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Brent & Tom’s Engagements in Big Cottonwood Canyon

by dav.d

Utah has a rich and striking landscape. We live along the Wasatch front with mountains to the east which are decorated with canyons that are perfect for hiking, skiing, and engagement sessions. I photographed Tom & Brent in Big Cottonwood Canyon in the evening. We had wonderful light during that time and the canyons were gorgeous.

The canyons are an amazing location for engagements

The canyons are an amazing location for engagements

Naturally, I brought my portable lighting kit which brings plenty of power to make people look their best. It has enough power to overpower the sunlight if I wanted to. However, in situations like this, we blend the beautiful evening light with my light and we get awesome images that will be keepsakes forever.

Big Cottonwood Canyon with Tom & Brent

Big Cottonwood Canyon with Tom & Brent

And a simple reminder, every wedding package includes a complimentary engagement session. I’m hoping the engagement sessions become a great marketing tool. I’m pretty clever!

The Wasatch front is beautiful

The Wasatch front is beautiful

And the engagement session doesn’t have to be an engagement session. Occasionally a couple already has their engagement photos. You can use the session as a bridal session or a groomal session. Or even a family photo shoot. I’ve done that as well.

I was going for epic vistas in these engagements

I was going for epic vistas in these engagements

As for wardrobe, wear what brings about the best you. It can be safe to wear earth tones. Black is slimming and classic. Printed fabrics can be trendy and might be dated in a few years. So there are a lot of considerations in picking a wardrobe. Solids can be a safe choice. And you’re welcome to bring changes of clothing on the photo shoot. People will often change in the car or find a secluded spot to swap tops.

There are some meadow valleys that work great

There are some meadow valleys that work great

A beautiful meadow for engagements in the evening

A beautiful meadow for engagements in the evening

And then finding a location, I’ve got ideas and resources online to find a location that will look great. I like flexible locations that give a number of looks.

Over Guardsman Pass in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Over Guardsman Pass in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Sunset and engagements

Sunset and engagements

Sunset over the canyon

Sunset over the canyon

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Tom & Brent's Wedding in Bountiful | dav.d photography August 10, 2018 - 6:32 am

[…] In the rolling hills of Bountiful lies the beautiful home of Brent and Tom. It served as the location for their wedding ceremony and reception last year. They had their children there to celebrate and there were tears of happiness shed on a few occasions. It was an honor to photograph their wedding. You can also see their engagement session here. […]

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