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Wednesday, October 4 ~ Millcreek Canyon (1) SOLD OUT


Saturday, October 7 ~ Millcreek Canyon (1)   

Saturday, October 7 ~ Jordan Pines  

Wednesday, October 11 ~ Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood) 4:30p, 6,00 

Saturday, October 14 ~ Millcreek Canyon (3)  SOLD OUT 

Tuesday, October 17 ~ Millcreek Canyon (3)  5:00 

Thursday, October 19 ~ Temple Quarry SOLD OUT 

Saturday, October 21 ~ TBA  SOLD OUT

Possible TBAs are Millcreek (3), Temple Quarry, Memory Grove, Garden Park Ward

**Location times and dates are based on estimates and past years and may need to be adjusted. I will watch the colors as the dates get closer. Please be understanding and flexible!

Family Photographers Near Me in Utah

Photographer in Salt Lake City Utah


2023 Fall Mini-Sessionsphotography

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour." ~Victoria Erickson

The Details

Mini-sessions are a great way to get beautiful family portraits without the time and expense of a full session.

(However, full sessions are available if desired. Click here for prices.)

The Small Print

~ $175 plus tax

$187.69 total 

(Limit 8 people )

~ 20-Minute Session

~ Online Photo Gallery

~ Multiple Locations Available

~ AM and PM Times available

~ Location may change depending on where leaves are at their peak

~ Some locations allow dogs

~ PLEASE, PLEASE be on time! I schedule sessions back-to-back so if you are late, your time is gone. Please leave plenty of time and arrive early.

~ Only eight people in your group at this price. For those with larger families, each additional person is $10 up to a max of 12 total people.

~ In case of bad weather, I reserve the right to change the date or location to a time or place that will give us the best photos.

~ Payment is due the day of the session by cash, check, or Venmo


Location Descriptions

Click on location name for photos

Jordan Pines (Big Cottonwood) 

Jordan Pines is located about 9 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon and is for those seeking a beautiful mountain setting with wide-open fields, tall grasses, and wonderful pine trees.  Unfortunately, pets are not welcome at this location, but your children are!  There is now plenty of parking.

Millcreek Canyon (1)

This beautiful area of Millcreek Canyon is filled with tall grasses, post-fences, and golden aspens.  It is lovely in both the morning and the evening.  Doggies are allowed.  There is a $5 fee to be paid on your way out of the Canyon.

Millcreek Canyon (2)

I found this gem last year and it is one of my favorites.  The maple trees are beautiful and it has a hidden mountain view.  It also has some post fences and is also lovely in both the morning and the evening.  It has several parking areas. And of course, you can bring your furry friend. There is a $5 fee to be paid on your way out of the Canyon.

Millcreek Canyon (3)

This part of Millcreek is the last to turn.  And the leaves are later in October.  It is right along the river with fun bridges and waterfalls.  Usually, the leaves cover the ground making it an Autumn wonderland.  There is plenty of parking and the light is beautiful in the morning as well as in the evening.  Because it is Millcreek there is a $5 fee, however, Fido is welcome!

Guardsman Pass 

Guardsman Pass is located between Big Cottonwood Canyon and Park City.  There are tons of Aspen trees and the view of the mountains is spectacular!  There are also tall grasses and wide-open fields.  If you enter through Big Cottonwood doggies are not allowed.  But if you come through Park City, or Midway bring them along.

Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood)

The combination of the pines and the golden aspens is beautiful, especially with their reflections on the lake.   It is just up the road from Jordan Pines in Big Cottonwood. You will have to leave your furry friend at home.

Garden Park

Located in the Harvard/Yale area of Salt Lake this charming parklike ward has a stream running through it as well as a pond with bridges and lovely landscaping.  The leaves turn later in October.  There is good parking. Doggies are not allowed here.

Temple Quarry

This beautiful gem is at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon and also one where the leaves turn later.  The maple and oak trees mingle with the beautiful granite rock that was used to build the Salt Lake Temple.  Unfortunately, you have to leave your dog at home.

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