Donner Summit engagement photo of a couple kissing during their session atop of the pass with a rainbow shinning behind them during the late afternoon. North of Lake Tahoe is Squaw Valley, Truckee and the Donner Lake and Donner Pass area. These spots are prefect during those crowded summer months. Besides these areas there are many hidden and secret spots all around the lake basin that will give you amazing views, which will deliver great photos. Spring is like fall where you get the best of both seasons, which would be winter and summer. The mountains are still covered in snow to give you that winter wonderland look, but the beaches are dry and have no crowds on them. I would highly recommend your engagement session to take place in spring or fall, but in the end it’s up to you on what type of engagement pictures your looking for.