Are you searching for Utah mountain photography locations for your engagement or wedding photos? I’ve put together a list of my favorite locations throughout Utah that provide stunning views of the mountains and dreamy landscapes for an unforgettable photography experience. Keep reading for more.

Engagement & Wedding Photography at Tunnel Springs Park

In the spring, there is no denying the beauty of the fields in Tunnel Springs Park. It becomes a dreamscape of open trails where rolling hills and views of the valley feel as if you’ve stepped out of time and into a romance novel. Tunnel Springs Park is conveniently located adjacent to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. It’s a magnificent location full of earthy tones, and views of the wetlands.

Who It’s For | Couples who dream of engagement or wedding photos filled with greenery and sweeping views of the wetlands.

Visiting Tunnel Springs Park | The park can become busy with foot traffic due to its pavilions, and playground. However, we can easily avoid these areas of the park for your engagement or wedding photos.

Fees | Tunnel Springs Park is one of the free Utah mountain photography locations that also provides easy access. 

Getting There | If you’d like to GPS your way to Tunnel Springs Park, you can use this address for directions: 1080 E Eaglepoint Dr. North Salt Lake, 84054.

Parking | To avoid parkgoers, I always recommend avoiding parking near the tennis courts. Instead, you’ll want to follow the gravel road (to the east of the tennis courts) to the open area and park there instead.

Scheduling Your Session

Tunnel Springs Park has a tendency to get rather windy. While I always recommend professional hair and makeup for your engagement photos, be open to letting the wind breeze through your hair during your session. Additionally, the wind may sound like a major annoyance to deal with while taking photos, but it can also create a dramatic effect perfect for long dresses to float in the breeze.

Millcreek Canyon Engagement Photography

When it comes to Utah mountain engagement photography locations with glowing light, I personally love working with my couples at Millcreek Canyon. Nestled just north of Provo and east of Salt Lake City, Millcreek Canyon provides stunning views of the mountains. Inside Millcreek, your view will be lush greenery as far as the eye can see. But off in the distance, the clouds will hang over the mountain peaks creating an unforgettable setting for your engagement photos.

Who It’s For | Couples who are dreaming of including their fur babies in their engagement photos.  Millcreek Canyon allows four-legged friends on its grounds. On even numbered days, your pup must be on a leash in all areas of the canyon. On odd-numbered days, pups are allowed off-leash on trails. 

Visiting | Millcreek Canyon closes its winter gate every year on November 1st, so a winter engagement or wedding portrait session is not possible.

Fees | The current cost of accessing Millcreek Canyon $5 per day.

Getting There | Millcreek Canyon is accessible from I-215 south. Take exit 4 off of I-215 and go left (east) on 3900 South. From there you’ll turn left on Wasatch Blvd just after crossing under the highway. Then, take the next right onto Millcreek Canyon Road.

Parking | Millcreek Canyon has plenty of available free parking. There are several locations to park. I will discuss them with you when we schedule your session.

Scheduling Photography at Millcreek Canyon

It’s important to note that Millcreek Canyon is closed from November 1st until late spring. This means that winter sessions are not possible. However, the canyon is vibrant and full of life in the spring and summer months. In fact, Millcreek Canyon is a beautiful landscape of scenery with glowing light that presides over rainbow foliage.

Utah Mountain Photography at Jordan Pines

Towering shady pine trees in lush shades of verdant green make Jordan Pines one of the most gorgeous Utah Mountain engagement & wedding photography locations. While your direct views will be the resident foliage, off in the distance you will be surrounded by the peaks of Cottonwood Canyon. Jordan Pines is easy to get to and provides an idyllic setting in a meadow clearing for capturing your engagement or wedding photos.

Who it’s for | Couples searching for Utah Mountain Photography locations that are easy and free to access.

Visiting | The Jordan Pines campground is part of the Utah Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is a popular destination for engagement and wedding photography, as well as campers and hikers. However, there are plenty of tucked-away locations on the grounds that I am familiar with, in order to provide my couples with an intimate photography experience.

Fees | If you’re thinking about shooting your engagement or wedding photos at Jordan Pines, you’ll be happy to know there are no fees associated with visiting for the day. Any fees associated with visiting Jordan Pines only pertain to overnight stays and the rental of picnic sites.

Getting There | Located just outside of Salt Lake, you can reach Jordan Pines from I-215. Once en route, take the 6200 south exit. From there you’ll travel one mile east to Wasatch Blvd. Take Wasatch Blvd a mile south to the junction with Big Cottonwood Canyon/Highway 190, and follow signs for Jordan Pines. Conversely, you can plug this address into your GPS: FR 632 Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Parking | There is plenty of free parking at Jordan Pines! When we discuss scheduling your session, I will let you know exactly where to park in order to meet for your shoot.

Scheduling Your Session

Jordan Pines is a hot spot destination for campers during the summer and over long holiday weekends. I always recommend scheduling your engagement session during the week so we can avoid any parkgoers or onlookers, which creates a more relaxing photography experience. If you are interested in capturing your wedding portraits at Jordan Pines, we can look over your wedding day timeline to ensure that there is an appropriate amount of time allowable to arrive at Jordan Pines, capture your photos, and then travel to your reception.

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