Utah Bride and Groom

Windswept Bridals at Little Sahara

“A whimsical location, a beautiful couple, a flowy gown and a whole lot of magic.”

The prime recipe for a perfect bridal shoot, as described by photographer Melanie Loitz. Shooting with Amanda Wood in the Little Sahara sand dunes, the team fell in love with the location, and it was just the right fit for the style of the couple, creating these gorgeous shots was a breeze.

Speaking of breeze, one of the most swoon-worthy details of this shoot is the way the wind catches every stunning ripple and fold in the bride’s gushing bohemian gown (custom-made by Betsy Couture), which is perfectly complimented by a faux flower bouquet crafted by Kendall of @lovekendall.co. Some of the florals are even carved out of wood- keeping them in flawless shape for the entire romping, rolling, adventurous shoot.

“We wanted to capture the flow of the dress, so we did a lot of running and action shots,” says Loitz. “It only made sense, because do you see that train? Holy Cow!”


Both the train and sleeves on the gown make for the boho bridal look of our dreams. Add in a striking brush of blue ribbon against the gown and landscape’s neutral tones, and you get a gallery fit for a fairy queen.

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Photography: Melanie Loitz Photography | @melloitz.photo
Gown: Betsy Barker | @betsycouture
Slip: Lizzy Slip | @lizzyslip
Florals: Kendall | @lovekendall.co
Location: Little Sahara sand dunes

Megan Bartholomew
Megan Hulse Bartholomew is the web editor for Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. She recently graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in English and Journalism, and is currently trying to catch up on 5+ years of pleasure reading.



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