gorgeous fall colors and a slightly smoky sky.
Talk about a dream session! I've been wanting to shoot my first elopement for SO long, I've done several styled elopements, but this was admittedly my first real elopement. It was seriously such a great experience and an honor working with a super sweet couple from Texas, Joseline and Tucker. We all shared our first Yosemite sunrise experience as the golden light, peaked over Half Dome, and soaked the entire valley.
These two were so kind, sharing Walmart shopping tips, stories of their home in Texas, and what's next for the two of them. We started the morning with a session at Glacier Point, followed by their ceremony, and finally ending with a quick hike at Taft Point.
Funny thing is Keith and I grew up together, kind of, we had been going to the same school and were the same year since kindergarten all the way through high school. Little did we know back in kindergarten we would be photographing each other one day. But it wasn't until his wife, Lynn, who actually also went to school with us, started photography after high school that we linked up!
This was our first trip together, and we spent a day in Yosemite below the clouds and among the mist. It was raining and snowing on and off all day, and while it wasn't ideal for trying to stay dry it made for beautiful photos! Not to mention, these two are pro-posers and models because wherever they go, they take the coolest self-portraits. Thanks for a really great day guys! Check Lynn out here!
P.S. Now that we bought our National Parks Pass for the year, let me know if you'd like a session at one of our beautiful national parks!