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Tahoe Same Sex Elopement | Published at Simply Elope

Kena and Janara are getting tons of internet love this month!  First thanks to at Equal & Forever last week, which you can see via this link and then again over at Simply Elope.  Simply Elope is a tiny wedding blog devoted to elopement inspiration and real stories for brides and grooms.

You can see the entire post on Simply Elope via this link.

You can also follow Simply Elope on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Tahoe Shore House Elopement | Published at Equal & Forever

I’m honored and thrilled to have Kena and Janara’s Tahoe Shore House elopement, story, and photos published on Equal & Forever last Tuesday.  One of their photos was used in a national commercial for Freedom to Marry this year as well.  Nearly 44% of the US population lives in a state with the freedom to marry for same sex couples.  That’s a big number, but in my world, it’s not enough.  100% of our population should share the same freedoms that I do.  You can help take action by voicing your support and signing the Freedom to Marry Pledge.

You can read about Kena and Janara’s post and relive the awesomeness at Equal & Forever via this link.  You can also follow Equal & Forever on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and G+.

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Tahoe Maternity Portraits

Tahoe Maternity Portrait | Jess + Dave Sneak Peek

Jess and Dave were introduced to me by a mutual friend and I’m so thankful we’ve been connected!  The pair of them have fun, vibrant, and goofy personalities that you are immediately drawn to.  I had such a great time shooting with them at their favorite dog friendly beach, Zephyr Cove.  Other relevant information pertinent to this post: you have no earthly idea how difficult it was to convince their dogs to take this photo.

More to come soon from this rad couple and their Tahoe maternity portrait session soon!

Tahoe Maternity Portrait

Emerald Bay Engagement

Emerald Bay Proposal | Melissa and Jad Sneak Peek

Jad originally called me from the Bay Area.  He wanted to plan a weekend getaway for his girlfriend Melissa and propose to her while he was here.  After discussing option, he picked the most picturesque location in Tahoe for the location: Emerald Bay.

Here’s a sneak peek from their Emerald Bay proposal.  More to come from this adorable couple later!

Fallen Leaf Lake Portraits

For the Love of Our Dogs | Jenn + Nils + Soleil Sneak Peek

Jenn and Nils are two of my closest Tahoe friends and there have been quite a few of us in our group, including myself, whose four legged pals have recently succumbed to the effects of old age and henceforth, moved on from our lives.  Soleil is now 14 and it was important to Jenn and Nils capture her spirit before she could no longer make it down to the lake to frolic.  She may not be a spring chicken any longer, but she still won’t shy away from carrying a big stick.

There’s more to come from this afternoon portrait session, but until then, here’s one of my favorites to tide you over.

Tahoe Photo Booth

Tahoe Wedding Photo Booth | Rob + Conchita

I have to admit that when Conchita first contacted me about renting a Tahoe wedding photo booth from me and said that she only wanted it for one hour, I was not just skeptical, I was downright adamant that it wouldn’t work.  “A photo booth for an hour,” I said back, “that will never work!  It takes folks at least an hour to warm up to the idea.”  Chonchita was adamant that I was wrong and proceeded to hire me for an hour despite my protest for her wedding at Rojo’s Tavern.

I concede to Conchita.  Her friends and family managed to take 200 photos in one hour and I was amazed.  “We really like photos!” she said.

Here’s a few select photos from Rob and Conchita’s wedding photo booth.  If you were at the event, you may view the entire gallery via this link.

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.

Lake Tahoe Elopement

Tahoe Winter Elopement | Shana + Randy

I thought my wedding season for 2014 was concluded and wrapped up but Santa Claus brought me a surprise Lake Tahoe winter elopement for Christmas!  Shana and Randy decided to get married at the end of a gorgeous Lake Tahoe pier for their Beacon Tahoe wedding and I was honored to be included in their ceremony.

Shana and Randy surprised their family, who happen to all be close friends of mine, by showing up in Lake Tahoe unannounced on Christmas Eve.  They flew across the country from Virginia on a whim and with even bigger news in store than just their presence: they were going to elope on the shores of Lake Tahoe while they were here!

After a small intimate ceremony on the pier overlooking a sunny bluebird Tahoe day, the family moved the party home where a feast of enchiladas, tacos, and beer (of course) awaited them.

Gold sequin photo booth backdrop

DIY Sequin Photo Booth Backdrop | IEEE Spoken Language Technology Conference

The 2014 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Conference was held in South Lake Tahoe, CA this past December and I was more than excited to provide my Tahoe photo booth rental to one of their social hour mixers.  I decided to use my new sequined holiday backdrop that my mom and I made over Thanksgiving for some extra festiveness and it was a big hit!

Want to make your own DIY sequin photo booth backdrop?  The whole process cost about $110 in materials and 10 hours of time with two people.  You need six hundred 60mm sequins.   My mom sews my cloth backdrops for me with cloth she finds at her local fabric store.  It usually costs about $20 a backdrop.  We hand-sewed every sequin onto the backdrop out of fear that if someone accidentally ripped one off and we had sewn in a row, that they would all come down.  One sequin missing here or there, not such a big deal, but a whole row missing would be noticeable!

Here is a selection of photo booth favorites from the evening.  If you attended the IEEE conference and would like to view the full gallery, you may do so via this link.

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.

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Tahoe Shore House Wedding | Published at 4Real

Kena and Janara are still one of my favorite couples I’ve ever worked with.  They were fun, bright and hilarious.  They recently moved to Texas and I hope they are loving my home state, which is as big as their own personalities.

Their Tahoe Shore House Wedding and elopement was recently featured on For Real Weddings and Equality, a blog started by a young woman who wanted to provide inspiration and support to same-sex couples planning real weddings and getting married, for real.

You can see Kena and Janara’s full post on For Real via this link.

For Real is also on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Upper Truckee Marsh Portraits

Stateline Brewery Wedding | Amanda + Steve

I thought that Amanda and Steve were my last wedding of 2014.  The gorgeous couple were wed at a small ceremony at Tahoe Lakefront Weddings.  After the ceremony, they hired me to do family, wedding party and couple portraits and then hang for a bit of the Stateline Brewery wedding reception.  It’s amazing when everything comes together perfectly: the location, the light, the couple. Originally, we had planned to go galavanting with the wedding party in the Upper Truckee Marsh, followed by some forest portraits in Van Sickle Bi-State Park.  The light was so golden and gorgeous in the meadow, however, that we couldn’t bare to leave the stunning location.

It was the first time I had photographed a wedding reception at the Stateline Brewery.  Amanda and Steve’s DIY fall decor was perfect their private wedding reception space.  Awash in rich, golden fall colors, their intimate budget wedding fit their personalities and the season perfectly.  It was rounded out with delicious food, some genuine toasts, and a keg, of course!