Darbeigh and Andrew booked me for their wedding in Austin, Texas later this year but had a request. When it came to planning their engagement session, this couple asked if I would be up for going to the Utah Salt Flats for their engagement session. My answer! Absolutely! Fast forward a few months, we were hopping on a plane and headed out to Utah. Little did we know just how stunning the Salt Flats in Bonneville, Utah would be for their engagement session! Darbeigh and Andrew braved to chilly Utah weather in November and got up at sunrise for this session. Didn’t it turn out stunning?!
Looking for an engagement photographer who travels? Clearly, I’m always up for an adventure! Whether you’re inspired by this engagement session and want to head to the Salt Flats for photos too, or if you have another location in mind, inquire today! I would be so honored to travel and document your love story.
Honestly? We decided to do their engagement session in November. Which just happened to be one of the worst times of the year for an engagement session at the Utah Salt Flats. BUT you’d never know based on the photos! It was definitely chill, especially for this Texas photographer! Additionally, the salt wasn’t quite salt. If you look close at the photos, you can see that it was basically light colored mud. Obviously, it made it a little difficult to run and dance and move around. But hey, we made it work!
My advice? The best time of the year to take engagement photos in the Salt Flats is in the summer or early fall! You’ll find the salt hardened and a lighter color! At the end of the day, though, I wouldn’t trade their session for a different time of the year! The sunrise was perfect! Also, we had the whole flats to ourselves. Basically a photographer’s dream!
When it comes to your engagement session, I always recommend looking at the sunrise and sunset times on the specific date you’ll be taking photos. As a general rule, golden hour provides the best lighting. Avoid the harsh midday sun – which can cast difficult shadows. Generally, golden hour takes place about an hour before sunset and 30 minutes after sunrise. If you need help deciding on the best time of day for your photos, I would love to help! As a photographer, I love helping my couples plan their sessions and ensure they have the best lighting!
Looking for more inspiration for your engagement session? Or even just more proof that I just might be the photographer for you? Check out these other engagement sessions I have had the privilege of photographing!
Meet Alecca Synclair - the lead photographer, visionary, CEO, coffee-runner, and basically everything else behind the ASP team! As someone who has over seven years of experience in the wedding industry, I have seen first hand the pain points of planning a wedding. Which is why I truly pour my heart into this blog - so that you can have someone in your corner helping you wedding plan! As an Iowa, Texas, and destination wedding photographer, I would love to capture your day intentionally. I believe your photos are are a way to keep your most precious memories forever. So, if you vibe with my work and think we'd be a good fit, reach out! I would be SO honored to document your big day.