Firstly, congratulations on getting ready to tie the knot with your loved one! Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the best spots to explore and we are fortunate enough to have it located in our backyard, so to speak. In 1803 The National Park was acquired during the Louisiana Purchase. The entire park stretches 415 square miles! That’s a lot of ground to cover and plenty of spots to capture your Rocky Mountain National Park engagement photos!
Where in the Park is best for Photos?
There is a ton of space here in the park… Where the heck do you begin to look?! Luckily, we foxes here at From the Hip Photo are cunning and ready to help! There are five main locations in the park that offer different scenery and “levels” of hiking. Moraine Park is the base of the park that has a gorgeous large field that is surrounded by full 360º views of the mountain. Sprague Lake and Bear Lake are both locations that are off the parking lot- so no major hiking here. Dream Lake is an additional two-mile hike from Bear Lake and brings you closer to Hallett Peak. You pass Nymph Lake on the way to Dream Lake, offering three lakes in one hike! Lastly, Trail Ridge Road travels to the “top” of RMNP offering heavenly views.
Season and Time for Engagement Shoots
Your engagement photos in Rocky Mountain National Park can be the same season as your wedding or it can be different! You can make it a winter or summer session! This will add more adventure and variety to those photos in your album. There is nothing wrong with having both occasions in the same season, too! Check out this winter season engagement we captured that we absolutely gorgeous! We suggest having your photo session not be captured in the middle of the day. Utilizing sunrises and sunsets creates awesome pictures! Like this session catching the sun rays!
What to Bring & Wear
Naturally, we recommend wearing something comfortable that makes you feel good! If you are still feeling unsure, check out what we have written on what to wear to engagement shoots. There is the option of bringing outfit changes, as well. Especially in the mountains, the weather can be unpredictable. Thus, bringing extra warm clothes is never a bad idea! Bringing props to enhance the session is an idea we always encourage! This engagement couple brought their guitar and it made for fun, romantic dancing photos!