I am not sure if there are adequate words in the English language to describe how this session felt. It was absolutely incredible to work with Shabetha and Praveen for their engagement photos at Snow Canyon State Park. Praveen reached out to me a few months back and mentioned that they wanted to have their engagement photos taken.
They are from Toronto, Canada and wanted to fly to Utah for their engagement photoshoot. This was an absolute honor. They flew into Las Vegas and then drove up to Saint George, UT the day after. We met up and drove to Snow Canyon State Park together.
On our first consultation call, these two mentioned that they wanted to honor their Sri Lankan heritage in their photos. They were planning on wearing a few traditional Sri Lankan outfits for their photos and it was incredible. Their outfits were immaculate because all of the details were planned so perfectly from the shoes to the dresses to the jewelry. After arriving in Snow Canyon, we made our first stop at the sand dunes.
Shabetha is an incredible baker, so she brought cupcakes to the photoshoot which was so fitting! It was such a cute and personalized addition to their session. After that spot, we moved our way over to the red rock area. The sun was still too high up, so we hiked a bit into the desert where the mountains were already hiding the sun from us.
Lastly, we went over to the White Rocks Amphitheater for the last outfit. Their last outfit was very classy, sleek, and made for romantic images. The black outfits provided a beautiful contrast against the white and cream-colored rocks. At this location, they did a champagne pop and celebrated together. I am so beyond grateful that these two came all the way from Canada and trusted me to document their love.
Another thing to note about taking photos at Snow Canyon is to make sure you plan for the sun to go down a lot early. The sun goes down earlier in the canyon because it sets behind the mountainous areas in the park. I would recommend starting the session two hours prior to sunset time to be sure you have enough time. There are also a variety of locations, so if you plan to shoot a decent amount of photos at each of the spots, I would recommend to plan for extra time to travel, change outfits (if necessary), and walking to the location. One of my favorite spots is the Canyon Overlook area. It is quite stunning and definitely where you should go last, unless it is an overcast day. If it is overcast, it doesn’t matter which location you start at.
If you want your engagement photos at Snow Canyon State Park, fill out my inquiry form today. I love being able to work with such rad and amazing humans! Cheers to Praveen and Shabetha!
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