Taft Point Engagement | Tips for your Taft Point Session

Taft Point Engagement Session

It sure is hard to beat Taft Point engagement photos. This famous spot is located in one of our favorite places in the whole world – Yosemite National Park! If you’ve never heard of, you might wanna check out my FAQ’S & Answers about Taft, with everything you need to know before you go!

On this Post, I wanted to share some our MAIN TIPS to ensure you have the BEST time during your Taft Point engagement session!

#1 Wear Comfortable Shoes

Even though the hike isn’t hard, it’s not high-heel friendly, that’s for sure. Wearing hiking shoes or tennis shoes will keep you safe.

If you have a pair of shoes that you really want to wear, we recommend bringing it in your backpack, that way, you can walk comfortably and safely, and then you can switch to your nice shoes for the pictures!

#2 Snacks & Water

Depending on when you have your engagement session, sunset time can be awkward. During the summer, for example, the sun doesn’t set until 8:30 pm. That means we start the hike at 6:30 pm, which is usually dinner time. Stephan and I always eat a sandwich on the way to Taft and then we have snacks for the 2 hours drive back to Fresno.

We also always have plenty of water in our car and we take at least two bottles for the hike, which we recommend you do the same. Taft Point is at 8,000 feet and with an altitude that high, it’s important to stay hydrated!

#3 Headlamps & Bug Spray

If you don’t have headlamps, don’t worry, we have 5 or 6, and we always bring extras for our couples! They are 100% necessary because, once the sun goes down, it gets dark real quick.

Also, during certain seasons, there can be a lot of mosquitoes on the trail to Taft Point, so don’t forget that! If you do, don’t worry, we always have one in the car!

#4 Be Prepared to Drive at Night

Once we have made our way back to the trailhead parking lot, you’ll have to drive down Glacier Point Road. It’s a narrow mountain road, usually pretty empty at night, but just make sure you’re comfortable with that kind of driving before going!

#5 Enjoy the Views!

Taft Point is breathtaking. Most of our couples come from out of state and have never been to Taft Point before. It’s our greatest joy seeing their reactions! So we always take your time and make sure we enjoy these views, after all, the experience is what it’s all about.


You might’ve heard Glacier Point Road was going to close for all of 2021. That WAS true, BUT the construction project got postponed!!! So that means we WILL be able to go to Glacier Point & Taft Point in 2021, WOOOO!



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  2. Henry Tieu says:

    These photos are so gorgeous and you captured Yosemite so perfectly

  3. flora says:

    Amazing Taft point engagement session!! I love the red pop of her dress, Beautiful work!!

  4. What BEAUTIFUL photos of the couple!
    I love your tips for getting up to Yosemite and the site you were at, I honestly never thought of all of those things before!! Fantastic advice.

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  6. Abbi Hearne says:

    This is one of my favorite spots in the world and these photos are so stunning!

  7. Erin says:

    These photos are beautiful!! and the tips are super helpful, thank you for sharing!!

  8. Melissa Blunden says:

    Oooh! I LOVE a red dress for a couples adventure session! They are always so colourful and stand out in the backgrounds!

  9. Randi says:

    These are absolutely beautiful! The light is so golden and you captured it so well. I love that last shot, magic!

  10. Audrey Hendy says:

    These photos look so magical! I love the tips you mentioned at the end too.

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