James and Erica: Engaged

Even on a cold afternoon, taking engagement photos in Yosemite is still pretty awesome.

James is the third of three Ypmas that I will be the wedding photographer for. After shooting Meredith and Caroline’s weddings, it will be James and his beautiful bride-to-be Erica’s turn coming up in March. Can’t wait!

This family has been so nice to me over the years I consider it a privilege to be a part of their special celebration.

To get things started off, James, Erica and I met up at Tunnel View on a fairly chilly December day to to their engagement photos. Although we missed out on most of the fall color in the park, it still didn’t disappoint. It really never does. And James and Erica were gamers right up until we concluded the shoot in the shadows of El Capitan. They stuck it out with me like champs the whole time.

Like the other girls and their husbands, these two look so happy together. That in itself makes my job so rewarding. Making pictures of happy people in love seems almost effortless.

Enjoy the photos!