Utah (ABC4) – As the weather warms up, many Utahns will be heading outdoors to capture Springtime memories in the form of family photographs that will be treasured for years to come.
Here’s a list of popular and not-so-popular outdoor locations for family photos that offer gorgeous natural backdrops.
Your photographer may need to get permission before photographing in some of these locations.
Utah State Capitol
The cherry blossoms may have already come and gone for the year, but the Capitol Building is still a beautiful place to take family photos with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The building itself also offers a picturesque backdrop.
Bonneville Salt Flats
The Bonneville Salt Flats offer a truly a one of a kind family photo opportunity. The 12 miles of hardened salt create a dramatic effect in photos.
Antelope Island State Park offers gorgeous lake views and you might even run into the island’s multitude of interesting wildlife, including bison, deer, and sheep. You may want to bring insect repellent to ward off the bugs.
Daybreak is a picturesque community located in South Jordan. It features a lake, docks, and walking trails that all offer great photo opportunities.
Wheeler Historic Farm
This historic farm has countless natural photo backdrop opportunities. From the quaint barn with it’s sloping roof to the farm’s river and wooded trails, many families choose to make this their photo go-to location.
Located up Big Cottonwood Canyon, Silver Lake is a picture-perfect location for family photos. You will be surrounded by towering mountains, statuesque pines, and a sparkling lake. Keep in mind that this area is often covered in snow during early Spring.
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Jordan Pines Campground is another photo location in Big Cottonwood Canyon where many families choose to capture their photos. The natural landscape offers a backdrop of pines, mountains, rocks, and valleys.
Tibble Fork Resevoir
Tibble Fork Resevoir is a popular area for fishing, boating, boating, and hiking. With views of Mount Timpanogos as well as aspen and pine trees, this is a great place to capture iconic Utah family memories.
Located right next to the Utah State Capitol Building, Memory Grove is a popular location for engagement, wedding, and family photos. The beautiful park is dedicated to monuments erected to remember fallen war veterans and features grassy areas, a stream, and rock bridge that all lend themselves to unforgettable photography.