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Want to Know Why Engagements and Weddings in Vegas Are so Popular? It’s All About the Las Vegas Photography!


April 12, 2019

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Lianna Marie Photography specializes in portrait photography, fine-art wedding photography, and film wedding photography for couples hosting experience-rich celebrations at luxury venues in Las Vegas, Southern California, and beyond.

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When you think of weddings in Vegas, you may think of a chapel ceremony followed by a photoshoot with all the dazzling lights of The Strip. But visitors are often surprised by the abundance of natural beauty close by. These natural settings make photography in Las Vegas uniquely varied and personalized. Plus, if you know me, then you’d know I love a beautiful and timeless location that makes you feel like you are the farthest away from the hustle and bustle of “Las Vegas”.

 A scenic outdoor photo shoot to celebrate your engagement ensures the most beautiful photography Las Vegas has to offer. So, here are some of the most stunning natural locations that will guarantee that your engagement shoot gets you warmed up for the magic of your big day.

Mount Charleston

An easy 35-mile drive from Las Vegas and sitting within the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Mount Charleston provides a picturesque setting for any photo shoot. Furthermore, it offers over 150 picnic spots to choose from and with the peak itself being snow capped at least 6 months out of every year, this location offers a stunning backdrop.

The White Firs, Quaking Aspens and abundance of wildflowers all bring magic to this natural wonderland. Shhhh…if you’re quiet you may even have a horse, donkey or deer join you in your photos.  

This setting is the perfect warm up to all kinds of weddings in Vegas.

Springs Preserve

Want to stay in the heart of Las Vegas for your photo shoot but dreaming of being in natural surrounds? Then Springs Preserve is your perfect setting! In fact, the botanic gardens, archaeological sites or the butterfly habitat may just create images as unique as you are.  

Thought weddings in Vegas had to involve the Strip? Think again! Springs Preserve also offers indoor or outdoor options for weddings and small elopements. Therefore, it is a must-see. You don’t just have to have that rustic vibe either, Springs Preserve can be beautifully timeless. Additionally, it offers the added bonus of providing everything you need in the one location.

Spring Mountain Ranch

Fancy a desert setting with Yuccas, wildflowers and perhaps a donkey or two? Well, we cannot promise you the latter but if you love the idea of sandstone cabins with authentic, original wagon wheels then Spring Mountain Ranch may just be the perfect place for your engagement photo shoot. Add in the lush green grass, breathtaking trees and an 8 thousand-year-old history just 20 minutes from busy downtown Las Vegas and you’ll understand why we love this setting.

Eldorado Dry Lake Bed

Endless horizons, barren beauty and expanses of cracked earth covering impossibly wide stretches of landscape. The Eldorado Dry Lake Bed has to be seen to be believed. So, if you want your photos to be like nothing on earth, then this is the location for you. Moreover, the dry lake bed offers panoramic views of sky and earth that places you and your partner centre stage with unfiltered sunlight. As a result, this setting offers a unique contrast between a sparse background and the wildly romantic intimacy of the newly engaged couple.

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Outdoor photoshoots use natural light, gorgeous surrounds and the love between you and your partner to create unique pieces of art for you to enjoy for many years to come.

Now that we have your engagement shoot sorted, it’s time to plan your wedding! If you are organising a destination wedding, then our post on tips to make your day as wonderful as you have always dreamed is a must-read! Take a look here:

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