Tamika + Michael’s Sunrise Vows at Glacier Point
We woke up at 3:10 am in the historic Camp 4 in the Yosemite Valley, and headed up Glacier Point Road for Tamika and Michael’s elopement. They flew over from Australia, went on a month-long road trip around the United States, and eloped in Yosemite National Park at Glacier Point. No officiant, no elopement party–just the four of us looking down on the valley below, waiting for the sunrise.
They finished writing and preparing their vows right as the sun was making its way over the mountains. During the ceremony, Jaclyn was tearing up as she continued to take photos. The whole idea of Tamika and Michael’s elopement really hit home for us. It was simple. It was powerful. It was exactly what an elopement in Yosemite should be.
We finished the morning on the valley floor. Literally frolicking around in the meadows (photos for proof). Then we all took a break in the afternoon before returning to Glacier Point Road to hike out to Taft Point for sunset.
When we got out to Taft Point, Tamika and Michael opened up a bottle of bubbly and took in the view of the valley with El Capitan in the distance. We gave them a few minutes to themselves before returning to take more photos.
The sun was bright and shining for our sunrise session. But the sun stayed hidden behind the clouds for most of the evening. As we were making our way back to the trail, the most gorgeous bands of orange and pink blanketed the sky. So we all rushed over to the cliff edge and took more photos. We were all exhausted at this point, laughing at how there’s always another beautiful moment to be captured in Yosemite.
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