Winter Family Portrait
Photo Safaris

  • Sat. - Jan 6th & 13th (Snowbasin)
  • Sat. - Jan 20th & 27th (Eden Park)
  • Sat. - Feb 3rd, 10th, & 17th (Art Nord Trailhead)

We have a lot of experience doing winter sessions.  We are able to get a lot of great images in relatively little time.  Get those beautiful winter images without a ton of discomfort from the cold!

Outdoor Winter Family Portraits
Winter Family Portrait

Insider Information

Best Time of Day:

We schedule 3 family portrait sessions per day.  We start at 11:00 to allow time to get as warm as possible.  We finish well before the sun goes down to make sure we have plenty of light.

Best Family Type:

Realize that winter is cold and the young kids may have a hard time with cold.  We usually suggest you have older children for that reason but we are happy to work with all.  Just be prepared with warm things.

Good Things to Know:

Snow family portraits can be beautiful.  Usually the background is pretty monochromatic and so any colors you choose will really pop.  Don't be afraid to play with color on your winter session.

A Few Reasons Why to Do Winter Family Portraits:

I occasionally hear people say "I don't want to do Winter Family Portraits because I don't want to see winter all of the time." That can be a good reason why you may not want to do Winter Family Portraits, however, I think there are great reasons why you would want to do them. First of all, Winter in Utah is unique. We only have about 3 months where there is reliable snow, and so if you are looking for something different, snow is different. Winter family photo outfits and accessories that would look strange in other seasons can be worn for a fun new look. Winter is very versatile for colors and, if done well, can look beautiful.

A Few Reasons why NOT to Do Winter Family Portraits

Even though there are many great reasons, there are also a few reasons why you might want to avoid the snow. Really young children have a hard time with being uncomfortable. Until a child is about 5 or 6 they are not able to just deal with the cold. If it makes them uncomfortable, they are more likely to not cooperate. However, I think that is the biggest down side to family photos winter sessions. 

So, bundle up, and lets make a beautiful winter family portrait of your family.

What is a Family Portrait Photo Safari?

We Make it Easy

We know the great locations and when they look the best.  We select the locations for our Photo Safari dates. Play the video to learn more.

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You Choose the Date

You can either choose the date or the location you want.  The other choice is made for you.  Play the video to learn more.

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You Save Money

Since we are able to be efficient with our time we pass the savings on to you by waiving the $100 session fee. Play the video to learn more

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Here is what your session includes:

1 Hour Portrait Session

Your family can be big or small.  We have no limits to the number in the group.  We also work quickly so you and (most importantly) your kids stay in a good mood.

Individuals or Smaller Groups

We regularly do either the kids individually or break the larger family into smaller families.  The best part...it still only takes an hour.

In-Person Preview

Most people have a hard time choosing what to do.  We have you work with an expert to help make the experience easy.

Free Online Sharing Gallery

Do you have family out-of-town or want to share the images online?  You get a online gallery where you can view all your images and share them with those you care about.

FREE Display Consultation

OUR MOST LOVED FEATURE!  You do not have to guess if your displays will look good.  Our display professional will help you design why, where and how to display your images.

Affordable Print and Digital

You can now afford large prints.  Our in-house printing will last over 120 years and our large prints are up to 75% less than our competition.  We also have options where you can get the digital files for free.

Discounted Custom Framing

We want you to be able to spend your money on the prints and not the frames.  We offer our custom framing at our cost. 

FREE Installation

One more thing to make it easy.  After everything is done, we will install your display at no charge.  

Pricing and Available Options

Session Fee

Our regular session fee is $100 for a family portrait session.  However, since we will be in one location all day, we can be more efficient with our time. We pass on that efficiency to you by waiving the session fee.


a $20 deposit is collected at the time of booking to hold your time, that money is put towards your order after the session.

Print Options

Your print displays will be the most important part of your family portrait. We strongly suggest that families consider what they want to display in their home first.  Then worry about the digital files.
We enjoy large prints and we have tried to keep the price of our large prints as low as possible
(i.e. our 24x36 is only $225, compare that to other professional photographers and see it is nearly half of many other photographers).
We typically find most families will spend between $75 and $600 for their print order.

$75 - $600

Depending on sizes and quantity

Digital Options

The US Library of Congress has said that the average life of a digital file is only 5 to 10 years.  The best advice for digital files is:
"Digital to share - Print to Preserve"
With our portraits, once the family has decided what they want for their displays, they almost always have earned a free version of the digital files.


Usually free with a print order
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Creating a Masterpiece Print
photographic prints
3 Essential Parts Of a Family Portrait
Capture the Right Images

The #1 thing that endears someone to a portrait is the ability to see faces.  We have photographed thousands of families since 1998. We want the portrait to do more than be a cute idea or just a beautiful picture.  We also want those who see the picture to be able to relate to your family and see the personality of your family.

Images Displayed Well

No matter how good your portrait is, if it is not displayed well, it will rarely get looked at.  It depends on where the image is displayed and what size it is.  We work closely with our clients to help make sure they will not only like their portraits but also that they will be able to enjoy them every day.

Images Preserved

Your portrait is not only to be enjoyed today but also for future generations.  It used to be that all photography was archival.  But, since digital, the expected life of photographic images has diminished.  Right now the average life of a printed photograph is only 8 to 12 years.  We have a special archival process that is expected to last 120 years.

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