Winter elopement photos are winter wonderland opportunities.
We asked photographers over at our Wandering Weddings Facebook group for some inspiration to share with you all. These photos are fun, light, and romantic. They are also great ideas for your engagement session with your special someone. Engagement season is in full swing, and we can’t wait to share these photographs with you. If you are looking for more winter engagement inspiration, check out our main engagement photo ideas page.
Photo by Taylor Davenport
1.Plan Your Proposal During Your Session
We love surprises, and we also love surprise proposals. This proposal took place in the Colorado winter mountains, and we can’t get enough of how beautiful it is!
Photo by The Pinckards
2. Jump Around and Have Some Fun
Wintertime means snow and lots of it! We love it when couples aren’t afraid to let loose and have some fun. Don’t be afraid to just be you during your session. Forget about the camera, and just enjoy the moment between the two of you.
Photo by Rachael Marie Photography
3. Get up Close and Personal
Winter engagement photos are one of the most romantic sessions we run across. We love how cuddly couples are. We also love seeing such a beautiful moment during a cold winter day.
Photo by Tonya Borgerding
4. Run in the Snow
What’s better than taking pictures with your soon to be husband or wife? Taking pictures with your furry best friend! We love the idea of including your pet in your engagement pictures.
Photo by Maggie Bradshaw
5. Remember to Laugh Together
“Winter engagement photos are not for the faint of heart, and always end up being some kind of adventure. Sometimes it looks like finding ways to keep warm such as, galloping through piles of snow or staying close to your honey during the entire shoot. However, these chilly sessions are always a good time, even if you lose a little feeling in your toes after!” [Maggie]
Photo by Jessica Cooke
6. Add a Pop of Color
Winter engagement photo sessions are the best times to wear a bold color against the white snow. This contrast will provide vibrant colors in your pictures. We also love it when couples have fun, like these two.
Photo by Lindsay Zilke
7. Enjoy the Adventure
“I love shooting winter sessions because the snow is just magical. Also, it brings out the most adventurous side of my couples! This couple flew themselves, and myself, from Ohio to Colorado to get this shoot in Maroon Bells. Now that is a winter dream!” [Lindsay]
Photo by Basically Emily
8. Enjoy the Sun and the Cold
Wintertime is beautiful, but it is even more gorgeous when you get some direct sunlight in your pictures. The sunshine will brighten up your pictures and will also make it feel more magical.
Photo by Bailey Cross Boggs
9. Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
“There is something so inherently cozy and intimate about couples snuggling up to keep each other warm after playing in the snow. To show up to a session mid-snowfall, discover you have the entire location to yourself, and feel like you’re wandering around your own real-life snow globe is the absolute dream!” [Bailey]
Photo by Alyssa Lisac
10. Snuggle Under a Blanket
Snow in winter is cold, and what better way to keep warm during your photo session than to cuddle under a blanket together. Blanket snuggles are adorable for elopement photos, and we love seeing couples stay close to stay warm and get lost in the moment.
Photo by Lynn Lewis
11. Don’t Worry About Anything but Having Fun
“When the snow starts to fall, you forget about how your hair looks or how numb your fingers are because you just entered the most magical winter wonderland.” [Lynn]
12. Prepare for Your Winter Elopement
“I absolutely love winter sessions with couples because snow will completely change the landscape and transform the backdrop for your photo. Only truly adventurous couples will head out in their wedding attire in freezing temperatures to explore a snow-covered landscape and enjoy every second of it.” [Nicole]
Now that you’ve seen these winter engagement photos, you can start planning your session! We love inspiring couples like you, and we would love to know what type of engagement, wedding, and elopement questions you have.
Check out our elopement planning page to start planning your wedding day!