Fine art photography doesn’t mean something that can only be hung on a gallery wall, making it inaccessible to the mass. Rather, it’s a genre that offers the viewer a new perspective on the world and provokes an emotional response, much in the way a well-executed painting or sculpture does.

While you might not have thought of “Sin City” as an artistic hub, Las Vegas is rapidly establishing that reputation. It’s home to several fine art photographers who are leaders in their field and the following are among the best.

Deidra Wilson

A bridal couple embrace with a donkey in the background [Deidra Wilson]

Specializing in intimate weddings and authentic family portrait sessions, Deidra Wilson has more than 15 years of experience as a professional photographer under her belt. She loves working hard to capture timeless images, with a belief that everyone deserves to have their story told “passionately and without restraint, just as we strive to live our lives”.

Deidra’s photos are highly unique and with a fine art edge thanks to their bold use of colors, playful poses, and creative approach. She’s photographed hundreds of weddings and elopements over the years and is familiar with an abundance of Las Vegas shooting locations, including when is the best time to shoot at each and their permit requirements.

Breathe Photography

A floral still-life by Gina Gardner [Breathe Photography]

Breathe Photography is the brainchild of Gina Gardner, a certified professional photographer who grew up in Reno before making the move to Las Vegas. As a lifelong Nevada resident, she is passionate about capturing the world around her through engaging portraits and macro imagery.

Gina has won numerous awards for her fine art photography and has been featured in the annual collections of the Professional Photographers of America. She’s dedicated to continually learning and recently earned her Master Photographer degree from PPA. Gina’s work includes still-life prints, florals, and seascapes that make stunning pieces of wall art.

Mindy Bean Photography

A whimsical portrait of a woman in a red dress [Mindy Bean Photography]

Mindy Bean Photography is a Las Vegas-based husband and wife team that specializes in fine art wedding photography. They serve clients throughout Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and the surrounding area, as well as regularly traveling for destination weddings.

Mindy Bean’s style takes a photojournalistic approach with a contemporary touch and their stunning images can be transformed into flush mount albums, wall canvases, and thank you cards. When they’re not shooting weddings, Mindy Bean Photography is busy working on family portraits, pet photography, and maternity shoots.

Hush Xpose

One of Kat Armendariz’s eclectic portraits [Hush Xpose]

Owned and operated by Kat Armendariz, Hush Xpose is a creative photography studio that specializes in portraits and professional headshots. Kat’s work is far from “run of the mill”, with many of her portraits inspired by science fiction, boudoir photography, and everything in between.

She regularly collaborates with clients to turn the wildest visions into reality, making her one of the leading fine art photography studios in Las Vegas. When you book one of her Creative Portraiture Sessions, she’ll work with you on scene creation ideas, lighting, outfits, and props, as well as glam-inspired hair and makeup.

Joshua Manuel

A close-up details shot of a bride and groom’s wedding rings [Joshua Manuel]

Joshua Manuel is a Las Vegas-based fine art photographer who covers everything from weddings to portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes throughout the United States. Born and raised on the island of Maui, he has lived in Las Vegas for 16 years and has been passionate about photography for as long as he can remember.

His style combines documentary and environmental portraiture techniques that not only tell the story of his clients but also the surrounding setting. There’s little-to-no posing in his approach, with a preference for capturing moments as they naturally happen.

Valerie Kay Photography

A stunning portrait of a woman backed by a reflective lake [Valerie Kay Photography]

Valerie Kay Photography is a family and imagination portraiture studio that captures richly colored and engaging portraits of bridal couples, families, and soon-to-be moms. She showcases some of Nevada’s most spectacular landscapes in her shoots, often with the golden hues of sunset illuminating the scene.

From rocky mountains to flower-filled meadows, her images exude love and joy, with a natural feel despite the heavily posed scenes. Valerie also has a good rapport with children, who always appear calm and relaxed during her shoots.

John Vail Photography

One of John Vail’s urban street scenes [John Vail Photography]

John Vail is a Las Vegas-based fine art photographer whose urban images have captured the attention of many admirers. He somehow manages to find something special in everyday scenes, offering the viewer a different perspective and cause to contemplate.

John plays around with exposure, saturation, and contrast in his approach, resulting in prints that are unlike any other photographer. Regarding his images, he says: “Beauty can be subjective. What is hard to argue is a beautifully printed photograph.”

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