If you know me at all, you know I am so inspired by the desert. Something about the simplicity of it all has me so entranced. I cannot get enough! Here are a few of my favorite desert inspired locations I love in Utah.
#1: Mystic Hot Springs
Not only are their so many photo opportunities here you can also go soak in the hot springs after. Who doesn't love that? Ive travelled down to this place a few times and it has always been worth it. It is located in the small town of monroe. There is a $15 fee to get in but if you're into the hippy, free spirit vibe this location is perfect for that. You can even camp if you want! This place is a gem and seriously amazing.
#2: Zion National Park
Can I say enough good about this place? Probably not. It is filled with stunning views & fun hikes, for all your adventurous clients out there. I did a bridal session up there and we literally just hopped on the bus and stopped at multiple locations and found amazing spots. If you're worried about finding spots, I would honestly take the bus and go explore! There are literally so many views that it is pretty much impossible not to find at least one that would work for you!
3. Little Sahara
About a two hour drive from Salt Lake City we have the sand dunes. If you're looking for a little slice of the actual Sahara Desert, but don't want to travel a bajillion miles away we have this amazing place. This is the first year I've actually shot their and I don't know WHY I've waited for so long. It is beautiful and amazing. The winds can get pretty harsh their but if you can shoot on a day when their is a good balance with the wind it can be magical. I highly recommend hitting up this location.
If you are looking for that red rock and arches and just pure awesomeness I would for sure hit up Moab! It is a photographers dream come true. Lots of pull offs that make it super easy to explore the area. These photos were when we were almost to moab, so you can see that there are cool spots along the drive as well!