When Rick and Lisa first contacted me, they didn’t actually have a date for their wedding. She sent me a really amazing email that said, among other things, “I really do think avocados are their own food group, and I can eat my weight in avocados on any given day.” Over the course of our correspondence, I fell in love with her adventurous spirit, vivacity and general good humor. When they finally picked their date, it turned out to be a day that I had no intent of shooting a wedding on: the day following my birthday party. I couldn’t, just couldn’t, not be part of this amazing couple who seemed like such kindrid spirits to me. Among their love of avocados, day drinking and laughing at themselves, they were also marathon runners. I said yes. I would sacrifice the ability to be “not so sparky” the day after my party for these two awesome people and I am SO glad that I did.
Lisa and Rick were wed in an intimate ceremony overlooking Lake Tahoe on a perfectly gorgeous bluebird day at the Heavenly Blue Sky Terrace. After the ceremony, we snuck off in a limo to Zephyr Cove for wedding party portraits. Their motley crew of friends were exactly the kind of people I like to spend time with: loud boisterous day drinkers that love to laugh, dance and enjoy life. The best part of the jaunt over to Zephyr Cove: it was topped off with Lisa taking shots with a Bachelorette Party on the beach!
Venue: Heavenly Blue Sky Terrace | Officiant: Rev. Dave Beronio Jr | Portraits: Zephyr Cove Resort
This may be the most fabulous Tahoe wedding venue I’ve ever photographed. I adore it. Mandy and Steve’s 1910 Tahoma Boathouse Wedding was perfect: quaint, comfortable, historic splendor. I have quite a few other weddings there this year, which is super exciting because I love it!
The boathouse itself over looks all of Lake Tahoe and has a huge winding yard filled with beautiful pine tree shade, a ping pong table, an outdoor rock fireplace, and a gorgeous lawn. Mandy and Steve hired The Woodfired Pizza Company to bring their mobile brick oven out to serve pizzas over the course of the night and oh, was there ever pie!
Here’s a few images from their wedding day until I’m finished with the rest!
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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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.
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.