Las Vegas Area Nude Photography Location Guide

I am a full-time art nude model based in Las Vegas, NV….and I am available for hire!

 Las Vegas Area Nude Photography Location Guide

Unlike most Vegas models, I have no tattoos, no silicone and no nappy hair extensions. I look EXACTLY like my photos — weight, hair color/length, etc.

I currently offer a deal where for $500, I will personally drive you in my busted-up old pickup truck to all the beautiful desert locations shown to the left, plus pose nude at each location, over the course of an 8-hour day.

Aside from these locations, I also know of many other amazing spots in the desert that are farther away — an abandoned brothel, an abandoned water park, ghost towns, sand dunes, a junk car forest, Death Valley, etc. These locations are mostly outside the scope of my 8-hour daily rate, but I’m always open to working out a deal. I am also available for half-day or 1-2 hour bookings…just ask! I’m flexible simple smile Las Vegas Area Nude Photography Location Guide

If you’ve ever wanted to shoot a nude model in the desert, check it out! My entire modeling portfolio and rate info can be seen at…and if interested in booking a shoot, you can contact me there, or at

*Note: my rate includes hair & makeup (I always do my own), wardrobe & props (I have a TON of costumes and accessories) and a wealth of local knowledge. Plus my sunny disposition (which counts for a lot…many models are bitches/divas/flakes who look nothing like their way-over-Photoshopped photos). (And I’m not just being catty when I say that — it’s the truth.)

Anyway, here’s some info about shooting nude photos around Vegas.

prnude1 300x200 Las Vegas Area Nude Photography Location GuidePhotographers traveling to Vegas usually want to do one of two shoot types: in-room at the hotel, or out in the desert on location. Both types of shoots have their advantages.




Shooting in a hotel room might sound boring, but it’s most convenient for both model and photographer. Because most Vegas hotels have excellent security, as a model I feel pretty safe shooting in a room, so I’m likely to be more comfortable and creative.

A few tips on hotel rooms; I’ve shot in almost every single Vegas hotel, and my personal recommendations are:

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photo by DespayreFX at Vdara

  • Cosmopolitan suite (if you can get one with a Strip-facing balcony, you can get awesome shots at night). The suites themselves are full of funky knick-knacks and artsy furnishings which come in useful as props, and there are a lot of cool patterns and textures on the walls. Palms Place suites are similarly futuristic and very cool, also with balconies and natural light.
  • Suites at Bellagio, MGM, Venetian and Mandalay are also nice, if not somewhat bland.
  • The Aria Sky Suites have AMAZING natural light and ultramodern decor.
  • Rooms at Vdara also have lots of natural light, and very sleek modern interiors.
  • If shooting at Mandalay Bay or The Delano, get a room with a view of the opposite tower. Because both towers are gold-plated, they act as giant reflectors and the rooms are suffused with warm, flattering light during golden hour. The penthouse at the Delano is a GREAT place to shoot.
  • The Flamingo’s GO Suites are funky, retro and visually very interesting…for a reasonable price!
  • Also funky, retro and affordable are the Cabana Suites, downtown at the El Cortez. Not much natural light, though.
  • Rooms at the Wynn and Encore have huge floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for lots of
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    photo by DeepExposure at the Bellagio

    natural light. You can’t see much of the Strip from down there, though.

  • The Artisan is a fun, super-ultra-funky boutique hotel… but in my experience, the lobby and bar area are the only really cool places to shoot. The rooms themselves are kinda blah (it used to be a Travelodge, and you can totally tell…they basically slapped on black paint and added a few paintings). Not recommended.
  • If a grungy vibe is what you’re after, there are plenty of busted-up crack motels in downtown Vegas. Allow me to steer you in the direction of the most photogenic ones simple smile Las Vegas Area Nude Photography Location Guide

To be honest, if you’re a good photographer then it doesn’t matter where you stay. I’ve gotten great shots at the freaking Monte Carlo!!


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photo by Footeprints

The other type of shooting I do is location…a/k/a out in the desert! This is much more fun, but also more time-consuming. Many visiting photographers seem to think there are ghost towns and abandoned motels right on the edge of town…but this is not the case! If you want to shoot somewhere really cool, you have to drive AT LEAST an hour outside the stucco sprawl of Vegas. I enjoy exploring the desert, so I don’t mind driving an hour or even two to get to a really cool spot. But most of the locations I use on a regular basis are within a one-hour drive of the Strip (in my $500 deal, each location is within an hour of the Strip).

Here’s the skinny on location shooting around Vegas.



  • Detailed ghost town info here
  • There are no “ghost towns” closer than 2 hours from Vegas. You can shoot at Nelson (, which is a fake ghost town stocked with rusty antiques and bric-a-brac about an hour from the Strip, but you’ll have to pay for the privilege and there are usually a lot of nosy tourists and other photographers around, precluding any nude shots. I’m not even sure they allow nude shooting out there.

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    Stone ruins at Delamar

  • Rhyolite, in eastern Death Valley, is another popular spot that is almost always packed with tourists, making it difficult/impossible to shoot nudes. I do not recommend shooting nudes at either of these places.
  • Delamar ghost town is remote and relatively unspoiled, with lots of crumbling stone foundations, and only about 2 hours from Vegas. But high clearance and 4WD are required to reach the site.
  • My personal pick for a ghost town location is Gold Point…3 hours north of Vegas, but totally worth the drive. Tons of rusted cars and machinery, plus many wooden buildings and old-timey stuff. You can even rent a cabin here and stay the night…and there’s a fully-functioning saloon! For more info about a shoot I did there, click here.

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    Old mine at my secret location

  • Most of the other ghost towns/abandoned shacks and stuff I know of are all at least 2 hours out of Vegas, in the middle of NOWHERE. I know of several places (including one spot within an hour of Vegas) and would be happy to share them with you if you hire me for a shoot simple smile Las Vegas Area Nude Photography Location Guide



  • Detailed dry lake info here
  • The dry lake beds/playas are all about 45min-1 hour outside Vegas. The closest one, El Dorado outside Boulder City, is only 30 minutes from the Strip…but as a result, it’s pretty marked up from dumbass rednecks coming out after it rains and doing donuts in their trucks. You can still get good shots here, though.

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    Jean dry lake bed
    by G. Ayers

  • Apex playa (45 minutes to the north) is relatively unspoiled, and is on the way to Valley of Fire, if you’re planning to shoot there (not advised; see below).
  • Jean dry lake, about 45 minutes to the south, is probably the second most popular playa for photographers.

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    Racetrack playa
    by Irisphoto

  • The most pristine lakebed I’ve ever been to was the Racetrack playa in Death Valley, which is really hard to get to (4WD and high clearance advised) and thus impractical for most shoots. But it’s OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING, and I am more than happy to travel there with you, if that’s what you want!
  • Almost as pristine is the Delamar lake bed, about 2 hours from Vegas, near the ghost town of the same name…but again, the access road is pretty burly and 4-wheel drive is advisable to reach it.
  • Whichever playa you choose, you can get really cool, dramatic photos…just be sure to go super early/late in the day, when the light isn’t so harsh (there is NO shade out there, and lighting can be tricky).
  • Also note, you can camp out for free on any of these lake beds. Just remember to clean up after yourself, please!


  • For red rocks/red caves and that kinda stuff, DON’T go to Red Rock National Conservation Area, unless you want to drown in Chinese tourists and fanny-packers. Shooting nudes here is nigh on impossible (unless you hike waaaaay back into a canyon…and who wants to lug all that camera equipment that far?).

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    photo by DjwB

  • If you insist on shooting at Red Rock NCA, I do know one area just outside the park that is fairly low-key….but you will encounter hikers and gawkers, FYI.
  • Shooting at Valley of Fire State Park, while extremely beautiful and dramatic, is also not recommended — the ranger is a real hardass and I’ve been kicked out by him before. I have done a few shoots out there without incident, but these required hiking back into the brush pretty far…and you still run the risk of being ticketed. I can’t stress enough what a dick this ranger is! Be advised!
  • Instead, if you want to shoot in a red sandstone-type area, I know a secret place which I’m not going to name here. It’s pretty remote (about 1 hour from Vegas), and if you hire me for a shoot I’ll take you there simple smile Las Vegas Area Nude Photography Location Guide


  • Detailed info here
  • There are no real sand dunes within 2 hours of Vegas.
  • My favorite dunes are about 2 hours to the south, in Kelso, CA — in the Mojave National Preserve. These dunes are closed to offroad traffic, so there are no sand rails, Jeeps, dune buggies, ATVs, quads, dirt bikes or other redneckery to bother you. You can drive right out to the trailhead in any car (no high clearance/4WD necessary), then hike up a 1/4 mile trail to the base of the dunefield. You can also camp out for free here, and it’s amazing! More info here.

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    photo by DespayreFX

  • Big Dune is another good place to shoot, about 2 hours northwest of Vegas…but these dunes are open to redneck traffic, so be advised. More info here.
  • The Mesquite Dunes near Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley, about 2.5 hours from Vegas, are amazing to shoot at. There is a motel nearby in Stovepipe Wells, or you can pay to camp nearby.
  • Dumont Dunes is where they filmed the original Star Wars movie (they stood in for Tatooine). This massive dune field is about 2 hours to the south, but you have to pay to get in, and these dunes are crawling with rednecks razzing around on loud, smelly “toys.” It’s a fun place to hang out, but not very good for shooting.


  • For an insane assortment of farther-out locations I have shot at, click here.
  • If you want to shoot outdoors but stay in the Vegas city limits, options are limited. We don’t really have any cool parks, and the Strip is choked with drunken idiots and Looky-Lous 24/7, making shooting nearly impossible. There is an area of open desert in Sunset Park which is minimally scenic, but overall it’s worth the 30 minute drive to get outside of town into the real desert if you want to shoot outside.

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    photo by GW

  • As far as shooting on the Strip itself…I do have a few tricks for getting the lights of the Strip in the background of nude photos…hire me and I’ll tell you simple smile Las Vegas Area Nude Photography Location Guide
  • I am also willing to shoot guerilla-style nudes in public, as well 😀 But be advised, you can get into serious trouble doing this.

Overall, you can get AMAZING shots in the desert around Vegas…you just have to know where to go. And you need the kind of model who will help you get there!

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20 Responses to Las Vegas Area Nude Photography Location Guide

  1. Chad says:

    Just wanted to throw out a blurb to anyone considering “Wonderhussy” as a potential anything, that she is one of the most sincere and genuine people I know. She treats *everyone* with high respects and is a total blast to hang with. She will no doubt go out of her way to help people get what they are after, and ask for little in return.

    She did not ask me to write this, but good people deserve to have their horns tooted and Wonderhussy friggn’ rocks!

  2. charlie says:

    I can attest to all that was written here. Especially VOF. Beware the evil ranger!

  3. Wonderhussy and Sarah rock! She knows her shit…is a blast to follow or even be around…and shooting in the desert with her is dreamlike thanks to her beauty, creativity, humor and spontaneity! She came up with the fabulous outfit which you see as her main pic @ wonderhussy and I just was lucky enough to be asked to shoot her in it! Hugs, kisses and anything else you can throw her way!!!!

  4. Adding my two cents to the list above! Sarah showed up for our shoot with a huge set of outfit options, fantastic make-up, and much more importantly, an enthusiasm and sincerity that is impossible to fake. She made our shoot easy, comfortable and fun! If you’re in Vegas and are looking for a fantastic model, look no further!

  5. Ed says:

    Sarah / Brandi Bottoms / Wonderhussy…

    shows up as advertised.. comes with wardrobe…

    Charming to talk to.. creative.. and attractive..

    Put her in front of the lens and rock on…


  6. Sandor says:

    So . . . I’ve never hired or worked with Sarah. We know one another from the events we’ve worked at and have been at during the same time. I’ve seen her do her thing and I suppose the purose of this “response” post is to let others know she is 100% fun, real and amazing. Again, that’s from being at more than one of the same events she was at and getting to see her do her thing.

    Our company works with artists and illustrators, but not models. If it did, we would run, not walk to asking Sarah to be part of one of our projects. She is happy-crazy, and a gift to be near.

  7. Tom says:

    I think Wonderhussy is the person I’d most like to meet when next in Vegas (which happens to be later this week). Not only is she hot, but her Yelp review of the Clark County Detention Center is priceless.

    I would absolutely buy her a drink…a meal…whatever, just to be in her exceptional presence!

  8. SW Images says:

    This is one super lady! I am so honored to have worked with her and I do so look forward to shooting with her again, soon! (the Captain and Coke are awaiting her arrival!)

  9. Cory says:

    You are simply amazing.

  10. Pete says:

    Hey… just wanted to let you know that your contact page isn’t working… there is just a bit of code there and no form… don’t want you to miss out on any business 😉

    If you need any help with it give me a shout.

    Pete x

  11. SW Images says:

    Today we celebrated our ninth shoot together, almost exactly 4 years to the day of our first shoot in November of 2008. Heck, she wasn’t even shooting nudes at that time, but I knew that we would be working together many times in the years to come. She is such a professional and class act that I know I will continue to work with her for as long as my camera finger and eye hold out. We’ve published a book (Brandi Bottoms) and several calendars, which I am sure she would love to help you purchase! Show her the respect she has earned and deserves and she will give you one awesome photo shoot.

  12. Rob says:

    Thanks for all the info,… you really are a beautiful intelligent girl ….Im spending a lot of my time researching the different Fetish material, that people love and if I ever get to Las Vegas , Id hire you just for a contact …thanks

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