Yosemite Elopement Photographer | Jenn Whalen

Yosemite Elopement Photographer

Your Experience

But you still might be wondering how to plan out your adventure. Don’t worry—that’s where I come in. From a detailed discovery call to understand you better, to creating the ideal day-of timeline, to handling all logistics, I’m here to help.

You’re stoked to explore the majesty of Yosemite.

You’re relieved to let go of the stress of planning a big wedding.

You’re excited to elope for a “just us” experience.

Does this sound like you?

Your Yosemite adventure wedding and elopement photographer.


I’m a California adventure wedding and elopement photographer for couples in love with one another and the outdoors. If you’re ready to exchange vows amongst epic views, golden meadows, and roaring waterfalls, I’m your girl.  

Hey there, I’m Jenn!

Glacier Point is a very popular spot to exchange vows and do a creative portrait session during sunrise! However, the road to Glacier Point will be closed for all of 2022 and partially open 2023!


Glacier Point

Yosemite Falls, or any waterfall in Yosemite, is worth going to if you are lucky enough to see them when they aren't bone dry! This picture was taken in May, so your best best is to elope in the spring time if you want impressive pictures with waterfalls!


Yosemite Falls

On your way up to Glacier Point, you will pass by Tunnel View. There's plentiful parking and it's worth getting out and taking pictures at. This view is unlike any other view; all of Yosemite valley is visible from this angle!


Tunnel View

Cook's Meadow Loop is in a one-mile easy and flat loop starting at the visitor center. It includes multiple views of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. There's a boardwalk to walk along and takes about 1-2 hours to complete. 


Cook's Meadow loop

Taft Point is one of my favorite spots for photos! It's become explosively popular in the past 5 years, so beware, you will likely have to share this area with several other elopement brides if you want creative portraits during sunset. The road to get here is not accessible during the winter months. 


Taft Point

One of my favorite things to do on couples' elopement day is to photograph them doing a mutually shared activity they are passionate about. This couple loves to cook together, are big foodies and love camping. Capturing couples in their element makes their elopement day that much more authentic. 


Have a Cookout

Half Dome can be experienced a myriad of ways; the meadow, Glacier Point, climbing it, among countless other hiking trails throughout the park. It's the most iconic feature of Yosemite and looks surreal even on a cloudy day. Note: the road to Glacier Point (pictured view) is closed during the winter months. 


Half Dome

- Chelsea

"Jennifer's keen eye and dedication to such a stylistic approach have us loving each and every single picture captured. It was more than a pleasure to have her with us every step of that day; it was like hanging with two gal pals! We could not have asked for any better artistic vision than hers. We would highly recommend Jennifer's talent to each and every couple out there that wants something fresh and unique when considering a photographer."

- Rachel

"Jenn captures every moment at every angle. This isn't your traditional photography! This is a new age of photography where the surroundings become as important as the people! The beauty of laughter, angles, and exposure bring out perfect pictures! You will have a hard time choosing which photos you want in your album!”

- Natalie

“We hired Jenn to take our engagement photos out in Joshua Tree. She straight-up SLAYED every photo, spent so much time with us, and was so fun to work with. I cannot recommend her enough. I say this as an art director who works with photographers on photoshoots all the time at my job: hire this woman! You won't regret it.”

- Kylie

“We were thrilled with how the photos turned out. Jenn is a very skilled editor and has a wonderful aesthetic. I knew it would be difficult for my photographer husband to find a wedding photographer who he trusted, but we are both so glad that Jenn shot our wedding. She will make your vision come true and is an absolute pleasure to work with.”

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