Congratulations to my good friend Allie who graduated from Hockaday this past week in Dallas, TX.
Allie will be attending the University of Georgia on an academic scholarship this fall and I couldn’t be more proud of her!
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.
On Sunday the 15th the Tahoe Fun Runs held the last in their series of holiday themed Run through the Holidays fun runs: The Hot Chocolate Jingle Jog. Most of the participants dressed the part and as they finished the event, they were each handed a custom mug to fill with hot chocolate and all the trimmings, including whip cream and sprinkles. Winners in each age group were also awarded nutcrackers as prizes! It was a gorgeous day to cap off the end of a fun and spirited event series. Big thanks to Tahoe Fun Runs for bringing great community events to our area!
Did you participate in the Jingle Jog? If so, you can view, download and share your images via this link.
Want to join in on the fun?
Each of the three events features a 5k, 10k and a kids’ fun run. Keep an eye on the Tahoe Fun Runs website for more information and to register for next year. 100% of the proceeds from these events benefit the Junior program for the Tahoe Tri Club.
You know I couldn’t go to a dance party and set up an awesome photo booth and not take some candid floor shot photos! Thanks to the crew from the Class of ’68 and ’69 for showing us how to boogie. My mother always says that her high school reunions are “the most fun EVER.” I would have to concur that it was a rockin’ good time.
If you were part of the Class of ’68 and ’69 and want to download dance floor photos, you may do so via this link. If you are looking for the photo booth photos from the event, follow this link.
Venue: Heritage Lakes Clubhouse | Photo Booth: Lauren Lindley Photography | Catering: The Lindley Brothers | DJ: Power Sound
It’s getting a little ghoulish up in Tahoe.
Thanks to the Tahoe Tri Club and a whole slew of local volunteers, we have our very own Holiday Fun Run Series! Run through the Holidays is a series of three runs. The first in the series was the Freakin’ Fun Run and I was more than thrilled to volunteer my time and donate my photography services for the finish line.
Normally, I’d be out on the course running myself but as I cracked up at the antics of Race Director and Head Zombie Jason Collin, I did not regret missing out on the athletics. It was quite the show!
Did you participate in the Freakin’ Fun Run?
If so, head over to the full photo gallery via this link to see all the photos and download them for free.
Want to join in on the fun?
Each of the three events features a 5k, 10k and a kids’ fun run. The South Tahoe Turkey Trot will be held Sunday, November 17, 2013 and the Jingle Jog Hot Chocolate Run will be held Sunday, December 15, 2013. Head to the Tahoe Fun Runs website for more information and to register. 100% of the proceeds from these events benefit the Junior program for the Tahoe Tri Club.
Every year on the last weekend of December, the town of Genoa hosts their annual Candy Dance Faire which offers over 300 craft and food vendors and draws thousands of people to Genoa during the two-day event. It’s absolutely massive with tents stretching from one end of Genoa to the other.
Annual Genoa Candy Dance and Faire was originally planned as a dinner and dance in the fall of 1919 by the women of the town to raise money for street lights. There was a dance and midnight dinner at the Raycraft Hall, which is now known as the Genoa Town Hall. The women of the town made candies and cakes to pass around to the guests. The first Candy Dance was so successful they decided to make it an annual event.
Today, families mill about shopping, playing, eating and crafting. It’s a family friendly event with tons of activities to keep the kids entertained.
The 2014 Candy Dance will be held September 27 & 28, 2014. Come join in on the fun!
- In addition to all the yummy treats you’ll fill up on at the Genoa Candy Faire, make sure you stop in for a pie at Basecamp Pizza Co. Their outdoor patio is perfect for people watching and corn-hole playing and their BBQ Chicken Pizza is unbeatable.
- Check out the new Gunbarrel Tavern and Eatery in the Heavenly Village. They have excellent food at reasonable prices and all of Tahoe has been a buzz about their “Tower 16” Tuna appetizer.
- Buy a ticket to the Genoa Candy Dance dinner, held on Saturday night of the fair from 5:30-7:30 PM. This year’s menu included BBQ pork and chicken, potato and green salads, green beans and vegetables. The Dance follows immediately after. 2013 Tickets for adults were $28 and for children, $20. Tickets are available over the phone from the Genoa Town Office.
- Bring the outdoors inside at the Basecamp South Lake Tahoe, a new boutique hotel right in the Stateline Corridor. It offers a short 5 minute walk to the lake and an even shorter 4 minute walk to the Heavenly Gondola and a brief drive over Kingsbury Grade to visit the candy dance. They have 50 lavish rooms at more affordable prices.
Sample the Sierra is a classic and iconic Tahoe event beloved by locals and tourists alike. Until this year, I’d never actually been able to attend since it always occurs on Labor Day weekend, which is historically very busy in my shop. This year, I had my favorite reason as an excuse to attend: I was the official event photographer. You know my favorite jobs always involve wine!
Sample the Sierra celebrates our regions best of the best in food, wine and artisan vendors. The event is a collaborative effort between the Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and El Dorado County and celebrates the bounty and the heritage of the Sierra Nevada region. The festival aims to build flourishing partnerships within the County as well as promoting its geo-tourism assets. Mark your calendar for 2014 for the Sunday before Labor Day and come on down to Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe and see what El Dorado County has to offer! Your admission price includes wine and beer tastings along with food samples from local Tahoe restaurants. While you dine and mingle, meander around the artisan tents to check out their awesome wares or listen to free live music!
You can see the photos I took from the day over on the Sample the Sierra Facebook page. There is an album for general photos and an album for the 2nd Annual Chef Challenge!
A few of my favorite Tahoe vendors were in attendance. You can’t go wrong with any of these guys!
Diane and Amber dished out french toast and wine. The Getaway Cafe is Boyfriend and my favorite breakfast spot!
Matt and Jen of The Yum Truck are one of my favorite Tahoe vendors. Their grub is unbelievable and their spirit is unmatched. I highly recommend them for events and to cater Tahoe Weddings!
September has finally arrived and with it comes the end of some awesome things: no more Live at Lakeview, no more sunshine at 8:30 PM, no more kids’ triathlon events.
Thankfully, the Tahoe Tri Club is going to offer a series of super awesome fun runs for all ages this fall called the Run through the Holidays Series featuring a Freakin’ Fun Run on Oct 13th, a Turkey Trot on Nov 17th, and the Jingle Jog Hot Chocolate Run on Dec 15th. If you register for all three events at once you save $30 in registration fees so register today and I’ll be out there to snap your finish line photo!
If your kids participated in the event, a link to the gallery will remain under the EVENTS selection in the PORTFOLIO tab or you can also view the entire gallery via this link.
If you are looking for photos from previous Tahoe Tri Club Events, you can view them via these links:
2013 Tahoe Kids Tri #3: September 8, 2013
2013 Tahoe Kids Tri #2: August 18, 2013
2013 Tahoe Kids Tri #1: July 21, 2013
2013 Tahoe Kids Tri Mini Event: June 30, 2013
2012 Tahoe Kids Tri #3: Sept 9, 2012
2012 Tahoe Kids Tri #2: Aug 12, 2012
2012 Tahoe Kids Tri #1: July 7, 2012