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Denali Destination Portrait Photo Session for Couples

Portrait session and scenic drive with your love!

Quick Details

Duration: 1 hour (30 minutes of portraits with a scenic drive)

Session Time: Portrait sessions start between 5 pm and 6:30 pm

Availability: May 14 – September 10

Location: Your photographer will pick you up at your lodge in the Denali area.

Destination Couple You and Your Love

Take home memories of your Alaska Adventure!

Come discover and explore the unique beauty of the interior with your partner while a photographer captures portraits of you throughout your adventure. On this private tour, you and your love can explore and learn about the Denali area while your photographer captures a combination of posed, prompted, and candid portraits of the two of you featuring panoramic landscapes, majestic mountains, and reflection ponds.

This portrait excursion is perfect for a proposal or for engagement or anniversary photos. Regardless of the occasion, this private tour is great for couples who want a romantic afternoon together with photos to capture memories.

Our photographers are professional portrait photographers and experienced Denali area photo guides; they will be your location scout – seeking out the best location for portraits in real-time while helping you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Along with the experience, you will receive the final edited images to remember the memories of your Denali adventure together.



  • The primary focus of this excursion is to take portrait photos of you and your partner while exploring the Denali area.
  • Your photographer will drive you to one location in the Denali area to take portraits of you and your partner for 30 minutes.
  • You will receive your portraits via an online password-protected photo gallery.
  • Within 2-3 weeks after your portrait excursion takes place, you will receive an email with a link to your photo gallery.
  • The gallery will include at least 10 photos of you and your partner from the portrait excursion.
  • After receiving your photo gallery, you may download any or all of your photos at no additional cost.
  • You may also order prints of your portraits through your photo gallery or you may print your photos elsewhere.

If you have indicate any plans for a proposal or surprise during your portrait session, we will reach out to confirm plans and details.


Where We Go

The only ways into Denali National Park are by private vehicle, bicycle, plane, or a park bus. The only commercially guided tours allowed in the park are a few hiking tours in the entrance area and the park’s own bus tours. Our destination portrait session travels along the edge of the park boundaries, which offers equally stunning vistas as the park road. As photographers, we think the locations on the Denali Highway offer even more photogenic landscapes.


Our Promise

Safety and quality of experience are our top priorities. We want you to feel assured that you will have a good experience and receive quality portraits. Our portrait sessions operate rain or shine, but we don’t force anyone to go. We make conservative decisions and we will do our best to share our knowledge of the conditions with you on an individual basis. We are constantly monitoring the surrounding areas and often there may be rain at your hotel, but great lighting in the areas that we will be photographing. If we don’t think the portrait session will be a good fit for you at the time of the portrait session, we will try to reschedule or offer a refund.

The photographer will take guests to the best location for portraits and scenery given the current weather conditions and light.

Please read our policies in full here.


What to Bring

  • Dress how you desire for portraits, but be wary of the changing weather and variable terrain.
  • Weather can change quickly in Denali so bring an extra layer and a raincoat.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended – there may be some walking on variable terrain if desired.
  • In an effort to reduce waste, please bring your own reusable water bottle and your own snacks.



  • Activity level is easy.
  • There are limited opportunities to use a bathroom during the tour, however, there are many “facili-trees” that you can use at any time. We do not have scheduled stops for bathroom breaks but we will stop if needed. There is a gas station and a coffee shop that could be used after the first 40 minutes to an hour and again in the last 40 minutes. The bushes are always an option and we carry toilet paper, trash bags, wipes, and hand sanitizer in all of our trucks.
  • For more information, please see our FAQs.



  • Transportation is provided to and from all Denali area hotels.
  • We travel in a luxury truck that is comfortable and easy to get in and out of.
  • Tours begin upon pick up; there is no shuttling and no caravanning.
  • If you are traveling by bus or train immediately prior to your tour, please bring your desired clothing for portraits with you as a “carry-on” on the bus or train in case of delay.



1 Hour



Portrait photo sessions operate May 14 – September 10, 2023