Wedding photoshoot in the Tatra Mountains – how to prepare for it?

Wedding photoshoot in the Tatra Mountains

Wedding photoshoot in the Tatra Mountains

A wedding photo session in the Tatra Mountains is an extraordinary experience to capture the most beautiful moments in a picturesque mountain setting. However, for such a session to be successful, proper preparation is important. In this article, we will discuss how to choose the right venue, outfit, plan your schedule and route, and take care of your hair and makeup.

Choosing the right place in the Tatra Mountains for a wedding session

The Tatra Mountains offer many beautiful places that are ideal for a wedding photo shoot. You can go to the top of the mountain, where you can enjoy breathtaking views, or to the charming valleys, where you can find picturesque lakes and streams. It is important to choose a place that suits our preferences and style. If you like mountain scenery, you can go to the top of Kasprowy Wierch. If you prefer greener areas, you can opt for Chocholowska Valley or Strążyska Valley.

You should also consider the time of year when choosing a location. In spring and summer, the landscapes are full of flowers and green meadows, while in autumn you can enjoy the beautiful colorful leaves. In winter, however, the mountains are covered with snow, which creates a unique atmosphere.


Choosing the right outfit for a wedding session in the mountains

If you decide to have an outdoor wedding in the Tatra Mountains, it will be obvious that you will appear at it in stoic wedding attire. However, taking into account the fact that in the mountains the weather can be capricious it is advisable to dress appropriately for the prevailing conditions. So how do you combine a wedding dress and suit with the right attire for the mountains? There are ways to do it 🙂

One is to simply wear your wedding dress and suit under a warm jacket to protect you from the cold and wind. While taking pictures, you will pull it down for a few moments to warm up again later. It is a good idea to wear underpants or leggings under the dress. You don’t have to worry if they will be visible in the photos. They usually aren’t 🙂
I pay special attention to wearing appropriate footwear for an outdoor wedding in the Tatra Mountains. Wear mountain boots when going to higher elevations, or comfortable sneakers that match your outfit if we are doing a session in lower locations. Stilettos are usually not a good idea in most of the outdoor conditions 🙂

Black Caterpillar Pond

Planning the schedule and route for a wedding session in the Tatra Mountains

Planning the schedule and route for a wedding session in the Tatra Mountains is extremely important to ensure that everything goes according to plan. It is worth taking into account the time to get to the chosen location, the time to prepare before the session and the time for the session itself. Although the outdoor wedding ceremony itself in the Tatra Mountains usually takes no more than two hours, it is often the case that it takes just as long to get to the shooting location. Of course, it depends on the chosen location.

Weather conditions and venue availability should also be taken into account. In the mountains, the weather can change quickly, so it’s a good idea to check the forecast a few days before your session and have a plan B in case of unfavorable conditions. In such a case, I am very happy to come to the aid of my couples and advise them.

You don’t have to worry about planning a route to the place where we will take pictures. Everything will be taken care of by me 🙂

The bride and groom in the Tatra Mountains

Hair and makeup tips for a wedding session in the mountains

Hairstyle and makeup are as important as the outfit during a wedding session in the mountains. It is important to choose a hairstyle and makeup that will last and withstand mountain conditions.

It is worth betting on natural makeup that will highlight our natural beauty. We can also choose a delicate hairdo that will last and not disturb us during the session. Of course, it is very common that there is a strong wind during the session. Don’t be surprised dear girls that your hair can get out of control. Personally, I think it gives charm to the whole session.
If, on the other hand, we are planning a session in winter, it is worth ensuring that our hairstyle and makeup are resistant to cold and snow. We can choose warm hats or ear bands that are both stylish and practical.

If you are looking for someone to take care of your makeup and hair in Zakopane, I highly recommend Ania and Ela, with whom you will certainly find a common language 🙂

Safety tips for a wedding session in the mountains

Safety is extremely important during a wedding session in the mountains. When choosing for you the routes by which we will reach our destination, I never plan to hike on difficult trails. I also try to make them accessible to everyone regardless of mountain hiking experience. However, you should remember to be cautious when moving through the mountains and, above all, have a few essential items in your backpack It is definitely worth packing something to drink and eat. You should also have something extra to wear should it turn out to be colder than we assumed after all 🙂

You can read more about safety in the Tatras on the TPN website:


A wedding photoshoot in the Tatra Mountains is an unforgettable experience to capture the beauty of the mountains and the moments spent in this special place. Proper preparation is important, such as choosing the right location, outfit, schedule and route, hair and makeup, and photography equipment.

We encourage everyone to start planning with me your own wedding session in the Tatra Mountains and discover the beauty of these mountains with your own eyes.

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