Fall Yosemite Engagement Photos

Yosemite engagement photographer

As a Yosemite engagement photographer, when Julie reached out to me on Instagram to ask about an engagement session in Yosemite, I couldn’t wait! While some bad weather caused us to reschedule, we made it work and even used some locations that my husband and I did for our own day-after session for our wedding.

From a Yosemite engagement photographer’s view, fall is one of the best times to visit Yosemite. The colorful foliage, moderate temperatures, and small crowds make it a perfect location for any type of session.

Julie and her fiancé, David, have known each other since they were children as their mothers are close friends. They fell in love after reconnecting in college, and were on the hunt for some engagement photos for their Save the Dates.

Julie + David even agreed to stay a little after their session pose for some lantern photos as dusk came around. I reused the solar-powered lanterns we bought for our wedding. They became brighter as the sky became darker! The photos came out so beautiful, and are definitely worth a scroll to see them!

Yosemite engagement photographer Ashley Norton Photography
Yosemite engagement photographer Ashley Norton Photography
Yosemite engagement and wedding photographer
Yosemite wedding and engagement photographer
Yosemite engagement photographer Ashley Norton Photography
Yosemite engagement photographer

Remember the lanterns I mentioned earlier? We quickly found the one downside to solar-powered lanterns. If the lanterns decided it was not dark enough to turn on, then they would not turn on.

Julie + David had such great attitudes! Julie managed to find some black gift cards she had stashed away, and we set them atop the lanterns to make them believe it was dark enough to turn on. It took some trial and error, but they worked! These turned into some of my favorite photos from their Yosemite engagement.

You may even be able to see the glow of the gift cards if you look really close at the top of the lanterns.

Yosemite engagement photographer
Yosemite engagement photographer
Yosemite engagement photographer

Have you found your Yosemite engagement photographer?

Let’s do it!


filed under

November 14, 2021



  1. […] It’s just off the 41 Highway that leads you right to Yosemite National Park, which is definitely an option for all types of sessions. Bass Lake also has some incredible views, and gives off adventurous mountain vibes. You’ll […]

  2. […] a super convenient drive to make if you don’t want to head all the way to Shaver Lake or Yosemite, but still want some beautiful […]

  3. […] for a photographer for Kalie’s pregnancy announcement. I had recently shot her friend’s engagement photos, so Kalie reached out to me. I’m so glad she did! Kalie and John are such wonderful people, […]

  4. […] Simeon is another one of my favorite locations for engagement photos – probably right behind Yosemite National Park and Santa Cruz. I spent several incredible day trips here through my early college years because […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

get on the list

Sign up to receive first access to my seasonal calendar + exclusive mini sessions, discounts only available to email subscribers, and some freebies occasionally landing in your inbox.

I'm morally opposed to spam emails, so I promise your inbox won't be flooded.

a newsletter you won't dread


Want to be the first to know about mini sessions, calendar openings, and all the announcements?