Each and every year, thousands of wedding & portrait photographers descend upon Las Vegas for our annual convention, WPPI, with tons of workshops, master classes, lectures, photo walks and the fun filled expo with all the latest equipment, products, wedding albums & guest speakers. After two days of non-stop action from dusk until … well, dusk, we were ready to take a little break from the city and headed to our favorite spot, Death Valley. We had read about the recent super bloom and couldn’t wait to see this desolate, dry and hostile spot come to life. We bought enough provisions to last us at least a month and left the city behind us.
Our first spot was Zabriskie Point where we played our favorite game of “spot the German tourists” (I won!) during our hike and had a fantastic picnic in the desert.
Up north was were the super bloom was in full swing with millions of flowers covering the valley floor in a lush carpet of yellow.
Sunset saw us hike into the Mesquite Sand Dunes, that were also full of life.
The really exciting part of our adventure came after dark: trying to locate the little B&B I had booked in the middle of nowhere – the Shady Lady B&B. If you guessed by the name that it used to be a brothel, you guessed correctly. We drove through the dark and left the last town, Beatty, behind is. Far, far, behind us. 32 miles and not a single sign of life. Our trusted Garmin couldn’t even find the place. The description on their website simply said “mile marker 92″. Into the night we drove. And drove. Mile Marker 92 came up and a sign shone brightly in the darkness: The Shady Lady. But our adventure wasn’t over … but more about that another day.
Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat LLC
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