Tahoe Lakeside portraits

Lakeside Tahoe Elopement | Published in Bridal Beauty

More than 2 years ago, Sunny and Chris were wed while overlooking the expansiveness of Lake Tahoe in Emerald Bay.  This week, their intimate lakeside Tahoe elopement was published online by Bridal Beauty Magazine.  It’s some kind of wonderful to relive amazing couples and their wedding days years later – a nice reminder of shared laughs (of which there were plenty) and sweet moments.  You can read the entire post via this link.

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Tahoe Beach Elopement

Tahoe Newborn session

Tahoe Newborn Photography | Jodi + Alex + Isabella | Sneak Peek

Being a model is hard.  Isabella learned all about it during her Tahoe newborn photography session this week at her home.  I’m so thrilled for this amazing family, whose maternity photos I recently shot.  I’m so behind their session isn’t even up on the blog yet, just the sneak peek!  I promise more from Isabella’s debut photo session and their family portrait session soon!

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Speakeasy

Speakeasy | A Roaring 20’s Party

Wear your finest, practice your gentlemanly banter, and be prepared to imbibe in the prohibited at SPEAKEASY for Lauren Lindley‘s 35th birthday celebration!

DJ David Berkman and his crew will be spinning the jazziest and swingingist of tunes until 2 AM. Swing Dance lessons from 9 PM to 10 PM by Kaitlin Fox.

This is a more the merrier party so feel free to invite your friends but keep it hush hush! Don’t talk in a loud tone. Speak easy in case of a raid. Immediately down your drink in the event of a bust! Make sure you aren’t followed. Passwords will change frequently.

Please NO GIFTS – Tip the DJS so they are well paid for their time!

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Tahoe Family Portrait

Tahoe Newborn Photography | The Tahoe Trips

My bfforever Meghan: ripping skier, extreme environmental scientest and now mother of three boys.

If you really want to know, the answer is yes, she had sex three times in one night.

Now she has Beacon, Cormac and Declan.  They’ve already been to prom and the Divided Sky so I’d say their lives are pretty well rounded so far.

If you want to follow the adventures of the Tahoe Trips you can do so over at Meghan’s blog or their personal instagram account.  Here’s some of my favorite photos from their Tahoe newborn photography session.

Sand Harbor Portrait

Sand Harbor Engagement Session | Teddy + Janet

Hidden Beach is one of my favorite locations to take couples for engagement sessions.  As the name implies, the beach is hidden about 1/2 mile south of Incline Village before you get to Sand Harbor. It’s about as close of a feel to a Sand Harbor engagement session as you can get, without the permitting and fees required to shoot at Sand Harbor itself.  With huge rocks, gorgeous trees, and a quiet removed location, you are almost always guaranteed a great sunset and a quiet evening with not a soul around.  There’s a short hike to get to it, but it’s totally worth it!

To round out your evening, start with happy hour over at the Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village.

Teddy grew up with my “little brother” and is one of his best friends to this day.  He and Janet are both nurses and have big plans to become travel nurses together so that they can see more of the United States after they wed in October.  I’m super thrilled to be their wedding photographer and even more thrilled they spent a week with me vacationing in Tahoe this spring!  We had a blast!

Anytime Light

2015 Wedding Photography Workshops | California | Education

I am a huge proponent of continued education, no matter what your field of work is.  The most amazing part of my job is that the only person I’m in competition with is myself.  I know that I can always be better and one of my goals this year was to attend at least two photography workshops, one that was wedding focused and one that was not.  I’m excited that I’m certainly going to go above and beyond this goal by attending numerous 2015 wedding photography workshops.

Learning in Action at the Anytime Light Workshop in January. Photo by Josh Baker, AzulOx

This past January, I traveled to Austin, TX to attend the Anytime Light Workshop from Azul Ox Visuals.  Azul Ox’s team creates dramatically different images than I normally do: bold cinematic photography with exceptional use of OCF.  It’s extremely important to be able to modify light to your needs: I would never want to turn down a portrait session simply because their only available time slot was noon.  At this small, intensive, hands on workshop we learned how to photograph at high noon in the Texas Sun while mitigating strong overhead light with all the tools available at our disposal.  From there, we worked on interior head shot lighting, sunset lighting with speedlights for dramatic evening portraits and finally, portraits in the dark after nightfall.

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Turning day into night with strobes: anytime light! Photo by Lauren Lindley.

I was so impressed by the entire experience, I’m bringing Anytime Light to Tahoe for an extended three day workshop.  This workshop will give hands on experience, provide portfolio building images, and extensive learning for the small batch of students in one of the most gorgeous locations California has to offer.

Anytime Light Lake Tahoe still has spots available.  I honestly cannot impress upon you how amazing this workshop was in reiterating, reinforcing, and reminding me of all the tools I have at my disposal during a wedding or portrait session.  If you attend Anytime Light Lake Tahoe, you’ll learn everything you need to know about OCF (off camera flash) including how your flash power and distance and camera decisions work together.  You’ll learn about all the light modifiers you have to choose from and why and when to use them.  You’ll learn what type of OCF to use.  Speedlight? Strobe?  During all of this, you’ll be able to build your portfolio using real models at styled shoots in one of the most gorgeous locations on the planet!  I can’t imaging a better way to experience an OCF Workshop this year.  In addition, model Jennifer Lynn Larson is going to do a session on communicating with models per my request because I actually found that communicating with professional models and my lack of knowledge on this topic hindered my ability to get the types of images I wanted at the workshop in January.

Whether you are new to wedding photography or an established professional, this 2015 OCF workshop will help reinforce the knowledge you need to have to create the best images possible for your clients, despite the light conditions you experience.

Sunset and Speedlights. Photo by Josh Baker, AzulOx

In February, I attended Imaging USA 2015 put on by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in Nashville, TN.  I specifically needed to source out new vendors for my business at the massive photography expo offered at the event.  I was searching for a new high end fine art album maker and found exactly what I was looking for in Finao.  I struggled, however, with the rest of the conference, which I took very little away from.  Many teachers or speakers tried to cram the same amount of information that I learned in a hands on all day session at Anytime Light in Austin into a one hour presentation.  The massive lecture halls filled with hundreds walked away more confused than they entered.  I think huge conferences are great for certain things: networking and vendor sourcing specifically.  While I met some amazing photographers whom I still keep in touch with (shout out to Michael Faga and Jennifer Oates), I can’t say that I walked away with any specific educational knowledge at all, despite sitting in three days worth of one hour lectures.

This June, I’m looking forward to attending FOSTER 2015 led by Ben Sasso and Katch Silva.  FOSTER is a hands on workshop of education and discussion.  They will lead us in live shoots using natural light, posing, directing and then finally, leading discussions about the most important aspects of the wedding photography business including editing, workflow, social media, style and branding, client interaction and more.  It takes place in Joshua Tree and I’m ashamed to admit: I’ve never been there!

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Utilizing OCF for wedding photographers. Photo by Lauren Lindley, Lauren Lindley Photography.

What I’m most excited about this year, other than hosting my own wedding photography workshop here in Lake Tahoe, is that I was recently notified of my early acceptance into the prestigious and highly competitive Missouri Photo Workshop.  This year will be the 67th anniversary of the workshop, which moves to a different small town in Missouri every year documenting small town life.  For over six decades now, photographers from around the world have worked to visually tell the stories of the people and institutions that come together to make the community chosen for the year.  They are directed by David Rees and Jim Curley with the help of dozen talented faculty members and a team of University of Missouri students.  It will teach me the fundamentals of researching, shooting and editing while emphasizing ethical practices.  I am overwhelmed, honored and unbelievably ecstatic to be offered this experience!

Tahoe Meadow Wedding

Tahoe Meadow Wedding | LeeAnn + Neil

LeeAnn and Neil were wed in an extremely intimate, totally informal meadow ceremony surrounded family.  A friend was the officiant and LeeAnn’s daughter carried their rings in on a climbing carabiner.  The mountain life and outdoors is clearly extremely important to this couple and their shared experiences exploring the world that Tahoe has to offer took the main stage during their extremely moving ceremony.  It was absolutely, without a doubt, the most refreshing way I could have started my day that Thursday.  It kicked off a three day wedding weekend, full of beautiful couples, intimate moments, laughter and tears.  I’m so thankful that Jenay of Lake Tahoe Yoga sent this awesome couple my way.

What an unforgettable moment on a breathtakingly perfect Tahoe spring day.

Venue: Hope Valley Wildlife Area

Kentucky Derby Photo Booth

Kentucky Derby Photo Booth | Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe

The Kentucky Derby may only last a few seconds, but an incredible hat can last for your lifetime.  Big thanks to the Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe who came up with a fantastic idea for a Kentucky Derby themed party: a make your own hat party!  They completed the event with a Lauren Lindley Photography Photo Booth Rental.  I must say, some of the hats were incredible!  What a great idea for a Kentucky Derby Photo Booth!

Here’s a few of my favorite photos.  You can see the photos over in the gallery via this link.  Don’t forget to follow the Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe on facebook to find out about their next event!

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.

Enchanted Evening Photo Booth

An Enchanted Evening Event and Photo Booth | SNC Spring Formal

Twice a year, the student government association at Sierra Nevada College hosts a formal for their students.  I’ve been hired as their event photographer whenever I’m in town and available and it’s always a great time!  This spring formal was no exception.  The theme of the night was “An Enchanted Evening” and there were gorgeous gowns, a filled dance floor, and a new record in the photo booth: over 1,100 photos in five hours!  Big thanks to Nichole Lockman who assisted me for the evening and the Lone Eagle Grille for the amazing venue space!

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 Event Photography

Eighties Rock’n’Roll Party and Photobooth

Corporate events and private parties are always a blast, especially when they involve awesome themes!  I recently photographed a private event at the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe for Toyota of Northern CA.  The theme was 80’s Rock’n’Roll Party and they went all out!  The decor was amazing and included a massive candy bar, a cake table on pianos, and chocolate Toyota cars.  80’s cover band Tainted Love had the dance floor moving and shaking in no time.  The evening also included a Lauren Lindley Photography photo booth and a paparazzi “red carpet walk” with a Steven Tyler impersonator.

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from the evening.

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe | Event Coordinator: Shannon McIsaac | Event Designer: Celadon Events | Entertainment: Tainted Love | Second Shooter: Angie Hall

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.