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Kathryn & Ryan | Yosemite Wedding at the Ahwahnee Hotel

Here are a few of the many highlights from Kathryn and Ryan’s wedding at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. This great couple from New York City came all the way out to California for the celebration. It was fun to see just how excited all of the guests were to be out in Yosemite, with the beautiful fall colors and the imposing natural beauty all around. I would meet guests in before and after the wedding chatting about what hikes they had been on, showing each other photos, and having a wonderful time.

This was simply a spectacular destination wedding location, a great time of year, a perfectly planned wedding, and an amazing couple. I couldn’t have asked for much more. We did have a bit of rain that moved the ceremony indoors, but it made for some great umbrella photos afterwards. The dusky low light and rain for the ceremony and photos afterwards was challenging, but it added a wonderful moody feel to the images. Check out some of my favorites below!

groom getting ready at Ahwahnee before wedding

Groom and father looking at wedding rings before the weddign in Yosemite

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bride getting ready at Ahwahnee hotel for wedding

How cute are these?

bride and groom ducks

ahwahnee weddign bridal shoes

bride in ahwahnee

bridal boquet for Ahwahnee Yosemite wedding

Kathryn’s brother walking her down the isle.

bride walking down isle for wedding ceremony

I’ve been wondering how to work in an umbrella into wedding pictures. I like how this turned out. Rain during the wedding day can be a wonderful thing! It did let up and let us get some other shots a few minutes later though.

umbrella kiss after the wedding ceremony, walking away from Ahwahnee

Yosemite bridge in the fall

bridal couple on bridge in Yosemite

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Yosemite bridal photo with Kathryn and Ryan and fall colors

Bride in Yosemite with Half Dome in the background

yosemite wedding photo in open field near the Ahwahnee

ahwahnee hotel at night

groom giving toast

I’ve traveled to Yosemite many times, with the Ahwahnee being one of my favorite places to visit while down in the valley. It was great to put the two together for this amazing wedding. Congratulations to Katheryn and Ryan!

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