If you’re on the lookout for the perfect location for your Utah engagement photos, you’re in the right place! Nothing speaks Utah like red rocks and beautiful mountains. There are plenty of beautiful locations all year round for your Utah engagement photos. I spend a lot of time outdoors exploring the magic that this beautiful state has to offer. Finding unique locations outdoors has become one of my favorite hobbies. If you’re searching for your photographer for your engagement session and big day, fill out this form here and let’s chat! My availability for this year is filling up fast, so get in touch with me!
I was blown away by the beauty of Snow Canyon State Park. There are black rocks everywhere from a volcano years ago and small, gorgeous sand dunes surrounded by sage. Red rock formations are everywhere and when I went on a Friday evening, the park was pretty empty. I can’t say this enough, but it is probably the most beautiful place in Utah that I’ve ever been. There is a fee to get into the state park of $10 per vehicle. You only have to drive a short amount of time before you want to stop and take photos of all the beautiful landscape that you see. There are more photos and information about the state park here!
Antelope Island is a popular photography location, especially in the spring and fall as the bugs are somewhat non-existent during that time. During this time of year, a sunrise shoot will almost always ensure that you aren’t going to be running into a lot of people. If you aren’t down for a sunrise shoot, the state park is big and there are a lot of fun locations to get photos. I love that there is a beach as well as beautiful rock formations all over the island. There is a fee to get into the park of $15 per vehicle.
Dead Horse Point State Park is another beautiful location that I was blown away by. It is located in Moab and is a touristy area. If you’re looking for a time of day to avoid people, sunrise and week-days is your best opportunity to do that. Gorgeous red rock formations and cliffs and the Colorado River make for the most beautiful location. There are also places along the way as you’re driving to Dead Horse Point where you can stop and take photos in the sage and red rocks. The fee to get into this state park is $20 per vehicle.
American Fork canyon is one of the most beautiful mountain locations in Utah. Tibble Fork reservoir is a popular photography spot but for good reason. If you’re wanting to avoid crowds, sunrise and week-days are your best opportunity to do that. The pine trees, the reservoir and Mount Timpanogos in the background are absolutely beautiful. The fee to get into American Fork Canyon is only $6 per vehicle.
Little Sahara Recreation Area is a beautiful location for Utah engagement photos and features 60,000 acres of open desert landscape. It’s widely known for it’s rolling sand dunes and trees and shrubs here and there. The scenery doesn’t change much throughout the year, so it’s a great option for photos all year long. Little Sahara is a good distance from any food or gas, so plan accordingly. It’s a good idea to ditch the heels or any footwear and trudge through the sand barefoot. It’s such a gorgeous place and the fee to get into the park is $10 per vehicle.
Are you excited about your Utah engagement session? I hope this list gives you a better idea of different outdoor locations that are all perfect for engagement photos. If you just got engaged and have a lot of wedding planning to do, check out these other blog posts on Utah wedding venues to help you get started in your search for a venue. If you’re planning to elope, here is the best Utah elopement guide that I published on my blog. I would love nothing more than to be your photographer for your engagement, bridal and wedding day photos! Fill out this form here and let’s talk about your details!