Although I don’t get there very often, shooting at the Great Salt Lake just outside of Salt Lake City is one of my favorite places to photograph. It’s a bit of a drive, but in my opinion, it’s very worth it. I love the different backdrops available…I love that it looks like a great soft beach, I love the rocks and the tall grasses.

I loved photographing this family of three daughters and I love that they brought along their family dog. Please don’t hesitate to ask about bringing along your pets to your session! I will always try my best to make sure that they get into the images as I know that they are an important part of your family as well. (it’s always best to mention before hand as some locations do not allow pets)

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With the snow today…I’m sure the lake isn’t looking the same as it does in these images, but I just love the serene calmness of this backdrop for photographs. I  love that you and your family shine in this location…as long as you can get past the smell and the muckiness of it, it’s beautiful. Be grateful that these images aren’t scratch and sniff. Would you like to see another session that I photographed at the Great Salt Lake? Here’s another beautiful family with three daughters at Salt Lake. And if you just need more inspiration on family sessions, take a look at some of the recent family sessions here.

It’s almost mid November…have you taken care of your family images for 2015? What about a snow session!? It’s not too late for your session and we can even get holiday cards for you. Call the studio today at 801-558-2051 or click here to book your family photography session today!

  • Kamie gardner - November 14, 2016 - 7:54 pm

    Are you available for a family photo shoot at Great Salt Lake the day before thanksgiving??ReplyCancel

    • Carrie Owens - November 16, 2016 - 11:19 am

      Hi Kamie, thank you so much for your inquiry however I am booked through the end of the year. Thank you.ReplyCancel

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High school senior photography season is in full swing for the class of 2016 here at the studio and I’m loving the chance to get to know all of these girls. The weather has stayed so warm and sunny for us (except for the one awesome rainy shoot, check it out here if you missed it!!) through most of the fall and now the leaves are turning and the weather is getting perfect for scarves and boots and layering. If you’re unsure of what to bring for your senior session, please don’t hesitate to ask for thoughts and ideas and be sure to bring lots of options…and accessories!

I love high school senior photography so much. This age is magical and a time that is so important in these girls lives. It is so fun learning about their future plans, the things that they love and the things that they are involved in as seniors at their local Utah high schools. Many of my seniors, like this beauty, are involved in charities,athletics, music and theater so it has been great to learn all about the things that make them who they are.

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley squareSalt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley squareSalt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

There were just too many great images to leave out of this sneak peek. This beautiful senior was a natural in front of the camera and it was lots of fun getting to know her and her mother better…mom even snapped some behind the scenes photos of me photographing her daughter and I love that. I am a huge believer of documenting your life and if we’re out photographing and you want to document that experience as well, I say go for it (just warn me so I’m not being too goofy!!). If you’re a high school senior and are looking to get your senior photos taken, please give the studio a call, 801-558-2051 or click here to book your high school senior photography session today! If you have questions about what a senior session is like, send me an email (info@carrieowensphotography.com) and let’s start the conversation.

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This new family of three met me at my studio that is just south of Trolley Square near downtown Salt Lake City for their newborn session to celebrate their new family of three. I love this time in new parents lives, the baby is still so new (remember, I always recommend newborn sessions take place within the first ten days of baby’s birth to ensure the curliest and sleepiest of babies…even though we all know that babies are always on their own schedule).

Salt Lake City Utah newborn and family photographer Carrie Owens photographs a new family of three at her studio near downtown Salt Lake City

This series of three images above just makes me so happy. I love seeing moms and dads loving on their new little babies. It’s the sweetest thing to see them looking so intently at those tiny little humans that they have created. Memorizing every little details because these first few days…month and years…go by in such a sleep deprived blur. That’s why these images are so important. Before mom and dad know it, this sweet little guy will be running and laughing and creating joy in such different ways. Enjoy these quiet moments:)Even those middle of the night moments.

Salt Lake City Utah newborn and family photographer Carrie Owens photographs a new family of three at her studio near downtown Salt Lake City

How sweet is this little guy? I just loved his little smile that we happened to capture as he was relaxing on the couch but I really do love the images with mom and dad the most. I look at my own children (2 of whom are already taller than I am at 13 and 14 years old) and I can barely remember those days when I could cuddle them in my hands on my lap…

Salt Lake City Utah newborn and family photographer Carrie Owens photographs a new family of three at her studio near downtown Salt Lake City

 

Are you pregnant or do you already have your little one? Make sure to document these early days because they go by so very quickly. Want to book your session? Please call or email the studio today to book your newborn photography session. If you want to see more newborn inspiration be sure to click on the newborn blog post archives and ohh and ahh over those sweet little faces. Babies are awesome.

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This beautiful senior from Jordan High School was so much fun to photograph. She was open to trying anything, was simply stunning…just like her mama. I loved the outfit choices that she brought and was so happy that she brought along her lacrosse uniform and wanted some images in that as well. This time for seniors is so important to capture. As a parent, you want to remember these days…watching the session unfold you tend to go through all of the years leading up to this moment, wanting to hold on tight to this child who is no longer just a child. As a senior, this session is so important to showcase who you are at this moment in time…so many huge changes are taking place in your life and you want to document these memories to look back on down the line. I adore photographing seniors and watching them smile and laugh and interact with the person that they have chosen to accompany them on their session. Please enjoy these images of this beautiful girl and if you’re in the market for your senior images, please call or email the studio today to get on the schedule!

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer photographs a beautiful brunette at the studio

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer photographs a beautiful brunette at the studio

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer photographs a beautiful brunette at the studio

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer photographs a beautiful brunette at the studio

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer photographs a beautiful brunette at the studio

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer photographs a beautiful brunette at the studio

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer photographs a beautiful brunette at the studio

 

Call or email the studio today to get on the calendar!

  • Carol - October 30, 2015 - 10:34 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful young lady!!ReplyCancel

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It’s fall family photography time here in Utah! Yes, it’s already that time of year – the time when all families take to the canyons and the valley in search of the most beautiful trees and leaves and where is a better spot than up one of Utah’s amazing canyons? This family of five wanted some images in wide open spaces as well as some shots that showcased some of Utah’s most beautiful scenery and I knew just the spot to take them.

Salt Lake City Utah family photographer Carrie Owens photographs family of five in the mountains

I loved the clothing that mom put together, the colors all coordinated so well and the patterns were perfect – and everything looked beautiful against the natural setting of the canyons here in Utah. And just look at those three beautiful children…

Salt Lake City Utah family photographer Carrie Owens photographs family of five in the mountains

Salt Lake City Utah family photographer Carrie Owens photographs family of five in the mountainsSalt Lake City Utah family photographer Carrie Owens photographs family of five in the mountainsSalt Lake City Utah family photographer Carrie Owens photographs family of five in the mountains

Salt Lake City Utah family photographer Carrie Owens photographs family of five in the mountains

Salt Lake City Utah family photographer Carrie Owens photographs family of five in the mountains

I just love this last image – mom looking back over her family, smiling as they tag along. Don’t forget, just because your kiddos are getting older, doesn’t mean that you should stop getting those family images. If you haven’t taken a family photograph in years, now is the perfect time to set something up…and I promise it will be (mostly) painless – even for dad! Call or email the studio today to get on the calendar!

  • denice - October 11, 2015 - 12:56 pm

    These look so great!ReplyCancel

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