Locked in a Full Nelson

August 15, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Recently, I was contacted to do a senior photo session. Senior shoots are one my favorites since high school students tend to be a bit more adventurous than some of my usual clients. Right off the bat she told me that she was super energetic and quite outdoorsy, and she wanted the shoot location to reflect that (it also meant this was going to be fun!) As we ran through the highlights of Las Vegas’ most nature friendly locations; Mt. Charleston, Dry Lake Beds, Red Rock, Valley of Fire, Lake Mead, she finally mentioned Nelson, NV. While all of those spots are all amazing, I have not yet had the opportunity to shoot in Nelson and I jumped at the chance.

I have heard a lot of great things about this little ghost town, but I had no idea just how cool it would be. I was there for over four hours and could not even touch the surface of how much there was to work with out there. From the airplane wreckage to the dozens of vintages cars, there is not a single spot that wouldn’t make for an awesome shot. I was certainly not disappointed as you can see from the shots below. Can't wait to get back there soon!


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