Telluride Engagement Photos at a Hidden Waterfall & in the Mountains

Abbi & Andi don’t live too far from Telluride & they both love hiking & exploring. When they contacted me about engagement photos in Telluride during the winter, I knew the perfect spot! This hidden waterfall in Telluride is a little tricky to find & isn’t always easy to access but they were down for the adventure.

Winter does somewhat limit the locations you can go for engagement photos in Telluride but there are still so many amazing places. With Telluride being right in the mountains, you don’t have to go far to get amazing views of the mountains & other features. During the winter months in Telluride, I highly recommend having traction devices for your shoes & 4WD or AWD is another thing I’d definitely recommend.

Engagement Photos in the Mountains of Telluride

After our little adventure down to the waterfall, we had to get some photos in the mountains. After all, you can’t come to Telluride & not see mountains! We drove a ways to Lizard Head Pass where you can always find great views of the mountains. It got cold quite quickly but they kept warm during their engagement photos by just having fun & running around!

Tips & Ideas for Your Engagement Session in the Telluride Area

Telluride has no shortage of amazing photo locations & venues to take photos at! There are many mountain passes around that can be accessed by Jeep or by hiking. You could take a ride on the free gondola in Telluride. Downtown Telluride & the Mountain Village Core are some great places in town to take photos at. There are various waterfalls around, you could explore the fall foliage, & do so many other fun adventures for your engagement in Telluride! You could also plan a surprise proposal in Telluride!

Seasons in Telluride

Telluride is a popular destination no matter the season. We have hiking, wildflowers, & lakes to explore in the summer, some of the best fall colors in the state, world-class skiing & snowmobiling in the winter, & springs that can be snowy but fairly warm. No matter the time of year, be prepared for the cold & bring layers. If you want to bring things like blankets to snuggle in during your session, it can add to the photos you get & keep you warm. The high elevations mean there can be cool temperatures at any time of year.

Fun Ideas for Your Engagement Photos

For engagement photos, you don’t have to limit yourself to just a regular photo session. Think of what you both like to do together & plan some fun activities! This is how you can get the photos that are the most “you”. And it could be something as simple as packing a picnic or enjoying some wine together.

What to Do in the Telluride Area for Your Engagement Session

  • Hike up to one of the many alpine lakes
  • Cross country ski or snowshoe on one of the trails
  • Explore the towns of Mountain Village & Telluride
  • Enjoy your favorite drinks like coffee, tea, wine, or whiskey
  • Go out on an adventure together on the Telluride via ferrata
  • Explore the surrounding towns such as Ouray, Silverton, & Ridgway
  • Stay at a beautiful mountain lodge or cabin & take some photos there
  • Have fun on an off road Jeep or ATV adventure

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