Park City is a funny place; part luxury, part rustic. Part ski bum, part billionaire. Beyond the multi-million dollar estates and the glamour of the Sundance Film Festival, Park City is home to free range cattle, large working ranches and along with that a deep history in mining and farming. I recently stumbled onto a fabulous book from Rick Pieros Photography, with a collection of images spanning Park City’s past and present. I love history, and I’m a bit enamored with the idea of a tiny mining town being transformed into the small paradox we experience today- the town just strikes me as being so dynamic with the plethora of ski resorts and high end companies that call it home, while still mainting it’s small town feel. That’s one of things that attracts me so much to the area; currently loving the urban environment of Salt Lake City, I keep finding myself saying that if I settle down in Utah, Park City would be the place.
If you have ever looked into the history of Park City you are hit with the imagery of the McPolin Barn- I’m certainly convinced that throughout time it has been one of the most photographed places in Utah. In our business, it embodies so much of what western weddings are about and what brings so many Bride & Grooms and their families to Park City; intimate, wild, beautiful and rustic. It is a favored place with brides and artists alike and therefore so many of our clients choose to include the setting in their engagement or wedding photos. In my hunt for more information about McPolin Barn, I discovered the farm was built in 1908- can you imagine life in Park City in 1908?! Rest assured it was much different the quaint destination town we see today. From Dairy Farm to stunning backdrop- check out these pictures to get inspired!