Looking for some beautiful family portraits near Salt Lake City, Utah? Let me show you this beautiful new spot I found 😍 But first – in case you haven’t seen my previous blog post, I’m going to tell you WHY I’m so passionate about finding new photo locations.
When I started photography I noticed there were a lot of popular family picture spots in Utah. Photographers were shooting beautiful photos at these locations. I really wanted my work to look as good as theirs so I figured if I went to these *magical* spots, my work would look beautiful too.
Location after location I realized these spots weren’t all they were cracked up to be. Sure there were some pretty areas BUT they were being used by 10 other photographers who were in line ahead of you. 🙄 Or if you tried to find another background nearby you had to be strategic to crop several other groups out of your photos. I also started realizing that these spots were being heavily used in so many photographer’s work that they were starting to become boring.
I needed family picture locations in Utah that were unique and didn’t have tons of other people. Over the next year, I started searching and driving and hiking. Slowly, I started building up a portfolio of beautiful spots and now I have a whole guide filled with family photography location options for my clients!
This one is up in the foothills of Draper, just outside the Salt Lake City area. There is a little bit of light hiking/walking involved so it’s important to have shoes that are somewhat supportive and can get dusty. I also like shooting in this spot close to sunset so that after the sun goes down you can turn around and get photos with the mountains without it being too bright.
Click here if you’d like to see my portfolio that shows other locations including more family photography spots near Salt Lake City 🙂
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