Man and women popping champagne at half dome Yosemite

Yosemite Adventure Engagement


HEY - I'm Annette

An Arizona based Wedding, Elopement & Couple's Photographer. I am here for the wild, messy and imperfect moments. Let me help you create an experience that will last a lifetime.


January 14, 2021

Yosemite Adventure Engagement

man and women walking in Yosemite Park

Yosemite National Park is breathtaking from the moment you drive into the park! It is the ultimate bucket list destination for adventure engagement sessions or elopements. Yosemite has the beauty of mountains, cliffs, waterfalls, and forests.  The park has the famous landmark of “half dome” that people visit from all over the world to see and capture the famous Yosemite adventure engagement pictures in front of. You are guaranteed a gorgeous view anywhere inside the park you go to. Here are just some of my favorite places to shoot inside the park for a Yosemite adventure engagement session.

Landscape picture of Yosemite National Park

Sunset or Sunrise? Or Both?

Yosemite is, naturally, a very busy national park where no matter what time of day you visit, there will always be visitors. Pretty much only with sunrise shoots, you get a little bit of a break from the tourists. Some of the most popular locations are a little bit calmer in the mornings and you get more of an intimate feel just you and the couple. It might be overwhelming to choose one location to shoot at for either sunset or sunrise. Most locations inside the park are not close together so if you have time to enjoy a sunset and a sunrise at two different locations, you can experience how the sun rises and sets against the mountains and the different colors it gives off. You’ve traveled too far and long to experience just one location at sunrise or sunset. Make an adventure out of our trip and explore more!

Landscape photo of Yosemite trees in the dark

Helpful tips when visiting Yosemite

  • The closest airport to fly into is Fresno, California.
  • Fall and Spring are the best seasons for elopements, weddings, or Yosemite adventure engagement in the park.
  • Make sure to download a Google offline map because there will be no cell service.
  • Pack snacks, food, and water because there are no places to eat once inside the park.
  • Make sure you have enough gas when entering the park (no gas stations once inside the park).
  • Bring all your clothes, makeup, and anything else needed to get ready for a photo shoot in the car.

Man and women running in the field of Yosemite

Locations in Yosemite

Here are some of my favorite locations inside Yosemite National Park to shoot at:

  • Glacier Point (Half Dome)
  • Tuolumne Meadows
  • Cook’s Meadow Loop
  • Taft Point
  • A place to stay in Yosemite:

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Places to Stay in Yosemite

If you are looking for more places that you can potentially shoot your Yosemite adventure engagement,  here are some trendy places near the park that are great couples photo ideas:

1.Yosemite AutoCamp

2. Airbnb A-Frame Cabin

3. Airbnb Cabin Near Shaver Lake

4. Woodsy Cabin Near Park

5. Log cabin with hot tub

Let’s Adventure Together

There are tons of beautiful viewpoints in Yosemite. The landscapes and wildlife are just some attractions that catch the eye of potential clients wanting to capture a special memory here. If you are planning to visit Yosemite or wanting to inquire about a Yosemite Adventure engagement session, go to my contact page, and let’s chat! I can help you set up an itinerary of my favorite places to see inside the park along with my favorite locations to shoot at. Don’t just dream of visiting Yosemite, lets make it happen and have an adventure capturing it!

Check out my travel page to see if I am heading to Yosemite in the future and watch for special discounts on destinations I will be traveling to.

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HEY - I'm Annette!

An Arizona based Wedding, Elopement & Couple's Photographer. I am here for the wild, messy and imperfect moments. Let me help you create an experience that will last a lifetime.


Annette Ambrose

Weddings, Elopements, & COUPLES