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Salt Lake City Engagement Photographer

I am Alina, Salt Lake City based elopement proposal and engagement photographer. I am here not only to craft and photograph your experience but to find the best locations and help with the timeline of your elopement. By hiring me you get more than just a photographer. You get a reliable, professional, carrying photographer who cares not only about your elopement day but also about your experience before and after.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Salt Flats are the Best Engagement Photo Locations


If you have been to the Bonneville Salt Flats you'll understand why this place is a top engagement location in Utah. If you haven't been here yet, you'll be amazed how otherworldly this place is once you see it.

  • Surreal Natural Beauty: Salt flats offer a surreal, otherworldly landscape with vast stretches of glistening white salt crusts that reflect the sky, creating a visually stunning backdrop for your photos. The contrast between the white flats and the clear blue sky makes for breathtaking and ethereal images.
  • Unique Setting: Salt flats are not a typical engagement photo location, which makes your images stand out and be memorable. Your photos will capture a sense of adventure and exploration, symbolizing the uniqueness of your love story.
  • Versatility: Salt flats offer a versatile backdrop depending on the time of a year or day. Whether you're looking for mirror like reflections, white surface during a day or golden and pink at sunset this location is truly awe inspiring.
  • Natural Reflective Surface: The smooth, reflective surface of the salt flats can create beautiful mirror-like reflections of you and your partner when they're flooded. This effect can add a dreamy and ethereal quality to your photos.
engagement photos at the salt flats
engagement photos at the salt flats
engagement photos at the salt flats
engagement photos at the salt flats
engagement photos at the salt flats
engagement photos at the salt flats

Best Time for Your Salt Flats Engagement Photo Session


Normally I'd recommend either sunset or sunrise but the Salt Flats are one of those rare locations you can't go wrong with the time of day. Winters are obviously cold and often wet but as mentioned above you get some amazing reflections or moody skies that contrast the white surface. If you're planning on coming to the salt flats in a winter or wet season make sure you have a high clearance vehicle as it's not recommended to drive on the salt flats with a car. Many cars get stuck so keep that in mind.

How to Prepare For Your Engagement Photos at the Bonneville Salt Flats


In the summer be ready for hot but also windy days. Because of how exposed the salt flats are wind is something you should expect most of the time. Always make sure to bring sunscreen and a lot of water.

There are restrooms available at one of the spots.

Something very important worth pointing out is driving onto the salt flats. You should definitely have good 4x4 car if you're planning on driving when it's wet. I don't recommend it as there were many cars getting stuck in mud after heavy rains. But otherwise when it's dry you go and explore further inland. Also, because of the tough surface and texture you should wear footwear you don't mind getting some salt on. If you're looking at cute photo spots near you make sure to reach out.

engagement photos at the salt flats
engagement photos at the salt flats
engagement photos at the salt flats
engagement photos at the salt flats
engagement photos at the salt flats
engagement photos at the salt flats

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