Liz & Adri’s Engagement Photos at Snoqualmie Falls

Washington has some pretty amazing waterfalls, and Snoqualmie Falls is one of the best spots in the PNW for an adventurous engagement session! Snoqualmie Falls engagement photos are perfect for couples who want a gorgeous backdrop and epic views, but aren’t into doing a long hike.

About Snoqualmie Falls

This epic, 268 foot waterfall is less than an hour away from Seattle, making it a great, convenient spot for an engagement session! It’s located right next to the Salish Lodge & Spa, which is a popular wedding venue, or a chance to turn your engagement session into a little weekend getaway if you want to check out the resort.

A couple is standing in front of Snoqualmie falls, facing each other. They have their foreheads together, with the waterfall behind them.

There are two observation decks at Snoqualmie Falls – the upper deck is close to the main parking lot, and gives you a view of the waterfall from above, and if you walk down the paved (but somewhat steep) path, you’ll get to the second deck, which gives you another view of the falls. For the best scenery, take the nature trail down to the river and walk along the rocks to get closer to the base of the falls!  

The Best Time for Snoqualmie Falls Engagement Photos

Because Snoqualmie Falls is so popular, it’s a good idea to plan ahead to avoid the crowds! On a sunny, warm day, there will be a lot of people around – and for your engagement photos, it’s nice to have a little more privacy. 

A couple is standing in front of Snoqualmie falls, back to back. They are holding hands and looking down towards the ground.

Summer is the most popular time to see the waterfall, so late spring and early fall will be a great time for an engagement session. It’ll be much less crowded, and the weather is warm enough for exploring! As PNW dwellers know, it’ll likely be rainy – but the mist from the falls will likely get to you anyway, so it’s best to bring some layers regardless! Doing your engagement photos in the winter can give you a unique look at the snowy waterfall, but you’ll definitely need to be prepared for cold and rain.

I always recommend that couples scheduelt their Snoqualmie Falls engagement session for a weekday, since it’ll be much less busy than the weekend. Waking up at sunrise is the best way to avoid crowds, but if you’re not an early bird, sunset will also be less popular than the middle of the day, and you’ll have amazing lighting!

A couple is standing in front of Snoqualmie falls. One woman is standing on top of some logs, extending her hand to help the other woman climb up.

Hiring a Photographer for Snoqualmie Falls Engagement Photos

If you’re planning an engagement session of your own, you’ll need a photographer! As a photographer based in the PNW, I’ve got everything you need for amazing photos – tips for taking photos in the rain, outfit advice, and I’ll make sure you spend your engagement session laughing and having fun, celebrating your unique connection – not posing for photos.

If you’re ready to plan your adventurous engagement session, contact me!

Katelyn Dilworth

April 28, 2022

Katelyn Kristine is a Washington State based wedding, elopement, and senior photographer. She has a passion for storytelling and loves using words and pictures to bring memories back to life. 

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