Squaw Peak is a cultural and geographical icon of Provo, Utah. Not only is it among the best make-out spots for Provo couples (or so I’m told), it also provides some of the most stunning views of Utah Valley. So when Camron and Tori decided to do their engagement photos there, I was really excited.
We set a time for golden hour (a photographer term for the hour around sunset) to catch the best lighting and hoped for some dramatic clouds.
We were not disappointed.
The late afternoon skies were as blue as I’ve ever seen them (with the welcome addition of the moon at times), and as the sun started to set, we got the dramatic clouds we were looking for. It was an absolutely amazing sunset, but it didn’t last long. We worked fast and were able to use all 10 minutes of that light.
My favorite shots to come out of those 10 minutes were of them sitting together with the sunset’s vivid colors in the background.
My second favorite was definitely the ring shot. I took her ring and placed it on top of a rock and then used Kenko tube extenders with a Samyang 85mm f/1.4 art lens to get a macro shot with the warm colors of the sunset glowing through the diamond.
Once the sun set, we sat around for a little bit waiting for it to get darker so we could get a shot with the city lights and the purple storm clouds over Utah Lake. It was pretty magical.
Our engagement photos session at Squaw Peak was a great success, and I’m definitely looking forward to the next time I get to do photos there. I’m also really looking forward to doing formals and wedding photos with Camron and Tori in the next few months!