Utah has some of the most amazing photo spots for capturing photography during wildflower season. Whether you are celebrating your recent engagement or searching for a location to capture your formal wedding portraits, below are three of my favorite wildflower photo spots throughout Utah.

Albion Basin Wildflowers Photography

During the summer months, Albion Basin becomes a location touched by magic when it is filled with over 120 species of wildflowers. Every direction you turn will be a sight to behold. The sprawl of flowers and lush shades of natural greenery in the landscape are something that simply cannot be put into words. The lively wildflowers are a spectacular vision. Making your visit to Albion Basin during wildflower season akin to stepping inside a dream.

Best Time to Visit | To take full advantage of Albion Basin as one of the best wildflower photo spots in Utah, I highly recommend scheduling your session for July.

Directions | From Interstate 15 Take Exit 284 in the Highland/Lehi area. Continue east on State Route 92. From there you’ll arrive at American Fork Canyon, here you will pay a $3 toll to access the road. Drive south and follow the signs to Alta Ski Resort. Continue up Little Cottonwood Canyon to the end of the paved road. Keep driving until you reach the unpaved road and arrive at the end parking lot near Albion Basin Campground. The last mile or two of this road is in Albion Basin.

Visiting | Albion Basin hosts the Wasatch Wildflower Festival in late July and August, so I also recommend scheduling your photography experience earlier in the season. Additionally, sunrise is the perfect time to create engagement photos with that magical glow while taking in the wildflowers with no visitors in sight.

Fees | There is a $10 fee to access Albion Basin during wildflower season.

Provo Canyon Wildflowers Photography

Provo Canyon is one of the more remote wildflower photo spots in Utah, but the trek is worth the experience. The gorgeous yellow flowers evoke a romantic feeling often seen in the movies. If you’re looking for a dramatic location to capture your engagement photos, one with mountain views, Provo Canyon will steal your heart.

Best Time to Visit | Wildflower season at Provo Canyon typically happens during the summer. But, from my experience, the best time to take advantage of this location as one of the best Utah wildflower photo spots, is in June. It’s also worth mentioning that Provo Canyon cannot be accessed during the winter months.

Directions | From Interstate 15 Take Exit 284 in the Highland/Lehi area. Head east on State Route 92 to American Fork Canyon; here you’ll need to pay a $3 toll. 

Visiting | The drive to Provo Canyon for wildflower photography is filled with rough terrain! The roads are dirt and they are filled with rocky terrain. You’ll need a vehicle that can make the trek without worrying about car trouble or getting stuck.

Fees | The summer fee for visiting Provo Canyon for wildflower photography is $20 per vehicle or $5 per person to walk in.  Summer months at Provo Canyon are considered April through October.

Thanksgiving Point Wildflowers Photography

Technically, Thanksgiving Point is a wedding venue. However, they have an expansive box garden that they allow visitors to use for photography purposes. For that reason, it has become one of my favorite wildflower photo spots in Utah for couples that would like to capture their formal wedding portraits nested among a field of vibrant roses and tulips. In addition to the beauty of the gardens at Thanksgiving Point, it is also incredibly easy to access as opposed to some of the other wildflower photo spots in Utah. It’s an ideal location for couples that need to go from their ceremony to their portrait session and directly to their wedding reception.

Best Time to Visit | As far as wildflower photo spots go, Thanksgiving Point is an amazing choice for a few reasons. First, their flowers are in bloom from May through July. Secondly, it is much easier to access. This is especially important if you are looking for wedding photos filled with fields of flowers.

Directions | Thanksgiving Point is located halfway between Salt Lake City and Provo. It is conveniently located off Interstate 15 at the Point of the Mountain. To get there, take exit 284 (Alpine/Highland) and proceed west.

Visiting | Thanksgiving Point is primarily a wedding venue. However, they do hav an exquisite garden perfect for providing that wildflower feeling to your photography experience. If you are visiting Thanksgiving Point purely for the purposes of photography, an advance reservation will be required.

Fees | Scheduling your engagement photos or wedding formals at Thanksgiving Point comes with an entrance fee of $27.

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