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Happy 125th Birthday, Utah!!! | Utah Photographer

To celebrate Utah's 125 years of statehood every city in the state had simultaneous fireworks at 7:00 pm all over the state, Covid style. Everyone was encouraged to watch from their car or from a safe distance from one another. I loved being able to watch from our state capital.

I love my State and I am proud to call myself a native Utahn!

Both of my parent's families came from pioneer roots. I can trace my families to handcart companies that risked everything to help settle this then, barren land. I am thankful for the sacrifices they made so I can live in this wonderful state.

Utah did not have an easy road to Statehood. Because of polygamy, statehood was denied many times. Polygamy is misunderstood by many today and I myself do not claim to understand the ins and outs of it. All I know is it a part of my past that I find fascinating. I am not here to pass judgment, just to learn from it. My great-grandfather had three wives, all sisters. He had 21 grandchildren, my grandmother being the youngest.

Anyway, back to our great state. I love my friendly neighbors, our charitable attitude, huge deserts, dark skies, powdery snow, red rocks, small towns, snow-capped mountains, talented artists, great diversity, abundant wildlife, incredible National Parks, wide-open salt flats, unique history, quirkiness, and indomitable spirit!

I am so lucky to live here! I go location scouting as much as I possibly can, always looking for new and fresh settings. Even if I don't find a place to eventually take client photos, I find places to find myself, to be alone and think. What a great blessing that is!

Wild Mustangs Utah West Desert

Delicate Arch

Zion National Park

Silver Lake Big Cottonwood Canyon

Grafton Utah

Bryce Canyon Utah

Red Canyon Utah

Sego Lily

Wasatch State Park

Uintah National Forest

Christmas Meadows

Provo Falls

Indian Paintbrush

Water Lilies


Star Trail on Antelope Island

Great Salt Lake

Wellsville Mountains

Bear River Bird Refuge

Antelope on Antelope Island

I would LOVE to work with you and your Utah photography! Please contact me to book your session today! To view more of my work, follow me on Instagram.

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