February 14, 2024

Winter engagement session at the Colorado Ice Castles

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If you’re looking for a winter photoshoot experience truly unlike no other, the Colorado Ice Castles might just be the one for you!

Abby + Ben’s Colorado Ice Castle Engagement Session

January 2023 was my first experience photographing at the Ice Castles in Salt Lake City (click here if you want to see what I’m talking about). I was so excited when they announced the Ice Castles would be returning to Colorado for the 2023/2024 winter season!

I met with newly engaged Abby + Ben in Cripple Creek to capture their engagement photos against this beautiful, man-made winter wonderland backdrop. We had an absolute blast walking thru the castles sharing so many laughs between us. In June I’ll be photographing their intimate elopement in Crested Butte and I truly cannot wait to work with them again! Thank you Ben + Abby for being such amazing, supportive clients!

Want the details on how to plan ahead for 2024/2025 winter season?

Keep reading for the best professional tips on planning the perfect ice castle photoshoot from a photographer who’s been there and done that!

Dress Appropriately

Being that you are walking thru Ice Castles you can just imagine how cold it is! The temps drop as you are inside each magical creation, so definitely make sure you bundle up.

Just because you need to wear extra layers doesn’t mean that takes away from styling the perfect outfit. Abby + Ben absolutely rocked their outfits! They chose a neutral color scheme (y’all know my love for neutrals) that didn’t distract from the blue tones of the Ice Castles and incorporated stylish warm accessories like coats and scarfs!

Opt for a weekday!

Expect a lottttt of tourists. Lucky for you, I only offer weekday sessions! 😉 Weekdays are less busy which is especially crucial for a location like this that is small in space. When visiting the Ice Castles for a photoshoot, please be respectful of / patient with other visitors.

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Have questions for me or want to book your own Colorado Ice Castles Session next winter?

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