Gold Creek Pond Winter Engagement Photos // Sarah + Brandon


We love to take fun and wintry engagement photos of great couples like Sarah and Brandon! This snowy day at Gold Creek Pond was a beautiful backdrop for just that! Sarah and Brandon had fun playing in the snow, cuddling and enjoying their winter engagement photos with us. Gold Creek Pond is a great location with amazing views! Located less than an hour from downtown Seattle, it’s one of our favorite winter wonderland locations to take engagement and proposal photos! This picturesque mountain landscape sits atop Snoqualmie Pass and during the winter months, the trail is known as the Lower Gold Creek Basin Snowshoe route. We took photos around the pond, and didn’t have to venture too far or deep into the surrounding forest. As a result, we were able to get amazing photos. Plus, we were treated to stunning views of the Central Cascades on this clear day!

The Gold Creek Pond area has an interesting history! Back in the 1970’s it was actually a gravel pit created and used for building I-90. It’s hard to believe that this serene place was once a huge hole with heavy equipment! When it’s not a winter wonderland, there’s a very accessible 1-mile loop that circles the pond! And that pond is crystal clear, very blue and deep! Leading to the pond are beautiful wildflowers when it’s not snowy!

With a lot of wide open areas, plenty of snow and the magic that this couple provided, we loved capturing their photos. And when they were finished, I’m sure they got to enjoy a warm winter drink or grab a bite in the Snoqualmie Pass area!

Gold Creek Pond Winter Engagement Photos

Engagement Photo Ideas

We love to work with couples on creating those candid moments during there session. Brides Magazine recently published a comprehensive list of ideas to give you some inspiration! With over 80 years of knowledge and advice, they are a great resource to get ideas. We also help guide you with poses, how to stand and where to put your hands. We work with 100’s of couples to help create those memories. Most couples tell us that they’ve never had professional photos done. That’s OK, because we can help you feel comfortable. Having a photographer that can provide ideas and poses will help you feel comfortable when taking your engagement photos.

Engagement Photographer

When you are looking to have engagement photos done, you want to make sure that you like the photographers style. Finding a photographer that is familiar with the area or knows the special spots, will make your photos stand out. Taking winter engagement photos at Gold Creek Pond provides a beautiful backdrop specifically for these types of photos. By scrolling through portfolios, you can get a better idea of the photography style and posing techniques of your photographer.

Engagement Photos Outfits

Finding the perfect outfit for your photos is important! A lot of couples tell us they struggle with what to wear for their engagement photos. Dressing for the season is important. Your outfit should be season appropriate and the style that you would normally wear. The Knot created a list of outfit ideas to give you inspiration for you winter engagement photos and for other seasons! Most couple use these photos for their save the dates. Another question couples often ask is if they should color coordinate with their partner. This can be a personal choice for your engagement photos. By picking out a few outfits a head of time, you might find the perfect ones to complement each other. Just remember to have fun during your session!


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