by Utah Wedding Photographers JamesErickPhotographyUtah
February is the best time of year to be at Antelope Island and therefore we decides to do Cassity & Rafferty's Antelope Island Engagements at that time. As long as the weather cooperates, and there is no snow, the sunsets are amazing, there are no bugs, and the wind is usually non existent.
On of the biggest hazards of shooting at antelope Island, as I have said in the past, are the bugs. Voracious tiny biting flees and mosquitos that will ruin your day. But between December and March, there are are no bugs out, and it really makes a difference in the pictures. Not only because your clients aren't swatting at bugs, but they are not dotting your pictures. I mean, you can only edit out so many bugs!
Another problem later in the season is the wind. Wind will take away all the beautiful sunset reflections and mess up your clients hair. And too windy and you have just driven an hour 1 way to have to reschedule.
But today, no wind, no bugs, and a beautiful sunset. And Cassity and Rafferty were great to work with ads we went all over the island to get some beautiful shots, from the frozen portion of the east side of the island part of the lake, to the central highway, to the final destination of the recently exposed rocks at sunset.
It's sad to say that at the rate the water is receding at the great salt lake, pictures like these at sunset with the water reflecting the sky may soon be a thing of the past. I used to do pictures at the docks just past the causeway where sailboats used to launch from, but for the past 5 years they have been all dried up. If something is not done soon to let water that naturally flowed into the Great Salt Lake back in, it will all but dry up leaving a toxic desert that will be unhealthy for the entire state of Utah.
For more information on Cassity & Rafferty's Antelope Island Engagements shoot location, please visit my websites Best Photoshoot Locations List.
For more information on what's really going on with the water receding at the Great Salt Lake, please go to The great Salt Lake Is Disappearing
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The pictures above are just a very few of my favorites from Cassity & Rafferty's Antelope Island Engagements. Enjoy!
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