Moody Salt Flats
Unfavorable weather doesn't always mean you will get subpar photos; in fact, at times, it can yield remarkable and exceptional results.
Raiven & Eric came all the way from Chicago to take engagements at the Salt Flats in Utah. The one day we had scheduled for the photoshoot.. there was a lingering storm.
However, this didn't stop us from obtaining AMAZING photographs. We would hide in the car, waiting for the heavy rain to ease off a bit, then quickly hopped out to capture some shots.
The wind at the Salt Flats can get REALLY gusty! The Salt Flats are known for being a windzone.
This leads to windswept hair and billowing dresses, which can actually result in stunning photos.
Except, from a photographer's perspective, I couldn't help but feel sorry that their long journey to Utah (including the four-hour round trip to the Salt Flats) was filled with unpleasant weather conditions. So, we scheduled another shoot for the following day to give it another shot.
On the next day, the sky was clear and the sun was shining. But this caused another issue: the sunlight bouncing off the salt surface poses a challenge for those with sensitive eyes. Eric, in particular, struggled to keep his eyes open with the intense sunlight.
So, we had to exercise some creativity, and unfortunately, we couldn't capture many great shots with Eric's face due to the intense sunlight.
Surprisingly, the shots from the moody and stormy evening turned out to be some of our favorites! (see more photos below)
The takeaway here is that if you can adapt to the weather, you might just achieve remarkable outcomes, and in our case, we believe the photos turned out truly fantastic!
In addition, the dusky hues of the sunset's dark clouds evoked a captivating and enchanting atmosphere that resonated with their wedding theme so it ended up PERFECT!