Daily photo tours for every level of photographer! 

Enlighten Photography offers the original and best-guided photography excursions for every level of photographer throughout the year on a daily basis.  Let local professional landscape photographers show you Zion National Parks’ best shooting locations while improving your photography skills to create once in a lifetime shots.  With our local expertise of the area, and professional approach to photography instruction, any trip through Zion or Bryce is sure to be an unforgettable trip. 

Which tour should I take while I’m here? 

Meet our guides and our best friends 

Seth Hamel - Owner and Guide

Tenor Hamel - Lover of bacon and cats

Kate Hope - Guide  

Juniper Blue - lover of water, dirt and mom

Christian Loya, guide and snack guru

Christian Loya - Guide

Dog is coming .... 

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"Phenomenal experience with Teenagers"

Seth was an awesome teacher and photographer. He was very accommodating and took even our two children ( age 11 and 9), along with the adults, on the sunrise photography workshop without any hesitancy. We had to cut our morning session short, due to the freezing temperature in Bryce Canyon on that late November day. But, Seth compensated us with extra hours of sunset photography lesson in Zion National Park days later.We highly recommend Seth to our friends and family who will visit Zion and Bryce National Parks in the future. -Alan Livingston, NJ


"Made a good day better"

Kate from Enlighten Photography could not have been a more perfect guide for our hike in to the Narrows at Zion National Park. She was personable, asked all the right questions, and made sure my husband and I enjoyed our first Zion experience. She guided us through the Virgin River up to the famed Wall Street area of the Narrows - what a beautiful hike!! We felt relaxed and very comfortable with her leading the way - pointing out all the interesting things about the canyon along the way. I would HIGHLY recommend asking for Kate when you book with them - she is simply the best. I would go back to Enlighten in a heartbeat. - Bryan Bell Atlanta, Georgia


"This is a MUST DO when you are in Zion!"

I LOVED this photography excursion and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in photography (beginners or advanced) in Zion. I did the sunset photography trip with Katie in late September. There were five of us in our group and we went to two different locations: a sunset overlook point with a beautiful view onto of a mesa and then down to the virgin river in Zion Canyon. Katie was awesome. She was so friendly and helpful and her photography tips helped me capture some amazing shots that are my top pictures from my trip. The group was small and we all got along well. There was one person in our group who wasn't taking pictures but just came along with her husband and it seems like she had a great time getting to go to the different locations, especially considering our first stop required off roading in Enlighten's 4x4 jeep on a "road" up to the top of a great lookout space. Definitely something you wouldn't be able to do on your own. All in all, a great experience and a true highlight from my time in Zion.- Alan Sharman


“Fall Workshop was ABSOLUTELY Superb!!”

Three questions:

  1. Do you like to take pictures of the great outdoors?
  2. Do you enjoy learning more about photography, by improving your skills with your digital SLR?
  3. Do you like a bit of adventure, without going totally off the deep end?.

If you answered "yes" to all three questions-stop reading this review, and go pack for your trip--you will love Seth and Kate's workshops.....I assure you, you will not be disappointed. There's a good reason why 100% of the reviews to date are all "Excellent"-- pretty simple: there's no score higher!

I could go on, but once you review the online information available, and plan to visit Zion, I suggest you reach out to Seth and ask any questions you may that the other reviews (they are accurate) or the website cannot answer. He answered all our questions promptly.- Cheryl Stewart