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National Park Adventures

My Favorite Parks as a Photographer

Being able to go out and photograph adventures in National Parks have always been my favorite types of shoots. From hiking, to backpacking, to climbing, or elopements National Parks and other public land areas are beautiful places that deserve our upmost respect. So far my favorite National Parks have been Joshua Tree National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is incredible and by far my favorite place to visit. I had the honor of living within a two hours drive of this place for most of my life, and I got to experience so many incredible adventures and lots and lots of sunsets! There is so much to do in this beautiful, strange, and inspiring place. I’ve gotten to hike and backpack among the infamous joshua trees, climb sketchy slabs and sharp cracks, and camp out under the stars after enjoying brilliant sunsets. I highly recommend taking the time to really get into this place and finding all the beautiful nooks and crannies away from the crowds.


The first time I drove into Yosemite National Park I was in awe. There is something about granite walls that just really does it for me. They take my breathe away, especially as the sun rises or sets and paints the sky and rock alike. Yosemite is a magical place. It is also super crowded. I found that rising early was a great way to enjoy places in the company of fewer people. Finding long hikes would work well too. While I have only really hiked the Vernal Falls Trail and up to Taft Point, I hope to one day hike Half Dome, climb a pitch on El Cap, and backpack through the Tuolumne Meadows.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Hoodoos are some of my favorite things. They are just such strange formations in nature simply formed by the elements. I’ve been to Bryce Canyon National Park at different times of the year and at different times of the day. I love seeing how the colors and appearance of the hoodoos change. Sunrise in Bryce is absolutely beautiful, and you can’t go wrong with a hike among the hoodoos. So far the Fairyland Loop Trail has been my favorite, but I have a lot more exploring to do in this park. Hit me up of you want to elope in this magical place.

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