I now have a national park pass for ALL national parks, and I could not be more excited to put it to good use! I’ve been traveling all around the most beautiful parks in the U.S. to photograph breathtaking elopements, engagements, weddings, and adventure sessions. (It’s the season for fall engagement photos!)
Now, we can go wherever your heart takes you with ease! No scrambling to schedule an entry time or coordinating day passes. Whether you want a quiet sunrise session or a romantic sunset shoot, we can make it happen.
These fall engagement photos came about serendipitously! Ironically, my sister and I were already in Wyoming for the week for an elopement in Grand Teton National Park. We were enjoying breakfast one morning when we met Jim and Giselle! They had recently gotten engaged and decided to schedule a session with us on the spot. We just so happened to have availability in the area that week – fate?!
Jim and Giselle live life off the beaten path, and they wanted some fall engagement photos that reflect their free spirits. So, we ventured out near the geysers in Yellowstone.
(Photographer’s Note: It’s important to stay on the marked pathways and bridges at all national parks, but this is especially true at Yellowstone. Some of the areas are restricted due to the dangerous geysers. As national park photographer, it’s my job to provide great photo opportunities while keeping your safe! Plus, I have a few tricks to hide distracting pathways – although this boardwalk was pretty cute, so we used it!)
After capturing some gorgeous photos in the mist and fog, we ventured back toward Grand Teton National Park. On our way, we stopped at a gorgeous field location I had scouted out where the sun was so warm and beautiful. Don’t these just make you want to spread out a cozy blanket and enjoy the scenery with a cup of coffee? We could’ve stayed out here all day taking photos.
That being said, these two are BRAVE. We were in backcountry Yellowstone – nearing bear season when they’re preparing for hibernation – so we had plenty of bear mace on hand just in case. Thankfully, we didn’t need it. No bear sightings, just a bunch of amazing photos!
On our way out, we stopped at our last location, which was actually considered Grand Teton National Park rather than Yellowstone – two national parks in one photo session! This spot featured some pretty fall colors and trees with a gorgeous mountain backdrop as the sun was setting behind them. It was the perfect way to end this beautiful fall engagement photo session.
Jim and Giselle were clearly so excited about their engagement. Can you guess where these two globe trotters will tie the knot?…Sunny FLORIDA! We are so happy to have crossed paths for this stunning and adventurous session! Congratulations on your engagement, Jim and Giselle. Thanks for sharing this incredible experience with me!
Be sure to check out other elopements and adventure sessions on the BLOG — they’re there for inspiration! Getting the itch to explore? Let’s get some photos while you’re at it. Connect with me HERE to get started.