3:30am - We wake up and hit the road
4:30am - We arrive at the trailhead of Taft Point in Yosemite National Park and meet Kiki and Avram.
5:00am - We arrive at Taft Point and Kiki and Avram start getting ready for the most magical intimate elopement!!
When we say magical, it is such an understatement, and we are pretty sure there are no words that can describe how amazing this entire experience was (hence why we included lots of photos to tell the story).
Kiki and Avram anxiously got ready cliffside in the near pitch black. And just as the first light started to show itself, we started with a few portraits of the two of them. The goal was to take photos all the way up until just before sunrise and then have their ceremony just as the sun popped out. It turned out that our timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Their officiant, Carole, showed up right before sunrise and we started the intimate elopement they had always dreamed of. They cried, Carole cried, WE CRIED! It could not have been more perfect. There was something so special about their ceremony and knowing that the rest of the world was sound asleep while they quietly said "I do".
We are so grateful and blown away that we get to be a part of such beautiful moments with amazing humans. Kiki and Avram even asked us to be their witnesses and sign their marriage license (such and honor). They actually got married on the longest day of the summer, summer solstice. What better way to celebrate a marriage than with champagne and summer solstice beer :).
The moment we left, we were immediately hoping for another email to come in, which would take us back to Yosemite National Park for another intimate wedding or elopement. Seriously so in love with this place.
Kiki and Avram, here’s to a long lasting friendship. We hope to share a beer with you again in the near future. Cheers!