Not everyone likes the snow, but for those that do, Winter Engagements in Grand Teton hit the mark. These two lovebirds got engaged on their Jackson Hole vacation. Patrick contacted me before their trip to plan an engagement session. He wanted the proposal to happen in private without other external pressures. As much as I love photographing proposals, I understand the desire for privacy in that moment also. Their proposal happened earlier and we met up for their engagements in the park.
Winter Engagements in Grand Teton
Wow, it was colder than expected but luckily not too windy. Wind in Idaho and Wyoming, Winter came in like a lion this year and temperatures dropped quickly. Luckily, there was enough snow on the ground to make it beautiful, but not enough to make it treacherous. After meeting at the Taggart Lake Trailhead, we walked down to the Cottonwood Creek Picnic area. The couple brought snow boots and big coats for walking in. Once we were at the destination, they changed shoes and took off their heavier jackets. I highly recommend this as it will keep you warmed up until picture time. But then we can still capture your outfits without all the added bulk.
This is one of my favorite locations in the winter because it is easy to access and has great views of the Tetons. Later in the winter, XC Ski trails get groomed from this location all the way into Jenny Lake. That means, you’ll occasionally have a photobomber. However, this late in the evening, most have come off the trails and made their ways home before dark. Patrick & Michelle got so lucky with their colorful pink sunset. It was the perfect evening!