Rebecca + James – Nelson Ghost Town Elopement – Nelson, Nevada


I love elopements. Something about them pulls at the heartstrings…and when a sparkly dress is thrown in the mix I kinda go nuts. Rebecca + James have known each other for over 12 years, and knew they wanted to make their wedding day a private, personal ceremony. Other than the officiant (she’s fantastic btw), I was the only other person there and had the honor of being a witness. Yeah, extremely cool. 

Even though I was meeting Rebecca + James in person for the first time, the location was very familiar to me. It’s a little off the beaten path, but hands down one of my favorite places to shoot in Nevada. We used the last little bit of sunlight to explore the area before the newlyweds drove back to Vegas for a nice meal. 

Prep Location: The Bellagio || Ceremony: Nelson Ghost Town || Hair + Makeup: Amelia C & Co, Las Vegas ||  Dress Designer: Rachel Gilbert || Florist: Floral 2000 || Officiant: Angie Kelly – Peachy Keen Unions ||

  • Rayna McGinnis Mason said:

    These are so beautiful!!!! I absolutely love Nevada!

  • Sharee said:

    What a classy and beautiful way to have an elopement! I love their first look and those bride and groom photos (especially the ones with the plane) are crazy cool!

  • Melissa Almodovar said:

    Love how unique these photos are! And that dress!!! SWOON! Beautiful, beautiful photos!

  • Julie said:

    Oh, these are just magical! Love every single one.

  • Oh my goodness! These make me miss Nevada! Love these.

  • Jennie Crate said:

    I Love, LOVE her dress and the location is amazing! Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico--give me desert light and I'm in heaven. Great job as usual!

  • Her dress is incredible!!! And those portrait locations are so great! Love them all!!

  • Elizabeth said:

    Ahhhh what a stunning elopement! Beautiful work!

  • Melissa said:

    This is amazing times a million. I am dying over her dress!

  • Molly said:

    These are so beautiful! I've always wanted to shoot here... thanks for the inspiration to bump it up higher on the list.

  • Utpal Chandra said:

    these are just magical! Love every single one.

  • Karen Mitchell said:

    Beautiful people, beautiful memories. Talented photographer!