I just can’t get over this day. From the first time we chatted and our call kept dropping due to crappy reception as Anjali and Ben were on a ski trip… and somehow I knew we were going to get along just fine.
We woke up with the sun to make our journey to Taft Point where Anjali and Ben were slated to exchange their vows. Things didn’t exactly work out as we had planned… lack of sleep, proper diet, and the elevation hit me significantly harder than I expected but we did get the opportunity to take a few portraits in the Valley for sunrise.
So off they went out to Mariposa to officially do their ceremony with the county.
Then, take two! We met up again in the evening and took Glacier Point road up to catch the sunset. We hiked out to where they exchanged their heartfelt vows as the sun played a spectacular show for us. It was an incredibly moving moment to watch and be a part of, to watch these two promise their love to one another in such a landscape was such an incredible thing to behold.
We then realized that they had successfully spent the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, from sunrise to sunset, getting married. Life sure is beautiful.
I think John Muir said it best, “Then it seemed to me that the Sierra should be called, not the Nevada or Snowy Range, but the Range of Light.”
Sunrise to Sunset Yosemite Elopement
“Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing; that we cannot properly speak until there is someone there who can understand what we are saying; that, in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.”
-Alain de Botton, “On Love”