After dating for months or years, you've finally found the one! Now it's time to plan your perfect day! Having trouble thinking of or finding just the right spot for your engagement photos? No need to look any further.
We have compiled 50 of the most beautiful places in Utah County for the perfect pictures, featuring places from Santaquin to Alpine.
It is free to shoot at most of the places listed unless stated otherwise. Each of these places offers something unique, so no matter what the season is, we have something that can work for anyone.
American Fork Canyon
1. Alpine Loop, American Fork
Alpine Loop Road is a scenic route that takes you around the back side of Mount Timpanogos. This route is full of perfect photo opportunities.
2. Tibble Fork Reservoir
Take a left off the main route when driving up American Fork Canyon, and you'll find yourself at Tibble Fork Reservoir. This is one of the most popular locations in Utah for engagement shoots.
3. Silver Lake Flat Reservoir
As you keep driving past Tibble Fork Reservoir, Silver Lake Flat Reservoir is a hidden gem that many people don't know about. The drive to get here is on a dirt road so make sure you have a car that can handle the terrain.
4. Cascade Springs, American Fork Canyon
Cascade Springs is another perfect place for engagement photos. While driving along the Alpine Loop, you'll take a detour onto Highway 114 that will drop you off at Cascade Springs.
North Utah Valley
5. Thanksgiving Point, Lehi
Photo passes are required (reservations are not required, but check to make sure they are not already booked for your date and time). You can find reservation passes here.
Fees: $100 for Gardens, $75 for Water Tower Plaza, and $150 for a combo pass that includes both locations. An additional entrance fee may apply if more than 3 people are in your party.
6. Lehi Roller Mills, Lehi
Lehi Roller Mills is a perfect location to take rustic engagement shots. Get inspired by this unique location where they filmed footloose.
7. American Fork Amphitheater, American Fork
The American Fork amphitheater is a great place for photos without trekking too far into the mountains.
8. Burgess Park, Alpine, UT
If you're looking for a perfect small park to take photos, Burgess Park in Alpine has a unique woodsy feel.
9. Poppy Field near Lambert Park, Alpine
This Poppy field is a great place to take some natural shots without a trek into the mountains.
10. Highland Glen Park, Highland
Highland Glen Park is another beautiful park to take engagement Photos.
11. Loch Lomond Pond, Lehi
Free, great trails, wooded areas, and views of northern Utah Lake
12. Canyon View Park
Canyon View Park is more developed than some of the other parks in the area, but its a beautiful place to take photos.
13. Vivian Park
Vivian Park is one of the most beautiful and unique parks in Provo Canyon.
14. Railroad tracks behind Vivian Park
Take some photos near the train tracks or along some abandoned train cars near Vivian Park.
15. Canyon Glen Park
Canyon Glen Park is another beautiful photo spot along Provo Canyon.
16. South Fork Park/Big Springs Park, Provo Canyon
From Provo Canyon, turn into Vivian Park and keep going, You'll find yourself in some beautiful wooded areas.
17. Shingle Mill Canyon
At the end of the road past Vivian park, You'll find a road that leads up a jill to a beautiful field with a mountainous background. This is another popular location for photoshoots.
18. Kyhv Peak
The infamous Kyhv peak is popular for romantic evening dates, as well as the perfect location for an engagement photoshoot.
19. Timpanogos Falls
Timpanogos Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the valley. Its not as well known as Stuart falls, so you wont have to work around the crowds.
20. Sundance Mountain Resort
Sundance is one of the most Iconic locations to see the natural beauty of Mount Timpanogos. It is also perfect for engagement shots.
21. Aspen Grove, Alpine Loop
Just up the road past Sundance is Aspen Grove. if you park at the Stuart Falls Trailhead, Youll find a beautiful grove of aspen trees.
22. Bridal Veil Falls
Driving up Provo Canyon you can't miss Bridal Veil Falls. It's one of the biggest waterfalls in Utah Valley and has easy access via a paved walking trail.
Central Utah Valley
23. Allred Orchards, Provo
Reservations are required, and a $20 entrance fee. You'll also have access to Provo castle too.
Fun apple orchards in the heart of Provo and a magical castle, too! Just the right setting for a fairy tale feel to the photo shoot.
24. Rock Canyon Park, Provo
At the base of Rock Canyon, you'll find trails all over headed through the trees. The canyon is westward facing making this a perfect golden hour location.
25. Downtown Provo
Rustic and Urban, Downtown Provo is one of the more unique locations for engagement shoots.
26. The Shops at the Riverwoods, Provo
This location is free if you plan on using the bridge, park, stream, etc. In the mall, there is a fee.
27. South Brigham Young University Campus, Provo
Find a duck pond, stairs, and grassy areas just south of BYU campus.
28. Bicentennial Park, Provo
Provo's Bicentennial Park is a beautiful location during the summer months. Union Canal passes through the park and there is a beautiful bridge to use here.
29. Provo Library
This beautiful, historic building is a great place for engagement shoots. It also has a grand ballroom that can be used for wedding receptions.
30. Utah Lake State Park
This beautiful state park has a marina and some great spots to take some beautiful photos.
31. Provo River and Trail
Anywhere along the Provo river, you will find plenty of photo ops!
32. Castle Amphitheater, Provo
33. Nielsen’s Grove Park, Orem
Offers a barn, wood harbors, various trees, a rock pond, a fountain pond, and swings!
34. Dry Canyon, Lindon
35. Vineyard Beach
Has ponds, and water reflections of mountains at the right time of day.
South Utah Valley
36. Spanish Oaks Walking Trail, Spanish Fork
Located near the Spanish Oaks Golf Course and Canyon View Park, this trail is perfect for fall and winter engagements.
37. Salem Pond, Salem
This is a beautiful pond, not far from the city.
38. Little Sahara
Although this one is south of Utah Valley, it's not too far. Access this sandy spot by taking Highway 6 from Santaquin. On your way to get there, you'll see Utah County's agricultural side. Stop at Rowley's Red Barn for freshly picked fruit or yummy ice cream or the Historic Sinclair Station in Elberta.
39. Downtown Springville
40. Spanish Fork
41. Old Highway 51 - between Spanish Fork and Springville
Free, has some old cars, rustic fence, tall grass
42. Lavender field, Mona
43. Lincoln Beach
44. Southridge Farms, Santaquin
Southridge Farms is a beautiful orchard located next to Rowley's red barn in Santaquin, Utah.
45. Hobble Creek Canyon, Mapleton/Springville
Spanish Fork Canyon & Nebo Loop
46. Red Ledges
The Red Ledges are a great alternative to Southern Utah red rock.
47. Thistle Ghost Town
With its abandoned buildings, wide windows, and rustic feel, Thistle would give a unique element to any engagement shoot.
48. Payson Canyon
49. Nebo Loop
50. Payson Lakes
We know how stressful it can be trying to find and decide on a spot, so hopefully, this helps! Are we missing any of your favorite photo shoot spots or photographers? If you want some fun ideas for things to do with your bridesmaids before the big day, check out our Girls'-Night-Out blog!