Half Day Photography Session

Private Photography Instruction & Guiding in Glacier National Park


It can be tough to capture a gorgeous landscape in a photograph. So often landscape photos fall a little flat compared to memories of a beautiful place. That's where we come in.

Your guide is a professional photographer and naturalist with extensive knowledge of the local area, ready to help you create beautiful images in Glacier National Park.




Session Details

Although sessions are always tailored for the interests of each individual,
here are some commonly covered topics:

• Working with natural light
• Creative composition
• Camera operation & settings
• Achieving proper exposure
• Dealing with challenging light

• Photographing for black & white
• Working with lenses and focal length
• Using aperture & shutter speed for creative effects
• Experimenting with filters
• Getting the sharpest images possible


Where we go

We can't wait to show you the endless photographic opportunities in Glacier National Park! Shooting locations will vary based on current conditions and the season, however, here are a few highlights:

sunrise or sunset at lake mcdonald

cascading water at avalanche gorge

scenic viewpoints along mcdonald creek

wildflowers at logan pass

going-to-the-sun road

sunset at hidden lake overlook

Have questions? If you'd like to chat about setting up a session, please click the button below to get in touch. We're happy to help.

Make a booking (2020 dates will be available for booking in November)

About your guide...

sarah Ehlen, Landscape Photographer

Photography has been a lifelong passion of Sarah’s, with a focus on landscape, nature, and travel imagery. She studied photography at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana where she now works as both a photography and Adobe Lightroom instructor.

Sarah also has more than a decade of experience working as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service, and she is certified in Wilderness First Aid by Aerie Backcountry Medicine.

With a degree in Ecology and an extensive knowledge of the natural world, Sarah is able to bring a unique perspective to her teaching of landscape and nature photography.  She loves helping people explore wild and beautiful landscapes with their camera.

Additionally, she is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom, specializing in helping photographer's of all levels learn the art of post processing.

Sarah's images are available as fine art prints and she has also been published in Portland Magazine, Big Sky Journal, and Montana Magazine. You can view more of her work by visiting her website.

when we go

We plan these sessions so we're out photographing when the light is at it's best- early morning or evening. This gives us the greatest chance of catching an amazing sunrise or sunset. The park is also far less crowded during these times of the day.

Scroll down to check our booking calendar for recommended times based on the season you're visiting. 


Starting at $345 for up to two people
Price depends on location
$75 for each additional photographer (limit of 4)

If you have a group larger than 4, inquire about our small group workshop rates.

The half day session entails four hours of landscape photography instruction and photo guiding in Glacier National Park by a professional photographer and experienced instructor.

Ready to book? Just choose which session you'd like, and use our online calendar to pick a day.

*Please note that the park entrance fee is not included in our pricing. You are responsible for your entrance fee to the park. More details can be found on Glacier National Park's website here.


Half Day Sessions need to be booked a minimum of three days in advance. You can cancel for no charge within 24 hours of making your booking (provided your booking is not within one week of your session).

Weather in the mountains is always unpredictable, but sessions will run, rain or shine. In fact, some of the best photos are often made in 'bad' weather. Please come prepared for every possible condition- Montana is known for experiencing all four seasons in a single day.

For full booking terms and conditions please click here.