February 27, 2023

Intimate wedding at Salt Flats in Utah

flooded salt flats elopement


A scene unlike any other, the Utah mountains mirrored off the flooded Salt Flats so beautifully at Megan and Pierson’s winter intimate elopement.

Megan + Pierson’s Intimate Elopement at the Flooded Salt Flats

About 120 miles down I-80 W from Salt Lake City lies the Bonneville Salt Flats. Now a unique desert landscape featuring crusty white salt made of sodium chloride, it many many moons ago was apart of a giant lake. It’s also a very popular destination elopement and engagement photoshoot location.

I’ve always wanted to do a session of my own here and thought what better time than slow season to roadtrip from Denver, Colorado to northwestern Utah in late January. Turns out, the Salt Flats are flooded from November to May LOL. So my experience is now your knowledge!

The Salt Flats are flooded November – May

Don’t get me wrong, the flooded Salt Flats are absolutely stunning. The water is so clear you can see every crystal of salt on the flats. If you’re lucky in wintertime the water will be frozen + you can walk on it, but during our trip that wasn’t the case.

If you are wanting the dry Salt Flats look, plan your trip between June + October! I definitely will be back and it could be for your very own elopement or adventure session!

Hire Mae Meadows Photography as Your Elopement / Adventure Photographer

I specialize in intimate weddings / elopements and adventurous sessions. My passion is helping my clients plan their perfect dream adventure. Get in contact with me by submitting an inquiry here for elopements and here for adventure sessions!

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