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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Schaffer's Mill Wedding

Schaffer’s Mill Wedding | Jessica + Toby

Jessica and Toby met at Schaffer’s Mill Golf Course, so it was only fitting that they wed there.  In fact, it was the first Schaffer’s Mill wedding ever and they did an incredible job.  The grounds, and in particular, the ceremony site, are stunningly beautiful, with a creek running adjacent, gorgeous pine trees that block afternoon sun and a beautiful view of the mountains from the tented reception area.

The day went off without a hitch thanks to awesome wedding coordinators from some of my favorite local ladies, Julia and Kerry, and featured an amazingly delicious dinner from D’Lish Catering!  Big super huge thanks to my trusty colleague and frequent second photographer, Annie Robillard of Annie X Photography for the assistance with this wedding!

Venue: Schaffer’s Mill Golf Course | Coordinators: Blue Sky Events | Caterer: D’Lish | Bakery: D’Lish | Florist: Thran’s Flowers | Rentals: Celebrations | Music: DJ Brock | Hair/Makeup: The Decorated Bride | Bride’s Attire: Casablanca Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Kenneth Cole | Second Shooter: Annie X

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Family Photos in Lake Tahoe

Van Sickle State Park Portraits | Baird Family

The Baird family hails from just over yonder from my parents: Fort Worth, TX.  They were in Tahoe celebrating the holidays and wanted to take advantage of all the gorgeous pine trees and snow to get family portraits done.  We headed to a recently formed bi-state park near their hotel in the Heavenly Village for their session and thanks to some gorgeous golden late afternoon light and snow filled mountains, their Van Sickle State Park portraits turned out just perfectly.

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Lake Tahoe Engagement Session

Lake Tahoe Engagement Session | Elizabeth + Shamus

Hailing from Boston, Elizabeth and Shamus are recent transplants to Northern CA.  Although they currently call Sacramento home, they are hoping to get relocated to the Bay Area and love the access to Tahoe that their new home provides.  When they first got in touch with me, Elizabeth indicated that she would love to have some fall colors and mountains in her photos.  I’m pretty sure I delivered both for their Lake Tahoe engagement session.  We started at Blue Angel Cafe for happy hour and then kicked off the session at Lake Tahoe Community College of all places, which has a beautiful community garden featuring great afternoon light and beautiful fall colors.  Quick stops at Taylor Creek visitor center and Valhalla Estate rounded out their session.

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Tahoe Maternity Photography

Tahoe Maternity Photographer | The Stawickis

The Stawickis recently had twice the fun arrive in their house.  Yes!  Twins!  In a crazy turn of events, the young little future football players were born the week after this maternity session, just shy of 10 weeks early.  After spending a long time in the NICU at Renown Medical in Reno, the boys are home with their new parents and I do have some awesome newborn photos to share next week as well.  In the meantime, here’s a few of my favorites from the Stawicki family’s portrait session.  Pam and Brent, thanks so much for hiring me to be your Tahoe maternity photographer!  I’m so glad I had the opportunity to capture your pregnancy!

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Portraits at Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor Engagement Session | Meagan and Joe

I love starting my engagement sessions off with happy hour because it allows everyone to get to know each other, relax into some good conversation and then let me set up what I call the “ground rules” for the day.  Joe took these entirely to heart and as a result, I had so much fun romping around North Lake Tahoe with this rad couple for their Sand Harbor engagement session.  They were giggling and laughing so much the entire session that even I couldn’t keep a straight face.  The ease that Joe was able to bring smiles to his future wife’s face was endearing. These two are filled with such gigantic love and enjoyment of each other’s company and it shines through in every single photo. Although they call Northern CA home, Joe’s heart is in the mountains of his home and I’m ecstatic to see this place that he spoke so fondly of when I photograph their Spearfish Canyon Lodge wedding in South Dakota next year.  Just go look at that place!  I’m also excited to explore all that the Dakotas has to offer when I’m there and the New York Times just placed the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota on their list of places to visit in 2016!

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Tahoe Photobooth rental

Holiday Party Photobooth | TRPA

You know it ain’t a Tahoe party without a Lauren Lindley photobooth!  The TRPA certainly agrees and they were excited to have our photobooth at their annual holiday party this year.  It was certainly a festive occasion and we brought out all the fun holiday themed props for the event.  Here’s a few of our favorites from the evening, but if you attended the event, you can view the entire gallery via this link.

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Lauren Lindley Photography’s Lake Tahoe Photo Booth Rental is a fantastic and fun addition to all kinds of events including: weddings, corporate events, company parties, trade shows, birthday or engagement parties, fundraising events, festivals and more. Photo booth is supremely social: even the most camera shy folks will have props in their hand by the end of the evening. Small booths only hold a handful of your guests but the Lauren Lindley Photo Booth can fit everyone in! More people, more props, more fun! It’s also an affordable addition to your extravaganza that allows your guests to relive the party later thanks to our customized theme back drops, props and fun attendants! Learn more about Lake Tahoe Photo Booth Rentals here.

Tahoe family portraits

Tahoe Family Photos in the Snow | Reger Family

The week between Christmas and New Years was a doozy!  There were a ton of families in town visiting the lake for their holidays and they all wanted Tahoe family photos in the snow!  Thankfully, we had a fresh blanket of snow on the ground and some fairly cold temps that week.  I’m especially thankful for the Reger family, who had adventurous spirits and an equal amount of enthusiasm.  I think their session at Sand Harbor State Park turned out absolutely amazing thanks to some fantastic light and an all family snowball fight.  Here’s a few of my favorites from their day.

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Announcing 2016 Tahoe Boudoir Mini-Sessions

Because every woman deserves gorgeous photos of herself.

Because it’s absolutely wonderfully insanely confidence inspiring and liberating to participate in.

Because you should love yourself the way you are and accept the way you are today.

Because it’s about celebrating your beauty, whether it’s laughter filled or curvy.  Whether you are wearing boy shorts or lingerie or nothing.

Because you should be gentle on yourself for all the time you wish you had to take better care of yourself, but you should be honest with yourself that we are human and busy and perfect as you are.

Because it makes a really amazing Valentine’s gift that’s a treat for you and your partner.

Because every once in awhile, you should celebrate yourself.

Photo by Cheyenne Gil

Photo by Cheyenne Gil

 

2016 BOUDOIR MINI SESSIONS

Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA

Dates: Sunday, January 31 and if enough interest, Monday, February 1st, 2016

Included:

• Professional Hair & Makeup by Tahoe Salon Be
• Champagne & Mimosas upon arrival
• 30 minutes of shooting time
• 25-35 finished high resolution images in a password protected gallery
• Print Release
• Choice between an 8×12 metal print or a 5×7 Magazine Style Press Printed Book (valued at $105!)
• Product Delivery by February 12th

Investment: $300

HOW TO BOOK

Sessions begin with 45 minutes of hair & makeup, followed by your 30-minute shoot.

When booking, please note your preferred session date & time. The times listed below apply to Sunday 1/31.  If you would prefer a Monday slot, please indicate interest.  Spots will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis and Monday spots will only be filled if there is enough interest in that day.

8:15 – 9:30 AM
9:00 – 10:15 AM
9:45 – 11:00 AM
10:30 – 11:45 AM
11:15 – 12:30 PM

1:00 – 2:15 PM
1:45 – 3:00 PM
2:30 – 3:45 PM
3:15 – 4:30 PM
4:00 – 5:15 PM

To secure your spot, a signed contract & $100 retainer payment are due upon booking, with the remaining balance due by your session date.

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FAQ:

Q) What is a boudoir mini-session?

A) A boudoir mini session is a half hour photo-shoot booked on a select weekend.  The cost is significantly lower since we book multiple portrait shoots all in one weekend.  You book a time slot for your hair, makeup, & photo shoot.  The lovely ladies from Tahoe Salon Be will be on-site for professional hair and make-up, to create a look that you love that matches what you’ve brought to wear.  We’ll have champagne, mimosas and snacks!

Boudoir photography is a great gift to yourself and your partner, which is why we’re holding this before Valentine’s Day!  Often, we get so busy and in such a routine that we forget to take care of ourselves, treat ourselves or feel beautiful.

Q) How do I contact you to book?
A) Email me at Lauren@laurenlindley.com or hit the contact button at the top of the website.

Q) How much is it to book my slot for the photo-shoot?
A) A $100 deposit is due upon booking. That amount will then be applied to your package.  The remaining balance is due on or before the date of the photo-shoot. After your shoot you will be able to view/select your top 15 photos from your online (password-protected) gallery to be included in your book or select your favorite image to be placed on a gorgeous 8×12 metal print.  You can choose between a black leather cover OR a red silk cover for your album. Additional prints or products may be ordered directly from your album.

Q) How should I arrive for my shoot? What should I all bring?

A) Once you book your time slot, I will email you an info email full of tips on how to prep for your shoot, what to bring and how to arrive, but in short, bring 1-3 outfits or your favorite lingerie.  For some folks, this might mean boy shorts, and for others, it might mean lace.  We can brainstorm ahead of time for something that fits you.  When I modeled, I actually had nothing with me and I ended up borrowing a lacy bra I wouldn’t wear in a million years but it ended up looking amazing and I felt totally comfortable in the moment in it.

Q) What if I’m nervous?  

It’s totally normal to be nervous beforehand, but I promise the experience is fun, liberating and you will mostly be so distracted by the extremely specific directions I’m giving you that you won’t have time to think about anything else except which hand is your left and where you are supposed to move it.

Q) What is the location like?

A) The location is a large spacious recently renovated suite at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.  Hair & makeup will be done in a large additional bathroom and a separate, 2nd bath area provides a private changing area for you.

Q) Will my photos be shown on your website or kept private?
A) I won’t post images from a boudoir photo-shoot unless given specific consent to do so, which is why I used my own images above.  I understand that because of the nature of the photography, it’s something most women like to keep to themselves.  However, if you don’t mind sharing your photos, I would love to post them.  Final decision is completely up to you and what you are comfortable with sharing.

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Snowglobe 2015 Photos | Day 3

There may have been frigid temps in Tahoe South this year, but you couldn’t put a freeze on Snowglobe attendees spirits.  Regardless of the weather, the crowds braved the bone-chilling cold to dance the night away and ring in the New Year under fireworks and our beautiful mountain sky.  My third day at Snowglobe was elevated by Ghostland Observatory, hometown favorites of mine who recently came off a long hiatus.   Northern CA favorite G-Eazy certainly warmed up the crowd with a high energy enthusiastic set.  Thanks to his energy, he was one of my favorites to photograph all week!

Here’s a few photos from our last day at Snowglobe 2015.  We hope you enjoyed your stay in Tahoe and Happy New Year!  See you next year!!

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