Winter engagement photo of a man in a black suit holds his fiancee wearing a navy blue dress outside the Utah State Capitol

Great Locations for Winter Engagement Photos Without Snow

Are you the kind of couple who believes that winter romance includes cuddling by the fire sipping hot chocolate while you watch snow fall outside? Do you prefer walking hand in hand on dry ground, instead of wading through knee-deep snow? We hear you! Thankfully, there are great locations throughout Utah to capture beautiful engagement photos without that lovely snow actually touching you. So, wrap yourself up tighter in your favorite blanket while I tell you about some great locations to get winter engagement photos without snow.

Utah State Capitol

The Utah State Capitol has great photo options on the grounds or inside the building and doesn’t involve a lot of walking around. It’s very convenient for winter engagement photos without the snow. Other convenient features include bathrooms on every level making outfit changes super easy. Thanks to the light, neutral-colored stone, you can wear just about any color you like or all of them (but maybe not at the same time). So you can plan multiple outfits to get just the look you want.

Cactus & Tropicals Greenhouse

Another fantastic option if you don’t want the snow to interfere with your winter engagement photo session is Cactus & Tropicals greenhouses. Winter can be rather brown and boring, but you can bring back the lush, green, summer vibe with either greenhouse location in Salt Lake City or Draper. You’ll want to wear pastels or neutral colors so your clothes don’t compete with the green leaves and vibrant colors of the flowers.


Want to avoid the crowds and the snow? Worried about having to reschedule because of weather conditions? There are amazing studios all over Salt Lake and Utah county that take the stress out of engagement photos during the winter, especially if you want pictures without snow. Most studios have several backgrounds so you can get a variety of photos, making this a great option if you have a specific color palette or style your looking for. Whether it’s bright or subtle colors, casual, dressy or formal photos, a studio can help capture the vibe you’re hoping for.


Most universities have diverse architecture, making them ideal for couples who want a classic or urban vibe (or both) for their winter engagement photos. Both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah have beautiful walkways, fountains, and bridges. Best of all, universities are one of the the few places that are less crowded on Saturdays and holidays. Explore a campus nearby to find the architecture that speaks to you.

Winter Engagement Photos Without Snow

Book your photo engagement session with us and we’ll provide you with a comprehensive location guide that gives you additional details about these and other locations. We’ll also give you a style guide packed with outfit tips and inspiration so you get beautiful winter engagement photos without snow.

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