Are you interested in taking adventure engagement photos in Arkansas? Are you craving something a little different from your engagement photo experience? Adventure photo sessions are so much fun because they let you explore a new area of the state while also getting those EPIC shots for your save the dates or to print and display in your home!

Adventurous engagement sessions are growing in popularity lately, and Arkansas is the perfect place to take these adventurous photos! You can find stunning spots year round in Arkansas for these adventurous engagement or couples’ photos.

Another fun thing about taking adventure engagement photos in Arkansas is that it’s a great way to remember your engagement and your time together in Arkansas! A lot of my couples are in Arkansas on vacation or living here while they’re in school or starting their careers. Wherever life takes them, they can always look back on their photos and remember their time in Arkansas, where they got engaged!

Read on to discover some of my favorite destinations for these adventurous engagement photos!

1. Arkansas Adventure Engagement Destination: Petit Jean State Park

With beautiful, scenic overlooks facing all directions, caves and beautiful colors year round, Petit Jean is THE place to take adventure photos in Arkansas! I love how beautiful Petit Jean is, and it’s very centrally located– it’s only an hour away from Little Rock!

2. Arkansas Adventure Engagement Destination: Mount Magazine State Park

Mount Magazine is another beautiful spot for adventure photos in Arkansas! With beautiful rugged terrain, you can expect jaw-dropping beauty out here! Mount Magazine is the highest point in Arkansas, and the colors are pristine and vivid year round!

Mount Magazine is one of my favorite spots for adventure elopements in Arkansas, too! It’s so quiet and peaceful and you can explore the whole mountain without running into many people! Plus the lodge and restaurant are very nice and spacious, so there’s always a nice place to stay.

3. Arkansas Adventure Engagement Destination: Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Do you want to work a little for your scenic overlook? If so, Pinnacle Mountain offers stunning hikes and views to beautiful vista points! My two favorite access points are Flatside Pinnacle (pictured) and the west summit.

4. Devil’s Den State Park

Craving an adventurous photo spot close to Fayetteville, Arkansas? Look no further than Devil’s Den State Park, just south of Fayetteville. This park has it all– waterfalls, cedar forests, stunning overlooks and rustic accommodations to boot! The Yellow Rock Trail is one of my favorite spots for adventure photos in the park, and its’ just an easy 30 minute hike from the trailhead.

An Adventurous Engagement Session at Devil’s Den

5. King’s River Overlook Engagement

I LOVE this little overlook near Eureka Springs, Arkansas! It is so secluded and beautiful any time of year, plus the hike to get out there is relatively short! This spot offers pristine views of the King’s River and is pretty at sunrise and sunset! Plus the fall foliage is to die for!

6. Arkansas Adventure Engagement Destination: Hawksbill Crag

Hawksbill is one of my favorite places to elope and get engaged in Arkansas! This stunning rock formation is beautiful any time of year, although it’s especially magical in the fall!

How to Elope at Hawksbill Crag

7. Steel Creek Campground, Buffalo National River Engagement Photos

Ahh, the Buffalo River– painted bluffs, beautiful crystal-clear water and stunning overlooks. There are so many beautiful spots along the Buffalo River for adventurous engagement photos! Two of my favorite are Tyler Bend and Steel Creek. Both feature stunning fall colors as well as beautiful painted bluffs.

An Engagement Session on the Buffalo River

8. Arkansas Adventure Elopement Destination: Sam’s Throne

Sam’s Throne is a beautiful rugged mountain overlook near Mount Judea, Arkansas. This spot near the Buffalo River is so dramatic and stunning at sunset. It’s the perfect spot for adventurous Arkansas engagement photos!

A Dramatic Engagement Session at Sam’s Throne

An Adventurous Elopement at Sam’s Throne

9. White Rock Recreation Area Engagement Photos

10. City Rock Bluff, Calico Rock

If you’re dreaming of mysterious, foggy vibes and breathtaking overlooks on the White River, look no further than city bluff in Calico Rock! This beautiful rock formation (aptly named the little hawksbill crag) overlooks stunning views of the White River below. In the fall and winter months, you can expect dramatic fog in the area that lifts by mid-morning.

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