Winter Senior Portraits

Winter Senior Portraits | Sugar Pine Point | Madelyn

Madelyn has grown up as a competitive tennis player, so it was important for her and her family to incorporate that aspect of her life into her Tahoe winter senior portraits.  Hysterically, although it hadn’t snowed for weeks before her session, when the day came it was freezing cold and a dusting of snow had fallen.  We had planned on doing the session at Sugar Pine Point State Park, because it has such a great mix of forest, pier, and lake options, plus, the added bonus of actually offering a tennis court.  Little did we know when we planned our day that Madelyn would be playing tennis in the snow!  It was a fun and comical way to end our day and I think her smile really came out and shone genuinely when she was on the court!

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Gardnerville Senior Portraits

Gardnerville Senior Portraits | Hope Valley, CA | Emily

Emily is a bright, vivacious girl that happens to absolutely love my dog, so I’m quite partial to her.  Side note: her mom owns Professional Image Cleaning and if you’re in the market for a house-cleaner, I highly recommend them and use them myself!  We took Emily’s photos in the fall and we were really hoping for some epic golden fall California sunshine for her Gardnerville senior portraits and I must say that I think we succeeded with flying colors!

Senior portraits are not only fun to take but useful for all sorts of reasons: graduation announcements, keepsakes, gifts for family members and friends, and more!  Lauren Lindley offers senior portrait package specials and if you want, you can even combine your senior portrait session with a family photography session to make sure that you and your entire family have memories for years to come!

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Tahoe Senior Photos

Tahoe Senior Photos | Candice

Candice hails from Arkansas and didn’t want the same standard senior portraits that everyone in her small town had so while she was on vacation with her family in Lake Tahoe, this past summer, she hired me for her Tahoe senior photos.  Zephyr Cove Resort provided the perfect backdrop for her: with everything that her heart desired, from gorgeous mountain-scapes behind the lake to great forested options.

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Tahoe Senior Session | Allison

Golden hour is famed for it’s warmth and possibility, named so for the warm amber hue that happens when the sun is diffused in just the right way, before sunset.  Sometimes, it seems extra magical and things just fall into place exactly the right way.  Allison was on vacation with her family from Fort Worth, TX and really wanted to take advantage of being in a far away locale for her senior portraits so that she didn’t have the same images and locations that all of her friends had.  Her family booked me for two hours so we had a ton of time to romp through both the woods and the beach to give Allison all the varied backdrops she was seeking.  I took a gamble and had my good friend Jenay at Lake Tahoe Yoga show off a new meadow to me that I didn’t know existed.  The hunt paid off and Jenay hit the nail on the head with her location scouting: those woods were magical.  So magical that even she didn’t believe it was the spot we’d been in that afternoon when she was showing it off to me.  I’m so happy that Allison and her rad Texas family connected with me.  I had a blast showing off my home, romping through weeds and splashin in Lake Tahoe with them!  Congrats Allison on your senior year!

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Senior Portraits at Lake Tahoe | Candice | Sneak Peek

THIS.

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Candice is a rad senior from the Class of 2016 from a small town in Arkansas.  “I didn’t want photos on train tracks,” she told me.  I agree, girl, I agree.

Clearly, senior portraits at Lake Tahoe is the best place in the US to have your senior photo session!  Two seniors in one week agree!

Here’s another sneak peek from Candice’s awesome Zephyr Cove Resort photos session.  There’s more to come from this rad young lady!

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Kahle Portrait Photos

Tahoe Senior Photos | Allison

Holy magical golden light, Batman!

I am so over the moon for this killer engagement session with this Texas senior!  I photograph a ton of seniors who are visiting Lake Tahoe on their summer vacations and are looking for something “different” than their friends’ photos from their homes.  Allison was no exception and I had such a blast with her and her gorgeous family.  They were full of smiles and Southern charm and our two hour session at Kahle Community Center and Zephyr Cove Resort for her Tahoe senior photos was a blast!  The light was SO perfect the entire night.  More to come from this gorgeous Texas gal!

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Swimming Senior Portraits

Tracy Senior Photography | Jason

This family.  I adore them so much.

Eddie and Lori were were one of my first Tahoe wedding clients.  They were wed in a beautiful and intimate Tahoe beach ceremony at theTahoe Beach Retreat.  To this day, they remain some of my most vibrant and vocal supporters.  I would do anything for them, and anything includes visiting their beautiful family in the Bay Area for some Tracy senior photography for their son Jason.

Jason is a talented, smart kid who intends to continue his pursuits of water polo in college.  He really wanted to showcase his love of the sport in his session and as I am a former competitive swimmer myself, I was excited for the session!  We spend the morning wandering around Tracy, CA with Jason’s guitar at various locations that Lori had previously scouted for me.  I must say: Lori was an exceptional location scout!  It was high noon almost when we shot and I didn’t want to leave Eddie without a job so we employed his services as umbrella man.  He also did an exceptionally great job assisting!

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Exceptional umbrella holding by Eddie!

I am constantly amazed by the folks who come into my life thanks to my job.  One of the best things about it is the lifelong relationships I forge with clients who I come to consider friends.  This family warms my heart in every way and I’m so happy I was able to photograph Jason to celebrate his high school graduation.  Here’s a few of my favorites from our Tracy, CA senior portrait session.

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Tracy Senior Photographer | Jason | Sneak Peek

The son of two good friends and prior wedding clients is graduating from high school this year.  Originally, they had intended to come visit me in Tahoe so I could photograph Jason’s senior portrait session, but as it happens, complicated athletic schedules got in the way.  I was nonplussed, however, and promised Lori that I was sure that I could find a weekend to come to them instead.  The stars aligned perfectly and this past weekend I was able to make a stop and be Jason’s Tracy senior photographer!  Here’s a sneak peek from our session around his hometown.

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Tahoe Senior Photographer | Published at Senior Study Hall

I’m thrilled to see Tiffany’s Emerald Bay and Eagle Falls Tahoe senior portrait session published this week over at Senior Study Hall, a non-profit organization for high school students and photographers that celebrates the cultures and diversity of teenagers across the United States.  Senior Study Hall seeks to improve the self-image of high school students by providing photography education to students and the general public. In addition to featuring senior photographers and their student session, it also features stories on styling trends and beauty secrets, proper etiquette, self-esteem issues and making positive life choices.

Picking up my camera to be a Tahoe senior photographer is one of my favorite jobs.  Seniors are the greatest to work with: fun, excited, with a bright future ahead of them.  They are always willing to be extra adventurous and it makes the portrait session that much more exciting.  Tiffany’s Emerald Bay portrait session was no exception and I’m honored to see it published on a site that likes to promote healthy self-esteem and give back to the community.

You can see Tiffany’s featured post and session at Senior Study Hall via this link.

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Tahoe Senior Photographer | Emerald Bay | Tiffany

Tiffany is one rad kid.  She is a smart, funny high school senior with a bright future ahead of her.  She’s expecting to hear soon on early admission from Johns Hopkins University where she intends to major in neuroscience.   Tiffany wanted an outdoor natural photo session for her Tahoe Senior Portrait and specifically something very different than her friends in Southern California.  Her family drove all the way from Magic Mountain, CA for her portrait session!

After discussing our options, Tiffany and I decided that the Emerald Bay and the Cascade Falls trail would be perfect for her session.

Location: Emerald Bay State Park | Make-up: Katie White at Tahoe Salon Be