Adventure Engagement in the Badlands

If you know me, then you probably know that I am obsessed with adventure sessions. In one of my recent blog posts, I go through the importance of adventure sessions. If you missed that post you can find it here.


Well today I thought I would actually share an adventure session that took place in Theodore Roosevelt National Park -North Unit. If you have never been, it is in part of the badlands of North Dakota. A place I will always hold very near and dear to my heart.


Theodore Roosevelt National Park. North Dakota. Badlands. Nature Photography

There is just something about the badlands that speaks to my soul. I am always so inspired when I’m there. After planning out the session with the couple, Julius & Alex, we decided that taking a couple hours for the session would be best. This shoot took place in November, which for North Dakota can be sketchy weather wise. We got lucky though. The weather was perfect!


We took our time at a couple of different spots within the park. Fair warning for anyone who does adventure sessions with me, we will walk! This helps more than you would think though. It gives the couple a chance to relax and just ease into the experience.


I honestly don’t know if I could have thought of a better location for Julius and Alex. To me, the badlands has a calm, old soul-like presence about it. This is what I felt when I worked with Julius and Alex.


They are so calm with each other. To me Alex seems to feel things deeply (I can relate). She is quiet yet her presence speaks so much. I really see that about her in this image.



Engaged. Engagement Photos. Couples. Black and White Photography. Jennifer Hughes Elopement Photographer



I loved seeing how Julius could make her smile. They both would light up and it was just so inspiring to witness.


Engaged. Engagement Photos. Couples. Jennifer Hughes Elopement Photographer


There were moments when they didn’t even talk, just looked out at the view ahead of them. The sun was setting, washing golden light over the buttes. It felt like a scene from a movie.


Engaged. Engagement Photos. Badlands. North Dakota. Adventure Session. Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Jennifer Hughes Elopement Photographer.

I love moments like these for couples. Everyone needs to have those moments of being lost in the whispers of silence. To feel like you are the only two souls on Earth so you can then see just how truly beautiful your love is for one another. Nature has a way of reminding us of what beauty truly is. It has a way of creating the space we long for, the space that allows us to be our unique selves without any faults.


Here are a few of my favorites from this session. I hope you enjoy!





Adventure Photographer. Badlands. Engagement Photos. North Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Jennifer Hughes Elopement Photographer.



Engagement Photos. North Dakota. North Dakota Wedding Photographer. Jennifer Hughes Elopement Photographer.


Adventure Session. Badlands. North Dakota. North Dakota Wedding Photographer. Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Engagement Photos. Jennifer Hughes Elopement Photographer.


Engagement Photos. North Dakota Wedding Photographer. Jennifer Hughes Elopement Photographer.


Engagement Photos. North Dakota Wedding Photographer. Jennifer Hughes Elopement Photographer.



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