Yosemite Valley Engagement / / Erik + Elise
When Landon and I decided to take The Unicorn (our '85 Vangaon) on her first, and currently last, big road trip to Yosemite, we wanted to make sure we photographed a couple among all the beautiful backdrops.
We luckily were connected with Erik and Elise and were able to make that happen. They graciously drove over 4 hours and arrived at the crack of dawn for their sunrise session.
Now, I am not a morning person and Landon had to basically remind me 30 times in my groggy state of mind that we had a couple who would be sorely disappointed if I couldn't get my lazy butt out of the van. In fact, I think he threatened driving to the meadow from the campground with me still in the bed at one point.
I was not entirely sold on the experience of waking up so early. But once I was cognitive enough to get my butt out of bed, and get to work, I quickly realized it was absolutely worth it.
The sun rising on El Capitan and casting long shadows was such an incredible sight to see. The entire valley went from the dull gray early spring can cast, to just splashes of warmth peeking over the granite.
Now, I’m still a fan of sleep, and will only give it up occasionally, but what a joy it was to have the opportunity to capture the love between Erik and Elise amongst the beauty of the sun rising over Yosemite.
His Bottoms- http://www.asos.com/men/
His hat- https://www.ebay.com/itm/HH02-Solid-Watch-Cap-Skully-Hat-Leon-Short-Beanie-Adjustable-Unisex-Men-Women-/322465582506
His outwear- http://www.asos.com/men/
His shoes- https://www.converse.com/us/en_us/c/converse