Locations are tricky when it comes to Las Vegas, the desert can provide some beautiful canvases for photos but its not your lushest green east coast scenery. There are so many gorgeous locations in Las Vegas to shoot! Each location offers a different feel through the different seasons. Whether you are looking for family portraits with a urban feel or a nature feel, I got you covered! Below are the places I have personally experienced and photographed at, however I am always welcome to suggestions as new places would be wonderful to discover.
NOTE: There is a travel fee of $0.99 cents per mile and any permit fee that may be needed for the location of your choosing.
NELSONS GHOST TOWN – This is a favorite, with old buildings, cars and random aged collectibles it makes for a wonderful shooting location. Its very desert and very vintage. There are over 60 old cars, trucks, buses and of course a perfectly isolated street.
( NOTE: There is a $120 fee for permit and travel for this location. )
WETLANDS – This is a huge, hidden jewel. The wetlands consist of trees, water, and more trees. Its an interesting place with lots of potential. Its located off Boulder Hwy and Tropicana, to which you would follow the signs to the main visitor center and can enter the park in many ways.
FLOYD LAMB/TULE SPRINGS – Its one of the only locations to see huge leaves in the Fall/Winter. This is a big park, but the best shooting area is in the first parking lot with the buildings, gazebo, white fence, and bridge. There are also peacocks and geese that run wild, so its beautiful.
( NOTE: There is a $7 park entrance fee per car )
ARTS DISTRICT & DOWNTOWN – This is a fun place located in downtown Las Vegas. Its provides a more urban, fun, hip and colorful place for photographs of any kind.
LAKE LAS VEGAS – This is a popular location and really easy to get to. There are waterfalls, a lake of course, grass, fountains, bridges, stone, and a Gazebo. Its also one of the only locations to have a 50 ft tree to photograph in front of for Christmas!
( NOTE: There is a $50-100 permit fee. )
(The Lakes) ( Gardens Park) ( MT. Charleston )
( Valley of Fire, There is permit fee of $100 )
( Spring Mountain Ranch, There is a permit fee of $100 )
( Corn Creek, There is a permit fee of $100 )
( Neon Boneyard, There is a permit fee of $200 per half hour time slot )