Yosemite Engagement Session

The opportunity to photograph a couple in Yosemite has always been on my bucket list. Not only did I get to cross this off my list but I got to work with an incredible couple and up and coming photographer, Gary Coelho along with his fiance Courtney. I will admit, anxiety was running a bit high for me. Yosemite is intimidating. Shooting for another artist is nerve racking. I’ve shot personal artwork here for years (Yosemite Art) and always wanted to incorporate a couple into my shoots. So what did I do in the end? Just shoot man, keep your eyes open, look for the light, read the couple, trust your instincts, use your skills… and it turned out AWESOME. I love shooting here and feel like I only scratched the surface of the opportunities that Yosemite offers. If you’re thinking of getting married here, or want to do a family portrait or engagement session, please please give me a call. Now on to the photos.


To make it even better was this great note I received after the shoot from Courtney.

Dear Joe,

I have to personally thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I would have never dreamed that I would have the opportunity to have such an important milestone in my life captured in such a beautiful way in my favorite place on earth with the love of my life.

The pictures are Breathtaking … You truly are an amazing photographer and we are so excited that you’ll be part of our wedding. 

Thanks again for your hard work and making the long trek up to yosemite!


Courtney 🙂

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