Award-winning Photographer, Ken Mendoza, is the principal of Yosemite Wedding Photographers, based in Northern California. Ken has been photographing weddings and engagements in Yosemite for almost 20 years. His amazing photos capture the love and joy of many couples against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful places on earth. Ken's wedding photos are more than just pictures, they're memories that will last a lifetime. Ken is perhaps best known for our collaboration with our clients to create stunning wedding landscapes on the wedding day or our very popular Day After wedding photography tours, and for outstanding customer service. Likewise, we tend to attract couples with a joyful, adventurous spirit!
Since opening our studio in 2005, we have photographed hundreds of weddings across California. As a seasoned landscape and wedding photographer with an intimate knowledge of Yosemite, will help you capture your special day. As Yosemite Elopement photographers, we strive to create beautiful wedding landscapes and to capture natural moments, stunning portraits, inviting details, and vibrant reception images. We believe that the best way to experience an intimate wedding is by eloping in Yosemite. Contact us today to begin planning your dream Yosemite wedding!
Ken Mendoza is a world-renowned wedding photographer with an impressive list of awards and accolades. His beautiful wedding and engagement photos are known for the seamless blending of a couple and Nature. All these awards were based on real couples on
their wedding or engagement day. He is a Master of WPPI 2022, a finalist in the Wedding Category of the 2022 World Photographic Cup, and a member of Team USA for the 2022 World Photographic Cup. He has also won Gold Medals in the Professional Photographers
of America (PPA) International Photographic Competition on 17 occasions. In 2021, he won a Gold Medal and 2nd Place in the Couple Wedding Category at WPPI, and he was awarded Elite Status Cosmos Awards and Asia Wedding Photography Association. In
2020, he was named Photographer of the Year by Professional Photographers of the Wine Country.
Ken Mendoza's professionalism and talent are evident in his stunning images, which have been featured in magazines such as Rangefinder, WPPI Showcase, and PDN. He is also a highly sought-after competition judge and mentor to professional photographers. Through his work with local Professional Photographers of America chapters, he helps others achieve their photographic dreams.
Wedding Photographers in Yosemite and Tahoe
California's's Sierra Nevada is a perfect venue for a wedding, an outdoor wedding. Serving Yosemite National Park, Oakhurst, Sonora, El Portal, Groveland, Lake Tahoe. We have photographed many weddings evetns in The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Yosemite Lodge At The Falls, The Wawona Hotel, Curry Village, Yosemite Valley Chapel, The Evergreen Lodge, The Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, The Redwoods in Yosemite, Tuolumne Meadows, Olmsted Point, Glacier Point, and countless intimate ceremonies in Yosemite’s meadows and granite vistas.
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As a Yosemite wedding photographer, Ken will strive to create the most compelling images for the adventurous California bride and groom, and we understand the intricacies of working in Yosemite National Park. In effect, Ken can act as your wedding planner, since he knows the varied seasons and lighting conditions having traveled to Yosemite since his childhood, Ken can help with the entire planning process. Whether it’s working with the ever-changing weather & light in Yosemite, or navigating through throngs of tourists, we promise to capture your wedding day with skill and grace. We can also help provide you with other wedding information in Yosemite. Whether you’re looking for a great wedding band or DJ, a fantastic florist, the perfect venue, or the best hair & make-up artist, we can make suggestions based on your specific requirements.
We are very well-versed in destination weddings, having photographed them for over a decade. We've captured weddings on the Russian River, in Humboldt’s Redwood forests, on the beaches of San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Malibu, San Diego, across Wine Country, and in Yosemite National Park. We are very comfortable traveling to shoot events. Whether you’re getting married at the majestic Yosemite Hotel in Yosemite, the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco, or North Star Resort in Lake Tahoe, we will travel to you. We even have photographed several weddings for professional wedding photographers, and have been recognized by our industry peers as specialists in this genre of wedding photography.
Get Married in Yosemite
So yes, If you're looking to get married in a truly stunning location, look no further than Yosemite National Park. Ken was married there and will make sure that your photos will capture the ambience of its soaring mountains and pristine valleys. There
is no doubt, Yosemite is one of the most beautiful places in the world to exchange vows.
There are plenty of amazing locations to choose from in Yosemite, but some of the most popular spots for weddings are Glacier Point and Taft Point. Both offer incredible views of Yosemite Valley and the surrounding mountains, and they make for perfect backdrops for wedding photos.
Another great spot for a Yosemite wedding, is the area around Yosemite Falls. The area around Cook's Meadow, in particular, has superlative views in all directions of the waterfall is one of the park's most iconic landmarks, and it makes a beautiful backdrop for wedding and elopement photos. There are also several other smaller waterfalls in the park that can be used for wedding photos, such as Bridal Veil Falls and Tenaya Creek Falls.
If you're looking for a mountain wedding, Yosemite is the perfect place to do it. Often not considered, by wedding couples, Tioga Pass area offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the park, and it's a perfect spot for elopements in a true wilderness setting. You'll have stunning views of Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra all around you.
Whatever location you choose for your Yosemite wedding, you're sure to have an unforgettable elopement day or full wedding day. The natural beauty of the park provides an amazing backdrop for your special day, and the best time of year to get married here is during the autumn, when the leaves are changing color. So if you're looking for an unforgettable wedding experience, consider getting married in Yosemite National Park!
Yosemite Weddings Photographer Reviews
Many clients come to our site after reading our reviews on Yelp, The Knot, or Wedding Wire or reading about us on sites like The Knot and DIY Weddings Magazine. We are thrilled to have made so many clients happy in California, and we hope to continue doing just that for years to come!