Flash back a few years ago. I was young and hoping to branch out in terms of photography. I didn’t have a baby whom I could photograph all day long and my husband. . . well he was sick of being in front of the camera so much. It seemed like the perfect time to start practicing. I had supportive family and friends ready and willing to model for me. But there was always the location problem.

FAvorite photo locations

Finding the perfect location is essential, mandatory, LIFE OR DEATH. Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but location plays a key part in photo sessions. I hadn’t live in Northern Utah for even a year, so I knew of maybe one or two locations. I scoured the internet, and asked photographer friend hoping to find something perfect. While I found a few websites out there with suggestions, they didn’t actually show me what the location looked like, other than a small image thumbnail. I wanted more! Over the years, I’ve found quite a few spots that are tried and true. So here’s just a few of my favorites!


Provo Center Street
colorful walls and doors make for a variety of backdrops

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Utah Lake – Provo
4400 W Center St, Provo, UT
The dock and water make for a gorgeous summery backdrop

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Provo Orchard
1022-1144 E Center St, Provo, UT 84606
so many trees (and deer too, if you’re lucky!)

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Provo City Library
550 N University Ave, Provo, UT
Great indoor location for chilly days

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The Riverwoods in Provo
4801 N University Ave #480, Provo, UT
Behind the shops there is a great little bridge, stream, and lots of trees

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Art Dye Park in American Fork
N 550 E St, American Fork, UT
The trail/frisbee golf park makes for a great photo location

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BONUS! Here are a few of my favorite spots in Salt Lake County as well.

International Peace Gardens in Salt Lake
1060 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT
A variety of backdrop, trees, and foliage for green, gorgeous photos

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Liberty Park in Salt Lake
600 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Huge park with plenty of photo locations

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