Taylor and Cole came out west for a visit and knew they had to take engagements in the most beautiful place in the world! Of course I’m talking about Grand Teton National Park, a spectacular place to celebrate a proposal, engagement, anniversary, or wedding! It was so hard to decide where to take photos, so they booked a 2 hour engagement photography session. This allowed us to use three different locations inside the park.
Grand Teton Engagement Photography
For every Jackson Hole photography session that we coordinate, I include a location guide. This location guide is full of pictures from previous sessions that show various locations in different times of the year, of the day, and in different lighting situations. The photographer you choose should be familiar with the park and be able to offer recommendations, so see some here. This list isn’t as comprehensive as my formal location guide that I send clients. But it can be a good place to start!
Schwabacher’s Landing Fall Couple Portraits
One of my favorite places in the Tetons is Schwabacher’s Landing. It’s just 30 minutes from downtown Jackson Hole, making it a quick drive for photos. This location is especially stunning in the fall when the leaves begin to change. The couple’s outfit was perfect for the occasion as well. I highly recommend choosing a dress as one of your outfit choices during an engagement session. This style of dress is especially flattering on many people, and the color and texture adds a lot of depth to the photo! In addition to Schwabacher’s Landing engagements, we took couple portraits at String Lake and Mormon Row.
Engagement Outfits and Photo Session
Bring a few outfits with you when you book a longer session. At each location I recommended switching up the outfit a bit. As a general rule of thumb, with a 30 minute session we can do one location and one outfit. With a 1 hour session, you can do two to three outfits and two locations. Longer sessions give us even more flexibility. If you’re on the fence about how long of a session to book, consider your location choices, and desired uses for photos. Do you need a photo or two for the save the dates and wedding invites? Do you want to show a slideshow of images from your engagement session at your wedding reception? These are all things to consider when booking your engagement session.