You have every reason to marry your soon-to-be-spouse in a way that makes you feel good. Not into the traditional church or wedding venue? That’s okay! Here in Northern California we have access to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and they’re the perfect spots to say “I do.” If the idea of getting married in Yosemite National Park just feels right but you don’t know where to start, I’m here to help!
CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming wedding! We are so excited for you. Seriously - I get so, so, so excited on your wedding day, like it’s my chance to relive my own wedding day.
Yosemite is one of my main happy places. So much so, we have a home nearby in Groveland so that my family and I can split our time between there and the Bay Area. I even recently hiked Half Dome on my birthday! No matter how many times I visit, I’m breath taken by the natural beauty and never tire of exploring new locations. I’ll help you through the entire process from start to finish, bring your wedding vision to life, and leave you saying, "that was easy!"
If you’re looking to capture the best moments of your elopement, this package includes everything you need.
This package is for you if you’d like some extra photo coverage while still keeping some of your elopement day to yourselves.
If you’re looking to document your elopement from start-to-finish, this package includes everything you need.
Emily Jenks Photography was the absolute best decision we made for our elopement wedding! Not only is she a talented photographer, but she was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. Coming from across the country, my husband and I knew nothing about California, or Yosemite. Emily helped us plan everything to make sure our day ran smoothly. The photos were absolutely stunning and we are in love with every single picture. I highly recommend Emily Jenks Photography for any and every special occasion! We wish we lived more locally so we can work with her again!
Optional add-ons to customize your experience
It’s my mission to provide you with both stunning wedding photography and peace of mind knowing that I’m here to help. To make the process easier, I offer optional package add-ons to create the experience you’re looking for.
We have our signature editing style you see on this page (true to life colors with a little bit of magic), but I totally get you might have also dreamed of being a light and airy couple, or you two are more editorial - we are here to get you those photos too!
Your first editing style is always included with your price. (If you don't choose a specific edit, it will be EJP edit by default)
Tony, our resident officiant and Emily's husband, became ordained in 2020 to help couples elope. Not only is he the best husband, but he’s the kindest and most flexible person to work with on your wedding day. He’s already married countless couples and loves to help everyone create a ceremony that suits their own relationship. He always steps away for the first kiss!
In case Tony isn’t available on your wedding date, I also have many other amazing officiants who are ready to step in as needed.
There’s nothing like revisiting your wedding day on video. With the ability to hear your vows and see your loved ones in action, this package add-on is one of our most popular.
While you bask in that newlywed glow, I’ll be hard at work editing your images. Sneak peeks are sent out 2-3 days following your wedding so you have something to hold you over for the big reveal. After 3-4 weeks, you’ll receive your online photo gallery with all (and I really mean all) of your images from your wedding day. Pour a glass of wine with your honey and enjoy!
Reach out to book me or one of my associates for your wedding day. With your package selected and deposit paid, we’ll start planning in earnest! I’ll send over my detailed welcome packet and we’ll meet to discuss your vision. Prior to the big day, you’ll receive a customized timeline and all of my best tips.
All of the prep is done, and now it’s time to relax and enjoy your wedding! You’ll have the very best vendors in place to ensure that your wedding exceeds all of your expectations. So live in the moment, feel all the feels, and say yes to the love of your life.
We booked Emily for our Yosemite elopement and she was amazing. She was extremely accommodating, friendly, and professional. We had so much fun exploring all the different spots of the park and the way she captured our love was perfect.
Yes! We understand how important it can be to include loved ones in your special day, so you’re more than welcome to bring friends and family along. We don’t have a strict limit on the number of guests you can bring, but once you include more than 6 people, we may need to look into additional permits for your elopement.
Yes, a permit is needed to hold an elopement/wedding ceremony in Yosemite National Park and it currently costs $150. We usually help couples through the application process and do all the coordination so that they don't have to - one less thing for you to worry about! If we help you with the application process, we add the $150 fee to your proposal with us. If you prefer to apply yourself, that's fine too!
We are able to provide plenty of suggestions if you need them, but ultimately those are personal decisions with many factors to consider. In the end, we’ll leave booking your flights, hotels, and car rentals to you!
We are fully prepared to keep going rain or shine (we have a super cute clear umbrella that photographs well), but we also totally understand that's not the vision you had. We will have Plan B in case of rain - somewhere sheltered. If you are in the area for a few days, and we are not otherwise booked, we are also able to move the dates around as well. If you absolutely do not want rain, months of June-Sept are generally months without rain in Northern California.
Sure can! We’ve done over 100 elopements, and have built solid relationships with vendors we love and trust.
Absolutely! We’ll handle that for you. We will get to know your general vision of what you’re imagining and give you suggestions based on that. Our extensive travel planning background + being Northern California natives, we’ve got you!