May 17, 2024

Adventure Weddings + Elopements, Portfolio, Yosemite

Jinhee & Jason Get Married In Yosemite

Sunrise Elopement Ideas

I was so excited to photograph Jinhee and Jason get married in Yosemite to kick off the first of many times I will be in Yosemite National Park this year! When Jinhee and Jason booked their elopement with me in January, we initially planned an August hike in Yosemite. However, fate had a delightful surprise in store: shortly after booking, Jinhee discovered she was pregnant! We quickly adjusted our plans and decided to elope in May instead. Yosemite in May is a breathtaking spectacle, with lush green meadows and cascading waterfalls creating a picturesque backdrop. We began their sunrise session in one of these verdant meadows, accompanied by their adorable pup, Tubbs. As a special touch, Jinhee adorned Tubbs with a “Big Sis” handkerchief, using their elopement as the perfect opportunity to announce their pregnancy.

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Korean Hanbok Dress

During Jinhee and Jason’s springtime Yosemite elopement, they honored Jinhee’s Korean heritage by donning traditional Hanbok attire! This made for a few memorable photos at the Yosemite Chapel and the surrounding meadows. The pastel colors and intricate designs of their Hanbok dresses contrasted beautifully with the rustic charm of the chapel. This meaningful tribute to Jinhee’s culture added a rich, personal layer to their elopement. It blended timeless tradition with the stunning beauty of Yosemite. The serene setting of the meadows and the historic ambiance of the chapel provided an adorable backdrop for these cherished moments.

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Sentinel Beach Yosemite Wedding

Jinhee and Jason’s intimate wedding ceremony at Sentinel Beach in Yosemite was a truly unforgettable affair. Surrounded by the breathtaking backdrop of a stunning waterfall, this Yosemite wedding venue provided the perfect setting for their special day. Their parents were present, adding to the warmth and intimacy of the occasion, while Jinhee’s brother officiated the ceremony. The serene beauty of Sentinel Beach, combined with the close-knit gathering of loved ones, created an atmosphere of pure magic. As a micro wedding photographer, capturing these moments of love and connection against the majestic natural scenery was a true privilege.

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Unique Elopement Ideas

After their ceremony at Sentinel Beach, Jinhee and Jason led their small group to a nearby picnic area to continue the celebration. They cut their elopement cake, a sweet and symbolic gesture that added a touch of tradition to their intimate gathering. With champagne glasses in hand, they toasted to their future! The picnic area buzzed with joy and laughter as everyone enjoyed the sweet treats and bubbly, creating fun and celebratory moments that perfectly complemented the serene beauty of the Yosemite wedding venue.

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Filipino Barong Tagalog

As the sun began to set, Jinhee and Jason changed into traditional Filipino Barong Tagalog outfits to honor Jason’s Filipino heritage. This beautiful tribute was a complement to Jinhee’s Korean Hanbok outfits from the morning, symbolizing the blending of their cultures. The delicate embroidery and elegant design of the Barong Tagalog harmonized beautifully with the serene riverside setting. This moment of cultural celebration highlighted the richness of their backgrounds, making their special day even more memorable and significant.

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Sunset Elopement Photography

As the day drew to a close, Jinhee and Jason’s elopement session culminated beneath the majestic Half Dome at sunset. The iconic granite monolith bathed in the golden hues of the setting sun provided a breathtaking backdrop for their final moments. They laughed and enjoyed each other’s company, their joy and love palpable in the serene beauty of Yosemite. The playful interactions and shared laughter captured in these final photos encapsulated the spirit of their elopement—intimate, joyous, and deeply personal. Ending their day surrounded by nature’s grandeur, made for unforgettable memories that truly reflected the essence of their love story.

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