Private Photography Tours in Zion & Southwest Utah with Michael DeYoung

Image of the Virgin River Narrows in Zion National Park, Utah

The Best of Zion National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and the surrounding redrock canyon country

Exclusive Guided Photo Tours in Zion National Park & Southwest Utah

WHEN: October through mid-May

RATES: $700/day 1-2 people, $950/day 3-4 people

A private photo tour in Utah is a one or multi-day event tailored to your preferences and designed to maximize time creating images in inspirational locations like Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

We take you to places where we know the lighting and seasonal conditions intimately – locations we’ve explored and photographed for over 20 years that have yielded successful commercial or personally rewarding images.

A uniquely personal and exclusive photo tour for individuals, couples and any private group up to 4. Non-photographer companions, partners, family members and friends are always welcome.


Exclusive to you or your small group with more individual attention

Tailored to your photo preferences, fitness level and appetite for adventure

Expert logistics, location knowledge, technical and creative guidance

Greater flexibility with dates than a regular workshop

Options to team up with reputable adventure guides for a truly unique photo experience

Led by photography guides with over 20 years experience photographing Zion and Southern Utah


Can be up to four participants all from the same party. We do not mix clients from different parties on private tours.

Not all people in your party have to be photographers. We regularly take non-photographer companions and family members.

Start and end times vary depending on time of year and are determined upon booking.

A detailed recommended camera equipment and suggested clothing list and custom itinerary will be sent to registered participants via email shortly after booking.


1. Complete the form found at the “Book UT Private Tour” button above with your preferred tour dates to verify we have no other conflicts on your desired date(s).

2. As we may be traveling on the road or out on a shoot at the moment, we will be contacting you either by phone or email within 48 hours of receipt of your form to discuss your request.

3. Once an available date is confirmed, a deposit link will be emailed to you so you can reserve your tour date by making a 25% deposit. Payment can be made via credit card through PayPal (no PayPal account required), check, or money order.

4. Final payment is due 60 days prior to your reserved start date.


Fantastic photo opportunities exist year-round in Zion and vicinity although spring and fall are the best seasons, followed by winter. Snow in the slick rock country and canyons is fantastic. In addition to Zion National Park proper, we have access to other fantastic canyon locations nearby.


A Day in The Narrows

Highlights of Zion

Slot Canyons in Grand Staircase National Monument


Fee includes:

Michael as your guide, instructor and motivator

Transportation to and from your lodging in Springdale, UT – the gateway town to Zion National Park

Pre-tour logistics

Recommendations for accommodations and tour itinerary

2 hour pre-trip presentation or constructive critique


The Daily Fee does not include:

Your Meals


Personal expenses

Entrance and locations fees

Third-party guide and charter transportation fees

Additional tour logistics, like lodging, third-party guides, and charters, can be, and often are, arranged by us. The costs to secure these amenities will be itemized and added to the total cost of your package.


PAYMENT TERMS: A 25% non-refundable reservation deposit applied towards the total trip cost is due at registration to secure your trip dates. Final payments are due 60 day prior to private tour start date.


Cancellations made prior to 60 days of tour's start date will receive a refund of all amounts paid to date except for the initial 25% non-refundable deposit.

Cancellations made within 60 days of the tour's start date will receive a refund of all amounts paid to date minus the initial 25% non-refundable deposit and any non-refundable deposits made to secure additional venues (such as lodging facilities or charter companies).

In the event you are unable to make your initial date, we will work with you to reschedule without forfeiture of your non-refundable deposit although we understand rescheduling is not always possible due to both parties schedules. Please note that 5% of the non-refundable deposit will not be applied towards a future booking to cover administrative costs.

Active Photo Tours and DeYoung Photo Workshops, LLC are not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets or lodging arrangements you made in the event of you or anyone in your group had to cancel. You may want to invest in trip insurance to cover these circumstances. We highly suggest TravelGuard® or similar travel insurance policies to assist you in case of last minute plan changes and emergencies.



For camera clubs and corporate groups of more than four, please contact us below for custom quotes and packages.

Questions about a Zion National Park or Southern Utah private photo tour? We're happy to help so ask away!

Private Photography Tours in Zion & Southwest Utah with Michael DeYoung

DeYoung Photo Workshops, LLC

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