Epic Sunrise Day-After Session in Glacier National Park | Montana Elopement Inspo

September 29, 2022

If you haven’t already checked out Ashley + Jared’s Intimate Montana Mountain Wedding blog post, it’s one you certainly don’t want to miss. They celebrated their out-of-this-world love by choosing a destination wedding and inviting their closest friends and family. The duo combined their love for Star Wars and the outdoors with an elegant and exquisite intimate wedding day in Glacier Country.

We continued the festivities beyond their wedding day with a Day-After Session for Ashley and Jared in Glacier National Park. After discussing locations and details with them, we decided on a sunrise adventure in the park. The spot I had recommended would offer us the beautiful sights of the alpenglow on the mountains in the background, plus it seemed like such a promising spot for an intimate setting without hoards of other park visitors around us.

A silhouette of a groom looking back at his bride while standing atop a mountain ridge in Glacier National Park while the sun turns the sky bright orange behind them for their "day-after session."
A silhouette of a bride and groom walking atop a mountain ridge in Glacier National Park while the sun turns the sky bright orange behind them for their "day-after session."

What is a Day-After Session?

A Day-After Session, which might also be referred to as a Post-Wedding Session, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like! It’s where you and your partner dress back up in your wedding attire and venture out on an epic exploration. Whether or not that place is new to you is completely up for you two to decide.

Day-After Sessions don’t necessarily have to be the very next day after your wedding, but it’s nice to have it within a few days of your nuptials. Sometimes you envision a sunrise session, but you know your wedding day is going to party late into the night, so it makes more sense to have a buffer day so you are well rested before your adventure. Maybe you’re getting married somewhere and then travelling to your honeymoon and want photos there. Or perhaps you originally wanted to elope but couldn’t see your wedding day without your closest people, so a day-after session becomes a nice compromise between a more conventional wedding day and a majestic day of exploration. I’ve photographed Day-After Sessions for all of those reasons plus more, so it’s totally doable with an open mind no matter the circumstances.

Ashley and Jared decided on having their Day-After Session two days after their wedding day, meaning they had a buffer day in between. This provided a number of benefits: 1) The couple was able to party the night away with no worry about having to get to bed early to wake up early; 2) Everyone was able to sleep in!; 3) The buffer day served as a leisurely travel day from the venue three hours north and into the National Park; and 4) The couple was able to set up their camp inside the park before sundown, since they would be waking next before the sun came back up!

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