In May 2018, I got to take the whole family to Yosemite for a week. In addition to shooting a wedding there, I really wanted to take my oldest son (7 years old) on a short backpacking trip and share my passion for the beauty of Yosemite. This hike was over 3,000 feet elevation gain so the littler ones couldn't come. The weather worked out perfect, although the temp dropped into the 30's, and we had such an amazing time.
We are gearing up for a 5 week road trip on the US West Coast and Southwest with a stop over in Yosemite to shoot a wedding. Yes, we will have all three children. Long(er)term adventure travel is often left to the SINKS and DINKS (That is The Single Income No Kids and The Double Income No Kids). There seems to be an assumption that when you have children that adventure and travel was swapped with responsibility and diapers, but that is not the case. We leave in a couple of weeks and almost exactly 2 years ago is when we adventured New Zealand. I hope this video and future videos can serve as an inspiration to not only get outdoors, but also to go exploring with the little ones in tow.
Just one week before this wedding, the groom, Micah Christenson was winning a Bronze medal in the Rio Olympics, and just a few weeks before that, the bride, Brooke Fournier, was finishing up nursing school to become an RN - quite a full month these two had :)