Free Las Vegas Area Nude Photography Location Guide

*I AM RETIRED FROM MODELING!!* I enjoy making YouTube videos more, and that’s my focus these days. But I do know many active models in Vegas, and can refer you to someone if needed.



Info about shooting nude photos around Vegas:

Photographers 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:

photo by DespayreFX

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
    photo by DeepExposure at the Bellagio

    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 🙂

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!!


photo by Footeprints

photo by Footeprints

The other type of shooting 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.

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.

    Stone ruins at Delamar

    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
    In the desert

    Abandoned silver mine

    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.
  • 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.
    Secret ghost town

    Secret ghost town

    But for those who hire me for a shoot, I do know of two spots within an hour of Vegas, and will gladly take you there 🙂 One is an abandoned silver mine, and the other is a little ghost town of abandoned stone cabins and rusty old junk. Both sites are accessible by any car.



  • 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.

    Jean dry lake bed by G. Ayers

    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.

    Racetrack playa by Irisphoto

    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?).

    photo by DjwB

    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!


  • 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.

    photo by DespayreFX

    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.

    photo by GW

    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. This one was shot on the roof of the Treasure Island parking garage, run-and-gun style.

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!

Or, if you found this information useful but don’t want to hire me… consider donating to my PayPal tip jar  🙂

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65 Responses to Free 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

  13. This is very helpful to photographers, traveling to Vegas, I been going there for 12+ years and a lot have change. I got this site from Kristy Jessica post in FB. I wish the old run down casino is not fence off. It was a great place to shoot. So, shoot them now, tomorrow might not be longer. Many great places is no longer.

  14. Tim says:

    I worked with Sarah a few days ago. She was on time, dressed as requested and made my job very easy. She knew how to pose and was a total professional. Her personality is awesome!

  15. Gord says:

    I just happen to come across one video on You Tube of this woman’s outdoor adventures at what use to be Lake Mead. I must admit, I enjoyed watching it. I am a senior and live in British Columbia, Canada.
    I started my own You tube channel about 2 years ago called Scenic Hwys. It is basically the same idea but with a lot less interesting material.

    Then I went to her web site and discovered she has her own business and a mighty interesting one at that. I wish you all the success and encourage you to keep your very big dog close by. Never know when you might run into a wild animal.

    Take Care

  16. Arturo says:

    I just want to fuck u.

      • Ron says:

        Why would you say that to such a nice woman. Pull your head out and have some respect for her.

        • GoSlash27 says:

          Serious question:
          I’m not interested in a photo-shoot, but I’m planning on taking a trip along the extraterrestrial highway next summer with my son and GF. I’ve been following your escapades on YouTube and I think you would make an awesome tour guide.
          How much would something like that run? You can swear all you want, moon the camo dudes (if you’re so inclined), and show us the cool stuff out in the desert.

      • Dave Potter says:

        Do you ever make love on any of your shoots?? You can answer using my email if you like. I love your work and trips to ghost towns. Keep it up sweetheart.

  17. David Sparks says:

    I guess like most I stumbled on to your YouTube blog about your travel adventures and found them enticing, fun and well produced. You’re engaging personality is sincere without any hint of “Hollywood” fakeness. Well done! I’m in the OC and have been a pro photographer for over 35 years and even owned my own magazine MirrorMirror, and when I see a young entrepreneur like yourself I have renewed hope in the next generation. If you feel like it you can view my website

  18. Val Reddick says:

    Sarah WH, You are a bit of an amazing young woman. Your knowledge of the places thereabouts is something. you’re a Wonder hussy I’d be interested in shooting you someday but I live way up when Northern California and was last down the desert 2016 in the spring so I know a lot of those places because I’ve lived in California and gone to the desert all my life was stationed in the Marines down there and neare Elsinore as well as I lived in Southern California all my teenage years we did exchange a email or comment on YouTube so I might be interested someday

    • wonderhussy says:

      right on! You know where to find me if you do get down this way… Northern California is beautiful too, I spend a lot of time up there because my mom lives on the Russian River

  19. Mickey P says:

    I came across a Burning Man video you have on YouTube. After seeing it I was hooked. I have a sister living Henderson, NV, and your videos have given me lots of ideas for day trips when I visit her. Also, aside from your sexiness, I was struck by your intelligence. Four letter words aside, I think you’ve got a great vocabulary, and a way of looking at things unlike most people. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing more from you.

    • wonderhussy says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words! I haven’t had time to update my blog for quite some time…I’m focused more on my YouTube channel, where I keep my language clean 🙂 Glad you are enjoying!

  20. Mickey P says:

    Hi Sarah. I just watched Confessions of a Freelance Model and something you said sparked a question in my mind. You mentioned about not wearing underwear to a shoot, which makes perfect sense, but do you ever worry that while climbing and laying on rock formations and abandoned machinery you might get cut or scraped, or injured in some way? I don’t mean for that to sound like doom and gloom, just concerned for your safety.

    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

  21. Wonderhussy says:

    Hi Mickey, thanks for your concern and thank you for taking the time to write! Of course I worry about my safety; my body is literally my livelihood and if I injure myself, I will be unable to work and it’s not like I could get any kind of disability or workman’s compensation 🙂 With that in mind, I made sure to get my tetanus shot updated, and I try to be careful when I am climbing on stuff. So far, so good 🙂

  22. daniel young says:

    wow! doppleganger or twin of a famous Broadway show girl EVELYN NESBITT and there was a fight over her 100 years ago termed TRIAL OF CENTURY she was biggest box office star in her day both men cancelled each other out but in its day wow! and you are wow keep up good fight gorgeous you are a boom for tourism in that area GOOD LUCK!!!!

  23. Mickey P says:

    Happy Holidays! I wish you the very best in the coming year. I’m looking forward to more fun stuff from you in 2018.

    Thank you!

  24. Wonderhussy says:

    Thank you so much! 🙂

  25. XYZ says:

    Dear Hussy,

    I have seen your pictures on your website

    Your beauty is mesmerising. You look absolutely stunning as if a princess from a fairy tale.

    You are bold and beautiful.

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  27. eric soprano says:

    wow,everything about you is right on,

  28. eric soprano says:

    p.s. ill take ya to sturgis 😉

    • wonderhussy says:

      Thanks! I went there once….I worked as a shot girl at the Knuckle Saloon. It was BLAST and I made good money! But unfortunately the owner only hires local women anymore…so no more Sturgis for me 🙁

  29. Pravanis says:

    Hi I watched your video of shaving armpits. and at the last moment of the video you said that anyone interested to buy that hairs. I am interested to purchase your armpit hairs.

  30. Doc holiday. says:

    Love your cupcakes and bald eagle so nice can’t wait to get out bet is you my dear !!! ****

  31. Cole says:

    Would you like to hang out with me and wife for invitation?

    We are in love with you video adventure.

    We are korean couple and want to play with you in outdoors for guide and companionship and we take you good korean place in vegas for dinner too! We pay $500 tour rate and take picture together with clothes on lol!

    We are visit las vegas in december!

  32. Chas Ket says:

    I came across your YouTube channel and gave you a like thumbs up long before I came across any of the other stuff you do which is still great and I still give you the same thumbs up I still like what you do on your YouTube channel and I certainly enjoy your personality on your Channel

  33. Bill Davis says:

    Very beautiful lady, couldn’t help but think on the outdoor shoot sand’s a bitch lol
    If you ever make it to the fingerlakes area in NY we have some pretty spots as
    well !

  34. Doc says:

    Love that sexy body..

  35. Kurt Lehmann says:

    Watching you walk at high speed at any location is cute,funny,just brings a smile to my face. You have a very unique bounce/hop move. Thanks kurt

  36. Tripp P says:

    She is AMAZING! I love to look at her photos when I need a pick me up. Plus she’s suck an outdoors woman! Great work Wonderhussy! ❤️

  37. Aaron says:

    Hi wonderhussy. I’m from Canada. I see your video blogs on YouTube all the time. You are so beautiful. I especially love your nude videos. I’ve messaged you before. How does someone keep in contact with you.

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