Have you ever thought about eloping in Grand Teton National Park? Well I’m here to tell you something… DO IT. And hire a photographer who knows the area well and can help you plan out what to see, where to eat in Jackson Hole and how to get the most beautiful images from your special day.
I’ve already talked about eloping and why its one of the easiest ways to say “I do” and I am a total advocate for my couples to get married exactly how they want to.
One of the places I spent a lot of time in is Grand Teton National Park, just outside Jackson, WY. This destination wedding spot is perfect for lots of reasons. One being those freaking mountains. They are stunning. I have yet a time to be there and not be in total awe over how beautiful a backdrop they are. The colors (baby blues, and sage greens) make a perfect pallet for any colors you choose to have in your bouquet or suit color. It is so wide and open there too that you aren’t going to have tourists in the background of your images either. You will truly get that wild, adventurous feeling while there, and enjoy solitude while exchanging your vows.
Karra and Durrant started out in Jackson, WY for some engagement shots. They packed a few outfits that they liked and we wandered downtown, looking in little shops, and finally ending with dinner before they got ready in their wedding attire. After getting all dressed up we took a few more shots downtown for bridals before heading out to the Tetons. We got so many great photos this way that felt very diverse in such a short amount of time.
We headed out to the sage fields in front of the Tetons and took some of the most dreamy clean and timeless wedding photos before heading to one of my favorite spots to shoot in Grand Teton National Park. It is a gorgeous river that runs straight to the Tetons with lots of pine trees surrounding so you get this very unique feel to your images. The road is not hard to access either which is great for whatever vehicle you might be traveling in.
Following, we noticed a herd of bison and parked the cars and walked out into the field ( a safe distance) in the direction where all the bison were. I don’t know about you, but having bison or buffalo in the background of your wedding pictures is basically a dream come true. Yellowstone vibes for the win without having to travel all the way up there.
Then after that we made our way to a place where we had our canvas tent set up with a real bed inside for them to end the evening. Talk about being able to drink on your wedding night without worrying about a ride back to where you are staying. Oh and by the way, Karra owns Freckled Fig Bakery and made that cake herself! She is incredibly talented and I felt lucky to have shot these images with her and take pictures of one of her beautiful creations.
I’ll let the photos do the talking from here…