Planning on popping the question and want some beautiful images snapped to capture the moment? Or maybe you are newly engaged and enjoy some sweet couple pictures taken to show off that beautiful ring! Either way, I’m here to help! First, let me tell you about this gorgeous location, perfect for a romantic shoot! You will not regret getting your engagement photos done at the Salt River!
The Salt River is a 200-mile river that provides the majority of water supply to greater Phoenix and is an iconic part of Arizona! Canals, pipelines, and reservoirs branching out from the river create many nearby lakes, such as Saguaro, Canyon, Apache, and Roosevelt lakes, which all act as reservoirs for the Salt River. A more widely known river segment is about 40 minutes from downtown Phoenix, formerly known as the lower Salt River. The most popular things about the salt river are its tubing adventures and possibilities and the wild horses! Currently, Visit Phoenix manages The Salt River. This nonprofit organization promotes the greater Phoenix community to a more global audience of travelers and inspires visitors. The lower Salt River passes through the Tonto National Forest, which does require a recreational day pass to explore the area.
The Salt River is perfect for engagement photos! There are indeed no limits to what the Salt River offers! During any part of the day or night, you can achieve stunning scenic images featuring the river, lakes, or land. During your time here, you also have the opportunity to have the wild horses participate in your photo session! How beautiful it would be to be along the lower Salt River or walking along the Saguaro lake during sunset, wild horses in the background, creating a warm, romantic atmosphere. Now, those are the Salt River engagement photos you deserve!
Earlier, I mentioned that the Salt River featured wild horses, and it’s true! Along an 18-mile stretch of the river, mustangs, or wild horses, call this area home! These wild horses are thought to be descendants of Spanish horses that were brought to Arizona in the 17th century by Spanish missionaries. The government established Tonto National Forest in 1902. But the horses lived in the area long before then! Estimations show less than 500 wild horses remain in Arizona.
The horses most commonly visit Saguaro lake, including three recreation areas. The best time to get a good look at these horses is within 2 to 3 hours of sunrise and sunset when the weather is cooler. What a cool and beautiful surprise the Salt River has to offer your engagement photos! There are few places to find wild horses, making this a truly unique location!
The Salt River engagement photos offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience and endless possibilities for posed or candid shots! Talk about perfection!
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