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Tahoe Beach Wedding | Published at Borrowed & Blue

Borrowed and Blue is one of my favorite wedding blogs to contribute to.   They manage to keep things fresh with individual blogs for various locations.  This year, they’ve been extra kind to me, publishing me at their Napa wedding blog, their Bay Area wedding blog, and now, for the fifth time, their Lake Tahoe wedding blog.  They always write really fun, kind, complimentary things which gives you extra warm fuzzies inside and their post on Veronica and James last week was no exception.  “LEvery detail from this day was incredible, but what stuck me most of all was the perfect, in-the-moment shots of the couple captured throughout the whole day — they illustrate the love between these two beautifully and showcase the emotion of the day in such an unforgettable way!” they closed with.  I pride myself on my ability to observe and capture the most intimate of candid moments, no matter how big or small the wedding day, and it’s nice to see that goal validated in my work by others.

I’m so honored to have been chosen as Veronica and James’ Tahoe beach wedding photographer.  Now I’m just reminded of how jealous I was of those kids’ converse!

Veronica and James’ wedding, featured on Borrowed & Blue Lake Tahoe.

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Tahoe Beach Retreat Wedding Photography | Debbie + Mario

The Beach Retreat & Lodge in Tahoe South is one of my favorite wedding venues to photograph at.  They do a especially exceptional job with small and budget weddings here in the Lake Tahoe area.  There are not many venues around here that will accommodate smaller wedding parties, but Lori Cramer and her staff at the Beach Retreat & Lodge are always happy to do so.  In fact, you can host your wedding reception on the longest pier in Lake Tahoe and that’s exactly what Debbie, Mario and their amazing family and friends did!  This was a true DIY wedding: both the officiant and hair and makeup stylist were friends of the bride and groom.

Debbie and Mario were wed in an intimate Tahoe beach ceremony at the lodge on a Saturday morning and promptly followed their ceremony up with a brunch out on the pier.  If you are having a wedding with less than 40 guests, this is a wonderful way to celebrate.  Besides, who doesn’t love brunch!?

Congratulations Debbie and Mario and thank you so much for choosing me as your Tahoe wedding photographer!  I’m so thrilled to have been part of your gorgeous sun filled morning and celebration!

Venue: Beach Retreat & Lodge | Florist: Safeway

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Tahoe Lakeside Wedding | Published at My Big Fat African Wedding

I’m so happy to see Erik and La Saundra’s Tahoe lakeside wedding published at a brand new bridal blog.  My Big Fat African Wedding serves as a “place for African brides and grooms to find inspiration.”  You can see the entire post via this link.

Erik and La Saundra were wed awash in her favorite color, deep purple, and under the blue Tahoe summer skies at Lakeside Beach.

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Tahoe Maternity Portraits | Jess + Dave

Jess and Dave are pretty rad.  They are funny, vivacious folks that love to laugh, get silly and play with their pups.  They wanted to commemorate their son to be with some family photos and Tahoe maternity portraits.  A mutual friend sent them my way and we were collectively all shocked that our paths in Tahoe had yet to cross.  I mean, come on, I thought I knew everyone?  Their four legged friends are an important part of their growing family so we decided that their favorite paw friendly beach was the place to go for their portrait session.

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Romantic Tahoe Beach Wedding | Tahoe Beach Retreat | Chelsea + Kristian

Holy sultry eyes Batman!  I can’t get enough of Chelsea and Kristian’s smokin’ hot portrait session!  I’m always thrilled to work at the Tahoe Beach Retreat and this romantic Tahoe beach wedding was no exception.  These two beautiful people were married in an intimate late afternoon ceremony  and their destination Tahoe wedding was complete with an adorable dessert bar filled with lollipop topped cupcakes, macaroons and color coordinated candies.

The light that afternoon was perfect to capture the intense laughter and love this couple has for each other.  Chelsea is stunningly beautiful and it just radiates from her photos.

Chelsea and Kristian, thank you so much for sharing your special day with me!

Venue:The Tahoe Beach Retreat | Bakery: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes | Florist: Thran’s |  Officiant: Rev. Robert Orr 

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Tahoe Beach Retreat Wedding | Mitch + Kathy Sneak Peek

Mitch and Kathy were wed at the Tahoe Beach Retreat in a quiet intimate ceremony deluged under an umbrella of lots of good-luck-rain.  Thankfully, the sun came out and the skies cleared just in time for some couples portraits on the beach and pier.

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Tahoe Wedding Photographer | Veronica + James

Veronica, James and their adorable children officially take the prize for most stylish wedding party so far this summer, right down to the kids’ Converse kicks.  They also stole my heart when their wedding reception dished up brunch to the guests.  You know that second breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!  Everything about their wedding was simple, fresh and clean: from the yellow and green stylish accents to the simple white cake.  It was a pleasure to be their Tahoe wedding photographer and I’m thrilled for their gorgeous family.

Venue: Tahoe Beach Retreat | Coordinator: Amanda Mason | Cake: Witt’s Cakes | Caterer: Blue Angel Cafe | Florist: Thran’s | Musicians: Avalanche Duo

Kathleen and Charlie

Tahoe Wedding Photographer Sneak Peek | Kathleen plus Charlie

I scream with excitement when brides and grooms dance down the aisle after the ceremony.

I mean really: if you are’t dancing down the aisle, as they would say in Texas, you ain’t right.

Thank you to Kathleen and Charlie for choosing me as their Tahoe wedding photographer.  I can’t wait to share more images form their amazing event at my favorite local venue, the Tahoe Beach Retreat.


Tahoe Wedding Photographer | Elizabeth + Joel

Joel and Elizabeth eloped in a destination wedding on the pier at sunset at the Tahoe Beach Retreat this past weekend with their unbelievably cool family.  With four boys and one girl, this combined household is full of awesome energy.  The boys told me that they all have nicknames, including “Snake,” but after I mistakenly (and probably permanently) re-christened Anthony as “Ebony,” I’m 100% positive that the others were quite happy to keep their names to themselves.  They all made sure to make sure that an assortment of “gangster photo poses” were included in the mix, much to mom’s chagrin.

I had such a wonderful hour with this beautiful family.  Congratulations to Joel, Elizabeth and their family.  Thanks so much for choosing Tahoe as your wedding destination.  I’m so thrilled that I could be your Tahoe wedding photographer.

Venue: Tahoe Beach Retreat | Wedding Coordinator: Amanda Mason | Florist: Thran’s Flowers