Elko Family Photographer | Exploring Northern Nevada

If you've heard about, or seen any pictures about the Bonneville Salt Flats--especially when they are covered with water--it's all true.  It's a bit surreal and fascinating.  It's gorgeous any time of year, but is particularly fascinating when covered with water.  

Even if you're not going out for a family photo session (I mean, people do that right?  go out without a camera?!  ;) it's a lovely place for a family outing.  There are a couple of things to consider when going to play in sand (not that it happened to us, psh!)

1.  If you have a cut...it stings when the salt hits it!!  Have you heard of the expression rubbing salt in the wound (of course you have!).  I'm convinced it was birthed on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

2.  There are foot baths at the highway rest stop along the flats, but not if you venture further out (at least I didn't see any) so bring your own water to rinse off with before you get in your car.  That stuff is brutal!  But worth it!

I had a blast with this incredibly fun and sweet family!  Their two littles are a new and perfect addition to their family--their adoption was finalized just this last year.  I could have spent an entire week with them, they were truly delightful.  

A big thank you to my friend (and awesome newborn photog!) Kandi Anderson for taking me out and showing me the ropes (like...don't drive on the sand when it's damp you CAN get stuck!").  I had a fabulous time, my friend!

Are you ready to book your own unique family photo shoot?  We offer quick and fun shoots like this one as well as in home everyday, documentary sessions to capture those candid moments that happen every day.  Either way, it's a beautiful way to preserve you and your family as you are today.  Let's make some gorgeous art for your home.  Contact me for a free consultation.