While a chilly, snowy wedding photo session isn't everyone's idea of a fun pre-wedding activity, we're willing to bet that most winter brides love a good snowfall. After all, why pick a winter wedding date if you don't want to take advantage of the season's most unique attribute? Just as we encourage couples to snap photos with the best fall foliage, enjoy the fresh spring air, and pose in the summer sunshine, we're here to tell you to embrace snowy wedding photos during winter.
While you might have a few uncomfortably cold minutes, they're well worth it to capture all the beauty your wedding season has to offer. Whether you choose to meet in a snow-covered field for your first look or snap a few candid moments in freshly fallen powder, there are tons of creative ways to capture beautiful wedding photos that include the seasonal spirit.
Consider throwing on a faux fur jacket, a cozy scarf or pashmina, or even stepping into a trendy pair of boots to stay comfortable (and look cute!) during photos.
And you shouldn't worry too much about your wedding dress, either! After all, snow is just frozen water, so the likelihood of it melting and ruining your bridal ensemble is fairly slim (as long as you aren't outside too long!). That said, it's something to keep in mind. We suggest shooting your indoor photos first before heading out for the snowy shots.
Still need convincing? Browse 27 stunning snowy wedding photos below.
We believe the best winter bridal accessories are custom jackets and cozy hats. Besides, you have to stay warm between shots!
Getting married on a mountain? Show off your adventurous side and ski out of the ceremony in style. Talk about one epic exit (and photo op!).
This frosty first look is giving us all the feels.
Dreamy winter skies and a stunning snowscape make for one breathtaking pic.
Why merely snap photos outside when you can say your vows in a romantic flurry?
Alternatively, you can cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa!
Show off your playful side with an impromptu snowball fight. (It's so on!)
If your pup likes the snow, include him in your snowy snapshots.
After those pre-ceremony nerves, let loose and go sledding with your new spouse. You'll want to save these laugh-out-loud photos forever.
What's better than sweet, snowy kisses?
The chilly weather is the perfect excuse to cuddle up.
This bride's crisp, minimalist wedding dress looks right at home in the freshly fallen snow.
Cue up, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
Don't forget about the detail shots! Take advantage of natural pine needles to show off your engagement ring.
Bring along a cozy blanket—it'll keep you warm and serve as the perfect prop.
A sprinkling of snow takes bridal portraits to the next level.
This snowy snapshot looks straight out of a storybook.
We're falling for everything in this wintery portrait—from the bride's icy blue dress to the breathtaking background.
How romantic is this snuggled-up shot?
Walking in a winter wonderland...
A wedding dress train fluffed up in frosty snow couldn't be prettier.
A sprinkling of snow is the perfect accessory in bridal beauty detail shots.
Gorgeous glaciers make for an unforgettable elopement setting.
Think an urban wedding can't turn into a winter wonderland? Think again! Take advantage of a snowstorm for a romantic stroll on the city streets.
Between the frosting of snow and the castle in the backdrop, we'd swear this is a scene from a fairy tale.
Don't forget to pack umbrellas! They'll protect your tresses between shots—and make for some great candid photos (our favorite!).