All about the Salt Flats
The Bonneville Salt Flats offer an extraordinary backdrop for capturing the timeless beauty of your love story. Nestled in the heart of Utah's mesmerizing landscape, this unique location provides an ethereal setting like no other. As the endless expanse of glistening salt stretches out beneath your feet, the brilliant white horizon becomes a canvas for your love to shine. Whether you're a bride seeking unforgettable bridal portraits or a couple looking to celebrate your union in a one-of-a-kind fashion, Bonneville Salt Flats offers a surreal, otherworldly experience that transforms every moment into a breathtaking work of art. Let your love story unfold against the backdrop of this natural wonder, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
"When should I visit the Salt Flats?"
The best time to plan your Salt Flat session is 30 minutes before the sunset! If you are like me, you would love this location during every season of the year. However, you will always want to dress and prepare for the possibility of cold weather. The Salt Flats are located in a wind zone and during the winter months, it gets extremely cold! Make sure to bring a pair of tights that you can wear underneath your outfit or layer up.
In the fall, there are reflective pools of water that are absolutely stunning, especially for bridal photography. I always make sure to track the weather leading up to a session because certain types of clothing would definitely need dry cleaning after being totally doused in salt water.
This is a very popular tourist destination and during the fall months, there are a lot of different types of photo sessions that take place here! If you are interested in a more personal and quiet session, we can plan for a sunrise session, instead!
Bonneville Salt Flats Photography
I absolutely love sessions at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Bonneville Salt Flats are the perfect setting for capturing your love story, especially at sunset. Each image turns out gorgeous and creamy and everything colorful really pops against the white background. I am so in love with shooting here that I am waiving my travel fee to the next 5 people who book a session with me at the Salt Flats! Scroll down to see some more gorgeous Salt Flats photography.
"What should I bring?"
Other than your gorgeous self, I recommend bringing the following items to any session:
- Chapstick or Lip Gloss
- Trash Bags for any Clothing that gets too Salty
- A change of clothes for the ride home
- Towels to put in your car
I think everyone can appreciate how unique the Salt Flats are. What I love about this location is that you can add such interesting elements to your session and elevate the images to an even higher level. You can bring a vintage car, stunning florals, a cathedral length veil, tandem bikes, a stool, pretty much anything you can think of! If you want magazine-worthy images, I have so many amazing ideas for an editorial session here!!
Hello! I'm Beth
Salt Flats Photographer
I am ready to capture your life's big, beautiful, and happiest moments and turn them into art! I am a wedding, couples, and family photographer based in Utah.
You deserve a photographer who cares about preserving your family's moments just as much as you do. That's why you should invest in a photographer who prioritizes connection and emotion-filled images and photos you can share for generations to come.
More about Salt Flats Photography
If you are bringing a couple or family to the Bonneville Salt Flats for a photo session, I highly highly recommend you bring a UV filter for your camera as the flats are in very harsh light for the majority of the day. Make sure you are comfortable shooting in direct sun. If you are not yet comfortable shooting in direct sun, reach out and let's plan a mentor session. I will guide you on everything you will need to know about shooting in manual at this beautiful location.
Direct your couples to turn into the Salt Flats Rest Area. This is where I meet my couples and have them follow my car down onto the salt flats. The salt flats are HUGE and it can be very easy to miss each other completely. Don't play any guessing games- especially because service is spotty on the flats.
If you are interested in having a branding session done on the Salt Flats, Let's Connect! This is one of my favorite spots for Individual Portrait Photography because of how adaptable the space is to your aesthetic.
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