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As I'm working on the photos, I've been posting them on Facebook. You can see them here...

You can still order prints, but I will have to mail them out to you and charge a small shipping fee.



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High School Senior portrait photographer, American Fork, Utah.

We had fun photographing Samantha's Senior Portraits in our studio gardens located in American Fork, Utah.

In addition to the 47 "likes", here are a few of the comments others have left under her posting.

James Teancum Kimball; wicked
Mindy Lamprecht; sooo cool!!
Danielle Randle; Is that lighting real? This is a cool picture. Wish I could come to Utah and get some pictures done.
Ricki Resue Shaffer; WOW !! Great shot buddy !!!
Deborah Dewey Gravett; An award winner for sure!
Tiffany Statham; That's my girl! Great Work Alan , we love you guys!
Mariah Ann Mace; SOOOO COOL SAM
Rachel Kirsten Day; it looks great sam! you are so cute! :)
Erykah Cain; TO COOL! :D
Tony Oswald Freaking; epic.
Preston Ward; THAT is sweet
Kailey VandeMerwe; I'm in love with this picture...

Baby sleeping on flowers.

Here's Doris' latest entry to her "Nature Sleeps" infant line of fine art.


Do we include
the camera files?

Most of our packages have included computer files. Whether it is a small file for Facebook, a medium file for scrap booking, or the full, high resolution file for archiving; we have packages that will suit your needs!

Place your mouse over this picture to see a "before and after".

We spend hours getting the image
"just right"!


We accept all major credit cards, cash, checks, and payment plan.

Children photography, dance studio, gymnastics, vocal and sports photography portraits

We enjoy photographing dance studios, gymnastics, vocal and sports, either on location or in our studio. We'll bring backdrops and professional lighting. Each print will have your studio's logo! Custom order forms, sorting and printing... we'll take care of everything for you!

We will photograph you or baby, infant, child, children or family in our portrait studio or studio gardens. Call us if you are in Utah county; American Fork, Lehi, Highland, Pleasant Grove or Alpine and need a portrait, headshot, resume or business portrait. We are known for our imaginative Senior sessions and elegant wedding, bridal, and engagement photography.Back when Alan was a photographer in the US Air Force (he retired after 20 years as a Master Sergeant), he photographed a tough clientele! Now he relies on Doris' gentle touch to make everyone look their best. While he fine tunes the equipment and lights, she is getting everyone posed and looking their best. A bend at the waist, or a tilt to the head. She'll know how to make you look fantastic!

When President George W. Bush was re-elected, Alan was selected to be in charge of his Art Department for the presidential inaugural committee. Soon after that, he was the head illustrator for the Air Force Surgeon General. To become a certified photographer, he has taken rigorous tests and has had his photographic artwork evaluated by a panel of Professional Photographers of America qualified judges. Adobe has certified him as an Expert in multiple versions of Adobe Photoshop.

Certified photographer - your best bet for weddings, families, and high school senior photography

Award winning family, wedding, senior portrait photography

Autumn Portraits

Red, orange and yellow, everywhere you look!

We can handle groups up to 100 people in our studio gardens! In addition to the main photo, each individual family with receive a mini-session. Grandparents with the grandchildren? Just the siblings? Any combination you desire is included in your session!

Call us now,
and for a limited time
all session fees are half off!

Remember, we offer a no excuses guarantee!

Whether it's an individual session, or a large group, you can trust us!

Are you selling your home? I'm your photographer!

In addition to photographing people, I'm EDGEhomes' architecture photographer. I photograph for them, and many other real estate agencies. Whether your home is large or small, I've got you covered!

LDS Mormon wedddings, bridals, engagements, at Manti, Provo, Timpanogos and other temples.

Planning on a destination wedding?

Do you have any idea how much a photographer in California, Nevada, or even Hawaii can cost! And who knows how talented they are. Don't take a risk! Take us with you!

But if closer to home is more your style, summer and fall weddings in Manti, Logan, Salt Lake, Draper, Oquirrh, American Fork, Provo and other LDS temples are especially beautiful this time of year!


Don't settle for "Natural light photographers!"

I've often heard the question, "Why do you use lights, outside, in the middle of the day?"
It's pretty simple, really. If you want the sky to be a pretty blue, you have to expose for the bright, bright sun. When you do, your subjects will be under exposed. If you lighten the entire file in Photoshop, you might get their faces looking better, but then the sky and highlights are washed out. And even then the details in the shadows will not look correct.

When you bring lights, you can use them to balance out a photo. It also removes the blue tint, providing a nice pleasant skin tone. Natural lighting; with portable studio lighting providing balance. You get the best of both, but it takes lots and lots of practice!


Why do people keep using us when they could get a cut-rate price with Groupon, Living Social, or the neighbor down the street?

  1. Customer service
    • We meet with you before our photographic session to discuss locations, clothing, and portrait investments. Doris will answer your questions and make sure we're a good fit for your upcoming special day. No surprises!
    • We'll photograph your session with plenty of time for all possible combinations.
    • We'll meet again to review your images and to place your order. No impersonal "on-line" ordering. We'll project the images larger than life, letting you see the twinkle in your children's eye... and the cell phone in your husband's pocket! (yes, we'll remove it for you!)
  2. Constant training
    • Natural light is nice... but we can use portable lights to get the perfect look any time of the day.
    • Posing that is natural looking, but makes you look your best!
  3. Professional equipment
    • Radio controlled flashes, highest quality lenses, ultra high megapixel cameras, and the latest versions of Adobe software
  4. Our Guarantee
    • 100% you will be thrilled money back guarantee.
    • If at the review, you do not find an image you absolutely love, we'll refund your session fee or will re-photograph your family.

You've seen us at theLDS Mormon Missionary portraits, photography for missionaries. Missionary Mall, Sister Missionary Mall

LDS Mormon missionary portraits

$55 Missionary Special

Price includes:

  • Missionary session
  • High resolution file
  • 8x10
  • Assorted sizes of wallets for lobby plaque
  • A FREE tie courtesy of the Missionary Mall in Orem
    and a
  • Family session!

Missionary portraits are included in all Senior packages


Our Awards

Here's a snapshot of Doris accepting her award from the Utah County Art Gallery. It's nice to get recognition. She really wowed the judges with her infant photography.

Doris Harwell accepting her award from the Utah County Art Gallery

- Voted Best Photography Studio in Utah Valley - So, places like American Fork, Orem, Lehi, Pleasant Grove, Highland and Alpine all like our wedding, children, HS senior, and family photography!

We will photograph you or baby, infant, child, children or family in our portrait studio or studio gardens. Call us if you are in Utah county; American Fork, Lehi, Highland, Pleasant Grove or Alpine and need a portrait, headshot, resume or business portrait. We are known for our imaginative Senior sessions and elegant wedding, bridal, and engagement photography. - Our bridal portrait was awarded first place in the Utah State Fair Photography Exhibition. We really excel at photographing weddings in Salt Lake, Utah county and destination locations!

We will photograph you or baby, infant, child, children or family in our portrait studio or studio gardens. Call us if you are in Utah county; American Fork, Lehi, Highland, Pleasant Grove or Alpine and need a portrait, headshot, resume or business portrait. We are known for our imaginative Senior sessions and elegant wedding, bridal, and engagement photography. - Awarded first place in the American Fork Steel Days Photography Exhibition. Doris really knows how to pose newborn, infants, children, and toddlers! This tender moment was captured in our portrait studio.

WELCOME TO DS PORTRAITS!

DS Portraits is a Utah portrait studio located in American Fork, Utah, but available for destination weddings and on location family portrait sessions worldwide. We enjoy creating infant, baby, child portraits, family portraits, commercial photography, events, dance studio, high school senior and wedding photography in our indoor studio, our beautiful gardens, or on location. We are a small, tight knit portrait studio showcasing the talents of Doris and Alan Harwell. We STRIVE to capture the most heartfelt and unique wedding and family photography in the country! In all honesty though, it's our CLIENTS that make us the best Salt Lake City and surrounding areas wedding and family photographers. We know you could have used some internet coupon, you probably could have found someone cheaper. We strive to make your experience and your portrait investment better through our personalties and quality photography.

We will travel the world shooting destination photography in amazing locations like Maui Hawaii, St. Thomas, and The US Virgin Islands. We have experience shooting destination Temple weddings all over the U.S. like LA, San Diego, Hawaii, Oakland, Washington D.C. and Newport Beach. We would love to be your destination photographer. We will photograph in or at many of the most popular Utah wedding venues in Utah, such as: Northampton House, White Willow, La Caille, The Canyons Resort, The Grand America, McCune Mansion, Market Street Grill, Park City, Noah's, Heritage Gardens, Le Gardine, Red Butte Gardens, Eldredge Manor, Thanksgiving Point, Tuscany, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Canterbury Place, the Memorial House and Sundance Resort. And of course every beautiful LDS Temple around from Bountiful to Draper to the Oquirrh Temple. Where ever you need us to be, we will be there to share your most special day :)

All images were taken by, and are copyrighted by, DS Portraits
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Phone (801)763-7838
363 N 100 East, American Fork, Utah 84003
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