Ouray, Colorado | Jack Brauer @jackbrauer

7 Perfect Winter Wonderlands for a Photoshoot

When you picture a winter wonderland, what do you see? Snow covering the ground and trees, a few carolers walking the snow-covered streets, beautiful lights and decorations all around town? If you’re a photographer looking for a perfect backdrop for a winter-y scene or looking for your next winter vacation spot that’s Insta-worthy, here are 7 Winter Wonderlands perfect for a photoshoot in the US.

Bear Valley, California | @bearvalleyresort

Bear Valley, California

A less-crowded destination for snow sports, Bear Valley gets about 30 feet of snow per year, making it an excellent spot for those snowy winter photoshoots. 

Camden, Maine | Benjamin Williamson @benjaminwilliamsonphotography

Camden, Maine

The perfect backdrop for your holiday-movie-themed winter photoshoot, Camden is a picturesque New England town that is exactly what you think of when you hear “picturesque New England town.”

Whitefish, Montana | Chuck Haney @chuckhaneyphoto

Whitefish, Montana

Named one of the top ski destinations in the world by National Geographic, Whitefish is the perfect snowy backdrop for a nature photographer’s winter photoshoot.

Leavenworth, Washington | Afif C. Ramdhasuma @javaistan

Leavenworth, Washington

This Bavarian Village in Washington might be the most quaint location on this list. Everywhere you look there’s a perfect shot of an adorable storefront decked with colorful lights poking through a winter-y scene.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Adam Gravett @adamgravett

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is a quaint town with breathtaking mountain views to spend a weekend taking your best winter engagement photos.

Ouray, Colorado | Jack Brauer @jackbrauer

Ouray, Colorado

Sometimes referred to as the “Switzerland of America,” you’ll be completely surrounded by winter-y mountain photo opportunities in Ouray, Colorado.

Canaan Valley | @tuckercounty_wv

Canaan Valley, West Virginia

This small West Virginia town comes to life in the winter with a multitude of winter sports amidst a scene of Allegheny Mountains.


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