Engagement Photo Locations in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

New Hampshire is full of naturally beautiful locations that are perfect for engagement sessions! I don’t think it’s any secret but my ABSOLUTE favorite locations are in the White Mountains! I've spent my entire life exploring the White Mountain National Forest and I know tons of beautiful hidden gems. In this blog I’ll share my favorite regions of the White Mountains for an engagement session and tell you all about what each region has to offer!

Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch is possibly one of the most iconic locations in the White Mountains; Artist Bluff and Echo Lake Beach are popular destinations and there's no wonder why! This is hands down my favorite region of the White Mountains! Each season has something special to offer. My favorite month to visit is in June when the wildflowers are at peak bloom.


Key features: hiking trails, lakes, wildflower fields, excellent cell phone service with AT&T


Good to know: Public restrooms are limited, especially during the "off season" Nov-May. Consider stopping in Lincoln NH if you're traveling on 93 North for a quick bathroom break.

A newly engaged couple playfully having their engagement photos taken in the white mountains of New Hampshire.
Newly engaged couple walking side by side together during golden hour at Franconia Notch State Park.
Newly engaged couple walking side by side together along Echo Lake Beach in Franconia Notch State Park.
Newly engaged couple enjoying beer together while relaxing in their hammock in the Franconia Notch State Park.
A flirty couple playfully chasing each other along Echo Lake Beach during their adventure photoshoot in Franconia Notch.

Crawford Notch

A little further up into the mountains is Crawford Notch. This area of the White Mountains is a little more peaceful and slightly less busy (unless you visit during fall, then you're just going to find large crowds everywhere you go!) This area offers tons of walking trails for all levels (with mountain top views and waterfalls), an old train station, visitor centers and a pond with giant mountain views.


Key features: mountain views, hiking trails, visitor centers, waterfalls


Good to know: Minimal cell phone service, public restrooms are limited

Colin dipping and kissing Sam on the mountain top in crawford notch of the white mountains.
Sam and Colin playfully embracing each other on a mountaintop in New Hampshire during their adventure engagement session
Sam and Colin embracing each other on a mountaintop in New Hampshire during their adventure engagement session
Sam and Colin embracing each other on a mountaintop in New Hampshire during their adventure engagement session
Sam and Colin posing for a portrait together on a mountain top in Crawford Notch.

Lincoln/Woodstock Region

Another one of my top choices in the White Mountains is the Lincoln/Woodstock Region. Our family spends a lot of time camping and hiking in this area, it's always been a favorite! The famous Kancamagus highway begins in Lincoln and takes you through the mountains over towards North Conway (another favorite region!) All along this famous road trip route you have opportunities to get out and enjoy the scenery! At the top of the Kancamagus is the Pemigewasset overlook; this overlook is the B E S T place to catch the sunset in the White Mountains!!!! As you near the end of the 32 mile trip through the mountains keep an eye out for Cheese Louise, my favorite place to stop in the White Mountains for lunch!


Key features: Scenic auto tour, hiking trails, woodsy/whimsical vibes, food


Good to know: There are no gas stations or stores on the Kancamagus, fuel up before you start! Please note that most overlooks on the Kancamagus do not get plowed after a snowstorm and are not accessible in the winter. Cell phone service is decent in town but is lost once you're on the Kancamagus.

Paige is laying across the hood of her jeep as Justin stands beside her and ksises her at sunset in the White Mountains
Paige is laying across the hood of her jeep as Justin stands beside her and ksises her at sunset in the White Mountains
Paige and Justin embracing each other playfully during sunset on the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire.
Paige and Justin cuddling up together on top of her jeep on the Kancamagus HIghway during their adventure photoshoot.
Paige and Justin holding hands and running down the Kancamagus Highway in Lincoln NH playfully together at sunset.

North Conway Region

This is a tourist hotspot! North Conway is the place where you can do a little bit of everything! There are hiking trails, waterfalls, lakes, food, a shopping mall and a bunch of breweries!


Key features: waterfalls, lakes, hiking, fields, mountain views, small town vibes, food, shopping mall. Excellent cell phone coverage through AT&T.


Good to know: Plan on sitting in traffic for long periods of time May-November. Since this region is popular purchase national forest day use passes online ahead


Newlyweds walking together through the fields of the White Mountains.
Newlyweds during an adventure bridal photoshoot in the North Conway region of New Hampshire.
Newlyweds during an adventure bridal photoshoot in the North Conway region of New Hampshire.
Newlyweds during an adventure bridal photoshoot in the North Conway region of New Hampshire.
Newlyweds during an adventure bridal photoshoot in the North Conway region of New Hampshire.

Twin Mountain Region

In between Franconia and Crawford Notch is the Twin Mountain region. This region has a lot of hiking trails for all skill levels, open fields with mountain views and wildflowers.


Key features: less populated, peaceful, hiking trails for all skill levels


Good to know: Public restrooms can be far and few between. Make sure you make a pit stop when you have the chance! Cell phone coverage is spotty.

Paige and Michael posing for a portrait with their dogs in the twin mountain region of New Hampshire.
Paige and Michael posing for a portrait with their dogs in the twin mountain region of New Hampshire.
Paige and Michale walking together in a giant field with a mountain view in the white mountains of New Hampshire
Paige and Michael walking through the field with their dogs during their engagement photoshoot in the white mountains.
Paige and Michael walking and holding hands in a giant field with a beautiful mountain view during the NH fall foliage.

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