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The 6 Best Fashion Photographers in Salt Lake City

When someone mentions fashion photography, which cities come to mind? Some might say Los Angeles, NYC, Milan, Paris, and perhaps even Miami. However, just because certain cities don’t come instantly to mind doesn’t mean that there aren’t amazing artists tucked away from those big metropolises as well as a whole plethora of interesting subjects to work with. From inventive costumes to the stylized poses of models, the fashion scene in SLC is alive and well. Our list of the most noteworthy Salt Lake City fashion photographers gives an interesting glimpse into the styles people in the area are into — check it out! 

1. Tawny Horton Photography

With her cinematic and dramatic style, Tawny Horton is easily one of the premier fashion photographers in Salt Lake City. She often commutes to Los Angeles for work, regularly shooting for national magazine cover shoots and editorials — and it’s no wonder why. Often full of color and always stylized, her robust work is simply jaw-dropping. Her fashion portfolio is everything you’d expect — editorial with a fine sheen of glamour. Check out her work today if you’re in need of fashion inspiration or a daily dose of color. 

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2. Todd Collins Photography

A fascination with dancing forms, as well as of light and color, show up in Todd Collins’s fashion photography work. His studio portraits are full of funky cool outfits, complete with body painting if the shoot requires it, and fully showcase his artistic talent — using objects that cast patterned light onto his subjects for an extra level of art or directional shadows to amp up the drama. He is the go-to choice for creative types — and acrobats and performers — who want to show off their stylist and moves.

3. Rachel Smart Photo

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WE HAVE BEEN FEATURED AND PUBLISHED IN BRITISH VOGUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Alexa play, “hey look ma I made it!”) – – Guys this has been so so hard to keep secret. I only told a couple people because I wanted to wait until everything was finalized but WE DID IT. After New York, My goal for 2020 was to work on being published in a magazine. A few weeks later I receive a message from @jnoelle.design asking if I would like to be the photographer for a shoot that would be published into British Vogue. I began to cry. After years of seeing all my friends being featured and published- I FINALLY got to be right there with them. – – This was the last shoot I did in 2019. On DECEMBER 31. It was so cold but we made it work. – – I am so blessed to have met Kelsie and jess in 2019. Kelsie is the most talented model and has the kindest soul ever. And Jess, SO TALENTED TOO. If I ever get married, we already know who is making my wedding dress. Two of the best people I have ever met. – – – – – IF you see this magazine out and about, tag me! I would love to see! #rachelsmartphoto #rachelsmartphotography #fashion #fashionphotography #fashionphotographer #utah #weddingdress #thedress #yestothedress #newyorkfashionweek #portraitphotography #portraitphotographer #photographer #utahphotographer #weddingphotographer #newyorkfashionweek #weddingdress #yestothedress #bridals #saltflats #white #water #buildandbloom #britishvogue #vogue #fashionmagazine #published #nyfw

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Rachel Smart is, without a doubt, our favorite Salt Lake City fashion photographer who produces simple yet oh-so-elegant and fashion-forward photos — think solid backgrounds or graphic architectural elements alongside gracefully posed models. Her work is glamorous without being over the top, straightforward without being one-dimensional, and sensual without being obvious. If you are not a model but want to look like one, Rachel is your gal — she puts her fashionista stylized touches on her portraits. Also, as proof that she’s the real deal, her featured image above appeared in British Vogue!

4. Whitney Finuf Photography

Specializing in photographing beauty and fashion products, Whitney Finuf is a professional image maker. She uses her talents to produce stylized photographs for beloved brands like New Zealand Honey Co. and Earth Harbor, to name a couple. Her refreshing style is everything you’d expect from an editorial photographer — high definition; bright, thoughtfully adjusted studio lighting; and basically invisible retouching. If you need only the best images for your advertising campaign and happen to live in Utah, contact Whitney today. 

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5. Natalie Michelle

A multi-talented artist, Natalie Michelle is technically based in Provo but her malleable style — suited to the exact image desired— is worth the tiny drive from SLC! Even better, she often travels up to SLC herself, and she’s no stranger to California (catch her in Los Angeles and Orange County). Her use of a wide-angle lens adds a dynamic element, and so does her explorations of light and shadow. Her work is best-suited for models and dancers looking to capture all of their beauty in print form. Plus, her diversity in style means she can craft the shoot to fit your particular aesthetic. 

6. Brett Colvin Photography

Salt Lake City fashion photographer extraordinaire Brett Colvin boasts a dynamic talent. He does more than take photos, he makes them — all in his own distinct, polished way. If you want to appear as if you are stepping from the pages of a cover shoot, he’s your guy. In addition, Brett produces fine art photographs of landscapes and just about anything else that inspires him. Brett’s work is top-notch, check him out! 

We hope this list has convinced you that although it may not immediately come to mind as a fashion photography center, Salt Lake City has some world-class artists creating phenomenal photos. 

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