Urban Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Photographer | Exchange Place Utah
When I first met cute Rachel we were going to shoot her Senior photos at the Salt Lake City Library. I had called the night before and was assured that the library was open to photographers. The Library has been closed for over a year due to Covid-19. When I showed up, the manager of the library met me and sadly told me that it was still closed to photographers and would be until at least June or July. Rachel and her mom were good sports about it and we rescheduled for the next week at Exchange Place which is just around the corner. I was a bit mad and a bit sad. I love shooting at the Library. The light is wonderful there and the architecture lends to such interesting and unique photos.
So, here we are at Exchange Place. You never know what you will find at Exchange Place. It is in an eternal state of change an upgrade. There is usually some form of scaffolding at all times. But that is ok. It adds to the charm.
There were fewer photographers than usual, only one. But unfortunately, the graffiti artists, (not the good ones) had taken their toll on some of the walls and benches. Like I said, you never know what you will find at Exchange Place.
After a few photos around the streets, we headed down Main Street to one of my favorite murals, hoping it was still there. With all of the changes happening in the city. I was keeping my fingers crossed that it had not been torn down yet. Yes, it was there. Those of you that know downtown Salt Lake, know the book mural in back of a now vacant store at about 250 South Main. There are so many rumors about the demolition of that block that I am never sure when it will be gone. So for this shoot at least we were in luck!
We got back to Exchange Place just in time to catch some wonderful back lighting on top of my favorite parking structure. It was a great afternoon, with a cute senior and her mom!