An energetic, laughter-filled experience that preserves your family’s love in stunning images.

My candid approach gently guides you toward what feels most natural - cuddling your child, sharing sweet glances, and even dancing and giggling with one another. I’m a skilled rapid-fire shutter artist, seizing those perfect moments in the midst of your natural interactions. Together, we’ll make memories true to color and genuinely YOU!

candid, joyful portraits
Bringing your family’s story to life through

Utah Family Photographer Serving Utah County, Salt Lake City and surrounding areas

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I offer four collections with various amounts of photos and print credits. You can choose which collection you'd like after receiving your lightly-edited proof gallery. Clients typically invest $600-$950. Please reach out for more detailed information.


  • Location guide filled with beautiful spots for your session
  • Style guide with outfit ideas and session tips
  • Hand-edited, high-resolution digital files
  • Personalized online gallery
  • Complimentary credit toward high-quality gallery prints (your beautiful photos deserve to be displayed in your home!)
  • 2-week turnaround time from session to gallery


The Jessica Gilbert Family Photography Experience

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In addition to the signature sessions, I also offer mini family photography sessions twice a year. Join the mailing list to be notified when the next mini sessions are happening!

mini sessions:

Just two weeks after I receive your favorites, your complete online gallery will be delivered. You can then use your print credit to purchase professional prints. Your beautiful memories deserve to be displayed in your home, not just stuck on your computer!

Step five: Gallery Delivery

You’ll receive a ‘soft proof’ of your gallery to pick your favorite photos for editing. I often post sneak peeks on social media too, so be sure to follow me!

Step four: sneak peek

On session day, all you need to do is come ready to have a good time. I’ll handle lighting, posing, and finding the perfect spots, so you can relax. We’ll have fun, share laughs, and capture candid moments that you can treasure forever!

Step Three: your session

After I receive your deposit and contract, I’ll send you my location insights and session tips. Together we will select the ideal spot for your family and make sure everyone’s all set, looking fantastic, and ready to have a good time!

Step two: the details

If you’re excited about what you see, let’s schedule a conversation! I’m eager to learn all about your vision for your session and ensure we’re a perfect fit. With your preferences in mind, I’ll create a family photography session that captures your family’s personality effortlessly.

Step one: Let’s Chat


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Unlike many Utah family photographers, I embrace the beauty of natural sunlight. While it’s challenging to use the sun well, some photographers opt for shade or end up with hazy images. Sunlight is a key aspect of my vibrant, lively photography style.

What makes your style unique compared to other Utah family photographers?

Yes, your furry family member is welcome! Let me know in advance if you’re bringing your dog as some locations have pet restrictions. Bringing along a friend or family member to help watch your dog when they’re off camera is also very helpful.

Can I bring my dog to the session?

Absolutely! I’m thrilled to offer extended family photography sessions, running around 1.5 hours. We’ll capture shots of everyone, each individual family, and any other preferred groupings. These sessions mainly feature ‘smile at the camera’ shots, differing from my usual candid approach.

Do you offer extended family sessions?

My schedule has the flexibility to accommodate inclement weather such as rain or snow. Cloudy days offer lovely photos with a unique aesthetic. If you prefer sunnier conditions and wish to reschedule due to clouds, please let me know.

What if there’s bad weather on session day?

I typically schedule sessions about 1.5 hours before sunset to capitalize on optimal lighting to make your photos bright and dreamy. However, if we meet in the mountains, we will likely need to start earlier.

What time do photo sessions usually start?

frequently asked questions

-Emily B.

"Jessica was so amazing!! My kids rarely hold still, so getting a good picture is near impossible. Jessica not only got amazing pictures of them, she also was able to capture such candid moments that they didn't even know they were getting pictures taken! She let them explore and didn’t make us pose in awkward, weird positions. We all felt super comfortable in front of the camera."

Loved every second working with Jessica.

-Michelle M.

"Jessica did a great job with our photos! We loved the lighting and the professional images we received."

so happy with our family pictures!

-Tony P.

"Jessica accomplished so much more than I ever could have hoped in the time we had. She made the whole process fun and stress-free. She worked amazingly well with our toddler up to our teenagers. The number of usable pictures she took and how quickly we had access to them just topped everything off."

made the whole process fun

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