"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.

Valley of Fire friend photoshoot at White Dome Road
Girl in all black standing in front of the view on White Dome Road in the Valley of Fire
Two friends looking at each other during a photoshoot at the Valley of Fire State Park
Friends holding hands looking at White Dome Road in the Valley of Fire

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.

Two friends looking at each other during sunset in the Valley of Fire State Park
Woman posing in the Fire Canyon at the Valley of fire.
Two girls laughing during sunset at the Valley of Fire
Friends running on the winding roads in the Valley of Fire

Woman posing during photoshoot at golden hour in the Valley of Fire
Woman sitting on road during photoshoot at the valley of fire
Two women having fun at their adventure session at the valley of fire.
Woman on an adventure session during sunset at the Valley of Fire
Kaelin posing during an adventure session in The Valley of Fire State Park
Two friends during their Valley of Fire adventure Session
woman on the road during Valley of Fire adventure Session
Woman on the winding road during Valley of Fire adventure Session

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Adventure Session at the Valley of Fire State Park