Family Photos at Sand Hollow State Park

Family photos at Sand Hollow State Park- What You Need to Know

Sand Hollow State Park, located near St. George, UT is a beautiful spot to fish, kayak, boat, and have your family photos taken. The beauty Sand Hollow offers attracts many locals and families for photos at Sand Hollow. There are a few things you should know before you go! 

If you’re new here, hi! I’m Sadie. Your St. George photo location expert, styling assistant, and family photographer (but, like the fun kind). I am here to do everything in my power to make this the least stressful, most comfortable, and most fun photo experience you’ve had. 

Since starting my business in 2019, I have photographed over 300 families in Colorado and Oregon. I am so excited to now serve families in St. George, Utah and the surrounding areas–the place that I grew up and now call my family’s home. I can’t wait to meet you and your family! You can learn more about me and my family photography business here.

Do I need to have a permit for photos at Sand Hollows State Park?

There are varying answers depending on who you talk to. However, in my research and experience, you do not need a permit for photos here. However, you do need to pay the state park entrance fee.

What is the best time of day for family photos? 

The best time for any photos, is “golden hour” this is about 1.5 hours before sunset, and with the positioning of the sun and the rocks can change throughout the year. If you have young kids and are worried about bedtime, I’d recommend booking your family photos in the early spring or late fall. Golden hour is usually around 5-6 this time of year. If you are wanting to do photos in the summer, consider adjusting your schedule the day of your photos so your kids are still happy and well rested, even with photos starting closer to 6:30 and going until 7:30 p.m.

One of my favorite times of year to do photos at Sand Hollow is actually in the winter! The way the sun sets and hits the mountains in the background is stunning. Spring and summer, when it’s warmer is also fun because we can spend some time and dip our toes in the water too.

What should your family wear for photos at Sand Hollow?

This is without fail, one of the most common questions I get! You can read an entire blog post about how to select colors for your photos here. Generally speaking though, I recommend neutral colors. Now, I’m not talking just all beige; think more of earth tones. Colors that you would see in nature. Light blue instead of a bright blue, a olive green rather than a vibrant green, etc. These types of colors always photograph well. You can also download my FREE what to wear guide here as well.

Want to take your family photos here?

Let’s chat! The best place to reach me is through my contact form. I can’t wait to work with you and your family to create beautiful art for your walls.