Fashion Photography – Hiking the Desert in Gowns | Shchoret Canyon

Striking canyon in the Israeli desert. Sparkling evening gowns covered in sequins, reflecting in the bright summer sun. The day is scorching, but the scenery is too incredible to pass up the opportunity of an stunning fashion shoot.

I will admit that it probably wasn’t the best decision to go into the middle of a desert canyon, in the middle of summer, where there is no shade, in the middle of the day. We were melting, to say the least.

The Location

Canyon Schoret, meaning the Black Canyon is located in the Negev Desert of Israel just about 30 minutes outside of Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city. An incredibly beautiful hike and overall lovely place to visit, Canyon Schoret is truly stunning location, especially for a fashion shoot.

Driving up to the entrance of the “park”, the view is simply breathtaking. Rugged and jagged mountains block our view of anything and everything. They are so overwhelming in their majesty that it is simply impossible to notice anything else. The rainbow of perfectly painted steeps and shadowed rocks provide us with a palette of pinks, reds, browns, and blacks. They are so amazingly intertwined that it is almost unbelievable that so many colors are in one place.

Fashion Shoot in the Israeli Desert

The hike starts off a bit unimpressive. Of course the desert is almost beautiful, but the almost gravel-like rocks and colorless stones only proved to us that even more beautiful things were to come. We walk a bit further, embracing the loud crackling sound the stones crunching beneath our shoes (in my case, fashion heels) We walk in silence as the heat is too stifling.

Slowly the landscape starts to change to the beauty we were imaging. The rocks seem to close in on us, we find a few pieces of shade, and we feel enveloped by the array of cliffs on every side. The black stone are fiery hot in the desert sun.

Fashion Shoot in the Israeli Desert

We look for the perfect balance of beautiful nature, stunning scenery, and our sparkling gowns. Despite the heat, the perfect pictures make their way into our cameras.

The Dresses

As we do with just about all of our photoshoots, whether travel or fashion related, Brooke and I spend much time considering and planning our outfits carefully. We research a location, look at the colors, and plan what with look the best. Whether it is colors meant to blend in and compliment or hues intended to stand out.

Fashion Shoot in the Israeli Desert

We looked at photos of Canyon Schoret mainly from Brooke’s previous hiking trips to the location. We couldn’t help but notice the interest of the colors. Some rocks were pitch black while others were whiter, or cream.

Fashion Shoot in the Israeli Desert

Considering it is called the Black Canyon, we thought it best to include at least one black dress. We looked through our closet and found the perfect fit. A black sequin dress I purchased on my recent trip to Kenya. I didn’t exactly like the fit and so with a few rounds of stitches, I fixed it up to be more tailored, paired it with some black heels and my outfit was set!

Fashion Shoot in the Israeli Desert

The incredibly stunning dress that we chose for Brooke is actually a handmade piece. Brooke designed it for a gala event, but since that evening, it had sadly been tucked away until another such occasion would arise. We couldn’t stand the idea of such a perfectly designed and stunning dress to go to waste, so we pulled it out, imagined what it would look like in the desert and chose.

Fashion Shoot in the Israeli Desert

It was incredible to see the sun reflecting so beautifully against the sequins, making them sparkle to a unreal level.

Fashion Shoot in the Israeli Desert

The silver and black sequins were the perfect combination for the black and silver rocks that embraced us on our “hike” throughout the Black Canyon.

What do you think of our fashion shoot in the desert?

To see more of our fashion creations, check out all of our handmade items here!

Lots of Love,

Danielle and Brooke, Colorful Sisters


  1. bravo bon courage et bonne chance

    1. Merci beaucoup! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Exquisite beauty among the rough rocks and terrain of nature. Magnificent!!

    1. Thank you so much! It’s such a stunning place!

      1. And you are both stunning as well!!๐ŸŒน

      2. Thank you so much!! So sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love it! Wonderful idea and lovely photos.

    1. Thank you so much!!!

  4. The pictures are beautiful! And the dresses are so gorgeous with all that sparkly!๐Ÿ˜„ Did you walk all the hike wearing the heels, or did you change into hiking shoes for the hiking parts?

    1. Yesss sparkly is always so much fun!! I (Danielle) wore the heels for the whole hike! But Brooke brought some hiking boots to change into!

      1. Aha smart! Good on you though, Danielle! I can’t imagine hiking in heels!๐Ÿ˜„

      2. Hahahha it was a bit of a challenge! But honestly the heat was worse!! I think I was too focused on that hahahaha

      3. ๐Ÿคฃ Yes, heat can be distracting!

    1. Thank you!!

  5. This is so cool…no pun intended! I was in Israel several years ago and we drove to Eilat for a few days. What a fabulous, beautiful place! I very much enjoyed the drive from Telaviv! I love, love, love Israel, and I want to take my wife there some day! Thank you for sharing and checking out my blog as well! Wishing you and yours the very best!

    1. I’m so happy that you had a lovely time in Israel!! I hope one day you will be able to come back and visit with your wife ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s such a beautiful country, I hope we open up for tourism soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. So cool! I did this on the top of s mountain once…which meant I had to HIKE up there in a floor length gown…๐Ÿ˜‚ I felt so silly! The pictures were awesome though. I have a few of them on the photography page on my blog. ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Oh my goodness amazing!! I would love to see the pictures, I’m sure they’re stunning ๐Ÿ™‚ And no need to feel silly! The regularly clothed people were the silly ones! Hahahaa

  7. The Negev is a beautiful desert.

    1. It certainly is! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Very cool! ๐Ÿ˜Ž I can’t even imagine hiking to the photo location, but it makes for amazing photos, and the post is a fascinating read! Thank you! (Better you than me! ๐Ÿฅต)

    1. I’m so happy you enjoyed! It’s perfect for us as we love hiking and we love photoshoots so it’s really a perfect combination!

      1. Well, you keep shooting, and I’ll keep enjoying your posts! ๐Ÿ˜Š

      2. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Nice! I like desert. (Not to say I don’t like anything else, but every type of natural environment is beautiful in its own way for its own reasons.)

    1. I love the desert so much! Was my obsession as a child…camels, sand dunes, mountains, ibex, desert cats like the caracal! It’s such an amazing place ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. The pictures are amazing! Never been to this desert

    1. Oh wow I hope you can visit a desert sometime!! It’s truly an amazing experience ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Amazing as usual. The effort you put into the pictures, location, and fashion does rival the popular fashion magazines we have today. Keep it up!

    1. Oh wow thank you so very much!!! Makes us so happy to read ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!!!!

  12. now that’s scenic…….

    1. Truly a beautiful place!!


  14. Oh wow ! The girl in me just loves your combination of decor and clothes – everything is too beautiful. That’s it, I’m a fan! Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚
    Barbara – yes I am French, I also like beautiful clothes ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thank you so much!!! I’m so happy that you enjoy and can appreciate ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

      1. Oh please – your work is absolutely amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Thank you so very much!!

  15. These are fabulous!

    1. Thank you so very much!!!

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    Thank you โค๏ธ

    1. Thanks so much! Will definitely take a look ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Love this! And your blog is lovely! โค๏ธ feel free to follow mine ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. The shiny outfits are looking so amazing with the desert background. Great idea and gorgeous photos ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Thank you so much!! Honestly the scenery made it. Such a beautiful locations ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Beautiful images, location and dresses! – But not a single smile? It must have been too HOT ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. to be honest it was wayyy to hot. we had to turn back in the middle of the hike hahaha the israeli desert can be HOT! but other photoshoots contain tons of smiles ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I would have cheated and hiked in suitable clothing and then changed for the shoot haha, it looks hot out there! Absolutely breathtaking scenery and dresses ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hahahahah it would also have worked!

  22. amazing photo!! thank you for sharing.
    If you get a chance, please check out my gallery
    would mean a lot!

    1. Thank you! We’ll surely take a look ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. I live in the Northwest because I cannot abide this kind of terrain. As always, excellent photos.

    1. Its very hot at the time of year we went! Thank youuuu

  24. Love ya post I shared to Facebook friends ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ Woohoo ๐Ÿ™Œ

    1. Oh wooww thank you so much!!

  25. The starkness of the terrain and the many muted, brilliant colors are mesmerizing indeed!

    1. How beautifully described!! And I couldn’t agree more ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I have nothing to do with the words as ya photos are easily described by any layperson. Sheer Beautiful and just like a Brook(e) Jajaja very refreshing to the eyes and palate of ya lost desert ๐Ÿช dwellers!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•โ™’๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’

  26. Completely mad and utterly gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so very much!!!

  27. Hey I just wrote an article called the The Case Against Fashion and Trends given the nature of your article, I thought you might be interested in checking it out. Nice photos though…

    1. Sounds interesting!! We’ll have to take a look ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Beautiful images!

    1. Thank you so much!!

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  31. So creative, the juxtaposition is brilliant. โค๏ธ

    1. Thank you so very much ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    1. Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

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  33. My man…this is what fashion is all about…good work

    1. Aww wow thank you so very much!!!

  34. I think a fashion shoot in the desert would be awesome! I can already envision so many ideas! Great job you two!

    1. It really is so unique!! Such a beautiful place and so fun to add the creativity of fashion ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Everything is beautiful! The attention to detail and quality of the the photography is amazing. I would love to visit Israel one day. So many historic places to see. Thank you for visiting Smudge’s Doggy Bloggy, We appreciate it. Take care!

    1. Thank you so much!! I hope you get to visit one day…it’s such a lovely place ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Excellent photography! Lovely place. Love all photos!

    1. Thank you so very much!

  37. Thank you for the great blog and pictures. The place is very stunning fort the photoshoot with deserts behind, it looks quite amazing. If you are planning to visit there, the place is very ideal for photography. you will have the best experience there.

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