This list of photography/videography location ideas is great for any type of style you are going for. Everywhere from peaceful and elegant meadows, vast deserts, and beautifully lit studios around northern Utah.
Tunnel Springs Park
Location: Tunnel Springs Park (North SLC)
Highlights: Vast fields of tall grass in the summers, wheat colored weeds in the winter.
Notes: There is no shade here. Best time for a session here is one hour before sunset for dreamy lighting.
Bonneville Salt Flats
Location: Bonneville Salt Flats (best GPS coordinates with a rest stop and bathroom is 40.7402758, -113.8515349).
Highlights: Vast plain of white salt.
Notes: If you plan it within 12 hours of rain you will have a mirrored reflection on the ground that looks magical. *This location has high winds which isn’t flattering for long hair
Location: Buffalo Peak trailhead in the Provo Canyon.
Highlights: Beautiful fields of yellow wildflowers and views of the mountain tops.
Notes: This location only blooms in June. The road is also on a rough, dirt road that takes a toll on your car.
Utah State Capitol Building
Location: Utah State Capitol Building – Downtown SLC.
Highlights: Huge pillars and stunning architecture.
Notes: No fee or photo pass required which is rare for spots like this. You can also shoot inside on the grand staircase.
Location: La Caille (venue in Sandy, Ut)
Highlights: This spot has amazing mountain backdrops, lots and lots of nature/trees, and beautiful, renaissance architecture.
Notes: The venue does charge a small site fee for a session there.
Location: Little Sahara Recreation Area
Highlights: Desert sand dunes for as far as your eye can see.
Notes: The location is only 1.5 hours south of SLC. Great for anytime of the year.
The Great Saltair
Location: The great Saltair (venue).
Highlights: Get a mix of beautiful white plains, grassy marsh, and the great Salt Lake.
Notes: The best location is behind the venue and towards the lake.
Aspen Tree & Meadow Field
Location: The aspen tree field and meadow is located 1 minute south of the Buffalo Trailhead in the Provo Canyon.
Highlights: Huge field of aspen trees and gorgeous meadow.
Notes: You can only get to the location via a dirt road.