National park elopement photographer

Adventurous Photography for romantic souls


As a backpacker I adore the National Parks. Yosemite, inyo, Lassen, Zion I love them all. I grew up spending springtime in the quiet town of mariposa right outside Yosemite National Park. Being that close, trips into the park were frequent occurrence. We’d make the short journey through the western portal and explore the valley, I'll never forget witnessing in the towering splendor of El Capitan and Half Dome for the first time. That majestic valley cemented my love for the outdoors that is a core part of who I am today.

I firmly believe that your work should be your art. It doesn't matter if it's painting a masterpiece, or saving people money on their taxes(Thank you CPA's of the world!) whatever you do, you should be passionate about it. So what are a few of my favorite things in the whole wide world? Traveling to new places, outdoor adventures, and romantic portraiture. Elopements combine all my passions into one amazing experience. What could be better than that?. I certainly can't think of anything. What that means for you is I'm offering special discounts to brides and grooms looking to elope to the National Parks and Forests. There isn't a better venue to for an elopement than the great outdoors, sorry Vegas. 

So who is my ideal client? Easy,  a couple who doesn't mind their hair getting a little wind swept. Lovers who laugh at getting caught in a downpour, or smile when they get a little mud on their boots. Fellow explorers who crave going off the beaten path and take the road less traveled. Let's happily travel the twisting mountain roads, hop across rushing creeks, hike the painted canyons, and climb the mountaintops. The wild lands of this world offer the very best scenes to those willing to seek them out. Together we will create stunning images and memories we can both treasure for a lifetime.

What all am I willing to do as your elopement photographer? The sky is pretty much the limit. Drive up to Yosemite National Park to spend the day exploring the valley? Get the weddings rings, I'm on my way. Maybe that's not adventurous enough for you and you'd rather backpack into the wilderness and have an elopement atop a soaring granite peak in Glacier National Park? When do we leave? Jumping in lakes? Camping on the beach? Kayaking the Colorado river? Let's go! let me just say is that no matter where your elopement destination is or what we may be doing, let's have a fantastic time. Elopements are all about your enjoyment. Wander off the beaten path and enjoy the indescribable joy of eloping with your best friend to the National Parks. Let's have an wonderful adventure!

I'm Norm Roberts the Fifth, an elopement photographer who has dedicated the past nine years to perfecting the art of photography. If you are adventurous souls with a flare for romance, and would like to create with a fellow wanderluster, contact me and we can plan your perfect elopement. Together we will create a romantic experience you and your love will never forget.


Elopements at national forests & Parks receive $100 off the package price. 

For More of my work, view my full elopement Portfolio

Elopement PACKAGE OPTIONS in the national parks



Elopements are near and dear to my heart, I want to make sure you get the absolute best elopement photographs possible, magic like this only happens once in a lifetime after all. Besides we probably don't want to scale that peak in our formal attire again. Well, at least not for a redo. So your elopement package can be adjusted to fit your exact needs, there are a few things every elopement photography package of my includes.

For elopement locations in national parks outside a days drive from Los Angeles, my the travel expense requires lodging for three nights. One of those is of course for the day of the elopement. The second is for the day before which I use as my time to scout the locations you have selected. This is equally important for both locations I have never been to and place I frequent. I want to be sure I know exactly where the best backgrounds for your elopement are. Even in places I've been to before different times of the year, or changing conditions can drastically affect how I wish to use a location. The final day and night is for travel. In an absolute nightmare scenario of canceled or delayed flights as well as other travel crisis, an entire day can be lost to delays and I will still arrive for your elopement with time to spare.

As for my photography services itself, I never limit how many pictures will be delivered to you. Whenever I see those limits on a photographers website I think it is crazy. But that also doesn't mean I just throw every image on the memory card on a drive and send it off. I carefully curate a selection of images that are both the best, and covering everything you'd want to see. No repetitive duplicates. From that point every image is given my unique color processing then individually edited to be its absolute best. You won't find any lazy batch editing here. For the most part I do not heavily retouch images unless they absolutely need it. It has always been my opinion that a photographer should try to get as close to perfect in camera. But sometimes there is no way around it. If an beautiful shot is marred by a ugly trash can other glaring blemish, I'll photoshop that suck out. I'm not going to let something like that ruin not only your elopement photos but my artwork, I will not stand for them being anything less than perfect.

All that hard work results in beautiful photographs that you'll love for a lifetime. The finished images will be sent on a handy USB drive. Everything will also be available to you via your own personal web gallery. Every package includes print rights as well as the ability to share images on social media(apparently some photographers don't allow this.). My only request is that you do not edit or apply filters to my work when sharing. If you choose to print bare in mind that every printer out there will print out your photographs differently. They might be too bright or have a strange color tint. Unfortunately that is unavoidable problem in the world of printing. Print Shops all calibrate their machines differently, or neglect to calibrate all. To avoid this I always recommend printing through the professional lab I've used for years. At least for prints larger than 8x10. And you can do so through your web gallery. Your web gallery will always be accessible to you for viewing or sharing with friends and family.

One last thing, and I think it's pretty important. I am a self professed hoarder of photographs. I not only have each and every high resolution JPEG that I've delivered to every wonderful couple I've photographed since my very first wedding in 2009, but all the RAW files I took as well. Not only that but it is all carefully backed up on multiple drives. So let's say in 10 years your laptop along with all your elopement photos mangled by an hungry bear raiding your cabin, Let me know and I'll make sure you get a new copy of them right away. No one should have to worry about losing their elopement photos to bears.

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Your romantic souls desired something more than what the confines of a traditional wedding could offer. So you're packing your bags and eloping to the national parks. My heart can relate.

Elopements in the parks are for those outdoor wanderers who want something truly romantic. This is a deeply intimate way of vowing your lives to one another in the splendor of nature. We'll journey to somewhere incredible; from the snow capped peaks of Glacier, to the dunes of Death Valley or the quiet rainforests of Olympic, we’ll discover the perfect setting  to create this next chapter of your love story.

Once there we will explore the park for an entire day together. Creating romantic images from dawn's first light to the setting of the sun. Nothing makes me happier than to photographing a couple in love in the national parks. let's work together to plan your dream elopement and create photographs, and memories that will last a lifetime.


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