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 9/21/22**

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 - 5:45 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 5:45 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 7:  Wheeler Farm - 3:00 and 3:45 pm
November 8:  Spanish Fork Canyon - 3:45 and 4:30 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

Fall 2021 Mini Sessions in Utah and Colorado

01 September 2021

Hello friends!!  It's that time again.  I'm so excited to announce my fall session dates for 2021!  I will be out visiting my hometown in Colorado for a few dates in October, so I will include those in this list!  I plan to offer just a few dates of snowy/holiday sessions in late November & early December, so stay tuned for those ones to come.  Bring on all the fall colors and beautiful family sessions!

Family mini sessions are $350 + tax, 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 now 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 11/8/21**

Utah Dates:
September 6:  Big Springs - 5:30 and 6:15 pm
September 10:  McPolin Barn - 4:45 and 5:15 pm
September 14:  Jordan Pines Campground - 5:00 and 5:45 pm
September 22:  Bonneville Salt Flats - 5:30 and 6:00 pm
September 25:  Snowbasin - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
September 30:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 4:45 pm
September 30:  Alpine Loop - 5:45 pm
October 1 (AM):  Jolley's Ranch - 8:45 am
October 1:  Alpine Loop - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
October 2 (AM):  Mapleton Canyon - 8:30 am
October 2:  Upper Nebo Loop - 4:15 and 5:00 pm
October 10 (AM):  Jolley's Ranch - 8:45 am
October 10:  Payson Canyon - 4:00 and 4:30 pm
October 21:  Tunnel Springs Park - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
October 24:  Rock Canyon - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
October 27:  Spanish Fork river trail - 4:30 and 5:00 pm
November 1:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 3:30 and 4:00 pm
November 2:  Downtown Provo - 3:30 pm
November 2:  Utah Lake - 5:15 pm
November 3:  Wheeler Farm - 4:00 and 4:45 pm
November 6:  Spanish Fork Canyon - 3:45 and 4:30 pm
November 7:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 2:30 and 3:00 pm
November 8:  Antelope Island - 4:00 and 4:30 pm
November 11:  Wheeler Farm - 2:45 and 3:30 pm
November 13:  Spanish Fork Canyon - 2:30 and 3:15 pm
November 15:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 2:15 and 3:00 pm
November 16:  Downtown Provo - 2:00 pm
November 16:  Utah Lake - 4:00 pm

Colorado Dates:
(Locations are flexible if the timing/lighting works out and you would like a different location.  I'm also open to scheduling any morning mini sessions while I'm there... feel free to reach out if you would prefer a morning!)
October 3:  Lost Gulch Lookout - 4:00 pm
October 3:  Chautauqua Park - 5:00 pm
October 4:  Hildebrand Ranch Park - 4:00 pm
October 4:  Meyer Ranch Park - 5:30 pm
October 5:  Kenosha Pass - 4:00 and 4:45 pm
October 6:  Mount Falcon Park - 4:00 and 4:30 pm
October 7:  Kenosha Pass - 4:00 and 4:45 pm

Summer 2021 Utah Family Mini Sessions

14 May 2021

Summer is just around the corner!!  I can't wait to be back up in the canyons shooting in these incredible mountain backdrops... the blooming wildflowers, lavender farms, lush green mountains, and gorgeous white salt flats.  I have compiled the list of dates and times that I will be doing family mini sessions.  I am excited to offer some of my top favorite locations once again, for Utah 2021 summer mini sessions!  

Family mini sessions are $350 + tax, and include a 30-45 minute session at one of the dates and locations listed below.  Some locations require an additional travel or permit fee, which will be listed below if that applies.  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 now 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.  More session info about mini sessions may be found on my pricing page here on my website.

If you desire to book any of these evenings as a full session to have a little more length of session time for your family (no back to back bookings with another family)- for $450 plus tax, please feel free to reach out and let me know and I would be happy to accommodate when it is possible!

**dates will be crossed out when booked — current as of 7/12/21**

2021 Utah Summer Family Mini Sessions:

June 11:  Snowbasin mountains in Ogden canyon - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
June 28:  Lavender farm in Mona - 8:00 and 8:30 pm
June 30:  McPolin Barn in Park City - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
July 6:  McPolin Barn in Park City - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
July 7:  Bonneville Salt Flats (add $75 for travel) - 7:30 and 8:00 pm
July 12: Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon - 6:30 pm
July 12: Utah Lake - 8:30 pm
July 16:  Albion Basin - 7:15 and 7:45 pm 
July 17:  Albion Basin - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
July 22:  Albion Basin - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
July 26:  Albion Basin - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
July 27:  Albion Basin - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
July 31:  Albion Basin - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
August 2:  Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon - 5:45 pm
August 2:  Utah Lake - 7:45 pm
August 4:  Big Springs in Provo Canyon - 6:15 and 6:45 pm
August 10:  Jordan Pines in Big Cottonwood canyon - 5:45 and 6:15 pm
August 14:  Bonneville Salt Flats (add $75 for travel) - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
August 16:  Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon - 5:30 pm
August 16: Utah Lake - 7:30 pm
August 28:  Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon - 5:30 pm
August 28:  Utah Lake - 7:30 pm
August 31:  Jordan Pines in Big Cottonwood Canyon - 5:30 and 6:00 pm

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!

Spring 2021 Utah Mini Sessions

27 March 2021

Spring is here!!  I'm so excited to get out and do photos again as the weather warms up!  Thank you to everyone for waiting patiently to book spring dates.  Here is all of the info you need to know!  My mini session option can be used for immediate families, seniors, maternity, and child sessions.

Pricing is $350 plus tax, which 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!  This is something new I introduced this year, and I am excited to make this a part of my standard session process!  A $50 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 2021 Family Mini Session Dates:

**booked dates will be crossed out - current as of 4/19/21**

**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.

April 3:  Downtown Provo - 5:30 pm
April 3:  Provo blossoms - 6:30 pm
April 11:  Utah State Capitol blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 21:  Santaquin, Utah orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 22:  Fruit Heights, Utah orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 24:  Fruit Heights, Utah orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 28:  Santaquin, Utah orchard blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 30:  Downtown Provo - 6:00 pm
April 30:  Utah Lake - 7:45 pm
May 1:  Antelope Island - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
May 5:  Little Sahara sand dunes - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
May 15:  Provo Canyon - 6:15 and 6:45 pm
May 21:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 6:30 pm
May 21:  Utah Lake - 8:00 pm
May 22:  Snowbasin mountains - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
May 27:  Poppy field in Alpine, Utah - 6:30 and 7:00 pm