Glacier Park Anniversary Session

Danielle and Tyler traveled to NW Montana for their 10th wedding anniversary during the Summer of 2023. They enjoyed hiking in both the east and west sides of the park, exploring the park, and enjoying this relaxing vacation away from work!

Their session was a perfect Summer night in Montana. There was a light breeze along the lake, a golden glowy sunset (I cannot wait for summer nights again), and a calm that filled the air. We started their session off in West Glacier along the Flathead River, playing along the jagged rocks with he turquoise blue water surrounding us. They were playful in in the prompts I gave them for photos, showing just how much they loved each other. After a bit we moved the session to Lake McDonald inside Glacier National Park. The wind make later water lap at the shore, if it had been any cooler I would've had goosebumps. The wind can get tricky at Lake McDonald. There was a faint overcast haze from wildfire smoke, it provided for a warm romantic touch to the photos.

These two kept me laughing throughout the entire session, Tyler had a lot of wit to him! They finished off their session sitting on the dock, taking in the views and smells of nature. They were such a joy to work with for the session, truly booking a photoshoot to document this special bond and time together is the perfect way to spend your vacation!

couple at lake McDonald dock with mountains in the background on summer evening

Romantic Activities to Do on Your Anniversary Trip to NW Montana

When you choose a location to travel to, like NW Montana, you'll have a plethora of options for things to do. Below I'll detail about some of my favorite romantic activities you can do while you're visiting the area, whether it's for an anniversary or honeymoon!

  1. Soak in the Hot Springs: Montana is known for its hot springs, some are established and some are wild and you have to hike to them. My favorite established hot springs closest to Glacier National park is Quinns Hot Springs Resort! They offer lodging, restaurant, and bar at their resort. A must-soak adventure! Be sure to secure your booking 6+ months in advance or check for cancellations if you are planning a last minute trip!
  2. Romantic dinner for two: Check out Whitefish's newest elevated dining experience, Herb & Omni! Utilizing quality and local ingredients, the menu is meant to cater to everybody, from vegan to carnivore cuisine!
  3. Western Ranch Getaway for two: Come visit the Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT for an all-inclusive resort that offers endless activities! Family owned and operated, they aim to provide an authentic Montana experience.
  4. Private Sail on Flathead Lake: Experience an unforgettable night sailing on Flathead Lake, watching the sunset change the sky from blue to shades of cotton candy. Bring along your favorite bottle of wine to top off the night! Go Sail Montana offers private 3-hour sail trips that will have you dreaming on Montana for years to come.

With these for ideas on the list of must-dos, the options don't stop there! The Flathead Valley has so many excursions to keep you and your partner busy during a trip to NW Montana. There are activities for any type of person, so don't feel like hiking is the only thing to do in Montana.

couple standing facing each other, man holding woman's face endearingly, mountains in the background of the photo
couple walking along dock at lake McDonald in glacier national park, holding hands looking around them

Book a Session for Your Anniversary

Aside for all the amazing things to do in NW Montana, I would highly recommend getting your photos taken while celebrating such a milestone in your relationship. Many travel here to see the mountains, lakes and rivers, so why not get photos in these gorgeous places to hang on your walls for the next 10+ years together! I recommend reaching out to me, via my contact form, about 4-5 months in advance to secure a date in my calendar.

I love meeting people from all over the world and being a part of such a special time in their lives! I assist my couples with choosing the right location for the session as well as outfit guidance to ensure you feel comfortable and well dressed for the occasion! Let's start planning your anniversary session today!

Check out some other couples sessions I've had the opportunity to capture!

Fall Engagement Session at Lake McDonald

Surprise Proposal at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Engagement Session