Locations around Laramie, Wy
Not sure where to have your engagement or couple photos taken? I am here to help! Let me know what type of photos you are looking for and how far you can go and I will give you some suggestions on the perfect place.
More than likely I directed you to this page, but if you just stumbled on it on your Google search adventure, you can find my pricing HERE. All of the following locations are included in the full photography session pricing. If you would like a mini session, the Snowy Range locations will have a small additional travel fee.
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Vedauwoo is located in the Medicine Bow National Forest about a 20 minute drive east of Laramie.
Vedauwoo has tons of great background options from easy, minimal walking spots just outside of your vehicle to moderate hikes with tons of privacy and gorgeous views. My absolute favorite sunset location is the overlook on Turtle Rock. The trail starts off in the aspen, winds its way up into forest and finishes with spectacular views of the surrounding forest and rock formations. The hike is just a mile or so round trip, however can be really windy and has uneven terrain. Pack comfortable shoes for this location, you can always change for photos at the top!
The views are absolutely worth the effort to this location!
The Snowy Range
High Elevation Trails
If you are looking for amazing mountains that with spectacular views and not a lot of people, go to the Snowy Range. Depending on the time of year, you can have wildflowers galore, rushing waterfalls and pristine lakes...or you can have 10 feet of snow! Adam and I hike in the Snowy's every chance we get and know the best spots for photos!
This location is restricted to seasonal road openings so check with me if you are interested in booking a session in the high elevation Snowy Range.
Curt Gowdy State Park
Great places are endless around Happy Jack Road and Curt Gowdy State Park. They are easy to get to and have a ton of variety. This area is perfect if you are looking for changing leaves, nice evergreens or some cool rock formations. The wild flowers are amazing here in the spring and early summer!
Head Quarters National Scenic Trail
and Pole Mountain
Near the summit rest area, this trail is easy to get to and offers a wide variety of scenery. The trail starts in a field of sage, moves to an aspen grove, then pines and also has a great overlook of Medicine Bow National Forest.
Lower Elevation Trails
The lower elevations of the Snowy Range are open all year round so no need to worry about road closures here! The lower elevation trails are full of dense forests, mountain lakes and rushing rivers. I love the way the light radiates through the forest in this location! Keep in mind, if you are looking for mountains, this is not the best spot.
In the winter the snow is beautifully fluffy and deep...bring good boots for these trails!
Click HERE to see a session in the lower elevations of the Snowy Range
Parks and Green Spaces in Laramie
If you would prefer to stay closer to Laramie there are some great options all around town. If you are looking for great sunset views and privacy, my favorite spot is the state trust land behind the Dollar Tree. There are also many beautiful parks in Laramie such as Washington, Undine, LaBonte and LaPrele that offer beautiful greenery and foliage.
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