Capturing Magic: A Salt Flats Adventure in Utah

When it comes to awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah are nothing short of mesmerizing. And what better way to experience their unique beauty than with a close friend and client, Megan? Our recent camping trip across Colorado and Utah, culminating in a photoshoot at the salt flats, was an unforgettable adventure that I'm excited to share.

Camping on the Salt Lake: A Bison's Paradise

As we embarked on our journey, Megan and I couldn't have asked for a more picturesque camping spot. Nestled by the salt lake, our campsite was surrounded by the majestic presence of bison. The scene was nothing short of magical, and we knew right away that this trip would be one for the books. The gentle hum of nature, the rustling of leaves, and the distant echo of bison calls made us feel truly connected to the wilderness. It was the perfect prelude to our upcoming photoshoot.

Chasing the Sunrise at the Salt Flats

Our hearts filled with anticipation, we set out to reach the salt flats while the world was still wrapped in the darkness of early morning. October had brought a slight chill to the air, but the promise of an incredible experience warmed our spirits. Arriving at the salt flats before dawn turned out to be an excellent decision. The pre-sunrise lighting was enchanting, casting soft, ethereal hues across the landscape. And, best of all, we had the flats almost entirely to ourselves. The tranquility of the moment, the vast expanse of the salt flats stretching as far as the eye could see, and the soft colors of the awakening day created an atmosphere that photographers dream of. As the first rays of sunlight pierced through the horizon, we knew we were capturing something truly special.


The Bonneville Salt Flats are a photographer's paradise, offering an otherworldly backdrop for any photoshoot. The unique, perfectly flat terrain, mirroring the sky, creates an illusion of endlessness that adds a touch of surrealism to every image. The salt crust, cracked and textured, adds depth and character to the landscape. The early morning hours provided us with the best possible lighting conditions, casting long shadows and highlighting every detail. Without the crowds that often gather later in the day, we had the freedom to explore and create without interruption.


Our camping trip through Colorado and Utah, culminating in the salt flats photoshoot, was a journey of a lifetime. The Bonneville Salt Flats exceeded our expectations in every way. Whether you're a couple seeking a romantic backdrop for engagement photos or a solo traveler in search of a unique adventure, this natural wonder should be on your list. While the chill of October mornings may give you pause, let me assure you that the breathtaking beauty of the salt flats at sunrise is more than worth it. So, pack your camera, gather your adventurous spirit, and set out to experience the enchantment of the Bonneville Salt Flats – a place where dreams and photographs are made.

As Megan and I reminisce about our unforgettable adventure, we can't help but smile, knowing that our shared experience at the salt flats will forever be etched in our hearts and in the stunning photographs we captured that day.