How to Start a Photography Business In Utah

Here are some steps on how to start a photography business (part or full-time) in the state of Utah.
Getting started– The state of Utah has created resources to help you start your business:  Starting a Business in Utah and Utah Business Resources

-Register your photography business name.

Find out more about registering a business name here:

If you need help choosing a business name: How To Choose A Photography Business Name

-Select a business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here: Business Structure

-Register your photography business.

Find out more about how register your new photography business with the state of Utah here:

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your photography business with your new business name.


You may want to have an accountant do the work. Be sure to research sales tax requirements.  More info about taxes here: and

 -Get Liability Insurance.

You may want to consider liability insurance to help in case of a photography-related catastrophe.