Now booking for FALL! + New booking process

17 August 2023

Hello friends!  Thank you so much for your ongoing support of my photography business!  It means so much to me to be able to capture these memories for you!  I wanted to share a few big announcements:

  • All bookings and availability will now be handled via my booking site HERE!  I am so excited about this process, and feel that it will help streamline the process and help you schedule sessions that are more customized to the locations you want!
  • I will occasionally offer actual mini sessions (15 minute sessions)... the first of these will be held the weekend after Thanksgiving for some winter/holiday style photos.  Stay tuned for more info to come!
  • I am narrowing the focus of my photography a bit to the genre of families and seniors/individuals, in an effort to give the best product that I can give, and simplify my life a bit.  I do currently still have my home studio, and may take these sessions upon request until I dismantle the studio, but they will no longer be my primary focus.  I have just found over the years that I really love shooting families most of all, and I'm excited to make this the focus of what I do!
  • Fall booking is officially LIVE, and my availability is listed on the booking site until Thanksgiving!  I will announce periodically when I am ready to open up new dates into the next year.  But as of right now, the books are open for the fall!  For your reference, it is usually pretty green in the mountains until late September.  Fall colors peak the end of September and first two weeks of October in the mountains.  If you know if you would like reds (maples) or yellows (aspens), or see any specific location I have posted before, please feel free to list this in your booking info!  End of October and early November we can usually find the remaining fall colors (oranges and golds) in the valley, but typically none in the mountains.  The forest look at some of my favorite mountain locations looks timeless year-round though!
  • I will be in the Denver, Colorado area September 8-11, so if you would like to see what I have available in Denver that weekend, please see this blog post HERE!
Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support of my family and my photography business!  It has been so wonderful to see my returning clients, and meet so many wonderful new families this year!







Denver, Colorado 2023 Sessions

28 July 2023

Hello friends!  I’m heading to Colorado in September, and I would love to capture your family!  The following below is a list of location options for various dates, but everything is flexible, if there is somewhere else you would like to go.  These are just potential options, but I am always open to going somewhere new!  These sessions will be $350 plus tax, and include a complete download of all of your unedited proofs, and 20 polished edits of your choice.  Crossed out times are booked.  Let me know if you have any questions, and just shoot me a message if you want to go ahead with booking a date!  My email is melaniericephotography@gmail.com, or you may call or text me at 801-865-7089.  Looking forward to working with you!!

September 8:  6:00 and 6:45 pm:  Three Sisters Park
September 9:  7:30 am:  Hildebrand Ranch Park
September 10:  7:15 am:  Doudy Draw Trailhead
September 10:  5:30 pm:  Mount Falcon Park
September 10:  6:15 pm:  Meyer Ranch Park
September 11:  7:00 am:  Three Sisters Park

Other alternate options:  Flatirons Vista Trailhead, Kenosha Pass, Elk Meadow Park, Van Bibber Park, or anything else you can think of!







Summer 2023 Utah Mini Sessions

20 May 2023

Hello friends!!  It's that time again... I'm getting ready to book my SUMMER dates!  I'm so excited to get back up into our beautiful mountains!!  Family mini sessions are $350 plus sales tax, and that comes with 20 high resolution polished edited digital images of your choice.  You will also be able to download your entire proofing gallery in high resolution (100+ images).  All travel and location fees included, unless otherwise specified.

Please note that due to the record breaking snowfall we have had this year, locations like Albion Basin may not be as expected or in peak wildflower bloom around when it usually is.  I will watch these locations closely, and we can modify dates as needed!

Please see my current family session guide HERE for the booking policies/process, ideas of what to wear, and lots of other helpful info!

Grab your session date today by sending me a message!  Feel free to reach out by email or text at melaniericephotography@gmail.com or 801-865-7089 with any questions.  Thank you for your interest!

2023 Utah Summer Family Mini Sessions

**dates will be crossed out when booked -- current as of 8/17/23.  Dates/locations are adjusted occasionally as needed. Please refer to this list for the most current availability.**

June 12:  Big Springs Park (Provo Canyon) - 6:45 and 7:15 pm
June 13:  Jolley's Ranch (Hobble Creek Canyon) - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
June 15:  Tibble Fork Reservoir (American Fork Canyon) - 6:30 pm
June 15:  Utah Lake - 8:00 pm
June 19:  Snowbasin (Ogden canyon) - possible wildflowers - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
June 21:  Big Springs Park (Provo Canyon) - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
June 28:  Stewart Falls Trailhead - 6:15 pm
June 28:  Utah Lake - 8:15 pm
June 29:  McPolin Barn in Park City - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
July 1:  Stewart Falls Trailhead - 6:15 pm
July 1:  Utah Lake - 8:15 pm
July 3:  Tibble Fork Reservoir (American Fork Canyon) - 6:30 pm
July 3:  Utah Lake - 8:15 pm
July 17:  Bonneville Salt Flats (add $75 for travel) - 7:30 and 8:00 pm
July 19:  Lavender farm in Mona - 8:00 and 8:30 pm
July 21:  Big Springs Park (Provo Canyon) - 6:15 and 6:45 pm
July 25:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 7:00 and 7:45 pm
July 29:  Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon - 6:30 pm
July 29:  Utah Lake - 7:45 pm
August 2:  Stewart Falls Trailhead - 5:45 pm
August 2:  Utah Lake - 7:30 pm
August 3:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 6:45 and 7:30 pm
August 4:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 6:45 and 7:30 pm
August 5:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 6:45 and 7:30 pm
August 7:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 6:45 and 7:30 pm
August 9:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 6:45 and 7:30 pm
August 11:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 6:45 and 7:30 pm
August 12:  Bonneville Salt Flats (add $75 for travel) - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
August 14:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 6:30 and 7:15 pm
August 15:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 6:30 and 7:15 pm
August 16:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 6:30 and 7:15 pm
August 18:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 6:30 and 7:15 pm

All dates beyond August 18 are now going to be listed on my booking website HERE, in which you can choose your own date and location!




Spring 2023 Mini Sessions

17 March 2023

Hi friends!!  It's that time of year again!  Time to think about your spring photos. The warmer days and blossoms are right around the corner!

Minis are $350 plus tax for an immediate family, or $300 plus tax for a senior/individual. Pricing includes a 30-45 minute session, booked back to back with one other client.  Your session includes 20 edited high resolution digital images of your choice, as well as the complimentary download of ALL of your proofing gallery images in high resolution.  If you desire a full session (longer session length, and only your family per evening) you may always do so, and I can give you a list of dates I am available.

Please email me or call/text me for inquiries!  My email is melaniericephotography@gmail.com, and my cell number is 801-865-7089.  I'm excited for all of my upcoming spring sessions!

Please see my current family session guide HERE for the booking policies/process, ideas of what to wear, and lots of other helpful info!

I will begin booking for the summer (mid-June until end of August) during May.  Keep an eye out for announcements regarding summer booking!

Spring 2023 Family Mini Session Dates:

**booked dates will be crossed out - current as of 6/2/23**

**Please note that blossom dates are subject to change based on weather and blossom availability at the various orchard locations.  I will watch the locations closely and update these dates as indicated, but the dates I have listed below are my best estimate based on past years.  Also please note that locations are flexible if the whole date is still available... please feel free to reach out to me, and we can adjust accordingly if you are the first client to book that date!

April 17:  Utah State Capitol blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 18:  Fruit Heights, Utah orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 23:  Legends in Springville (seniors only) - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 24:  Santaquin, Utah orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 28:  Downtown Provo - 6:00 pm
April 28:  Utah Lake - 7:30 pm
April 30:  Utah County blossoms (location TBD) - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
May 1:  Utah State Hospital orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
May 5:  Utah State Hospital orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
May 9:  Utah State Hospital orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
May 17:  Big Springs (Provo canyon) - 6:15 and 6:45 pm
May 22:  Jolley's Ranch - 6:15 and 6:45 pm
May 26:  Big Springs (Provo canyon) - 6:15 and 6:45 pm
May 31:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 6:30 pm
May 31:  Utah Lake - 8:00 pm
June 5:  Snowbasin mountains/possible wildflowers - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
June 6:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 6:30 pm
June 6:  Utah Lake - 8:00 pm








Fall 2022 Family Mini Sessions - Northern Utah, St George, and Colorado

06 September 2022

Fall is around the corner!!  I am so excited to start booking my Utah and Colorado fall dates for family mini sessions. Please note that I am also offering one St. George date this year, in addition to my usual Northern Utah dates!  Family mini sessions are $350 + tax (except for the two snow/winter dates, detailed below), and include a 30-45 minute session at one of the dates and locations listed below.  Mini sessions include 20 high resolution digital images of your choice, and the option to add on more edited images, if desired, at $10 per image.  All sessions also include a complimentary high resolution download of your proofing gallery!  I over-shoot, and over-deliver!  You will have tons of extra images to have as a fun keepsake of your session. 

**dates will be crossed out when booked — current as of 10/25/22**

Utah Fall Dates:
September 20:   Jordan Pines Campground (Big Cottonwood Canyon) - 5:00 and 5:45 pm
September 22:  Snowbasin (Ogden canyon) - 4:45 and 5:30 pm
September 26:  Tibble Fork Reservoir (American Fork canyon) - 4:45 pm
September 26:  Alpine Loop (American Fork canyon) - 5:45 pm
September 27:  Big Springs Park (Provo canyon) - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
September 30:  Snow Canyon (St. George) - 5:15 and 6:00 pm (added permit fee required)
October 1:  Pioneer Park (St. George) - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
October 7:  Payson Canyon (upper Nebo loop) - 4:15 and 5:00 pm
October 10 (AM):  Jolley's Ranch (Springville canyon) - 8:45 am
October 10:  Payson Canyon (lower Nebo loop) - 3:45 and 4:30 pm
October 19:  Payson Canyon - 3:45 and 4:30 pm
October 20:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 4:30 pm
October 20:  Highland Glen Park - 5:30 pm
October 25:  Payson Canyon - 3:45 and 4:30 pm
October 26:  Spanish Fork river trail - 4:30 and 5:00 pm
October 28:  Highland Glen Park - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
November 3:  Wheeler Farm - 4:00 and 4:45 pm
November 4:  Downtown Provo - 3:30 pm
November 4:  Utah Lake - 5:15 pm
November 8:  Spanish Fork Canyon - 3:45 and 4:30 pm
November 11:  Wheeler Farm - 3:00 and 3:45 pm
November 14:  Antelope Island - 4:00 and 4:30 pm
November 18:  Spanish Fork Canyon - 2:30 and 3:15 pm

Winter / Possible snow sessions ($200 plus tax, 15 minute session, 10 images of your choice):
November 27:  Jordan Pines Campground (Big Cottonwood Canyon) - 1:00, 1:20, and 1:40 pm
November 28:  Jordan Pines Campground (Big Cottonwood Canyon) - 1:00, 1:20, and 1:40 pm

Colorado Fall Dates:
If a date is full and you would like a mid-morning or mid-afternoon session with potentially higher/brighter sunlight, please reach out and I may be able to accommodate!  There are plenty of locations with great shade that would still work well.  Morning sessions to not need to start that early if you are ok with a little more full sun.

October 3:  Mount Falcon Park - 4:30 pm
October 3:  Meyer Ranch Park - 5:30 pm
October 4:  Standley Lake - 6:50 am
October 4:  Kenosha Pass - 4:00 and 4:45 pm
October 5:  Doudy Draw Trailhead - 7:30 am
October 5:  Standley Lake - 5:00 and 5:45 pm
October 6:  Meyer Ranch Park - 6:50 am




Summer 2022 Mini Sessions in Utah and Colorado

27 April 2022

Hello friends!!  It's that time again... I'm getting ready to book my SUMMER dates!  I'm so excited to get back up into our beautiful mountains!!  These will be my dates for both Utah and Colorado.  Family mini sessions are $350 plus sales tax, and that comes with 20 high resolution polished edited digital images of your choice.  You will also be able to download your entire proofing gallery in high resolution (100+ images).  All travel and location fees included, unless otherwise specified.

Grab your session date today by sending me a message!  Feel free to reach out by email or text at melaniericephotography@gmail.com or 801-865-7089 with any questions.  Thank you for your interest!

2022 Utah Summer Family Mini Sessions

**dates will be crossed out when booked -- current as of 7/16/22**

June 6:  Alpine Loop in American Fork canyon - 6:45 and 7:30 pm
June 8:  Snowbasin mountains in Ogden canyon (wildflowers) - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
June 15:  Big Springs Park in Provo Canyon - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
June 20:  Snowbasin mountains in Ogden canyon (wildflowers) - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
June 21:  Big Springs Park in Provo Canyon - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
June 23:  Theater in the Pines campground - 6:00 pm
June 23:  Utah Lake - 8:00 pm
June 28:  McPolin Barn in Park City - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
July 6:  Lavender farm in Mona - 8:00 and 8:30 pm
July 10:  Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon - 6:30 pm
July 10: Utah Lake - 8:30 pm
July 11:  Lavender farm in Mona - 8:00 and 8:30 pm
July 13:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 7:00 and 7:30 pm 
July 15:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 7:00 and 7:30 pm 
July 18:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
July 20:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
July 22:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
July 25:  Albion Basin wildflowers - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
July 27:  Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon - 5:45 pm
July 27:  Utah Lake - 7:45 pm
August 2:  Big Springs park in Provo Canyon - 6:15 and 6:45 pm
August 8:  Theater in the Pines campground - 5:45 pm
August 8:  Utah Lake - 7:30 pm
August 10:  Jordan Pines in Big Cottonwood canyon - 5:45 and 6:15 pm
August 15:  Bonneville Salt Flats (add $75 for travel) - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
August 17:  Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon - 5:30 pm
August 17: Utah Lake - 7:30 pm
August 23:  McPolin Barn in Park City - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
August 25:  Jordan Pines in Big Cottonwood Canyon - 5:30 and 6:00 pm

2022 Colorado Mini Sessions
** Post edited... the Colorado sessions have been moved to October 3-6. Details to come!




Spring 2022 Utah Mini Sessions

21 March 2022

Spring is here!!  Thank you to all of my sweet clients and friends for your kindness and patience with me as I have navigated the tremendously difficult passing of my husband this past November.  I do indeed plan to shoot again this year, on a somewhat limited basis.  Here is all of the info you need to know!  My mini sessions are $350 plus tax.

Pricing includes a 30-45 minute session, booked back to back with one other client.  Your session includes 20 edited high resolution digital images of your choice, as well as the complimentary download of ALL of your proofing gallery images in high resolution.  A $100 retainer fee is due upon booking to reserve your date, and the remaining balance may be paid within a week prior to the session.  If you desire a full session (longer session length, and only your family per evening) you may always do so, and I can give you a list of dates I am available.

Please email me or call/text me for inquiries!  My email is melaniericephotography@gmail.com, and my cell number is 801-865-7089.  I'm excited for all of my upcoming spring sessions!

Spring 2022 Family Mini Session Dates:

**booked dates will be crossed out - current as of 4/28/22**

**Please note that blossom dates are subject to change based on weather and blossom availability at the various orchard locations.  I will watch the locations closely and update these dates as indicated, but the dates I have listed below are my best estimate based on past years.  Also please note that locations are flexible if the whole date is still available... please feel free to reach out to me, and we can adjust accordingly if you are the first client to book that date!

April 11:  Utah State Capitol blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 16:  Downtown Provo - 6:00 pm
April 16:  Utah Lake - 7:45 pm
April 21:  Santaquin, Utah orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 23:  Harley-Davidson building in Lindon - 5:30 and 6:00 pm
April 25:  Fruit Heights, Utah orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 27:  Utah State Hospital orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
May 4:  Utah State Hospital orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
May 11:  Provo Canyon - 6:15 and 6:45 pm
May 13:  Provo Canyon - 6:15 and 6:45 pm
May 16:  Spanish Fork Canyon - 6:15 and 6:45 pm
May 22:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 6:30 pm
May 22:  Utah Lake - 8:00 pm
May 25:  Snowbasin mountains/wildflowers - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
May 27:  Poppy field in Alpine, Utah - 6:30 and 7:00 pm