Some adventures are just waiting to happen. It’s just…some adventures have to wait longer to happen than others!
Adriana and Jeffery’s Yosemite adventure had to be rescheduled twice on account of some pretty epic weather. When it’s winter in the Sierra’s you have to roll with the punches, and Mother Nature was certainly throwing them – first with a white-out storm that crippled the park with icy roads and pea soup visibility, and second with a deluge that flooded the Valley Floor and triggered a total park closure. So it was with elation and anticipation that we looked at the forecast for their late January session and saw nothing but white snow and blue skies. And those thundering waterfalls, of course.
Little did I know how special of a place Yosemite is to Adriana and Jeffery! As we roamed around the Valley they filled me in on several fun facts: that first date hike to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls (oy!), their wedding at the Ahwahnee (majestic), Jeffery’s solo winter ascent of Half Dome (wow), and many other fantastic moments that they have experienced in this beautiful place. Without a doubt, this is a special setting for many of their memories. I was so excited to be with them to document one more!
From waterfalls to rivers, rock walls to granite bridges, we made quite the circuit in our two hours together. I could have photographed them all day. Thank you Adriana and Jeffery for choosing this fabulous place for your portrait session! Here’s to many more Yosemite moments for you two.
Your Wild(erness) Photographer,