National park wedding and elopement photography

Artistic Photography for Adventurous souls

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        I'm Norm Roberts the Fifth, a photographer and nature enthusiast who has been photographing weddings professionally for more than eight years. Through the course of my outdoor adventures I've found the national parks to be an ideal place for weddings and elopements. There simply isn't anything better than photographing a couple madly in love beneath the grandeur of a Giant Sequoia, or before a majestic waterfall amidst snow capped mountains. Combining my love for romantic photography with my love of the outdoors seems only natural. So I'm offering special discounts on my wedding and elopement packages for sessions in the national parks and forests. You cant count on me to do whatever it takes to bring your love story to life in the great outdoors. You'll find me happily driving long mountain roads, wading through freezing creeks, trekking down winding canyons, or climbing gnarled oak trees to find the shot we envisioned. All of this is to create images that convey your sense of adventure with intimate emotion. If you have a touch of wanderlust, are artistic souls and plan on having your special day in a national park or forest, then look no further for a photographer as adventurous as you are, send me a message and we'll plan something wonderful. Let's have an adventure!

Parker Lake, Eastern Sierra
June snow above Agnew Meadows, Inyo national forest
Dust storm on mono lake, eastern sierra
Waterfall above parker lake, Eastern Sierra
sunset on joshua tree

National park Wedding Packages

Weddings at national parks and forests take 15% off of the Heirloom and Traditional packages, and 10% off of the Wanderlust Package.

This is your special day, a love story unique to you and your fiancé with all your wonderful friends and family bearing witness. It deserves to be spectacularly photographed. We'll spend the entire day together and create photographs that convey the deep love between you and your partner. Capturing the laughs, tears and smiles that only happen at a wedding. 

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Two hour session

All engagement photos on personalized USB drive

Engagement slideshow digital file & DVD

24x36 Canvas gallery wrap to display at your wedding 

Private Web Gallery



All day wedding coverage

Second Photographer

50 page, 8x10 handmade flush mount album with leather or photo cover

Professional album design service with unlimited revisions  

24x36 Canvas gallery wrap

All photos on personalized USB drive

Print release 

Personalized slide show digital file & DVD

Personalized photo box

Private web gallery  

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One hour session

All engagement photos on personalized USB drive

Online engagement gallery



All day coverage

Second photographer

All photos on personalized USB drive

Print release

Personalized slide show digital & DVD

Personalized photo box 

Private Web gallery   

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No Additional Travel Cost In the U.S.



All day coverage

All photos on personalized USB drive

Print release

Personalized slide show digital & DVD

Personalized photo box 

Private Web gallery   

National Park elopements

Elopements at national parks and forests receive $100 off the package price. 

Your adventurous hearts weren't content with the traditional wedding love story, they desired something uniquely romantic to quench their wanderlust. Elopements are where creativity and adventure come hand in hand to create truly wondrous experience. We'll travel somewhere special and spend the day together chasing sunrises and sunsets, creating intimate photographs that capture your love story.  

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$600 + Travel expense + Two nights Lodging (I love to camp!)

For those adventurers and romantics who want something truly unique, elopements are an intimate way of pledging your lives to one another. Freed from the needs of a traditional wedding, creativity is at the forefront here. From the hustle and bustle of your favorite spots downtown to a majestic waterfall amidst towering mountain peaks, we’ll find the perfect backdrop for your love story. I’ll spend the day with the two of you in whatever local you chose, capturing everything from your getting ready in the morning, to your escape into the sunset.

orange orchard wedding photos

Looking for pricing, or have another question?

Send me a message and I'll get back to you right away.

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places I'd love to photograph a wedding or elopement


Glacier national park


Antelope canyon




Yosemite national Park


Denali National Park

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Q: How long have you been shooting weddings?

A: I photographed my first wedding back in 2009 and have since covered more than forty weddings. I find the demanding nature of the profession to be wholly enjoyable, there’s nothing quite like beautifully capturing a moment you know your client will cherish for a lifetime.

Q: Where are you located? 

A: I live in the Long Beach/ Los Angeles area of California. I provide service to all of Southern California without additional travel charges. 

Q: Will you travel?

A: Without hesitation, yes! This world is far too beautiful and I want to see it all so I’m more than happy to come explore your neck of the woods.

Q: What’s your style?

A: For the most part I stick to a photojournalistic approach. capturing real moments and emotions. That being said, my favorite part of photographing weddings is the romantic portraits of the bride and groom. Utilizing advanced lighting techniques and posing to creating stunning images that would be just as at home in magazine as on your wall.

Q: Do you have Backup Equipment?

A: I have back ups for every piece of equipment I own. No matter what happens, your wedding will be photographed without compromise.

Q: How soon will the images be ready?

A: Within a week you’ll get a chance to see a sneak peak on my blog, or on facebook. As for the rest of the images, my turnaround time is within eight weeks of your wedding.

Q: Can we print our images?

A: Yes, I provide a print release with all my wedding packages. For smaller print sizes most printing places will do an adequate job, but I do recommend printing through your online gallery for anything larger than an 8x10, as it utilizes one of the top professional print shops in the US. At a price slightly above what you’d pay at Costco you get unparalleled quality. 

Q: How long will our online wedding gallery be up?

A: Forever. I will never take down your wedding gallery, so you can always view, share and order through it. Immediately after I photograph your wedding, I backup all the digital files to multiple drives and cloud services ensuring they are secure forever. Since I never get rid of any of my photographs, and have multiple back ups, If you ever lose your wedding photos I will happily make a backup available to you. Your precious memories will never be lost

Q: Do you offer engagement sessions?

A: Yes, and I feel it’s one of the most important factors in beautiful wedding photography. It gives us a chance to get to know one another before the wedding. The more comfortable you are working with me, the better your photographs will be. To help with this, I include an engagement session with every package.

Q: Can you work with our budget?

A: It’s hard to give a definitive answer for this. My recommendation is to contact me; I want you to get the best photos you can and will work with you to make sure that happens.

Goddard Divide, John muir trail
The hermit evolution valley john muir trail
Painted canyon, death valley
Lavic Lake, Route 66
Painted canyon, Death valley
Temple crag, big pine
Sunset on Joshua Tree
Temple Crag, Big pine creek
Zion national park elopement
Death Valley national park
Angels landing, zion national park
Old Tree Yosemite national park
Big Sur Creek
Big Sur Coast
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