Have you ever been to a ghost town? I didn’t really even think they existed anywhere beyond the realm of movies & books… So you can only imagine my excitement two weeks ago, when I made the trek out to Nelson, Nevada!
The history of Nelson is fascinating. The town was abandoned in 1975 after a huge flood, but it’s a known fact that the whole place is super-haunted. It’s said that Nelson was home to one of America’s first serial killers — he eluded capture & his remains were found in a cave in 1940! — as well as cursed by the ghosts of hell dogs, dead miners & pioneers… !
Honestly, what an incredible place to take photos. It doesn’t get much better than this, & I can never resist climbing on an old car!
I was so lucky to discover Nelson while I was researching photoshoot locations. As I ransacked Google image search, the pictures which came up were mostly of barren landscapes, but my head was immediately filled with visions of voluminous vintage dresses, girls dancing & kicking up big clouds of desert dust.
During my research, I kept fixating on images of this beautiful turquoise Chevy pick-up, & thinking about how beautiful it would look with the sun setting overhead. When we finally arrived in Nelson, the Chevy was even more sublime than I had hoped. What resulted is some of my favourite photos ever taken…
We were wearing…
Nubby: Dress, Asos / Tights, H&M / Clutch, Kate Spade / Heels, Dries van Noten
We love these people!
Hair & make-up: LaVey (make-up) & Janine (hair) of Your Beauty Call.
Florals: Enchanted Florists.
We had so much fun shooting this — as I think you can see! — & I hope that it inspires you to live your own fairytale…
Photos from our final photoshoot are coming on Monday! Stay tuned!
Love & the golden hour,