I have dreamt about shooting a Yosemite Wedding. I went there for the first time about a year and a half ago and it’s needless to say that I fell in love with the beauty of that part of the world. I knew I’d like it from the photos of Ansel Adams. But I didn’t expect the light to be that extraordinary. Maybe I’d simply forgotten the majesty of mountains because I haven’t gone to the French Alps in years, but waking up in the morning before sunrise isn’t something I do for just anything, It was freezing and dark. And then the light slowly glided over the tree tops, breathing colors into the valley. In Yosemite, the light is magic.
When Jessica and Brandon wrote me that they planned on having their engagement photos in Big Sur and their wedding in Yosemite, I was a little in love with them. In Big Sur, he proposed to her. In Yosemite, he used to go camping while growing up.
I love when weddings locations have meaning!
So here’s the wedding of Jessica and Brandon. And if after that you don’t have a plane ticket/road trip to Yosemite National Park, I don’t know what you need ;)
Thank you J+B for making working with you such a wonderful experience!
Photographer: Anne-Claire Brun
Makeup artist: bride – Melissa Johnson
bridesmaids – Heather from Flawless Hair and Makeup Design
Hair dresser: bride – Melissa Johnson (http://melissamariehair.com/),
bridesmaids – Alyssa from Flawless Hair and Makeup Design
Floral Design: Bohemian Bouquets
Groom Designer: The Black Tux
Cake Designer: The Ahwahnee Hotel Pastry Chef
Accommodation: The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, Curry Village
Wedding Dress: Cleo and Clementine
Bride’s Shoes: Walkin on Air
Jewels/accessories: necklace/earrings/bridesmaids’ necklaces: Swoon Jewelry Studios
Officiant: Jody Peugh, Jess’s friend and mentor