Utah Photoshoot Locations

Utah Photoshoot Locations

I can’t imagine a more wonderful place to be a photographer than Utah. The mountains, the city, the Great Salt Lake… All four seasons… Exceptionally good looking people…

I grew up in this state. But since I really got into professional photography while I was in Berkeley, California for college, I didn’t get to photograph Utah as much. It has been a lot of fun being back and getting to capture all the beauty that Utah has to offer.

Making this list was somewhat overwhelming because certain locations look especially beautiful during certain times of the year & other locations are gorgeous year-round but look dramatically different depending on the season. This is, by no means, a comprehensive list of gorgeous Utah Photoshoot locations. But still a fun blog nonetheless!

If any of these catch your eye – I’d love to share more locations details once you reach out! I hope it sparks your interest, and I’m always willing to explore somewhat new as well!

1. Guardsman Pass/Empire Pass

This road connects Park City and Big Cottonwood Canyon. It is closed during the winter, but it is gorgeous during the Summer and Fall. Usually at the first week of October, all the trees are amazingly golden.

Dogs are allowed here, but not in Big Cottonwood Canyon so please exit through the Park City side if you bring your furry friends.

Guardsman Pass Park City Utah Senior Caili Chung Photography
Guardsman Pass Park City Utah Senior Caili Chung Photography
Guardsman Pass Park City Utah Senior Caili Chung Photography

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2. Salt Lake City Rooftops

Rooftops are a great way to capture the city without having to interact with as much foot and car traffic.

Salt Lake City Roof Caili Chung Photography
Salt Lake City Roof Caili Chung Photography
Salt Lake City Downtown Senior Caili Chung Phototography

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3. Utah State Capitol

This location is beautiful all year round! If your session coincides with bad weather, the interior of this building is gorgeous and usually open to the public. Toward the end of March, it is surrounded by white cherry trees which are especially pretty.

Salt Lake City Capital Photoshoot Senior Caili

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4. Wall Murals

Waterford High School Salt Lake City Utah Senior Photographer
Salt Lake City Utah Downtown Engagement Photography
Park City Senior Salt Lake Downtown Caili Chung

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5. The Streets of SLC

Salt Lake City Downtown Senior Session
Utah Capitol Salt Lake City Dance Rowland Hall Caili Chung Photography Senior
Park City Senior Salt Lake Downtown Caili Chung

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6. Salt Lake Temple

The Salt Lake Temple is currently closed for construction, but predicted to open again in 2024.

Salt Lake Spring Senior Judge Memorial High School
Salt Lake Spring Senior Judge Memorial High School
Salt Lake Spring Senior Judge Memorial High School

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7. Coffee Shops

Taking photos at a Coffee Shop can be a cozy and warm option during Utah’s colder months.

Salt Lake City Rowland Hall Senior Photos Caili Chung
Salt Lake City Rowland Hall Senior Photos Caili Chung

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8. Storm Mountain in Big Cottonwood Canyon

You have to hike up a short, but steep cliff in order to get to the best views, but I think it’s worth it! Please consider just bringing good walking shoes that you can change out of at the top.

No dogs are allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon because it is a watershed. This rule is enforced.

Silver Lake Big Cottonwood Canyon Senior
Winter Big Cottonwood Canyon Senior Photos

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9. Millcreek Canyon

Millcreek Canyon is beautiful all year long, but I particularly like it in the Summer and Fall since most trees get somewhat barren during the winter.

And it is one of the few canyons that does allow dogs!

Millcreek Canyon  Waterford Senior Utah Caili Chung  Photography
Millcreek Canyon  Waterford Senior Utah Caili Chung  Photography
Millcreek Canyon  Waterford Senior Utah Caili Chung  Photography

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10. Jordan Pines at Big Cottonwood Canyon

No dogs are allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon because it is a watershed. This rule is enforced.

Silver Lake Senior Caili Chung Photography Rowland Hall

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11. Silver Lake

No dogs are allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon because it is a watershed. This rule is enforced.

Silver Lake Big Cottonwood Canyon Senior
Silver Lake Senior Caili Chung Photography Rowland Hall
Silver Lake Big Cottonwood Canyon Senior

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12. Red Butte Garden

Admission to this garden costs money, but the grounds are gorgeous. If the weather is bad, ask if the Orangerie is available to the public (it is when not being used for private events) and it is a great indoor location with tons of greenery all year round.

Red Butte Garden Senior Caili Chung Photography
Red Butte Garden Senior Caili Chung Photography
Red Butte Garden Wedding Caili Chung Photography

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13. White Barn in Park City

Park City White Barn Senior Caili Chung Photography
Park City White Barn Senior Caili Chung Photography
Park City White Barn Senior Caili Chung Photography

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14. Memorial Grove Park

Memorial Grove Salt Lake City Senior Downtown Caili Chung Photography

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15. Emigration Canyon

Spring usually hits downtown SLC in April, but spring peaks in this canyon toward the end of May.

Emigration Canyon Spring Senior Caili Chung Photography

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16. Little Dell Reservoir

This is a personal favorite location of mine! Yellow flowers typically bloom here toward the end of May. No dogs are allowed here because it is a watershed. This rule is enforced.

Emigration Canyon Spring Senior Caili Chung Photography
Utah Mountain Engagement Photographer Caili Chung

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17. Ensign Peak

You have to walk a little on a dirt path, but the views are really amazing!

Salt Lake Spring Senior Judge Memorial High School
Salt Lake Spring Senior Judge Memorial High School

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18. Albion Basin

This mountain is typically covered in wildflowers at the end of July. Regardless of whether you come here as a photoshoot location, definitely take a hike here and enjoy the amazingness!

Judge Memorial High School Utah Senior photographer Caili Chung
Judge Memorial High School Utah Senior photographer Caili Chung
Judge Memorial High School Utah Senior photographer Caili Chung
Judge Memorial High School Utah Senior photographer Caili Chung

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19. La Caille

This is a cute French-inspired restaurant with amazing grounds.

La  Caille  Senior  Caili Chung  Photography
La  Caille  Senior  Caili Chung  Photography

20. Bloods Lake

The wildflowers are so cute if you’re willing to hike a non-insignificant amount. But BRING BUGSPRAY.

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21. Salt Lake City Library

Another location that is beautiful year round and has a scenic indoor option if weather is cold.

Salt Lake City Library Spring Rowland Hall Senior Photos Caili Chung
Salt Lake City Library Fall Rowland Hall Senior Photos Caili Chung

22. Tunnel Springs Park

This is 5 minutes from where I grew up and it used to be a relatively-undiscovered running trail that connects to Bonneville Shore Line. Now it is a popular photographer location.

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