Utah Location Guide


Yay! I’m so excited to be working with you!

​There are so many choices when it comes to locations…I’ve included my favorites below!

NOTES:

When applicable, travel fees will be added to the invoice.

For 1 hour photo sessions, in the mountains we will start shooting 1.5-2 hours before sunset. All other locations start 1 hour before sunset. 

Make sure you bring a jacket and shoes you can walk in (through snow or rocks).


CAPITOL BUILDING​

Salt Lake City

Google Pin

Easy parking – Bathroom

Parking on lot on East side, or park on the road on the East side.


MEMORY GROVE​

Salt Lake City

Google Pin

Easy parking

In the green months this location is gorgeous. In the winter it’s bare.


INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDENS​

Salt Lake City

Google Pin

Easy parking

In the green months this location is gorgeous. In the winter it’s bare.


TUNNEL SPRINGS PARK​

​North Salt Lake

Google Pin

Easy parking

This location is all field. There are no trees, though there is a section of pampas grass.

5 minute walk, bring shoes that are easy to walk in.

Green grass in spring and early summer.


DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY​

Salt Lake City

Google Pin For Public Parking at the Exchange Place Garage

Easy parking – Pay to park ($10 or so. Bring cash)

In city shoots we will park in one place and then walk around to multiple locations.


GREAT SALTAIR

Salt Lake City

Google Pin

Easy parking – Travel Fee ($50)

NOTE: Lots of walking. Bring walking shoes. The salt does wash out of clothing and shoes, but fancy fabrics (like suede) might not wash perfectly.

This is a great option if you like the look of the Salt Flats but don’t want to ​drive for hours or pay the bigger travel fee. ​

The biggest differences between the Saltair and the Salt Flats:

1 – The Saltair sand is patchy. The Salt Flats are white and clean.

2 – The Saltair is the beach of the Great Salt Lake. We can jump in the water!

This location is dry or wet depending on the season. Every season is gorgeous.

(This example photo shoot was taken during a storm, so everything was soft. Many of the colors you see in the Salt Flats gallery above can be achieved at the Saltair, just depending on the lighting.)


Jordan Pines​

Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City

Google Pin

Easy parking – Bathroom – Travel fee ($150)

Mountain views, rich greens in summer. 5 minute hike to get to my favorite spots.

Amazing during the green months. During winter this location has a lot of dead, brown trees, whereas Tibble Fork is always green, even in snow.


Storm Mountain


Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City

Google Pin

Easy parking – NO bathroom – Travel fee ($150)

Mountain views, steep 30 second hike. loose rock, red rock boulder.

Amazing Spring-Fall. During winter this location is not safe to hike to.


Alpine Field

Easy Parking - Bathroom - Travel fee ($75)

Google Pin

This is my absolute favorite location. Tree covered mountain views, sage brush, beautiful light, 2 minute walk from parking.

Amazing during spring-fall. This is one of my favorite spots.

Albion Basin


Easy Parking - Bathroom - Parking Fee $10, Travel fee ($200)

Google Pin

This is a very popular location. The flowers bloom in the middle of July until the first week of August.

Amazing during the summer, the only time of year these trails are open. The sun sets an hour early over this


TIBBLE FORK​​

American Fork - Travel Fee ($200)

Google Pin

Easy parking – Bathroom

Mountain views, rich greens in summer.

In snow seasons there is usually still some green from the evergreen trees.

WEATHER: In the winter the weather can be quite unpredictable. The weather conditions are usually twice as intense at this location as they are in Cedar Hills. Winter sessions here should have a backup plan in case it’s too cold or too snowy to shoot.

​NOTE: I loose cell reception as soon as I enter the canyon (about 25 minutes before the photo shoot starts). I will meet you in front of the bathroom at the beginning of the parking lot.

​DIRECTIONS: For some reason Google maps won’t take you through American Fork Canyon (it will have you drive around through Heber. That adds hours). Never fear…that road is open, and it only takes 25min to drive through in good weather! I’ve never seen the road to Tibble Fork close down, even in the winter. You can put this location at the mouth of the canyon into Google maps and then follow the map I’ve drawn below. Drive straight into the canyon, take the left at the fork and continue to drive into the parking lot. See you there!


Butterfield Canyon

Easy Parking - NO bathroom - Travel Fee ($150)

Google Pin

Sage brush, beautiful light, 2 minute walk from parking.

Amazing during spring-fall. This is one of my favorite spots. Photos taken in the spring.

BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS​

Salt Lake City

Google Pin

Easy parking – Bathroom – Travel fee ($400)

Amazing sunset photos. Very windy. Long drive.

Cool tones – blues and purples.

NOTE: Lots of walking. Bring walking shoes. The salt does wash out of clothing and shoes, but fancy fabrics (like suede) might not wash perfectly.

This location is dry or wet depending on the season. Every season is gorgeous.


SAND DUNES

Nephi, UT

Google Pin

Easy parking – Travel fee ($400) – Pay to enter park

Amazing sunset photos. Very windy. These photos were taken in November.

Warm tones with blue sky


ANTELOPE ISLAND​

Salt Lake City

Google Pin To Island – Google Pin To Where We Will Meet

Easy parking – Travel fee ($200) – Pay to enter park ($10)

Beaches, rocks, fields, grass, etc…

Lots of bugs in the fall.


AMERICAN FORK AMPHITHEATRE ​

American Fork - Travel Fee ($100)

Google Pin

Easy parking

In the green months this location is gorgeous. In the winter it’s bare.


THANKSGIVING POINT​ GARDENS

American Fork - Travel fee ($100)

Google Pin

Easy parking – Bathroom – Pay to enter venue ($50 fee + ticket fee to garden)

Always gorgeous! 


CACTUS AND TROPICALS

Draper - Travel fee ($75)

Google Pin

Easy Parking – $50 venue photography fee


Beautiful location in early spring and summer. During the fall the flowers get too thin and you can see all the cars in the parking garage.


NATURAL LIGHT STUDIOS​

There are studios everywhere. I have listed my favorites below.

Easy parking – Bathroom – Pay to rent the space ($75-95/hr). We usually need 1 hour.

Indoor options are a great backup in case of poor weather. 

I will reserve the studio after we select a time and place. The studio rental fee will be added to your invoice. 


Studio Noire Noir in SLC

Downtown SLC

Google Pin

Website


White Space Studio

Bountiful


This location has several different options. It has a white brick wall, pink, green, normal brick wall and lots of windows!!

Start Time: Morning/midday Best time of year: Year round Cost: Starts at $45 per hour depending on what space you want to use.


The COmmercial CLub

Salt Lake City - $150/hr to rent space


Gorgeous, large windows, white walls with wainscoting. Large table. Super elegant space for bridals.