Yosemite National Park van life portrait session | california adventure photographer


This session was SO much fun! Tori and Drew stopped in Yosemite National Park on an epic month-long road trip around the western US and asked us to do an adventure session with them while they were there. Tori emphasized that they were in a classic van and they wanted some photos with the van as well, which we absolutely loved! As fellow van lifers, we love when couples want to shoot with the van (remember Bri + Keith's session?) and think it makes a great prop for a lifetstyle photo session. We ended up doing some photos with the van and their dog, Onix, then exploring around the valley to play in Yosemite Falls and watch the sunset on Half Dome. 

Their van, named the "Good Times Machine" is definitely not short on character and in just the small time we spent with them, so many people stopped to comment on it. It still has the original interior and seriously looks straight out of That 70's Show (total millennial thing to say, I know). We loved taking some fun photos of them on in and around it before venturing into Yosemite to show them what all the hype is about. We walked through the forest to Yosemite Falls, which was completely raging from all the snow, and ran into the freezing mist for about 3 seconds before the cold was just too much! Then we explored back into Cook's Meadow for some classic Half Dome views before the sun completely set. It was so fun walking around with them and giving them a mini tour of Yosemite while talking about van life and what it's like to go full-time on the road.

The Hearnes Adventure Photography is run by Abbi and Callen Hearne, a husband & wife wedding photography team with an emphasis on adventure. They live on the road as full-time nomads in their big white van, allowing them to serve a large portion of the western US including California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. They believe love is the greatest adventure and strive to create photos that are epic, romantic, true, and timeless.

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