Grand Teton National Park is a different place in the Winter and Early Spring. No wildflowers, no warm weather, no green hills leading up to the Tetons, no fall colors. That doesn’t mean that the spring still isn’t an amazing option for an elopement in the park. If you like snow, can endure some cold weather, and like the idea of zero crowds (oftentimes feeling like you’re the only people in the park), then you may be the right fit.
Snowshoeing at Cascade Canyon Turnout
Katie and Dillon were one of those couples willing to take on the snow, and they were rewarded with stunning views and no crowds. We met them at CASCADE CANYON TURNOUT, they strapped on their snowshoes, and we trudged our way out to the ceremony spot. Personally, we think the Tetons look prettiest when they’re covered with snow. There’s just something about the snow that makes them look more dramatic. There’s a special sort of stillness to the air as well with no constant rush of cars driving by through the park. Katie and Dillon exchanged their vows and then we took some gorgeous bridal photos of the two of them.
Bridal Photos near Jenny Lake
After the ceremony we hopped over to the Jenny Lake loop for some more bridal photos. We were able to utilize the middle of the road for pictures due to the absence of other visitors. We made our way around to a few different spots near the lake to get a good variety of shots. In the JENNY LAKE VISITOR CENTER parking lot we saw a fox up close which is always a treat. The foxes love coming out when there’s less people around, and it’s a blast watching them hunt this time of year.
Finishing the Night by Taggart Lake Trailhead
After Jenny Lake Loop we headed to one of our favorite spots. The TAGGART LAKE Trailhead area is about as close as you can get to the Tetons without hiking up into them. It’s also centered directly under them. This is the best spot for dramatic shots of the Tetons towering over you. The big open field is also where we tend to see foxes hunting by pouncing up in the air and launching themselves into the snow. Again, if you aren’t a fan of crowds and like the idea of seeing unique views and unique wildlife spottings, this may be the time of year for you. Katie and Dillon were a blast to hang out with on their elopement day, and they handled the cold like champs.
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