Helen and Nate | Majestic Yosemite Hotel Wedding | Yosemite National Park

Portrait of bride and groom in front of El Capitan
Bride looking in a mirror
Bride choosing hair clip and jewelry
Bride laughing while friend does makeup at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Cloud of hairspray as bridesmaids do their hair
Bride climbs to bring down her dress from a high hanging spot
Bride's friend fluffs wedding dress
Grooms dad looks on a his friend adjusts his son's tie
Father of the groom pins the boutonniere on his son
Groom does his hair reflected in mirror
Father of the groom takes a sniff of Whistle Pig Rye whiskey
Taking a drink of Whistle Pig Whiskey
First look between bride and groom in Yosemite
Bride and groom laugh during their first look in the forest
Bride and groom embrace during their first look at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Bride and groom during their first look
Portrait of bride and groom in front of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
Portrait of a bride in a meadow
Portrait of bride and groom in meadow in Yosemite
Portrait of a bride and groom in a Yosemite meadow
Portrait of the groom in a meadow in Yosemite
Portrait of the bride and groom among the oak trees
Funny moment between a bride and groom in a meadow
Portrait of the bride and groom looking back towards El Capitan
Cute girl before the wedding at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel
The groom and the officiant sharing a flask of whiskey before the ceremony
Bride through the trees walking to the wedding ceremony
Bride and her father emerge from the forest for the wedding ceremony
Laughter from everyone as the father of the bride hands off his daughter
Bride hugs her dad at the start of the wedding ceremony
Wide shot of a wedding ceremony with Glacier Point in the background
Bride laughs during the wedding ceremony
Bride and groom laugh during their wedding vows
Bride and groom laugh during their wedding vows
Groom laugh during their wedding vows
Bride and groom exchange rings during their ceremony at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Bride and groom's first kiss under Glacier Point
Bride and groom walking down the aisle after their wedding ceremony
A glance between the bride and groom after their wedding ceremony
Bride shows off her garter and flask
Bride shows off her garter and flask
Scene from the Ahwahnee hotel while bride and friends pose for guests on the lawn
Bride and groom enter their reception in the Solarium
Bride and groom enter their reception in the Solarium
Father of the bride gives a speech at the wedding reception
Bride and groom laugh during speeches at their reception
Wedding guests toasting during a wedding reception
Bride and groom laugh during speeches at their reception
Bride and groom laugh during speeches at their reception
Groom feeding the bride cake during the reception
Grom plays with baby during the wedding reception
Guests laugh and mingle during the wedding reception
Father of the groom gives bride a big hug
Guests laugh and mingle during the wedding reception
Bride and groom's first dance in the Winter Club Room at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Father of the bride hugs the groom on the dance floor
Guests dance during the wedding reception in the Winter Club Room at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Guests dance during the wedding reception in the Winter Club Room at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Guests dance during the wedding reception in the Winter Club Room at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Guests dance during the wedding reception in the Winter Club Room at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Portrait of a bride and groom in front of Royal Arches in Yosemite National Park

I never tire of visiting Yosemite, it’s the most incredible landscape on earth and I’m beyond fortunate to live close enough to work there on a regular basis. Throw in an expressive, warm couple and a day couldn’t be better. I spent a good portion of the day, really almost all of it, laughing into the back of my camera. Every family member, every friend was truly engaged and present with Helen and Nate and it readily shows in the pictures. So much love, so much laughter at every turn. Helen and Nate spend most of their free time climbing together, and while I’m not a climber, spending the day with people that have a love of Yosemite that matches my own was special. I loved how they’d regularly stop and gaze up at the rocks and I could tell they were dreaming of scaling those faces (while I dream of taking the long way around via a hike!). Enjoy a few of my favorites from their day!

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