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Favorite Photo Locations in Utah County

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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Alexa Zurcher




  • Ashley Ziegler

    Pinning this for sure!!

  • Claire

    Been running into this same problem in Boise! Haha, but this is still encouraging to get out and find some of my own "perfect" places

  • Unknown

    i've shot in so many of these locations when in utah – wish i had known about all of them though!

  • Mila

    This is wonderful. Are these all your images? They're so impressive.

  • April @ Hansen Love

    These are amazing! I kind of just want to go on a date night now just to take pictures!!! thank you!

  • Alexa Zurcher

    That's a genius idea! Love it! xo

  • Alexa Zurcher

    Thank you! And yes, I did take all of these. So much fun!

  • Alexa Zurcher

    Finding your own perfect location is the best! Sometimes Brian and I drive around just looking for good locations.

  • Unknown

    You are so talented! I love your work. Also, it's great to see some photo locations so thanks for posting these. Pinning now 🙂

  • Unknown

    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm excited to be your newest follower!


  • Kaylee Coles

    Thank you for posting this list! I don't live in Utah County, but it's not too far of a drive. Some of our engagements were taken at Utah Lake in Provo and it was gorgeous. Glad to see there are other spots too!

  • Steve and Nicole

    Love this! 🙂 Wish we still lived in Utah to visit some of these 🙂

  • ellen

    Cool photos.

  • Carrie

    Is the orchard open to public or do you need to get permission to take pictures?

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