Utah Wedding Photographers

We have a pretty hard time picking our favorite state. Kyle always says we should just combine Colorado and Utah into one super-state so he no longer has to pick a favorite. Tori was born and raised in Southern Utah, and it will always be “Home” - We met in Utah when Kyle moved here after college and we got married in Utah. Needless to say, this state will always have a special place in our heart. With 5 National Parks, 44 State Parks, acres of BLM, from the red rocks of Zion and Arches to the pine covered Uinitas to the glistening salt flats, Utah has so much magic just waiting to blow your mind!

Couple kisses on a canyon edge in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Places to get married in Utah

Few states offer the sheer diversity of landscapes that Utah does. In the northern part of the state, near Salt Lake City, we have the amazing Uinta and Wasatch mountains that offer views similar to the Colorado Rockies. In the southern part of the state, we have the red sandstone high deserts you've seen in all those westerns. From desolate sand dunes, to dramatic canyons and vibrant rocks, to sprawling forests and majestic mountains, Utah has it all!

The National Parks

Utah is probably best known for it's Mighty Five National Parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. Each of these parks offer unique views of the geological oddities that attract millions of visitors each year. Managed by the National Park Service, the Parks all require permits and fees to host ceremonies within their boundaries and limit the specific locations where ceremonies can be held. If you need help navigating the process of having a wedding in a Utah National Park, don't hesitate to reach out, we're happy to help!

Bride and Groom portrait at sunset at Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

State Parks

If you're looking to escape some of the crowds and go somewhere a little more local, look no further than Utah's amazing State Parks. Located near Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park offers a gorgeous red rock canyon venue perfect for your southern Utah elopement or wedding. Or maybe try one of Moab's lesser known canyon views and check out Dead Horse Point State Park. Looking to get away from civilization? Goblin Valley State Park could be perfect for you! These parks are managed by the State and often require a special permit if you want to use them as a wedding venue, but don't worry, we're here to help you out with that process!

 
 

The Bonneville Salt Flats

Located 2 hours west of Salt Lake City on I-80, the Salt Flats offer one of the most unique and desolate landscapes in North America. This densely packed salt pan is the remnants of a pre-historic lake that covered much of western Utah. Now famous for the Speedway where numerous land speed records have been broken, it's also an amazingly unique place for wedding pictures. Depending on the weather leading up to your session, the Flats can be either bone dry or covered in ankle deep water as far as the eye can see!

Groom holds bride at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
Couple walk together at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Mountains

As you begin a trek from Salt Lake City to nearly any other part of the state, you are going to be greeted with numerous mountain range views. The Unitas and Wasatch mountains dominate the landscape of the Salt Lake City and Utah County valleys. Full of waterfalls, mountain meadows, winding canyons, and majestic peaks, these mountains are full of amazing places to host your wedding ceremony. As you drive south down I-15, you'll be flanked by mountain ranges for nearly your entire trip to St. George.

Desert

The Bonneville Salt Flats aren't the only remnants of that pre-historic lake. In the mid-west part of the state you can find rolling sand dunes at the Little Sahara Recreation Area. Travel further south to the bottom west corner of the state and you'll find fields of Joshua trees tucked into the Beaver Dam Mountains. These desolate locations could be a perfect venue for your adventurous elopement or epic wedding photos!

Bride in Indian Sari and groom snuggle for portraits in front of a Joshua Tree in Utah
Couple in alternative wedding clothes dance at the Little Sahara Sand Dunes, Utah
Kyle and Tori were AMAZING!!! They made our day super wonderful and fun! They are super easy to work with and made us feel really relaxed. We love our photos and could not be happier!. We are so glad we choose them as our photographers.
— Crista+Scott // St. George, Utah

Getting Married in Utah

Like many other states in the US, to get married in the state of Utah you need to have a marriage license and have the marriage solemnized. You can apply for a marriage license at any County Clerk office. There is no waiting period to get married once you have the license, however, it's only good for 30 days. To apply for a marriage license, you will need all of the following: 

  • Both parties must be present at the time of application.

  • Full names, addresses and date and place of birth of both parties.

  • The social security card of both parties, unless a party doesn't have a social security number.

  • The names and birth places of the parents of both parties, including mother's maiden name.

  • Valid picture ID such as a passport, birth certificate, drivers license, or state ID card.

  • A license fee is charged in most counties, which includes two certified copies of the license. Note: Some counties do not charge a fee for the license, but do charge for the certified copies.

Utah requires you to have two people who are over the age of 18 witness your ceremony and a qualified officiant (like a religious leader or government official) to solemnize your union. Since we are a husband and wife duo, we are more than happy to act as the witnesses to your wedding ceremony, should you need us to!

Couple pose at elopement in Snow Canyon State Park, Utah
Wedding veil blows in wind while couple hug at Mirror Lake in Utah
Bride and Groom share a tender embrace at Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Couple walks together during wedding portraits at the Alpine Loop in Utah

Ready to book your Utah wedding?

Looking for the perfect wedding photographer? Look no further than these two. They went above and beyond with every moment they spent with us. Our wedding day was a disorganized mess and they just rolled with the punches with a smile. They made us feel comfortable and beautiful, and our pictures turned out so much better than we could have imagined. Seriously guys- best photographers around!
— Erin+Joe // Kanab, Utah