In the midst of our busy TréCreative wedding season, we rarely go on any sort of get-a-way trips. The last couple of days however, it worked out perfectly to visit Yosemite with our family. Exploring, staying away from our computers and cell service, and taking lots of photos and videos along the way.
Stephen’s sister is still visiting from Panama and his family was already planning this trip for a few weeks now. They invited us along and thankfully we were down in the area for a wedding this past weekend so we were able to squeeze it in. Saturday’s wedding in Santa Cruz was gorgeous, and it was so fun for us to be back in our old stomping grounds. While we were there in Santa Cruz we ran into so many people we knew (thanks to Snapchat)! Sunday after meeting up with another friend and fellow videographer Will for a delicious breakfast, we headed across California to the Yosemite Valley where Stephen’s mom had rented the family a cabin to stay in. The next morning we woke up early and explored all over the National Park. Both Stephen and I had never been to Yosemite before but have had it on our bucket list for quite some time now. We didn’t do any intensive hiking, but rather drove around and visited lots of look out points and went on some shorter hikes throughout the day.
I don’t even have words for the sheer magnitude of beauty we experienced in the park. It was breathtaking and so beautiful!! While most of our time during the week is spent indoors, on Monday we were so privileged to do the exact opposite and spend the entire day outdoors! A little change of pace and some new scenery is always so rejuvenating for us!
After a very packed full day, we headed back to our cabin and went to bed early. The next morning we woke up, got donuts (of course) and drove back to Chico in time for our monthly Tuesday’s Together meetup. It was an amazing trip and I highly recommend visiting a National Park near you! Enjoy some highlight photos of our trip and little highlight video Stephen threw together as well 😀
The squirrels in the park let you get so close to them, but watch out, they may try and bite your finger off!
It’s very rare to have a photo taken of us together. On this trip, we snapped a few and I’m so thankful we did!
I could have rested there for hours! Maybe that’s why I got so sunburnt :/
We’ll end this post with a little highlight film of our adventures Stephen. He wanted to take the opportunity to “stock” up on some footage for a stock footage licensing site he’s a part of. It was also an opportunity to continue to test out his new camera and a new lens he got specifically for handheld shots like these. In most of our films we use lots of smooth camera techniques with gear like steadicams, drones (not allowed in the Park unfortunately), and gimbals. For this trip, Stephen told me he wanted to challenge himself and practice his “handheld technique” all day with just one lens. Shooting handheld gives a really different feel to the film’s overall style, some say it’s more authentic and nostalgic feeling… but you’ll have to be the judge of that yourself. Let us know what you think in the comments below!