The other day I took you behind the scenes of senior pictures at the Salt Flats in Utah as a Denver Senior Photographer. If you want to know all of the ins and outs of how we did it, check it out. But today is the magic day! Buckle up because there are a lot of beautiful senior pictures to look at.
I took almost 2000 photos in two days while we were there shooting senior pictures. That is more than I typically shoot for a wedding! Then I “narrowed” it down to 555 of my favorites. Needless to say it has taken me a long time to whittle down and edit these photos! These are all from our first night at the sunset shoot at the “rest stop”.
The light, the reflection, the mountains, the skirt…..all combined to make some pretty epic senior pictures. We had a good laugh at these because at some point she looked like a cake doll. Remember the cakes where the dress was the cake and then it had a doll sticking out of the top? And check out the reflections! I did not enhance or photoshop the reflection on ANY of these photos. The shallow water makes for crystal clear reflections. It was amazing.
Senior Photo Outfits
3 years ago when I did my other niece’s senior pictures we went to the Paint Mines and I borrowed a beautiful skirt from another photographer. This time, I reached out again and she told me she had just acquired a parachute skirt and that I was welcome to borrow it. You guys…she hadn’t even used it yet and was willing to let me take it to another state and take it in the salt water. Thanks Martha!!
The skirt got REALLY wet and was a little more difficult to work with (but still totally worth it). The water here was more shallow but it went on forever so everything was wet. Needless to say I spent more time washing and drying skirts and dresses before we checked out of the hotel. I didn’t want to put a borrowed, wet, salty skirt in my suitcase and return it that way!
Senior Pictures At Dawn
I knew we had tons of great images but since we were there and the kids were up for it, we decided to get up before dawn and do it again in a new location! And boy I am I glad we did. These images are my favorite.
The lighting was perfect and hardly anyone was around. The only downside is that this was like walking on shards of glass. Even standing still on it was painful. Good thing these guys are tough. See if you can spy Makai’s special flipflops in some of the images. If you don’t know what I am talking about, check out the last post!
I have already done the Paint Mines, The Sand Dunes and now the Salt Flats. I still have 2 kids and 4 nieces and nephews to go. Please send ideas of epic senior picture locations for the future and if you are in the market for Littleton senior pictures, I am here for you!
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