I love engagement sessions and bridals at Albion Basin. I also hate it now. The secret has long been out of the bag, so on any given day—weekend or weekday—during prime wildflower season, you’re bound to run into a dozen other photographers and couples. Granted, it really is a magic Sound of Music scene that is unrivalled in Utah. On the other hand, I’m drawn as a creative to try new ways of expression and when I see so many other people shooting in the same place as me, it’s hard to bear. Poor me.
But thankfully, engagement sessions aren’t about me, they are about the couple. I try to encourage couples to find a place that is meaningful to them, from a trail, to a movie theater, to their home. For Whitney and Tanner, that just happened to be Albio Basin with the summer wildflowers. Despite the crowds, we found some magical little nooks in flower groves. It’s amazing how venturing just minutes from a trailhead how much the crowds dwindle. We even snuck into a gully to create the appearance that they had the whole mountain to themselves. It was a kaleidoscope of color and wild love.