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Timeline Planning

It is really important to capture the best light and plan ahead for crowds. I can plan a schedule with you, get the correct permits and guide you to the right locations depending on what you really want your wedding or elopement to look like. Taft point is a location that you need to plan ahead for the 1 mile hike in. There is ample room to change, but be prepared to hike in your gown and tux, or change there. It is well worth the effort! The other locations are super easy to access and don't require the hike in.

bride and groom at their elopement at taft point yosemite

Location Recommendations

Choosing the location that will best fit your wedding or elopement is important. Each location has its own quirks. Depending on how many guests you have, how far you'd like to walk, what kind of accessories or altar you would like to have (if any) you will definitely want to consider those things for each location. Scroll to the bottom to see my breakdown for the main elopement locations in the park.

FAQ

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What are the best times of year to go to Yosemite?

I absolutely adore the fall in Yosemite. The crowds are less and you get the gorgeous fall colors in the backdrop. If you decide to go during the summer, I recommend doing a sunrise ceremony to beat the crowds.

Spring time is also magical as the falls are starting to get full and showcase some pretty epic water flow.

Are there permits required?

Yes. I will handle all of that. We need to purchase a photography permit as well as a park permit.

Where should we stay?

There are many locations that are great. It really depends on the amount of people in your party and how close to Half Dome or the other viewpoints you would like to stay.

1) The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
2) White Wolf Lodge
3) Half Dome Village

How far in advance should we book this?

As early as possible. I tend to book two years out, however I'm happy to chat to see if I have dates available.

This is also important as the permit process can take time and lodging will book up fast. You'll also want to be able to take your time and plan out where and when to have your ceremony with me!

ABOUT ME

Meet Casi

One of the most important roles that I have is to ensure that when you look back on your wedding day 20 years from now, you will feel like you are there again. Feeling what it felt like, smiling at the sweet moments, and laughing at the crazy moves on the dance floor.
This is one day that you want to spend feeling all the feels, soaking in every single moment. I love real and raw and am not afraid to be there to capture that authentically with you.
I live for that and know that your story is the most important of all. Let’s see what magic we can capture together.
-Casi

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