Doris and I have sworn to live life to the fullest. We are definitely not couch potatoes! We don't even have a home phone... we're never there! (but not to fear, one of us will have our cell phone so that you can call and make an appointment.)

A bit about us... we were married way back in 1981. We spent 20 years in the Air Force, usually running the art department or the photographic lab on the base that we were stationed. We would move every couple of years, and got the travel bug early! We've been staying put here in American Fork, Utah, for the past few years, and you never know... may stay for good!

We have 4 children, all of which are grown and have left the nest. My youngest daughter, Cassandra is carrying on the photographer tradition and does a fantastic job photographing weddings.

Doris and have a Lido 14 sailboat that we take sailing out on Utah Lake, and to other nearby reservoirs. One day my daughter was showing us photos of her sailing with some friends, it looked like a lot of fun! Although we had never sailed before, we bought a little dingy, checked out a few books from the library, and watched a few videos on youtube. We were off!

Another thing we like to do is ride our ATVs in the middle of a mountain or desert here in Utah. Doris is absolutely fearless! We have a small camper, and if we are not photographing a session, quite often we'll be out enjoying the rugged wilderness.


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 :)

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363 N 100 East, American Fork, Utah 84003
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