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Custom Photography Tours in Alaska, New Mexico and Utah

Create Your Own Custom Photo Adventure

Michael and Lauri can create and guide a multi-day custom tour for individuals, couples and groups of photographers/friends for 1-6 participants. This is a popular alternative to scheduled tours for those who want more flexibility and control over the itinerary.

Who is this for?

Individual photographer’s traveling on their own, or with a companion. For 1-2 people, the guide fee is the same! This allows 2 participants to share expenses where applicable.

Groups of photographers/friends (6 total maximum) who travel and photograph together, and can include non photographer companions. You and your group have more flexibility over the itinerary and what we focus on than what’s possible on a scheduled group tour that anyone can join. Though private tours cost more, a group can share fees and expenses, and total costs can be comparable with scheduled group tours.

All of our private tours are full service. We take care of everything! You just drive or fly to the beginning meet up and we do everything else from there, providing all ground transportation during the tour, setting up all accommodations, off highway transportation venues (mostly in Alaska) and the itinerary, all with your pre-approval.

How it works? Each location page has suggested trip ideas and itineraries, guide fees, approximate expense costs, and a simple-to-use online form to guide you through the process of setting up a private tour. The most important part is ensuring our availability for your desired dates.

Sunset views of field of lupine and Kenai Mountains along Turnagain Arm © Michael DeYoung

30+ Years Photographing Alaska

Unparalleled wilderness landscapes and wildlife: Glaciers, mountains, wildflowers, bears, moose, fall colors, aurora.

Mar, Jun – Sep

Zion National Park's famous Virgin River Narrows. © Michael DeYoung

20+ Years photographing Zion

Stunning hidden gems, slot canyons, ethereal light in and around Zion National Park.

Nov – Feb, Apr – May


Blazing skies over White Sands in New Mexico. © Michael DeYoung

15+ Years Photographing New Mexico

Explore high desert landscapes, wintering sandhill cranes and snow geese, and white sand dunes.

Nov – Feb, Apr – May


“I only had a few days with them to explore and capture amazing Anchorage but will never forget it. Not only did I learn so much from Michael but I felt like I had know them for years, felt safe the entire time, saw and photographed places I would never have found on my own.”

– Susan M (New York, NY)

“Amazing photographic opportunities, beautiful hikes, the kind of detailed instruction I was really hoping for, and just a whole lot of fun! My wife and I spent two days with Michael in and around Zion National Park. He went above and beyond to ensure our trip maximized opportunities and his wife, Lauri, was very organized in all of the pre-workshop communication. Highy recommend Michael and Lauri for any type of photography adventure!”

– Brian U (Kansas City, KS)

“Michael and Lauri are amazing hosts and teachers! An extremely provessional guided photography workshop / tour experience… My confidence level has increased immeasurably and would recommend DeYoung Active Photo Tours for anyone with a desire to actually learn photography and not just point and shoot. Can’t wait for the next tour!”

– Mark W (Idaho Falls, ID)



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