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Filled with tremendous beauty, breathtaking sunsets, and endless mystery, photographing an elopement at Bonneville Salt Flats as been on my bucket list for ages! I’d always imagined how incredible it would be to document the unique way the light hits right before sunset, setting the endless horizon ablaze. And when I arrived and saw the incredible clouds building in the distance, I knew I was in for something special.
Two hours before sunset, Katie and Austin — my models for the evening — made their grand entrance. As we explored around the salt flats, the sun began to set, signaling the beginning of our session, too. Between a bucket list check-off and the beautiful sunset, I actually started to tear up a little bit!
After finally achieving my dream of photographing at Bonneville Salt Flats, I also want to share a few tips and tricks from my experience. So, if you’re planning to elope at the salt flats or photograph a session there, make sure to:
- Research about permits – visit this link to learn more. Believe it or not, you even need a permit to have props here at the salt flats!
- Check the weather.
- Bring a large supply of water.
- Fill up your gas tank.
- Drive on the Salt Flats.
- Plan a little more time than you think you’ll need.
- Plan to be there for the incredible sunset!