Tahoe Event Photographer

Tahoe Event Photographer | Tahoe Kids Tri

Summer is leaving us, hopefully bringing the onset of crisp fall temps, changing leaves and eventually…winter!  Lots of things in town are ending, including our beach days, Live at Lakeview and the the last of the Tahoe Kids Tri series, which involves a ton of kids ages 3-13, being awesome.  I’m always excited to be their on course and finish line photographer.  Jason and his partner Sean donate countless hours providing our community with awesome events like this one!

This year the Tahoe Tri Club is hosting two events for the kids: one was July 13, 2014 and the 2nd was on August 24, 2014.  Both events are held at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center.  The events entail a pool swim and a flat, paved bike and run course.

If you missed these awesome events, the Tahoe Tri Club is putting on a slew of Tahoe Fun runs this fall.  For more information and to register head over to the the fun run website.  There will be a Halloween themed race at the end of October, a Thanksgiving race and a Jingle Jog.  The race director, Jason Collin can be reached at Jason@tahoetriclub.com and (530) 307-3316.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the afternoon.  If your child participated in the event, you can view, download, share to social media and order prints via this gallery link.

Live at Lakeview

Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 9

It’s the last week of Live at Lakeview!  For those of you coming to visit Tahoe South for Labor Day weekend, Live at Lakeview is our premier weekly community event and the best way to spend your Thursday summer nights in Tahoe.  Beat the Bay Area weekend traffic and come to stay on Thursday and spend the evening with live music!  

This week will conclude a summer of concert fun with Reggae Night!  International underground reggae sensation, Rocker T will headline and a local reggae rock band, Weapon, will open.  Arrive to the event early so you don’t miss happy hour in the beer garden!  From 4:30-5:30 PM, happy hour prices will be in effect – $1 off the beer and wine selection, which now includes Ninkasi’s Total Domination IPA!

This past week at Live at Lakeview brought Scott Pemberton Trio and Black Star Safari to the stage.  Black Star Safari had a huge crowd amassed and dancing early in the evening!  The vendor area was full of non-profits and local artisans selling their wares.  

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

Tahoe Event Photographer | American Century Golf Classic | Edgewood

I was thrilled to be play event photographer for the Tahoe Mountain News for the 2nd year in a row at the American Century Golf Classic at Edgewood.  While I would have really loved to hit up the 7th hole on Thursday once again, I was predisposed at Wanderlust Festival instead.

I hit up the Tahoe Celebrity Golf Championship on Saturday this year, which proved to be a sage choice, as rain and thunder sent most of the players home early on the other afternoons.  The 17th hole proved to be a wise choice to spend my time at once again.  From the energetic drunk crowds, to the beautiful views, to the player antics, I was treated to a wealth of photographic fodder.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic 2014.

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Larry the Cable Guy hypes up the crowd.

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Larry the Cable Guy and Charles Barkley take turns bowing to each other’s golfing prowess.

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Kevin Nealon is nothin’ but net.

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Kevin Nealon hams it up for 17th hole spectators.

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Larry the Cable Guy goes for the punt. I posted this to my facebook page originally and he actually commented on it: “Look at that form! I’m graceful as a cheetah! Thanks so much! Hope you had as much fun as we did!”

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Goose Gossage lays it out for a fan in the crowd with a mitt and a catcher’s mask.

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Joe Carter teases the fans at the 17th hole.

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Ed McMahon takes a breather while waiting for a commercial break.

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Ricky Stenhouse JR, Denny Hamlin and Michael Waltrip make their caddies race the 17th green.

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While they calmly walk behind and take photos.

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Gary Williams of the Golf Channel has a bit of fun with his partners and the crowd.

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Aaron Rodgers dismayed that he misses his target as partner Lucas Black laughs.

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Celebrity Golf weekend is rough on everyone: even the spectators.

Live at Lakeview

Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 8

There’s only two weeks of Live at Lakeview left!  If you haven’t managed to make it down to Tahoe South’s premier weekly community event, this week and next are your last chances to spend an evening with live music as the sun sets over the west shore of Lake Tahoe.  Bring a picnic, enjoy a beer or glass of wine in the beer garden, and spend Thursday night with us at Lakeview Commons!

Under sunny blue skies with not a cloud in sight, Live at Lakeview brought dancing and good times to the Tahoe South crowd this past week thanks to big band pop opener Musical Charis and funk and soul outfit Mojo Green.  Musical Charis ended their set this week by bringing a young musician up from the crowd to accompany them on tambourine.  Mojo Green ended their set in the dark of the evening with throngs of people happily shaking their hips!

This week, Live at Lakeview brings the infectious and inventive surfy rock sounds of  Scott Pemberton Trio to the stage.  Black Star Safari is a South Lake Tahoe based electro/rock/folk/funk duo will open.  Black Star Safari features Matt Mandella on drums, vocals and samples and Dan Green on guitar and vocals, creating an engrossing sound spanning musical genres and eras.

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

Live at Lakeview

Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 7

For the 2nd year in a row, 40 Watt Hype had the Tahoe South community enthralled and on their feet with the band’s crowd-pleasing blend of hip-hop, R&B and latin fusion.  Cumbia-fusion band Candelaria introduced everyone to their dub and reggae influenced cumbia, adding a new twist to Colombian rhythms.

This week, the amazing team at On Course Events brings us another stellar evening on the beaches of Tahoe South with local band Mojo Green.   Show up on Thursday for yet another epic Tahoe South sunset and listen to the the heavy horn, funk and soul that Mojo Green will dish up.  This week’s opener is Musical Charis, a retro-inspired folk rock outfit from Sacramento, CA that, according to Absolute-Punk.net “infuses a pop sensibility…into a big band style of writing.”  Sounds like an opener not to be missed!

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

Tahoe Concert Photographer

Tahoe Event Photographer | Squaw Valley | Wanderlust

When Wanderlust Festival put out a call for volunteer bloggers to participate in the four day festival and share their experience, I jumped at the chance despite my unyogic ways.  The four day festival offers a variety of activities in one of the best places Tahoe has to offer: Squaw Valley.  From music, to yoga, to food, to wine, to pool parties, to yes, even roller skating disco as the sun goes down, Wanderlust is a pretty awesome festival, whether you’re obsessed with yoga or not.  If you are, there’s an overwhelming amount of sessions every day, and if you’re not, there’s an overwhelming amount of other things to occupy your time.

During the festival, I made it a point to attend at least one yoga class, which turned out to be completely not what I was expecting.  I also made it a point to talk to a bunch of strangers and not so strangers to do Wanderlust participant profiles on them.  I learned a Bollywood Style Dance, took a kids yoga class where a 5 year old taught me something new, and explored everything that Wanderlust has to offer when you don’t have a plan, which I didn’t.  I ran out of a class to snap this photo of a girl doing yoga in the rain.

Overall, it was a fun, wonderful experience and one that I would definitely be open to repeating.  Wanderlust Festival is coming to the following cities in the near future: Whistler, BC, Tremblant, QC, Brooklyn, NY, Atlanta, GA, and Austin, TX.  They are always looking for volunteers, bloggers and in some cases, photographers.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from my Wanderlust Week.

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Tahoe Event Photographer | Wanderlust Sneak Peek | Quixotic Fusion

I’m super excited about this beautiful image of  Beau Campbell, a performer with Quixotic Fusion.  She performed daily at Wanderlust Festival.  Oddly enough, I was fortunate to interview Quixotic Fusion in 2012 before they performed at Snowglobe Music Festival.

More to come on Wanderlust and my experiences there this week!

Tahoe Event Photographer

Tahoe Event Photographer | Tahoe Kids Tri

Summer is in full swing and with it comes the return of the Tahoe Kids Tri series, which involves a ton of kids ages 3-13, being awesome.  I’m always excited to be their on course and finish line photographer.  Jason and his partner Sean donate countless hours providing our community with awesome events like this one!

This year the Tahoe Tri Club is hosting two events for the kids: one was July 13, 2014 and the 2nd will be on August 24, 2014.  Both events are held at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center.  The events entail a pool swim and a flat, paved bike and run course.

The registration and transition area will open at 1 PM on August 24th and the race starts at 3 PM.  For more information and to register head over to the Tahoe Tri Club website.  The race direct, Jason Collin can be reached at Jason@tahoetriclub.com and (530) 307-3316

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the afternoon.  If your child participated in the event, you can view, download, share to social media and order prints via this gallery link.

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Mammoth Photo Booth | PSIA Western Spring Convention

Last year, I partnered with the Western division of PSIA to offer my services as a Mammoth photo booth operator at their Spring Convention in Mammoth Lakes, CA.   We had such an amazing time that I was absolutely eager to return and provide our services again.  The convention is multiple days of ski and snowboard instructor clinics for the Professional Ski Instructors of America & American Association of Snowboard Instructors.  This year, the first night, the convention hosted a really wonderful happy hour, dinner and party at Lakanuki’s Tiki Bar in the Mammoth Village.   This was the first year they offered to host us and I must say, their service, food and ambiance for the Hawaiian themed luau party was absolutely perfect.

To the surprise and delight of some, we’ve had Christmas in April this year and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, from Mammoth Lakes to Tahoe, received up to three feet of snow in some areas from Thursday night into Saturday morning!   Instead of just having a luau, Bri and I were joking with guests that we were having an arctic luau.  I love all the photos of attendees covered in snow with leis on!

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the evening.  As always, the link to the full gallery will remain on my website under the 2014 Photo Booth tab.  Head on over to the gallery via this link to download your photos, share to social media or order prints.