"Best friend photoshoots are a thing?"
Well if they weren't they are now. I might be biased, but I think traveling with friends is the absolute best part of life. When my friend Jessica let me know she would be in Las Vegas the same time I was and she'd be traveling with her best friend, I said you have to do a shoot! She agreed, and then let me drive her and her friend Kaelin 45 minutes into the deserxactt outside of Las Vegas without knowing exactly what this "Valley of Fire" was and why I wanted to leave the fun and exciting Las Vegas Strip.
Location, Location, Location
The number one rule for real estate applies to photography just as much as buying a home. I wanted to start the shoot off really strong and show them how just the tiniest bit of hiking wouldn't be that bad. By tiny, I literally mean it's maybe 30 yards from the parking lot. Once we were on the White Domes road, everyone's jaws dropped. It's incredibly gorgeous and since some of the participants decided to wear high heels, mercifully easy to get to.
Timing is just as important
First you need a good location, but then if you want those golden sunflares you better pick a good time. Photoshoots set during sunset or sunrise will look incredible, especially with the view here. After you have time and location, I personally believe it's best to create some photos that show genuine interaction between the people in the photo. In this case, the girls hadn't stopped laughing since we picked them up at the Flamingo in Las Vegas and thats the emotion I wanted these photos to have. Two best friends, enjoying life in a beautiful place.