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This was the best sunset we had ever seen, so it’s only appropriate we make it our first post! Taft Point offers views of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls (if you’re lucky), and El Capitan. It’s strikingly beautiful during sunset and the clouds add a little touch of drama. A little bit about ourselves: We’re both from the US and are both in medicine. We are as passionate about traveling as we are about our careers. Travel for us is a way of building a stronger, personal understanding and acceptance of different cultures and ideas. “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of LIFE.” - From the Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Joey and Kelsey. Never has there been a more adventurous pair.... — Would you believe it if I told you these two refinished an old wooden sailboat and then sailed it from San Diego to Nicaragua? At one point they lost their whole crew.. too dangerous to go on.. but they persevered in a foreign land and in a foreign language, they found a way... what if I told you they surfed out at open ocean behind their sail boat, their whole adventure being documented for the Surf Channel? What if I told you when a nasty storm decimated Nicaragua’s coastline, destroying the beloved pirate ship, they moved into an epic tree house resort? What if I told you they lived in Singapore for a year and every weekend they went on a new epic adventure and documented the whole thing ? What if I told you Joey climbs mountains... big ones.. and sometimes solo! One time he even fell into a crevasse (did you break your leg?) some how he made it out alive... another time he raised a small fortune by climbing Mt Elbrus and donated it all to an orphanage in Mongolia where he spent a summer taking the kiddos camping and exploring the outdoors? What if I told you these two wrote the most beautiful wedding vows... So beautiful EVERYONE was crying (including ME as I watched through my lens and Joey’s 8 groomsmen.) what if I told you these two learned to fly? What if I told you they learned to fly and as fate would have it after over 20 solo flights Joey would fall from the sky breaking his spinal cord... and despite beating all odds, and literally being a living Miracle.. Here he is standing on the edge of a cliff he hiked miles to only a year later and HOLDING the love of his life. —- Dance under the stars, howl at the moon, stand naked on a cliff thousands of feet in the air (yes, we have that photo too.) Say “Yes!” to adventure and opportunity.. FIND your voice! Unleash your battle cry! Don’t know what yours is? What noise would you make 3 shots of tequila deep with your best friends as you tilt your head back about to rip your 4th? That, my friend is your battle cry! Be a little more like Joey and Kelsey. —— And tell me.. WHAT is YOUR battle cry?
Epic yes. The day before this image was taken, a couple had fallen off this cliff being too close to the edge. We were in the park when it happened, and were supposed to be there when it happened, but waited until the next evening to photograph there. Be safe. . You can be safe photographing this shot by simply standing 10-15 feet away from the edge to give yourself room. You can still get the epic shot without being at the edge. Be safe my friends. . #yosemite #taftpoint #yosemitenationalpark #yosemiteweddingphotographer #adventureweddingphotographer #adventurewedding #yosemiteelopement #yosemiteelopementphotographer #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #weddinginspo #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #destinationweddingphotographer #weddingstyle #wedding #weddings #yosemiteweddingphotography #elopementlove #nationalparkweddingphotographer #elopementphotographer #elopement #elopementwedding #dirtybootsandmessyhair #epicwedding #charletonchurchill #charletonchurchillphotography #taftpointelopement #taftpointwedding
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For many months I was a non-believer of photo mechanic. 🙄 I finally did the trial and bought it last month and OH MY it has saved me many many hours of culling. 🥺 Thank the heavens for this tool !!
Can't wait for winter. Hopefully with more snow this time. This picture was taken in February... a few days before a snow storm, so we unfortunately missed out on some snowscapes. #yosemite #taftpoint #OptOutside #goparks #usinterior #neverstopexploring #natgeotravel #natgeoyourshot #getoutstayout #ClymbLife #goatworthy #bpmag #findyourpark
Nothing makes me happier than when I’m exploring new places 🌏 #lifeisanadventure #tickingoffthebucketlist #taftpoint
This shot was taken on the edge of taft point in @yosemitenps . Was totally unplanned. As the sun set and the moon rose the frame came to my eye and Jen made some beautiful poses towards the moon. Missing this little adventure we had. Cant wait to see what the next year brings and all the awesome Yogis I'll be collaborating with! . . . . #landscape_capture #yogafit #yogaeveryday #shotzdelight #teamcanon #yosemitenationalpark #taftpoint #visitcalifornia #visityosemite #got__greatshots #stellar_shots #bns_sunset #lost_world_treasures #justgoshoot #jaw_droping_shots #vivid_impact #aov10k #cc5k #ig_northamerica #ipulledoverforthis #killershotz #ig_myshots #lululemon #theimaged #theoutbound #best_earthscapes #worldyoga #yogaworld
I have a really hard time coming up with captions lately because to be honest, I have a hard time vocalizing my struggle. I have the most amazing friends in the entire world, but sometimes that support isn’t enough to lift me out of my dark holes. Really begging for a turnaround, trying to build positive momentum, but sometimes it feels like the darkness is swallowing me whole. I know how blessed I am, and that is what gets me through each day. Just remember things aren’t always as they appear, and sometimes just a few short words is all it takes to change someone forever. Speak life and love always. . . . . . . . #moodygrams #moodycaptures #darkdepths #ofhumans #portrait #portraitpage #moodyports #featureme #poetry #featuremebest #moodygram #thatsdarling #liveauthentic #forthecreative #tangledinfilm #lookslikefilm #filmpalette #momentslikethese #grandrapidsphotographer #grandrapids #westmichiganphotographer #art #quietthechaos #taftpoint #yosemite #elopementphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer
“...and it occurs to me how fragile our lives are, how at any moment the sky can open and drown us, the earth can open and swallow us. I think of all the intricate ways our bodies can betray us, the accidents and the atrocities, the missteps and the misunderstandings..” . . . . . . . #sunset #smartwool #actfreely #getoutside #newenglandlife #TheGreatOutdoors #momentslikethese #taftpoint #thestoked #kinfolk #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #travelawesome #explorelander #earthfocus #OurPlanetDaily #TravelingOurPlanet #roamtheplanet #stayandwander #optoutside #beaches #lostfam #packandgo #welivetoexplore #explorelander #pursuewithpassion #modernoutdoors #campmore #theroguecrew #travelstoke
lol hey @courtney.rae.olsen remember that one time we sat on a cliff 7,500 ft above the valley? Good times.. #dueforanotheradventure #taftpoint #yosemitenationalpark #soulmateadventures
One of the highlights of my life so far in regards to places I've ever been to is without a doubt Yosemite. To everyone I've shared my experience with, I've told them that I really didn't fathom the scale of that place. Going to Yosemite was the part of my recent visit to San Francisco that was more of a stubborn whim, I was there for the lesser part of 2 days but I regret nothing (not even having lost my flight the next day due to Murphy's law working against me in it's maximum expression). I know I want to go back, there's just so much to see and so much to explore and overall, so much to experience there. I stopped at a tourist center near there and this sweet retired park ranger lady recommended I hike up to Taft Point to catch the sunset and man was she right on the money with that suggestion! This is one of several pics that I tried to take and capture the grand magnificence of this wonderful place. Take heed, if you're ever up in Taft Point, it's good advice not to get too close to the edge, if you go, you'll see why... . . . #panamatraveller #yosemite #usnationalparks #taftpoint #canon #yousocanon #sunset #amazingplaces #lonetree #naturalwonder
California is the best. Honestly, do you want warm beaches and sunny skies?🌊 We got it. Do you want rock climbing and badass hikes?🥾🍃 We got it. Do you want snow? We got it as well! Drive a couple hours and you will have a desert or snowy mountains 🏔 you choose! Haha just an appreciation post to California! 🙂 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 if you agree! ⬇️
The one that’s usually behind the camera 👫❤️
Can we just .... 😍 Link in bio to new video of this beautiful view
I was pretty freaked when this was taken. A big crowd had formed on the cliffs and were in complete silence watching, waiting. It was my first highline, and I could only take a few steps. Not being able to perform scares the complete poop out of me. I guess I’ll just have to get better😏 PC: @nathan__kelley #theroadsofar #play #sothankful #highline #yosemite #taftpoint #fear #happy #california #sunset #optoutside #slackline #fall #fun #adventure
I love traveling so bad ! It makes me “stop being stressful and mad”. 😜 CA is one of the beautiful places to visit , enjoy incredible views.🌲 Thank you @mimichelleojovan for being passion with us all trip ❤️Love coming to you , I wish we could meet more often 😭 Thank you , miss you 😍 #ca #trip #yosemite #taftpoint #memoriesforever #friends
So I was setting my gear up for the iconic sunset on Half Dome shot. I turned away for a moment, then heard what sounded like a crack of lightning followed by thunder. I turned back to see a huge avalanche rolling down the face of Half Dome. Fortunately there were no hikers affected, but still pretty thrilling to catch this. #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitenps #travelphotography #adventuretravel #adventurephotography #taftpoint #moodygrams #moodyshots #visualscollective #visualambassadors #optoutside #epichikes #mistymountains #mountainstones #exploretocreate #neverstopexploring #themountainiscalling #folkscenery #moodyvibe #natgeoadventure #natgeo #yourshotphotographer #ourdailyearth #artofvisuals #theimaged #sonyalphagang #goldengatebridge #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscobay
Well, we finally did it!!! We BLOGGED this gorgeous Yosemite National Park elopement. Officially our longest blog post ever coming in at over 100 images. We'd love for you to go check it out, but please make sure you have a few mins to sit down and scroll through their entire love story. {link in bio}.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #yosemiteelopement #yosemiteweddings #taftpoint #taftpointelopement#seattleweddingphotographer #seattleelopement #seattleelopementphotographer #adventurewedding #adventureelopement #washingtonweddingphotographer #pnwedding #pnw #wanderingweddings #elopement #wanderlust #elope #bohobride #engaged #yourockphotographers #seattleelopementphotographer #elopementlove #lovellope #authenticlovemag #muchlove_ig #heywildweddings #mountainwedding
Thank you for making me smile, and lofting our bed. Thanks for buying me pizza and holding doors for me. Thank you for being just as lazy on our days off as I am, and for being weirder than me 🧡 Thank you for loving me, and lettin me love you ! 📸 @torimercedes thank you for hanging out with us and making memories in our home out here!
Light🌗Dark . . . . . #yosemite #taftpoint #sunset
“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” Ansel Adams . Oh beautiful Yosemite, every time we meet, it feels like the first time. Every corner I turn, I am awed and can’t believe that everything I see is real. My brain can’t seem to comprehend how so much beauty can exist. . This is Taft Point, a scenic viewpoint I like to go back to. The view explains it all. . Do you have a spot you return to in Yosemite or any other Park? Tell me. . #anseladamsquotes #anseladamsquote #womenwhorunwiththewolves #womenwhowin #anseladams #taftpoint #yosemite #yosemitenp #yosemitenationalpark #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #sheexplores #iloveactivetravel #adventure #adventurenthusiasts #yosemitevalley #wanderer #wanderlust #explorer #westcoast #california #visitcalifornia #chase #dreamchaser #blogger #sierranevada #nationalparkservice #nationalparksgeek #amongthewild
Take me back! Yosemite, can’t get tired of it!! ❤️ #yosemite #taftpoint #highline
“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.” - That’s a lesson highlining never fails to teach me. With every fall I seem to learn a little bit more about who I am, the excuses I make when the going gets rough, and how to pick myself back up again when everything seems scary and overwhelming. Life is a big balancing act after all, and sometimes it just feels bad... shaky, long, and terrifying.... where one wrong choice could knock us over or completely take us out. . But that’s life. That is the burden of the human condition that ALL of us feel, and it helps to remember that. . So just like in highlining, when things get rough in life, I do my best to embrace the failure and the falls. Though not easy (as my first reaction is the want to resist), I inevitably embrace these things because I know they are pushing me to grow. Pushing me forward on this uncertain and narrow path called life where there’s nothing worse I can think of than staying stagnant and comfortable. . 📸: @goodman_slackin | 300m at Taft Point
What do you do for fun? I love painting, reading, shopping, days spent with my kiddos going on adventures, hiking and camping, fishing and horseback riding! Oh yah and sometimes I like taking pretty epic photos of amazing people in dreamy locations!!!! Love this shot, doing what I love in Yosemite, taken by the fabulous @rachel ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Yosemite #Yosemitenationalpark #yosemitepark #yosemitephotography #yosemitephotographer #yosemitephotoshoot #yosemitematernity #fineartmaternity #film #yosemitefilm #yosemitevalley #taft #taftpoint #taftpointyosemite #destinationphotographer #travelphotos #travelphotography #destinationfilm #yosemitepoint
Good morning to all the beautiful families!!!! Have a happy Monday & don't forget to hug & kiss those you love 😚💕.
so this YouTube thing is super out of my comfort zone, but I’ve put it off for years. The first time the idea came to my mind, I was in high school, but too afraid of what everyone else would say/think. But now? The fear is still there, but what’s worse than looking back and wishing you’d taken a chance? Thanks for snapping these of me, @bewanderly 🖤 . . . . . . . #moodygrams #moodycaptures #darkdepths #ofhumans #portrait #portraitpage #moodyports #featureme #poetry #featuremebest #moodygram #thatsdarling #liveauthentic #forthecreative #tangledinfilm #lookslikefilm #filmpalette #momentslikethese #grandrapidsphotographer #grandrapids #westmichiganphotographer #art #quietthechaos #taftpoint #yosemite #elopementphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer
Redwoods are my favorite! 😍🎄
Photographer at Taft Point, Nov. 2018. #yosemite #taftpoint #sunset #visitcalifornia
“But the most beautiful things in life aren’t just things. They are people, places, memories and pictures. They’re feelings and smiles and moments and laughter” .....The lost photos of summer. When your brother lends you his super fancy camera and it takes you months to upload what you shot. I just love all these faces and places and memories. #facesofperu #yosemite #travelpics #canon #travelphotography . #taftpoint #sentineldome #amazonriver #cusco @manucuenve @lnc12 @michaelgrover1978 @cfilm1 @muyunalodge @yosemitenps
Running towards my dreams☁️🏃‍♂️ . . #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite #sony #nikon #canon #glacierpoint #taftpoint #california
When life throws leaves at you, catch them, throw them up in the air again & smile big 😁. Jk but this little moment with this cutie made me think of how we should not take simple things or simple moments for granted. Cherish & be happy for the little things too 😉.
A few months ago @kyliechesner and I went to Yosemite and I made this video to scare the crap out of our parents. Enjoy the vista with my baby sista! #yosemite #glacierpoint #halfdome #vernalfalls #basslake #taftpoint
Analyzing your students’ achievement gap like...😳🧐
Could not stop smiling during the shoot and editing these two!! 🥰
We’re majorly crushing on @leannemarshallofficals ‘Clyde’ worn by one of #OurLovelies @chelseamccoy03. The couple said ‘I Do’ at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. Talk about a view! ___ gown: @leannemarshallofficial ’s ‘Clyde’ via @lovelybridedallas photographer: @peytonrbyford bride: @chelseamccoy03
I love this moment; it was one of those “just did this hike in a full sprint to catch this light” kind of faces 😅 while Jess yells at me to not ‘twirl off the bloody cliff’. Ahh the mems 😌 Photo by: @wildbonde
Taft point is a stunning landmark in Yosemite with an elevation of about 7,500 feet. The shoes are only 6 inches but I don't think they're too bad either🎀 📸: @rileephotography #taftpoint #yosemiteelopement
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