On the other side of the globe, Las Vegas’ popular Neon Museum is famous for its giant collection of world-famous un-restored neon signs. If you haven’t seen it on Instagram, go have a look now! It is absolute content goals, and is an incredible idea for us Kiwis to have too. The Neon Museum’s new Portrait Hour allows guests to book a one-hour time slot to have a photo session with BYO photographer. Dates and time spots are available online, just imagine the fantastic wedding photos you could have!
The North Gallery sits adjacent to the main collection in the Neon Boneyard and offers visitors an array of Las Vegas signs such as ‘Lady Luck’ and the ‘Golden Nugget’. The space is actually in Las Vegas’ Top 10 Historic Spots and is ideal for colourful, one-of-a-kind backdrops.
“Portrait Hour was created to allow fans of the museum to take photos for special occasions or just for fun in front of their favourite Las Vegas signs,” said Dawn Merritt, vice president and chief marketing officer, The Neon Museum. “While we still offer private photography bookings at the museum, this option offers a more affordable way to shoot personal photos in the museum for those who don’t mind sharing the space with other guests.”
Photos taken during Portrait Hour are for personal use only. No commercial retail, fine art or editorial use is permitted without prior written consent from The Neon Museum. The total number of guests allowed during Portrait Hour is 15, which includes the guest’s photographer, assistants and other guests. Portrait Hour tickets are $50 per person for the one hour and reservations are required.
We definitely need a place like this in New Zealand! If only neon was as popular as it was in America back in the day.