YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK ENGAGEMENT SESSION // YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHER
Yosemite National Park, California // Jamie + Dylan's Summer Engagement Session
I met Jamie on Instagram of all places. I don't even know why we became friends, to be honest. When she followed me, I looked at her Instagram and found out she loved a lot of the same things I did and she was MADLY in love with her boyfriend Dylan. She seemed fun and she was so stylish. I couldn't not follow her back.
Flash forward to April 2019 when Jamie reached out to have her friend's sunrise elopement captured in Lake Tahoe. Her friend hadn't planned on having a photographer, but Jamie and Dylan wanted to surprise her with lil 'ol me on their elopement day. It's another story, but that elopement was so cool. We got up at sunrise and hiked a few miles together. It was then that I knew Jamie, Dylan and their closest and bests loved adventure as much as I do. They were MY PEOPLE.
Pretty much that morning, Jamie and Dylan hired me for their wedding, which included a complimentary engagement session. Casually, I threw out the idea of shooting them in Yosemite and they loved the idea! So it was a plan.
In August, I drove to Bass Lake, where they had gotten the 3 of us a campsite. After I arrived, we set up our tents, then prepared to head to Yosemite Valley. We arrived just in time for an incredible session.
After our sunset sesh, we drove back to the campsite and prepared dinner. As a novice camper, I brought my go-to camping meal to share - Cheddarwurst Smoked Sausage Links, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Marshmallows and Oreos. And let me tell ya... they were a hit.
The next morning, Dylan made the 3 of us a delicious breakfast with fresh coffee. Laughing and sharing meals with them was one of my favorite parts of the weekend. I really don't know what I did to deserve these two beautiful humans, but I sure feel lucky. I can't wait to celebrate their marriage in September!