Heather and Kevin's engagement hike on Mt. Olympus
It has been a while since my last engagement session but I really like when we get to use a location that doesn't see a lot of action. If you know Utah then you know that Alta's Albion basin, Memory Grove park, Big and Little Cottonwoods can get really congested with family photo shoots in the height of wild flower and Fall foliage seasons. My friends Heather and Kevin also have two dogs, which makes shooting outdoors even trickier in the Wasatch. Today's session was more PJ (photo journalistic) then "stage and rage" which fit them just perfectly. I wanted to shoot light and fast so I kept it real simple, Sony A 6000, 16-70 F4, 10-18 F4 and 70-200 F4 all in my favorite action shooting back pack the Mindshiftgear 34L Panorama.
The trail to the summit of Mt. Olympus starts right at the edge of the valley and is an amazing place to enjoy sunset and watch the whole valley come alive.
There are several rock outcroppings that make for some great viewing spots in just the first 5 minutes of hiking.
That is Thunder mountain in the back drop, some 5000+ feet above the valley floor.
A little privacy for the happy couple.
Their two dogs were real troopers and would have kept going if it weren't for the dang photo shoot.
Not a bad spot for a break.
Looking forward to a real cool Wedding in September at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City with a finale down the bob sled course!