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

a groom wearing a navy blue and his bride wearing a cream colored short sleeved wedding dress sit on a navy colored couch at Studio Miesh in Salt Lake City

Classic Natural Light Photography Studios in Salt Lake City Booking a studio can take some of the variables out of planning your photography sessions, especially in a place with mercurial weather like Salt Lake City. While summer (sunny & hot) and winter (snowy & cold) are somewhat reliable, spring and fall can be anything from […]

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The 3 Best Photography Studios in Salt Lake City for Engagements and Bridals

three young girls in pink, cream, and peach colored dresses laugh during their portraits at the Blank Space Studios

Photo studios are a fantastic option for family portraits! It’s really nice to know that you won’t have to postpone your family session due to weather conditions. It’s also great to know that you (and your kids) won’t feel too hot or too cold while having your portraits taken. If you have little kids you’ll […]

4 Great Photo Studios for Family Portraits

a girl wearing a white short sleeved blouse, black jeans, and white sandals sits in the grass for her senior photos at Tibble Fork Reservoir

Lily’s mom, Kerri, and I have known each other for over 20 years! Their whole, extended family is a kind, tight-knit group. I was excited to learn Lily was graduating from Pleasant Grove High School, and really excited that Kerri wanted me to take Lily’s senior-year photos! Portraits for an Amazing Pleasant Grove High School […]

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Gorgeous Pleasant Grove High School Senior Session

a mother, father, their son, and daughter hold hands while walking in the Sand at Little Sahara sand dunes in Nephi

If you haven’t been to the Little Sahara Sand Dunes in Nephi, you’re missing out! It’s one of the most interesting and unique places to go in Utah. Standing on top of a dune with sand as far as the eye can see, you may forget that you haven’t left the state. A Gorgeous Portrait […]

Epic Summer Family Portraits at Little Sahara Sand Dunes

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

a man wearing a dark gray pullover and woman wearing a navy blue jacket at Tibble Fork Reservoir sit next to each other on a fence show for their winter engagement photos

Engagement photos capture one of the happiest events we want to remember for the rest of our lives. We hang them on our walls at home, place them on our desk at work, make them wallpaper on our favorite devices and send them out to family and friends. To mark your happy event you want […]

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What to Wear for Amazing Winter Engagement Photos

a mother, father, and their two daughters, and son sit on the steps of the grand staircase inside the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Utah State Capitol is one of the most beautiful parts of Salt Lake City. The grand building, stunning grounds, and surrounding parks are loved by tourists and locals alike. It’s no wonder that people love to have their photos taken there! Here’s what you need to know before you book your family portraits at […]

Family Portraits at the Utah State Capitol