November 10, 2020
Where are my adventurous, wild, desert-loving, Vegas people! Want to know where to elope in Las Vegas? I gotchu. First of all, let me just say we’ve been raised to believe shotgun Las Vegas Weddings are the trashiest and worst way to get married. We’ve been SLEEPING on that. There is no wrong way to get married here or anywhere else for that matter. But I’m gonna tell you all the cool ways on how to elope in Las Vegas, in my humble opinion. Vegas is the coolest and most fun way to tie the knot. Especially if you’re a chill and laid-back couple who wants to forgo traditions. I set up this styled-shoot when I was in Vegas because this emulated all the cool vintage and nostalgic vibes that the strip oozes. When putting together my mood board I looked up old casino photography and classic Vegas neon signs, I’m kind of a nerd for it. And while I don’t exactly drink or gamble, I do love me some Vegas (and have been there 6 times).
The Wave or Rainbow Vista are the most gorgeous places to capture your love in the park. This place feels out of this world with the red rocks and wave-looking rocks. It’s a 56-minute drive from The Strip. Worth it! Due to permit restrictions, I recommend that your elopement ceremony happens outside of the park (at a dry lake bed) and then we can go into the park with the freedom to take photos at a few of the recommended spots!
Seven Magic Mountains is a funky art installation in what feels like the middle of nowhere, 30 minutes from The Strip. The Roach lake beds are a 3-minute drive from the Seven Magic Mountains parking lot. This is my second favorite place because of the two locations being so close to each other. At sunset this place is busy but during sunrise, we might have the place to ourselves.
This is a popular place to elope near Las Vegas. The early morning light/sunset colors shine on the lake bed and make it glow like magic! This is a 45-minute drive from The Strip. Could be great for some pictures riding around on the motorcycle kicking some dust-up! Just a thought 😉
Red Rock Canyon is similar to the look and feel of Valley of Fire. A 30-minute drive from The Strip. There’s a 13-mile scenic loop with a ton of trails. But near the visitor center, there is a great spot called Calico Hills with vibrant red rocks. It’s a great mix between the desert and red rocks.
Yup, a full-on ghost town in the middle of nowhere. A 55-minute drive from The Strip. It’s got some pretty funky scenery. This is fun because you’ve got some fun and eclectic ghost town vibes mixed in with the desert scenery.
If you’re looking for a mix of desert and water, this is the place! 50-minute drive from The Strip. Sunset View Scenic Overlook and The Cliffs Trailhead have some great views.
A museum where they hold all the decommissioned neon Vegas signs? Say less.
I know, this isn’t exactly in Las Vegas. BUT Death Valley National Park is a 2-hour drive from Las Vegas. Trust me, it’s worth it. This is like eloping on another planet.
My Nevada packages start at $3,500 and include:
Need more encouragement on why eloping is the way to go? Check out my blog post on 5 Reasons You Should Elope.
Our first experience working with Alisha was on an elopement styled shoot. I knew from that day on she was going to be the photographer to capture our wedding day. Alisha said "yes" to absolutely every crazy idea and vision I had for our wedding day. She literally hiked miles and woke up before the sun to make it happen. Alisha is completely in her element when photographing, she knows how direct a shoot without being bossy, she captures every angle without being in the way and doesn't make you feel like you're even behind the camera. Alisha pours her entire self into every shoot she does, she doesn't stop until everything is perfect. It put me at ease knowing Alisha was paying such close attention to detail when it came to the location scouting and capturing every single photo imaginable. Working with Alisha was a breeze, she's communicative, fast and detail oriented. Not to mention, an incredible photographer. We were blown away when we got our wedding gallery within a month of our wedding, with over 700 beautiful photos. Our families cried happy tears all over again reliving those memories. If you're wondering, "is it worth it?" The answer is 100% ABSOLUTELY yes, hire Alisha, you won't regret it.
— Katie & Kevin
We absolutely love Alisha! She gave us the best photos EVER! She planned everything to the smallest detail. It was so easy and she made sure we had everything we were looking for. My husband and I even flew back to get wedding photos done! Alisha braved the cold winter for us. We are so thankful to have memories in the best photos ever. I can’t say enough about her. Not only is she an AMAZING photographer but such a good person! We will definitely be having plenty more sessions in our lifetime :)
— danielle & Xavier
My fiancé and I could not feel more fortunate to have crossed paths with Alisha while searching for a photographer for our engagement shoot. Let me tell you, this girl is a GEM. I talked to at least 50 photographers during my search and Alisha is the only one that I felt truly cared about what we wanted. We met up at sunrise on the day of our shoot and I can truly say that it was a flawless experience! My fiancé and I were exhausted and nervous, but immediately upon meeting Alisha, we felt comfortable and excited. Her positive energy is contagious. I tend to be awkward and never know what to do with my hands, but she was so patient and guided us every step of the way, giving us prompts and making us laugh the entire time. It felt like we were leaving the shoot with a new friend. WE ARE OBSESSED WITH OUR PHOTOS. In short, Alisha 10000000% exceeded my very high expectations. She’s incredibly talented, creative, caring and personable. You can tell she has a huge heart and is passionate about what she does.
— LAUREN & NIK
Alisha is the consummate photographer that you want capturing your special day. We used her (twice!) for engagement photos and she was the first we asked to be our wedding photographer. From the moment we engaged her for the big day, she was all about us. From a welcome care package that frankly knew us almost better than we knew us, to her wedding guides, assistance in finding other vendors, and of course her amazing skill behind the camera Alisha was the perfect choice for our wedding photography. On the day of the big event she took great photos and had creative ideas for shoots in and around the venue. She’s given us keepsakes that we are thrilled to treasure forever and proud to frame and hang on the wall. Book her now.
— COLTON & YVETTE
Where do I even start!? Alisha was an absolute dream to work with!!! She was so flexible with us and our last-minute cancellation due to covid. We had originally planned to meet her in Vegas for our anniversary shoot in March and we ended up canceling our trip a week out due to the virus. She was so understanding and even offered to refund our deposit. We knew we still absolutely wanted to shoot with her so we scheduled another trip to Colorado this time and she met us there for an amazing sunrise shoot at Great Sand Dunes Natl Park. The whole experience was incredible and Alisha was so amazing and personable, we felt like we had left and made a new friend! She sent us sooo many sneak peeks just a few days after the shoot and Then probably 100 more photos a few weeks later. They were absolutely stunning. She is easily one of the best humans I’ve ever met and not to mention an extremely talented photographer with a clear passion for her clients and her work! We can’t wait to shoot with her again!
— MIA & FERMIN
I have never done a couples shoot but I fell in love with Alisha's work on social media. I was beyond ecstatic when I found out she was traveling to Minnesota. Where do I begin? From the moment I spoke with Alisha, she easily made me feel comfortable and confident. She responded back to my questions and concerns within a timely manner and was easily accessible. Her talent and passion for photography is truly admirable! It’s so evident that she genuinely cares about each and every couple that she works with. Alisha has a gift for detail and seeing things differently than everyone else. She took some breathtaking pictures that will always have a special place in my heart! Alisha doesn't just take photographs, she creates beautiful works of art that don’t just capture smiles but our souls, and to be a part of her art is an absolute honor. Not only is her work stunning, but she is a great person to be around. She is professional, patient and outgoing and I cannot wait to book with her again! Thanks for the memories, laughs and for creating such an enjoyable experience.
— Miriam & Jaime
Alisha was super professional and friendly throughout the entire process of our engagement shoot. I was super indecisive on where to have our shoot and she gave me multiple choices. She even went to the spot before hand to scope it out for us. My fiancé hates getting pictures taken but he loved natural and fun our experience was. Alisha made us our own playlist to listen to throughout the shoot which made both of us feel super comfortable. We ended having our shoot in Breckenridge and made a weekend out of it. Honestly, one of the most rememberable and amazing weekends we could ask for. Alisha communicated with us throughout everything and was SO fast getting our sneak peak photos and album to us. She even sent us a little gift that we appreciated SO SO much. I would highly recommend Alisha for any photography session whether its an adventure shoot or a wedding. She made everything perfect! 10/10 recommend :)
— GRACE & JAKE