Welcome to the Ultimate Guide of best places for engagement photos in Anchorage and the general area! Anchorage is the most populated city in the state of Alaska. Surrounded by the Chugach Mountains and the Cook Inlet, it makes for such a great hub for gorgeous views for your engagement session! There are so many amazing locations for your engagement photos in Anchorage, but here are some of my favorites.
Beluga Point is located about 25 minutes south of downtown Anchorage on Seward Highway. It is a beautiful, little pull-off on the side of the road with views that I think are some of the best in Anchorage! As the name suggests, it is located right on the inlet so if you’re wanting coastal engagement photos with rocks, pine trees, shoreline, the ocean, and huge mountains adjacent to the vista then this is the spot for you! You can access this location year-round, but it can get windy here.
Girdwood is pretty generalized, but I will break down a few different spots in one of my favorite little towns in Alaska. Girdwood is home to the biggest ski resort closest to Anchorage, Alyeska, and the most beautiful mossy forests you’ll ever see. It’s about an hour south of Anchorage and is a great place to visit year-round.
Virgin Creek Falls is a half mile hike to get to the beautiful falls surrounded by lush green moss and trees. It feels as if you are in the Pacific Nothwest or Southeast Alaska rather than near Anchorage.
In the summer months, there is a cool tram that takes you up to the top of Alyeska with 360 mountain views. If you are a skier or snowboarder (I am a big skier) and are wanting some adventurous engagement photos in the Anchorage area then I can totally take photos of you and your partner skiing at the resort!
Eklutna Lake is seriously so pretty and is one of the best places for engagement photos in Anchorage! It is located close to Eagle River and is a part of Chugach Mountain State Park. You can drive up to this spot year-round and it does tend to get windy here as well because of the higher elevation.
Kincaid Sand Dunes Park is a really unique spot super close to downtown Anchorage. You might not expect sand dunes in Alaska, but there are. There are “expansive views of Cook Inlet, the Kenai Peninsula and the Chugach Mountains,” according to Alaska.org! So if you are wanting somewhere unique this is for you!
Alaska offers so many amazing places that are off the beaten path. Are you wanting to hike to your engagement photo spot? I can send some suggestions! Wanting to take a boat or a helicopter, I am down for that too! If you are looking for an adventurous Alaska photographer, I am your girl and would love to get in touch to go over all the things 🙂