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 10/21/21**

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 5:00 pm
November 7:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 2:30 and 3:00 pm
November 8:  Antelope Island - 4:00 and 4:30 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

 

Fall 2020 Utah Mini Sessions

25 August 2020

Hooray... FALL is around the corner!!  I cannot wait to capture all of the beautiful families coming up this fall!  It is such a great season to do family portraits, as the temps cool off and the fall colors go on full display.  These sessions are great for immediate families, seniors, children, and maternity.  If you desire a full family session (slightly longer, about 1 hour in length-- and not booked back to back with another client), or an extended family session, please inquire for availability and I would love to help you out.  Most of my clients find that the mini session is the perfect fit for them, as we still get a great variety of posed and candid images of families and individuals, without losing everyone's attention span with a very long session. :)

This will be the remaining handful of dates for mini sessions this year, and these will span from fall color locations all the way through some snowy mountain spots that are usually amazing by late November!  I will take the holidays and winter months off to be with my family, and then will resume with spring mini sessions starting in March.

Pricing is $300 plus tax, which includes 20 high resolution digital images of your choice.  This includes a 30-45 minute family session, booked back to back with up to one other client.  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.

Please email or call/text me for inquiries!  My email is melaniericephotography@gmail.com, and my cell number is 801-865-7089.  I look forward to working with you this fall!

Fall 2020 Family Mini Session Dates:

**(booked dates will be crossed out - current as of 10/19/20)

** If you see a date/location below that is still open for both time slots, and you are interested in a different location, please feel free to reach out and I am happy to discuss relocating the mini sessions for that day!

September 5:  Alpine Loop - 4:15 pm
September 5:  Provo Canyon - 5:30 pm
September 12:  Alpine Loop - 4:00 pm
September 12:  Provo Canyon - 5:15 pm
September 15:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 4:30 and 5:00 pm
September 18:  Alpine Loop - 3:45 pm
September 18:  Provo Canyon - 5:15 pm
September 23:  McPolin Barn in Park City (add $25 travel fee) - 4:45 and 5:15 pm
September 25:  Silver Lake Flat Reservoir - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
September 26 (AM):  Mapleton canyon - 8:30 am
September 26:  Alpine Loop - 3:30 pm
September 26:  Provo Canyon - 5:00 pm
September 30:  Jolley's Ranch - 4:30 and 5:00 pm
October 2 (AM):  Mapleton canyon - 8:30 am
October 2:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 4:15 and 4:45 pm
October 3 (AM):  Jolley's Ranch - 8:45 am
October 3:  Snowbasin - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
October 9 (AM):  Payson canyon - 8:30 am
October 9:  Payson canyon - 4:00 and 4:30 pm
October 10 (AM):  Mapleton canyon - 8:45 am
October 10:  Provo canyon - 4:30 and 5:00 pm
October 12:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 4:00 and 4:30 pm
October 18:  Payson canyon - 3:45 and 4:15 pm
October 20:  Payson canyon - 3:45 and 4:15 pm
October 22:  Bonneville Salt Flats (add $75 travel fee) - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
October 24 (AM):  Rock Canyon - 9:45 am
October 24:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 3:00 and 3:45 pm
October 27:  Tibble Fork Reservoir - 3:45 and 4:15 pm
October 29:  Tunnel Springs Park (northern Salt Lake City) - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
November 7:  Great Salt Lake (Saltair) - 4:00 and 4:30 pm
November 13:  Downtown Provo - 3:15 pm
November 13:  Utah Lake - 4:30 pm
November 21:  Tibble Fork Reservoir (snowy/winter scene) - 2:00 and 2:30 pm
November 28:  Jordan Pines Campground (snowy/winter scene) - 12:30 and 1:00 pm
November 29:  Jordan Pines Campground (snowy/winter scene) - 12:30 and 1:00 pm

2020 Utah Summer Family Mini Sessions

06 June 2020

Summer is here... and that means family session season is in full swing!!  So much to love about all of my favorite summer spots- the blooming wildflowers, lavender farms, lush green mountains, and gorgeous white salt flats.  I am excited to offer some of my top favorite locations once again, for Utah 2020 summer mini sessions!  These can be used for immediate families, children, maternity, and seniors.

Sessions are $300 + tax, and include a 30-40 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.  Some locations that I shoot at that may have areas of no or minimal shade, such as Albion Basin, Salt Flats, and more will be scheduled 15 minutes apart and then done in two blocks of time, so that both families get photos when the sun is higher and when the sun is lower (golden hour).  This process has worked really well for me in the past, so that all of my clients get a little bit of both lighting variations if we are working with a sunny, cloudless day.

Mini sessions include 20 high resolution digital images of your choice, and the option to add on more images, if desired, at $10 per image.  More session info about mini sessions may be found on my pricing page here on my website.

**dates will be crossed out when booked -- current as of 7/17/20**

2020 Utah Summer Family Mini Sessions:

June 20:  Alpine Loop - 6:00 pm
June 20:  Provo Canyon - 7:15 pm
June 20:  Utah Lake - 8:30 pm
June 27 (AM):  Santaquin Canyon - 7:30 am
June 27:  Snowbasin - 7:00 and 7:15 pm (add $50 for travel)
June 29:  Mona Lavender Farm - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
July 9-13:  Denver, Colorado sessions (see this post for details)
July 18:  Provo Canyon - 7:15 pm
July 18:  Utah Lake - 8:30 pm
July 23:  Albion Basin - 7:15 and 7:30 pm (add $50 for permit/travel)
July 25:  Albion Basin - 7:15 and 7:30 pm (add $50 for permit/travel)
July 29:  Albion Basin - 7:15 and 7:30 pm (add $50 for permit/travel)
August 4:  Tibble Fork Reservoir (American Fork Canyon) - 6:00 and 6:15 pm
August 8:  McPolin Barn (Park City) - 6:30 and 7:00 pm (add $25 for travel)
August 13:  Tibble Fork Reservoir (American Fork Canyon) - 6:00 and 6:15 pm
August 29:  Bonneville Salt Flats - 6:30, 6:45, and 7:00 pm (add $75 for travel)

I can't wait to book your beautiful family portraits!  Feel free to reach out by email or text at melaniericephotography@gmail.com or 801-865-7089.  Thank you for your interest!










2020 Denver, Colorado Summer Mini Sessions

Hello friends!  It's that time of year again... I'm heading out to Denver, Colorado to visit and do some photo sessions!  This is actually my home town/state, so it has been really fun to get back home and see old friends every year!  These are all 30-40 minute mini sessions, which is the perfect length of time to capture a bunch of beautiful family photos, while still keeping it short enough to keep everyone's attention span.

The cost is $300 + tax, and they come with 20 high resolution digital images of your choice!  Full pricing and additional details about my mini sessions may be also be read in more detail on the pricing tab of this website.  I'm so excited to head out there again!  Shoot me a message at melaniericephotography@gmail.com, or 801-865-7089, if you would like to book with me in Denver this summer!

**Session dates will be crossed out when booked.  Current as of 6/26/20.

2020 Denver, Colorado Dates:

July 9:  Elk Meadow Park - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
July 10 (AM):  Van Bibber Park - 7:30 am
July 10:  Chautauqua Park - 6:00 pm
July 10:  Lost Gulch Lookout - 7:00 pm
July 11 (AM):  Van Bibber Park - 7:30 am
July 11:  Three Sisters Park - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
July 12 (AM):  Van Bibber Park - 7:30 am
July 12:  Boulder Foothills - 6:00 pm
July 12:  Stanley Lake - 7:45 pm
July 13 (AM):  Red Rocks Park - 6:00 am
July 13:  Chautauqua Park - 6:00 pm
July 13:  Lost Gulch Lookout - 7:00 pm