Engagement season is here! Hip-hip-hooray!
With all the love and excitement in the air, Rocky Mountain Bride has teamed up with some of the top photographers in the Rocky Mountain region (Members of the Vendor Collective) to share some of their favorite locations to capture newly engaged couples.
So if you’ve got some new bling to show off this holiday season and beyond, stay tuned.
In the last few weeks, we have shared:
Today, we’re sharing Erin Wheat Co.’s top spots in Wyoming. Follow along to find a gorgeous location for your engagement session!
Locations are one of the most important parts of shooting great images! I combine a mix of the landscapes my clients love or feel drawn to with weather, details, framing of shots, lighting. I provide my clients with full collections of location options along with images for reference, and we narrow down a few they love. Then, I work in other aspects of a great shot to determine which will be best for each couple.
One thing I’ve learned shooting in more than 25 states is that mountain towns are one of the places I would most advocate for a local photographer. Being local allows us a ton of time to study the light here, which can be super tricky due to the way the mountains affect sunrise and sunset times & how the seasons and weather can do the same. A huge part of making a good investment in your images is finding a photographer with a huge knowledge base, who will guide you through style, colors, locations, timing, lighting and more. This is a huge part of why my clients chose to work with me! I keep the majority of my locations & guides private for my clients, however, letting everyone in on a few popular spots in the Jackson area for engagements.
– Erin Wheat Co.
Mormon Row is one of the other two most visited spots in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP). This spot is the essence of the west, mixing the mountains with the open valley. The historic buildings are super fun, and this spot has areas that are more private for folks who are less-big fans of the limelight.
I have some super cool stories about the history of this area that I always share with clients when we’re working here, as well as a secret spot in the area I love to take shots!
Schwabacher’s Landing is one of the most visited locations in the GTNP. Because of this, I chose this spot for folks who are more comfortable in front of the camera/people. It provides a beautiful mix of mountains & water. There are two spots that are the most popular for taking shots! Because I do work here a ton (I shot more than 40 sessions here this year) I have a ton of secret spots in this area that I love to take my clients to, and a few unique shots for my adventurous couples that have become really popular (but they aren’t for the faint of heart!)!
It’s also a wonderful location for elopements, bridals and more!
Amangani is one of the most incredible places to stay in the Jackson area. (You have to stay here in order to shoot here) Infinity pools, hot tubs, epic views of the mountains & incredible rooms. The property here is vast which gives us a ton of different shots to try, both indoor and outdoor. I love to do in-home style sessions here as well, the aesthetic is so fun!
Another really popular visit while in the Jackson area is the National Elk Refuge. Certain spots peek views of the Tetons, while the elk herd is an endless attraction in the winter. I have a few secret spots in the Refuge that are some of my favorite spots to shoot, and I love sending clients off for a sleigh-ride tour after our shoot!
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Stay tuned for the next location.