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The Milky Way above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com

Cody + Amy reached out earlier this year. They knew they wanted to elope in a National Park and Yosemite was easily the common denominator. I’m always psyched to return and log quality time in one of my favorite places on earth! Props to Cody and Amy for braving cold temps as well as my psych for many long exposures in the middle of the night.

I’m looking forward to returning to Yosemite this October for a handful of elopements and climbing shenanigans. If this approach and style of elopement inspires you, check out my travel dates to see if we can line something up. I’m still looking forward to meeting the couple that wants to do something in the backcountry, high on a peak and then ski down. Is that you reading this? I also have Iceland dates on the calendar if you’re feeling super adventurous!

Here’s to life and doing it intentionally. Cheers!

Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Ahwahnee Hotel. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com

Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Ahwahnee Hotel. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com

Yosemite National Park Elopement. Ahwahnee Hotel. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Ahwahnee Hotel. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Ahwahnee Hotel. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Ahwahnee Hotel. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com

Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com

Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com

Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com

Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
Yosemite National Park Elopement. Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com

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The Milky Way and shooting star above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
The Milky Way above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
The Milky Way above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com

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The Milky Way above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
The Milky Way above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
The Milky Way above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
The Milky Way above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
The Milky Way above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
The Milky Way above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com
The Milky Way above Yosemite National Park. #Elopement. #Yosemite #OlmstedPoint Photos by Carl Zoch www.carlzoch.com

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A lot of rad things going on this summer! I’ve settled down back in Hood River, Oregon and have been photographing a lot of elopements (among other shenanigans) in the Columbia Gorge. It has been an awesome process helping couples shape their elopement day. Many are flying in to Portland, soaking up the quirky city life and then tying the knot in the gorge. Others are packing up their car, road tripping to the Gorge and doing the same. Whatever the case, it has been an incredible season jumping on board with couples who are looking for something a bit different and adventurous. It always seems to involve some good hiking, getting ready behind large boulders and of course, sharing good local beer amongst the giant trees and waterfalls.

Hope your summer has been rad. Cheers!

Wahclella Falls Waterfall Elopement by Carl Zoch. www.carlzoch.com

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Where do I elope?The easy answer: wherever you want!To help give some context of place and possibility, I have a number of dates and locations listed below. They’re based off of future photo assignments and explorations. It is very common for couples to jump on board with a location below that excites them. Get in touch! Who knows, we might be able to make that wild dream of yours a reality.

*I just added Iceland to the calendar for July of 2015. Contact me if you’re interested in adventuring out there for your elopement. Limited space available.

Rope Swinging the summer away in Bishop, California. www.carlzoch.com

2014

March 26th – 31st  //  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

April  //  Aspen, Colorado

May 3rd  //  Moab, Utah

May 20th  // Blacksburg, Virginia

May 26th – June 1st  //  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 21st  //  Colorado Springs, Colorado

July  //  Hood River, Oregon

July //  Portland, Oregon

August 10th  //  Yosemite, California

August 30th // Carbondale, Colorado

September 13th  //  Hood River, Oregon

September  //  Aspen, Colorado

October 1st – 4th  //  Yosemite, California

October 6-8  // Palm Springs, California

October 11th  //  Yosemite, California

November 6 – 10  //  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

November  //  Hood River, Oregon

December  //  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2015

January 31st  //  Los Angeles, California

March 25th  //  Hood River, Oregon

April 25th  //  Carbondale/Aspen Colorado

June 6th  //  Yosemite, California

July  //  Iceland

July 25th  //  Seattle, Washington

July 27th  //  Mt Rainier, Washington

August 1st  //  Newport Beach, California

August 4th  // Hood River, Oregon

August 15th  //  Lake Tahoe, California

September 16th  //  Aspen, Colorado

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  • Rog - there’s no friggin effin CA on this list. This list is dead to me.ReplyCancel

  • Annie - Come to Australia! :)ReplyCancel

  • Janet J - Hey , Carl , I wanna set a date for a fam photo session ! Email me .
    Thanks J .ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra Jordan - YAY! I am so excited you will be in OKC during May and June. I am going to be interning with Aaron during the summer. I hope I get to meet you! I love your work.ReplyCancel

  • abby - If you make a stop in Colorado, I’d love to know! :)ReplyCancel

  • Rich Ware - No London on your list, that’s a shame….ReplyCancel

  • carlijean - Come to Alaska!ReplyCancel

  • heaven - giggle rog.. that made me laugh… ;) thanks for that.ReplyCancel

  • Don Derosier - need to shoot in AK bro!ReplyCancel

  • Jonny Morton - Hey Carl,

    I am in Moab for a skydiving trip on April 20th! Unfortunately I can’t afford any photo shoots but it would be cool to just meet you! Are you climbing or anything, would be awesome to get a belay buddy! (i’m on instagram as j_mort if that rings any bells haha)ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea - I am so thrilled to be part of that Los Angeles date! Your work is phenomenal.ReplyCancel

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