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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Tahoe Event Photographer | Boys and Girls Club Golf Classic at Edgewood

When my friend and client Michelle asked me to donate my time as a Tahoe Event Photographer to the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, I didn’t have to think twice.  Their annual Golf Classic is a major source of fundraising for the organization and is held the week after Edgewood Golf Course closes for the season each year.  Individuals and Corporations participate for an amazing day of golf and fun in the Tahoe Sun at one of the most gorgeous golf courses in the nation.  I know it’s winter now and you aren’t even thinking about golf, but I’m thrilled to finally finish share these photos from last September!

The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe has been providing quality programs for the youth of the Tahoe community since 1991. They have more than 900 members ages 5-18.  In addition to providing programs and services to the youth year-round, the also offer them a physical and emotional safe haven to learn and grow within our town.

You may donate to the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe via this link or find more information about participating in the 2014 Golf Classic via this link.

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Tahoe Event Photography | Jingle Jog 5k and 10k

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.

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Dallas Event Photography | DW Carter Class of ’68 & ’69 Reunion

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