Utah Bride and Groom

12 Breathtaking Places to Take Outdoor Engagement Photos

In Utah, there’s no shortage of incredible landscapes to make into gorgeous photos. For epic engagement and formal galleries, try on some of these iconic Beehive State locations for size. Whether you’re vision is a romantic mountain vibe or the adventure tied to southern Utah’s red rock, these hidden gems are sure to take your photoshoot to the next level!

1. Tony’s Grove, Logan Canyon, Logan

Photos by Kevyn Bruce Photography. For the couple that wants a little bit of everything: mountains, trees and serene lakeside shots are a cinch up Logan Canyon.

2. Bear Lake, Garden City by Billow and Mull

Photos by Billow and Mull Photography. If you and your love are looking for more of a lakeside adventure, why not travel to the quaintest lake town in the state?

3. Green Canyon, Logan 

Photos by Brianna Williams Photography. All pines, all over is the name of the game up Green Canyon in Logan. For a simple backdrop and moody colors, head to this spot.

4. McPolin Farm, Park City 

Photos by Erin Kate Photography. A truly iconic mountain destination of Utah, shooting at the White Barn will make your save the dates look like a classic postcard. The aspen trees make for a perfect neutral backdrop and there’s plenty of room to explore. Keep an eye out for this lovely couple’s full wedding, to be featured in December!

5. Pigeon Water, Duchesne County Utah

Photos by Tarrin Monson Photography. Pigeon Water Spring is a hidden, Eastern Utah gem with some of the most perfect mountain peak views you can find. Simple, majestic and elegant – what more could you ask for?

6. The Great Saltair, Salt Flats, SLC 

Photos by Jadie Jo Photography. If you want the shoot’s focus to be completely on you, head to another Utah icon: the Salt Flats. A plain white background leaves the eye to wander to the most important elements – your faces!

7. Storm Mountain, Big Cottonwood Canyon

Photos by Grey Giraffe Photography. Towering rock faces, huge Utah peaks, and the two of you. For epic backgrounds on your photos, hiking up Big Cottonwood is a must. Be sure to wear a pop of color, as this bride-to-be smartly chose, so you don’t get lost in the natural beauty.

8. Solitude Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon

Photos by Austen Diamond. Two ski bums in love plus the greatest snow on earth equals gorgeous and cute as a button engagement photos!

9. Provo Canyon Meadows, Provo Canyon

Photos by Branson Maxwell Photography. Many locations in Utah are moody and ominous (which works for many couples), but if bright and joyful is closer to your aesthetic, the Provo Canyon Meadows in spring will be your perfect match. More of this session will hit the site this spring!

10. Sand Dunes, Nephi, Moab + Zion.

Photos by Jessica Janae Photography. Utah might just be one of the prettiest desert areas around  – why not take advantage of the rolling hills of sand we have right at our fingertips?

11. Arches National Park, Moab

Photos by Emily Klarer Photography. Nothing is more iconic than Utah’s red rock landscapes down south. Take an adventure to visit Moab’s major arches for a bohemian vibe in your photos.

12. Zion National Park, Springdale

Photos by Magnolia & Ember Photography. A different kind of mountain landscape appears once you enter southern Utah, from fir trees to sagebrush and red ledges. Elegant but still wild is the name of the game, here – sound like you?

 

See more engagement photo inspiration here! 

Megan Bartholomew
Megan Hulse Bartholomew is the web editor for Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. She recently graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in English and Journalism, and is currently trying to catch up on 5+ years of pleasure reading.

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