Despite all the Facebook ads this time of the year, people are still surprised at how challenging it can be to find a reliable photographer. The key is to do some homework and find the best professional photographer in your area that specializes in the category you're looking for.
Not all photographers are the same. While some take pride in short and sweet interactions, others strive to spend quality time together and design a custom experience for each one of their clients. There is so much more to a photo shoot than that short time spent in front of a camera!
With that in mind, we gathered a list with the best Professional Photographers in Utah. They are not only extremely talented people, but they also go the extra mile to make sure their clients are well taken care of. The full custom experience they offer is what makes them stand out: design consultation, wardrobe styling, hair and make up artist, and exclusive heirloom quality products are only a few of the things that make their clients feel pampered and heard.
We live in a time in history when everything is disposable, but your memories shouldn't be. These photographers will help you build your legacy with tangible pieces of art that will be cherished for generations to come. The categories are:
- Family Portraiture
- Maternity and Newborn Portraiture
- Whimsical Fine Art Photography
- High School Senior Photography
- Themed Children Portraiture
- Boudoir Photography
Do you have enough pictures with your parents growing up? Do the walls of your home tell your story? Your memories deserve to be more than pixels on a screen. Contact them today to bring your digital images to life and truly enjoy your favorite moments and people for years to come.
Originally from Brazil, Maryana Wright just recently moved to Utah from Arizona and is ready to explore. Offering custom portrait and lifestyle photography in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, she believes that the purpose of photography is not only to make you look good, but also tell your authentic story and freeze time. Specializing in capturing meaningful moments, she finds the most joy in photographing engagements, anniversary, and family sessions. Maryana Wright Photography has photographed hundreds of clients in the Gila Valley, AZ and you can find her work decorating the most beautiful homes in Italy, Australia and Brazil. Ideal clients are authentic, easy-going, fun-loving, silly-dancers, and place a great value in professional photography and quality print products. www.maryanawright.com
Maternity and Newborn Portraiture
Rebeca Price is Utah’s favorite Maternity, Birth and Newborn Photographer. Mother of four, married to her best friend, travel lover, addicted to shopping for dresses and plants, and always looking for a new restaurant to try. She specializes in custom maternity and baby portraiture, in Salt Lake City, UT but is available to travel worldwide. Ever dreamed of having images that are magazine worthy? Are you ready for the best portrait experience? Beka offers timeless magazine styled maternity portraiture that you have always wanted. www.bekapricephotography.com
Whimsical Fine Art Photography
Loni Smith is a nationally acclaimed Utah children's photographer with a special focus on fairy tale photo art. Her whimsical, dreamy style enables her to create storybook heirloom portraits for her clients. Not only does she provide clients with beautiful costumes from her hand picked wardrobe, she also partners with a local farm to provide unique animal experiences and captures the natural interactions between children and animals. From unicorns to zebras to Santa, there is an enchanting theme for everyone, and there is a storybook album waiting to be printed from every magical encounter. Loni is most known for photographing YouTube and TLC's "Rattled" stars The Gardner Quad Squad, and she has taught local and international workshops, had her work featured on Ellen, TLC, The Hallmark Channel, Parents Magazine and several international newspapers and news stations. Her work can be found at lonismith.com
High School Senior Photography
Chelsea Peterson Photography is Utah's top High School Senior photographer. She specializes in portraits with an editorial flare. After photographing everything from babies to weddings she settled on teens when she realized that her personality and artistic eye was naturally drawn to the age group and images. She has won multiple awards, one naming her among the top 100 Senior photographers in the nation 3 years in a row. More than images that seniors love to share on social media, she also offers amazing quality products that generations will enjoy. Reaching these teens at a time in their life when confidence it constantly a balancing act and allow them to see themselves the way that others do and feeling like a rockstar while doing it. Pouring her heart into each senior and giving them an experience that won't be found anywhere else. www.chelseapetersonphotography.com
Themed Children Portraiture
Liz is a Northern Utah photographer specializing in children's portraiture. As a mom of 4 herself, her philosophy on children's portraiture is that each image should capture expressions and quirks unique to each person in front of her camera. She gives children the opportunities and prompts to freely express the things they love and connect with during her limited edition holiday sessions and birthday/yearly portraits, creating a light hearted and positive experience from the pre-consultation to delivering the final products. Equipped with styling advice, a wardrobe exclusively for children, and both outdoor and in studio locations, she offers a wide range of custom looks and elements to her work. www.inspirationsbyliz.com
Heike Bammann is originally from Germany and moved to the U.S. in 2003. She is currently living in Clinton, UT where her studio is located, too. She specializes with her business HB1Photography in Boudoir and Women's Fantasy Portraiture. Heike loves to empower women and show them how beautiful they are, inside and out. Women are so busy with taking care of everyone else on a daily basis that we forget to take care of ourselves. HB1 Boudoir sessions are all about the client. From Hair and Makeup, drinks and snacks to access to the client closet. Each session is customized to the client’s needs. www.hb1photographyllc.com
This was my last photoshoot before Christmas Break last year and it was so much fun! I absolutely love their color scheme! So much that I ordered my 16x20 print sample from this session and I'll get to take it with me and show it off for ever and ever haha
Aren't they such a gorgeous family? Fun and kind too!
I love how smooth and efficient this session was! Mom knew exactly how and where each one of these portraits were going to fit her home. We had clear plans and expectations so it was a breeze to get the images we wanted and achieve our goals. That's why taking your time to think about everything and plan ahead is such an important - and I would even say the biggest - part of your photography experience.
I'm also very happy with the fact that the youngest felt comfortable enough to request his own pose! In every photo session I aim to combine my expertise and artistic vision with my clients' needs and wishes. We then are a team working together to make beautiful memories!
They truly were so great to work with and I enjoyed our time together very much! I can't wait to see them again at the end of the month.
As always, let me know how you liked this and click on the button below if you'd like to schedule your photo session! I would love to get to work with you!
Well, as it turns out Heather and Joseph are super famous and people actually private messaged me asking to see more images so, here it is! haha
When Marquette posted in our local Photographers Facebook Group that she would be in town and wanted to do something fun in between sessions, I just had to tag along! Seriously, we had so much fun!
Heather is another talented local photographer so that means that I got to meet not only one but TWO photografriends that day, and let me tell you: bringing our online friendships to real life was the bomb.
Poor Joseph was outnumbered and came against his will, but he was actually a good sport getting bossed around by the three of us! haha Also, I think he got a burger out of it so win-win ;)
I think the next one is my favorite image from the whole session! hahaha
I didn't want to get in Marquette's way so I didn't take as many pictures of the couple as I usually would, but I do love the ones I got. Looking for different angles to shoot from was such a cool challenge and I loved getting to see Marquette doing her thing. She's so fun to work with!
Now I ask myself why date night photoshoots aren't a thing. Every couple should do it. Then head out to eat burgers afterwards. Seriously. haha! Message me if you'd like to set something up!
If you ask me, I'll say the only thing better than engagement pictures is this in home newlywed lifestyle photoshoot. Wouldn't this make a great wedding gift?!
After almost 6 years of marriage, movies and popcorn are still one of mine and my husband's favorite dates. It was so cool to go to their little house and get to document that for this sweet couple!
They are the nicest and did a really good job decorating their little apartment. I think they'll have fun looking back at these pictures reminiscing about their newlywed days.
Seriously. Wasn't that the cutest/coziest photoshoot you've seen in a while?? Contact me today to schedule your own. Lifestyle is the best! There's no need to worry about matching outfits or kids throwing a fit, we get comfy and document life exactly how it looks like right now.
If you've been around long enough you've probably already heard me talk about The Venue on Main in Safford, AZ. Adrian and Leah are the sweetest couple and I was so excited when they decided to have their pictures taken there!
The Venue on Main is not a natural light studio per se, but it's the closest thing we have in town and I was thrilled to get to shoot there! The light that comes from those huge windows is so fun to play with!
We spent almost 2h exploring the place and trying different things in different spots. It was awesome.
I hope you liked those pictures as much as we did! Message me if you'd like to set something up and come shoot with me there too ;)
Wife, Mother, Friend, Brazilian, Navy brat, LDS convert. I'm all about love, laughter, details, and dancing.
Custom portrait and lifestyle photographer serving Salt Lake City - Utah and surrounding areas. Specializing in capturing meaningful moments, I find the most joy in photographing high school seniors, engagements, anniversary, family, and personal branding sessions. Established in 2013, Maryana Wright Photography has photographed hundreds of clients in the Gila Valley, AZ. Ideal clients are authentic, easy-going, fun-loving, silly-dancers, and place a great value in professional photography and quality print products. I believe that the purpose of photography is not only to make you look good, but also tell your authentic story and freeze time. Contact me today to chat about how we can help you bring your images to life and preserve your precious moments for generations to come.