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Engagement Photography in Provo & Orem

by dav.d

It pays to have a photographer in the family sometimes. Some photographers have a strict rule against photographing their family. Mixing business with family can be a problem for some people. Not for me. This is my youngest brother, Jonathan, and his amazing fiancee and now wife, Kelli Jo!

Engagement photography by Utah Lake

Engagement photography by Utah Lake

To be honest, these photos are several years old and I am just now blogging them on this website! That shows how far behind I am in my blogging responsibilities. But I am caught up on my photo editing and delivering photos to clients… that it the important thing.

Engagement photography by Utah Lake Marina

Engagement photography by Utah Lake Marina

For most the photos I am using my portable lighting kit. This creates great light for shooting at the different locations. I can also make the couple standout during an amazing sunset over the lake for example.

Creative lighting for the engagement photos

Creative lighting for the engagement photos

Since Jonathan and Kelli Jo are family we had a bit more flexibility. I photographed their engagements on two different days. We photographed in a park in Orem, Utah. That park has a duck pond and swings and we created some photographs of them riding their razor scooters. I really think that having an activity as part of the photo shoot really takes things up a notch. It could be mountain biking, it could be sailing, it could be skiing, it could be baking chocolate chip cookies. I think that lifestyle approach to a photo shoot really makes things more personal and gives the couple something to do.

Finding a good hobby for engagements

Finding a good hobby for engagements

The couple that razor scooters together, stays together

The couple that razor scooters together, stays together

Riding razor scooters for the engagements

Riding razor scooters for the engagements

Engagements in an Orem park

Engagements in an Orem park

Jonathan & Kelli Jo's engagement shoot

Jonathan & Kelli Jo’s engagement shoot

Engagements at the Provo Castle

Engagements at the Provo Castle

Such a cute couple

Such a cute couple

Autumn engagements in Provo at the castle

Autumn engagements in Provo at the castle

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

Engagement photography in Provo

Engagement photography in Provo

I love shooting in the evening before during and just after sunset. We have a variety of different light and we have the chance for some amazing texture in the sky if there are the pink and orange clouds during a sunset.

Sunset is the best time for photography

Sunset is the best time for photography

Sometimes it is fun to play around with a toy camera, film camera, or a plastic toy lens. It can create a 1970s style photograph which can be fun and quirky. Maybe I should try a whole photo shoot with the fun and quirky.

Playing around with a literal toy camera

Playing around with a literal toy camera

Engagements in an apple orchard in autumn

Engagements in an apple orchard in autumn

Playing around with Instagram Filters

Playing around with Instagram Filters

If I could photograph people in sunsets like this all the time… I would be very happy and everyone would look amazing. Next time, I am removing the groom’s digital watch. It is also smart to empty your pockets for a photo shoot. That may or may not be a phone in someone’s pocket is something you don’t want to hear.

If I could shoot couples or peoples in front of these sunsets all the time

If I could shoot couples or peoples in front of these sunsets all the time

Utah Lake is a shallow lake full of carp. However, the marina can be quite photogenic with a setting sun and the portable lighting kit. We also played with a silhouette for a few photographs.

Sunset over Utah Lake creates perfect portraits

Sunset over Utah Lake creates perfect portraits

A silhouette of the couple at Utah Lake Marina

A silhouette of the couple at Utah Lake Marina

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Practicing Film Photography with an Engagement Couple | dav.d photography October 28, 2015 - 2:02 pm

[…] Every once in a while a photographer has to change things up and try something new or different… or in this case try something olde fashioned. The following photo shoot was shot with an old Bronica film camera. I had the film developed locally and then I scanned the film myself. I shot these film photos during the actual engagement shoot. I spent most of the time shooting digital and you can see the digital photos here. […]

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