Hi friends! I need to tell you about this salt flats engagements session... it was an adventure and one to remember! I'm seriously so in love with these images... I could NOT wait to share them!
Cecy is one of my friends and former coworkers back in California! She and her fiance Andrew were visiting Utah, so it worked out perfectly for me to take their engagement pictures! We decided on the Bonneville Salt Flats for their engagements! So I met up with them in Salt Lake City where they were staying and we started our road trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats!
It was about a 2 hour drive from SLC to the salt flats. Along the way, we saw gorgeous mountains, tons of other salt patches, and even the Morton salt plant! So in case you were wondering, that's where your salt comes from haha.
We arrived at the rest stop and walked onto the Bonneville Salt Flats... what a gorgeous sight to see! I didn't realize how bright it was going to be when we got there, so we took a few pics, and then planned to snag some dinner and then come back closer to sunset.
We drove to the border and snagged some Subway sandwiches and then were on our way back to the salt flats. So here's where it gets crazy. Driving back to the flats, I accidentally missed the exit... No big deal, right? Wrong. The next exit wasn't for THIRTY MILES! So I started freaking out at this point. I was scared we weren't going to make it back in time for sunset, and we'd driven all this way and we might not even get to shoot at the salt flats? I was apologizing non-stop and on the verge of tears.
But I decided we were going to make it work. I drove at not legal MPH to get to this exit, and I rushed to the other side of the freeway. As I sped back towards the Bonneville Salt Flats, I realized the sad truth that we would not make it in time for sunset. On the way to the salt flats are other patches of salt though, so I drove and drove until I found another patch of salt that was perfect. We pulled to the side of the road and rushed to start our session.
As soon as I stepped out of the car I knew this was going to be an AMAZING session. The light was absolute perfection, the view of the mountains was to die for and the salt was perfect and white. Basically a winter wonderland. As I kept sinking my feet into the salt, I kept snapping shots of these love birds and I'm honestly so grateful for how this situation turned out. I love these pictures so much and I'm so thankful to Cecy and Andrew for coming on this journey with me!
So some pictures are at the Bonneville Salt Flats, but the sunset images where on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere! This was absolutely crazy, but I got some EPIC shots and an awesome story to tell! Thank you Cecy and Andrew for letting me capture this special time in your lives! Congratulations to you both ♥