Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Yosemite National Park Wedding Photographers

Yosemite National Park Wedding Photographers

Find Yosemite National Park photographers serving: Sierra National Forest, Stanislaus National Forest, National Park Service, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Mono, Madera County, Sierra Nevada

Yosemite National Park Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Yosemite National Park wedding photographer vendors have expressed their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are rushing the ceremony.

Many couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Yosemite National Park, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Yosemite National Park elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Yosemite National Park photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Yosemite National Park documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

Elopement Photographers for Small Yosemite National Park Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Yosemite National Park wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

California - Northern WPJA members are ready to document any civil ceremony, secret, mini, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your religious, intimate, symbolic, small wedding from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other event that we have covered. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, telling your real love story, as well as creating artistic portraits and details.

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Yosemite National Park Couples

6 Yosemite National Park Wedding Photographers...

CA Engagemen, Wedding and Elopement Photography by Tyler Vu

Tyler Vu

San Jose in California, US *Now booking Yosemite National Park weddings.
4000 (USD)
Northern California wedding photography by Drew Bird - Creative Storytelling

Drew Bird

Oakland in California, US *Now booking Yosemite National Park weddings.
3500 (USD)
Engagement Photo Shoots and wedding photography by Darren Hendry

Darren Hendry

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking Yosemite National Park weddings.
2500 (USD)
Northern California Wedding Photographer Ian Chin

Ian Chin

San Francisco in California, US *Now booking Yosemite National Park weddings.
2850 (USD)
Denver wedding and elopement photography by Caroline Robert of Colorado

Caroline Robert

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Yosemite National Park weddings.
7000 (USD)
Lake Tahoe wedding and elopement photographer Matt Theilen, of California

Matt Theilen

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Yosemite National Park weddings.
5500 (USD)

Yosemite National Park Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by Yosemite National Park Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Yosemite National Park Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Yosemite National Park wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Yosemite National Park marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Yosemite National Park engagement portrait sessions with couples.

Yosemite post proposal portraits from a California couple engagement session as they walk and hold hands up with the clouds in the sky
Yosemite post proposal photography showing a smiling Northern California couple walking in field near the tall trees and waterfall
A California Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, adventurous portrait of this CA couple in formal wear dancing of a mountain roadat Yosemite National Park
Breathtaking Yosemite wedding image of a Northern California couple at the Portrait Location during Sunrise in Yosemite
World's most artistic and best lit wedding couple portraits from Yosemite with a magnificent Tunnel View at sunset
Yosemite National Park, California micro outdoor mountain photo session before the wedding day at a fabulous spot overlooking Yosemite Valley
Yosemite National Park Glacier Point near Half Dome adventure engagement session with camping and hiking in Yosemite National Park
Artistic and creative couple engagement portraits at Yosemite National Park

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Yosemite National Park wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Yosemite National Park documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Yosemite National Park wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Yosemite National Park wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Yosemite National Park wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Yosemite National Park wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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Sarah + Stephen

Photo by Drew Bird

Hey Drew - We went through all the pics last night and I just wanted to tell you again how awesome they are! You really captured some amazing moments and we're forever grateful! I was 3/4 through them and crying lol. It's as if we were replaying a story of the day. SO AMAZING! THANK YOU!!! We've shared the link with some of our guests and they are all raving about them as well! A thousand thanks, Sarah and Stephen

Tyler + Karim

Photo by Drew Bird

Hi Drew, These photos are AMAZING! We haven't been able to stop looking through them since Thursday night. All work productivity has been shot! We love reliving every moment of the day through the beautiful storybook you've created for us. There are so many moments that we weren't even aware of-- and we're so thankful that you were able to show those to us. It's absolutely beautiful. We especially appreciative of the creative shots you were able to capture within live shots-- the lines, colors and images from the churches and venues are incredible. We are so happy and thankful for your attention to detail. We had a lot of family and friends also comment on how professional you were and inquire about your website. Let us know where we can leave our public reviews to help let other folks know about your amazing work. Best, Tyler & Karim

Emily + Zach

Photo by Drew Bird

Hi Drew - These photos are absolutely incredible!! We are speechless. We were looking through them this evening and it was like re-living the whole weekend in the sierra mountains. These are such treasured memories. We feel so lucky to have had you as our storyteller and that you were part of the weekend story, along with all our friends and family. Thank you!!!! -Emily + Zach