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 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 […]

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Family Fun at Golden Spike National Park

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 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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Easy Tips for Joyful and Stress-Free Spring Family 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