Best Places to do Engagement Photos in Las Vegas [Comprehensive Guide]

We are so happy that you found your way here! If you are looking to have your Engagement Photos in Las Vegas, this updated guide will help you pick a great location This comprehensive Guide will tell you about some of of the best spots to do your session, permit fees, and the best time of year to do your session.

Las Vegas has a diverse landscape that will have something that appeals to everyone. We hope you find this Las Vegas Engagement Photos Location Guide useful and we can’t wait to document such a special time in your life.

the Best Places To Do your Engagement Photos in Las Vegas

El Dorado Dry Lake Bed Engagement Photos

We absolutely love documenting engagement photos at the Dry Lake Bed. It’s one of the most unique places to do your engagement photos in Las Vegas, too! The main draw it he beautiful dry, cracked, lake bed that spans for miles. And, of course, can’t forget the beautiful mountains lining the horizon, as well. It’s a popular place for engagement photos no matter the time of year.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Any*

Permit Fee: None

If you choose to do your session during the months of May through September, we recommend a sunrise session to avoid the worst of the summer heat

Click here to see engagement photos we took at El Dorado Dry Lake Bed


Red Rock Canyon and Open Desert Engagement Photos

World renowned with the unique rock formations and colors is Red Rock Canyon. The whole desert that lies to the west of Las Vegas is a fantastic place for some breathtaking engagement photos with the famous rocks in the background. We know some secret spots that don’t require a permit, too. This is one of the benefits of hiring us to do your engagement photos – we know the in’s and out’s to make sure you have a fabulous engagement photo experience. You deserve it.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Any*

Permit Fee: None

*If you choose to do your session during the months of May through September, we recommend a sunrise session to avoid the worst of the summer heat

Click here to see engagement photos we did here


Mount Charleston engagement session

Mount Charleston Engagement Photos

We love Mount Charleston because of its proximity to Las Vegas and it’s unique landscape. With tall trees and lush greenery (and sweeping views depending on which part of the Mountain you’re at!) it’s a great place to do engagement photos for the outdoorsy couple. If your soul craves mountains and the brisk air that comes with high elevations, this might be a great location for your Las Vegas Engagement Photos. If you’re lucky, you might see some of the wild horses and burros during your session.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring, Summer, or Fall*

Permit Fee: None

*This is our favorite place to do Summer Engagement Photos in Las Vegas! Since it’s at such a high elevation, Mount Charleston is regularly 20-30 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley.

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Las Vegas Wetlands Engagement Photos

The Wetlands are a lot of fun because it is so ecologically different than the rest of Las Vegas. There’s even waterfalls! How cool is that? With lots of gorgeous walking paths in nature and perfect scenic spots, this is a great spot for engagement photos. If your dream photos involve you walking through a field with stunning backdrops, this might be a great location to consider.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring or Fall

Permit Fee: None

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Floyd Lamb Park/Tule Springs Engagement Photos

Floyd Lamb Park is a great location for engagement photos if you want a lot of lush greenery in your engagement photos! This is a very popular spot among locals, since our greener spaces are a little harder to come by. This is a perfect spot to do your Las Vegas Engagement Photos in the Spring, Summer, or Fall. During the winter, this location is very barren with all the trees having lost their foliage.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring or Fall

Permit Fee: Park Entrance Fee of $10/Car

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Downtown Las Vegas Engagement Photos

If you are craving bold, funky, and offbeat engagement photos – you can’t get funkier or cooler than Downtown Las Vegas. This location is popular amongst tourists and locals alike. There is a plethora of cool murals to choose from, quirky side streets, and rooftop views overlooking the Fremont Street Experience.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring or Fall

Permit Fee: None

Click here to see some engagement photos we did here


The Smith Center Engagement Photos

If you want some stunning and modern architecture, this is a great location to choose for your enagent photo session in Las Vegas. Coupled with the architecture is a beautiful rainbow wall made out of corrugated piping that is truly unique. If you want your engagement photos to have a fun and relaxed vibe – this is a great location for you.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring or Fall

Permit Fee: None

Click here to see more about having your engagement photos at the Smith Center


Nelson Ghost Town engagement photos

Nelson’s Ghost Town Engagement Photos

Want offbeat and eclectic photos? Well, look no further. This ghost town has a fascinating history (If you’re into paranormal and spooky stories, don’t overlook this spot!), and a variety of really unique artifacts to take your photos near. Most notably – the prop plane that is life-size. Seriously – a must check out if you prefer things a little more offbeat.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring or Fall

Permit Fee: $100

Click here to see photos we took at Nelson’s Ghost Town


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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Engagement Photos

Looking for a combination of adorable Joshua trees and stunning mountain views? This might be your spot! With a low permit fee and nestled inside of Red Rock Canyon, this is one of our favorite locations for authentic desert vibes. This versatile state park is a great location if you want to truly feel inspired and have a romantic backdrop for your engagement photos in Las Vegas.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring or Fall

Permit Fee: $50

Click here to see a wedding we documented at Spring Mountain Ranch


Gilcrease Orchard Engagement Photos

Betcha didn’t know that Las Vegas had an orchard, did you?! Well, this hidden gem in North Las Vegas is perfect when things are in bloom. From delicious apples to grapes, this orchard creates a magical backdrop that showcases the best of local Las Vegas.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring or Fall

Permit Fee: None

Click here to see an elopement session we did here


Springs Preserve Engagement Photos

This is one of our absolute favorite spots and we’re always so excited when our clients agree and want to do their engagement session here. There is such a variety of flora and fauna at Springs Preserve! It makes it a really unique and special backdrop. Fun fact: this is actually the oldest place in Las Vegas and is the birthplace of the city we know today. The fact that it’s been preserved and is such a treasure.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring or Fall

Permit Fee: $50

Click here to see more engagement photos at Springs Preserve


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Red Springs Boardwalk in Red Rock Canyon Valley of Fire State Park Engagement Photos

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring or Fall

Permit Fee: $500+*

It is incredibly difficult to get a permit to shoot on the Boardwalk these days. We normally recommend some other cool spots nearby with epic desert views that don’t require a permit, or a much cheaper permit.

See an engagement session we photographed here


valley of fire engagement photos

Valley of Fire State Park Engagement Photos

We absolutely adore shooting out here, and it’s one of the most beautiful places in all of Las Vegas. Valley of Fire Engagement Photos are so incredibly unique, and are popular among destination couples. The process to obtaining a permit is a little tricky, so we can’t accept any sessions here without at least three months notice. In addition to that, Valley of Fire will give us a location that we’re allowed to shoot at – and we can’t venture outside of there. Thankfully, the whole park is gorgeous! So regardless of the spot they “issue” us you can be guaranteed a good time.

Location Details:

Best Time of Year: Spring or Fall

Permit Fee: $50

See a session we photographed at Valley of Fire State Park


We hope you found this comprehensive guide both knowledgeable and inspiring. As Las Vegas Engagement Photographers, we simply can’t wait to hear from you and document such an important time of your life.

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