I’ve been dreaming of going out to the salt flats to take photos for a few years, the lighting there is devine, the white salt creates such a beautiful ambiance that is wonderful to work with and if your lucky and it rained recently you can find still water that creates a dreamy reflection pool. Being a light and airy photographer I love that the scenery is clean and clutter free because I am people centered and even with a beautiful background, the star of the show is always the bride and groom and that’s where the focus needs to go to, a dreamy background is only a bonus.
Make sure to give yourself extra time to drive out there where it took me 1.5 hours and yes it is worth it, I PROMISE. I would drive out there again any day of the week to do another photo shoot.
The group I was with doing the style shoot drove to the west bound rest stop close to Wendover, and we then drove directly onto the salt flats where we drove maybe 5 minutes to a location free from other people.
Our Planner/ coordinator of the style shoot was just the sweetest and told us how she knew one of the brides since she was 7 years old and that the other couple were their best friends (talk about friendship goals) talking to both the couples further they each have only been married barely a year now. They were each super fun to work with and kept making jokes the entire time, even at one point both the grooms playing leap frog.
Tips for going out again.
- Bring toilet paper ( The bathrooms were all out)
- water water water.
- Bring extra shoes, the salt sticks and you will bring home a TON of salt on your shoes.
- Unless you want to drive 1.5 hours from salt lake in a wedding dress, A pop up changing room is recommended ( luckily our lovely planner had one handy) .
- A snack for the drive.
6. If you are bringing kids for a family session I will always recommend a second outfit just in case, the salt is very messy.
Pictures here are all done Tabitha Louise Photography