I absolutely love doing bridal photo shoots, it gives me an opportunity to meet the family that I will be working with before their wedding day. Brooke’s wedding is coming up here in a couple weeks, and we’ve been waiting for her dress to come in before we could schedule her photography session. She wanted something different, so we talked about several locations, and the Bonneville Salt Flats sounded like a wonderful idea. It offered dramatic looks, from early morning all the way through the day. Sadly, being that it is mid July, mid-day would not be an option due to the extreme temperatures, I didn’t want the poor girl to melt! So what do you do? You hop in your car at 2:30am so you can beat the sun, and the heat. Brooke was lucky enough to get a single hour of sleep before having to wake up for hair and makeup, but it was worth it!
As I arrived it was still pitch black, I was wondering if we had just made a huge mistake getting there that early. Just moments later, as Brooke and her entourage arrived, the color in the eastern sky started to peek above the mountains and what a beautiful sight it was! As a wedding photographer I get to shoot in all types of places, but none could hold a candle to the beauty that could be seen that morning. For miles and miles all you could see was a sea of white sand, and beyond that, on the horizon were stunning mountains and a colorful sunrise in the distance. The photo shoot was just over an hour, and started with very little sunlight and just a hint of color in the distance, but it rapidly changed minute by minute as the sun rose steadily to break the darkness. Here are a couple images from the shoot, more to come very soon! Don’t want to ruin it for her fiance’ by sharing them all just yet. I am really looking forward to sharing these all after her wedding, and hopefully shooting more out there in the future!