There is something undeniably romantic about mountains. For couples planning their wedding day, mountains provide a stunning backdrop that is sure to leave guests speechless. Whether you choose to exchange vows beneath a towering mountain range or simply use the mountains as a scenic backdrop for photos, they are sure to add a unique and memorable element to your wedding. For couples looking to start their lives together in a beautiful and peaceful setting, mountains make the perfect backdrop for their wedding day. In this article, we’ve compiled a gallery of 29+ of the best mountain wedding photos for your inspiration.
Wedding Ceremonies in the Mountains
Below are some of our favorite photos of wedding ceremonies in the mountains. In general, mountain wedding venues can be more difficult to get to, as they are usually further away from large cities and freeways. However, the peaceful, organic environment creates a beauty and scene that is well worth the travel.
Adventure Mountain Portraits and Elopements
Mountain elopement photography is a popular option for adventurous couples who are looking to capture their love in a unique and intimate setting. The environment creates opportunities for beautiful and unique photos that will be cherished for years to come.
Mountain elopement photography offers couples the opportunity to truly focus on each other without the pressures and obligations of a traditional wedding day. This often results in photos that are genuinely reflective of the couple’s connection.
Blue Skies in Mountain Wedding and Engagement Photos
On clear days the skies at higher elevations can be gorgeously blue. Whether you are breathing in the crisp, clean air or appreciating the 360 degree views of nature, a mountain portrait session for your wedding or engagement photos is sure to create valued memories and images. See some examples below.
Photo by Courtland Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Lake Tahoe\Emerald Bay in California, Lake Tahoe
Photo by M and G Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Inn On The Lake, Lake Ullswater in The Lake District
Cloudy and Moody Mountain Portraits
Weather can be difficult to predict and you might end up with clouds or even fog on your wedding day. Cloudy days are often thought of as being drab and dreary. However, for photographers, cloudy days can actually be quite ideal. The lack of direct sunlight means that there is less contrast, which can make it easier to capture well-exposed photos in every direction. In addition, clouds can help to diffuse light, resulting in softer, more flattering shadows. And because the light is less intense, colors tend to appear more subdued and natural on cloudy days. So if there are clouds for your mountain wedding or engagement photos, don’t worry. Embrace the mood and vibe!
Sunset Mountain Wedding Photos
Of course, golden hour and vibrant sunsets are gorgeous over any landscape in the world, including the mountains. See some of our favorite examples below.
Photo by Jay Cassario (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Ho Chi Minh Trail, San Diego, CA
Photo by Salmada Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Hole in the Rock, Papago Park in Phoenix Arizona
Photo by Chance Freeze (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Photo by Holding and Co (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Yosemite National Park in California
Photo by Loc Le (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Mount Rainier National Park in Mount Rainier National Park
Photo by Sean Thurston (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Raven’s Roost along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia
Below is an example of using panoramic stitching in your mountain portrait photography.
Abstract Mountain Portraits
Photographers often use abstract or advanced techniques to their photos such as silhouettes, double exposures, and reflections. When combined with a gorgeous mountain backdrop, the results can be impactful and impressive. See some examples below.
Below is an example of using double exposure photography in your mountain portrait photography.
A mountain wedding is the perfect way to start your life together, with the natural beauty of the setting and the intimate feeling that it can provide. A mountain wedding can be anything from a small gathering of close family and friends to a large and lavish affair. Regardless of your budget, a mountain wedding is an excellent choice. The scenery is unlike anything you will find elsewhere, and the atmosphere is both romantic and relaxed. If you are looking for a unique and memorable way to begin your life together, consider getting married in the mountains.