We're Melissa & Joseph

Photographers, Soulmates, and Explorers

Welcome to our blog! As wedding and portrait photographers for Salt Lake, Utah County, and beyond, we get to meet incredible people and see spectacular sights. We invite you to sit back, relax, and let us show you the people and places that make us proud to call Utah our home!

a woman wearing a white lace dress and a man wearing a navy polo shirt and gray slacks holding hands on their date in Utah County

Looking for something to do besides dinner and a movie? Whether you’ve just met or you’ve been dating for a while, these ideas will help you two get to know each other better. (And maybe help you get your relationship to the next level!) Utah County has great dating locations whatever your interests or if […]

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5 Fun Date Ideas in Utah County

a black and white image of a historical steam engine running along the train tracks towards Golden Spike National Park in Utah

Are you a fan of trains or have a fan in your family? Then a trip to Golden Spike National Park is a must! Located just 1.5 hours northwest of Salt Lake City, it’s an easy trip to make in one day. The park includes driving and hiking tours, reenactments, engine house tours and other […]

Family Fun at Golden Spike National Park

two boys and their toddler brothers stand in front of a wooden fence at Highland Glenn Park in the fall

Toddlers are amazing! They are adorably enthusiastic about everything and have an endless supply of energy…until they don’t. One minute they’re running around wanting to show you everything they see. Then all of a sudden, they’re tired and want their stroller. This can make entertaining them a challenge. If you’re looking for a few new […]

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Unique Things To Do in Utah County With Your Toddler

a mother smiles at her two young daughters, and her toddler son for their spring family portrait session at the Utah State Capitol

Isn’t spring wonderful? The sun is out and the snow has (hopefully) melted. You can finally trade your parka for a jacket. Yes!!! What better way to celebrate than to have spring family photos taken? Here are some tips to make your portrait session happy and stress-free! What to Wear Pastels and light-colored neutrals are […]

Easy Tips for Joyful and Stress-Free Spring Family Photos

Winter engagement photo of a man in a black suit holds his fiancee wearing a navy blue dress outside the Utah State Capitol

Are you the kind of couple who believes that winter romance includes cuddling by the fire sipping hot chocolate while you watch snow fall outside? Do you prefer walking hand in hand on dry ground, instead of wading through knee-deep snow? We hear you! Thankfully, there are great locations throughout Utah to capture beautiful engagement […]

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Great Locations for Winter Engagement Photos Without Snow