Tahoe Skier Meghan Kelly

Tahoe Commercial Photographer | Published in Powder Magazine

I’m not sure how much I need to emphasize that this is a really big deal for me.

THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL.

Thanks to the awesomeness and all around badassness of my fiend Meghan Kelly, I’ve been published in the December Issue of Powder Magazine.

I can’t think of a publication that I’d be more honored to be published in, except maybe National Geographic.  Powder Magazine routinely sets an extremely high bar for the caliber of photography they publish, including the images in their sister spread that focuses on mountain biking, Bike Magazine.

Meghan’s had an amazing couple of years and I’m extremely proud of her.  From summiting a glacier in Africa to raising the funding and executing an all-female human-powdered trip from Iceland to Greenland, to overseeing the Northern CA chapter of the non-profit SheJumps, to participating in the all female ski film Pretty Faces, her roster of awesomesauce is massively incredible and humbling.  She’s a leader and a comedian and I’m pretty lucky to call her my friend.

Thanks to Powder Magazine for publishing my photo and heralding females participating in winter sports.

Now, if only it would snow here in Tahoe so we could all go shred.

Valhalla Estate Wedding

Valhalla Estate Wedding | Lake Tahoe | Jennifer + Buck

The Grand Hall at the Valhalla Estate in Lake Tahoe offers unparalleled beauty and rustic charm.  I frequently use Valhalla as a location for my portrait sessions.  The variety of beach, pier, forest and meadows offers a ton of options for photographic scavenger hunts.  When the extremely relaxed dynamic duo of Jennifer and Buck contacted me in July for their September wedding at Valhalla, I was primarily shocked that I wasn’t booked yet, but also overjoyed for the chance to shoot a wedding at one of my favorite Lake Tahoe wedding venues.

Jennifer and Buck’s wedding was a DIY affair.  The woodwork on the tables was built by Buck himself.  The paintings hanging about where crafted by his father.  The cupcakes (five flavors!) were baked by friends of the bride and groom.  There was no DJ and although I was briefly concerned that it was going to be a subdued evening, their friends brought out their best dance moves as the night wore on.

Jennifer and Buck’s wedding day happened to be during the King Fire,  While there were bluebird skies until about 3:30 PM that afternoon, just before the start of the ceremony, all of Tahoe was blanketed in smoke and haze!  It made for some very moody portraits!

Venue: The Grand Hall at Valhalla Estate | Coordinator: Molly Novasel of Tahoe Dream Events | Officiant: Beau Anderson, friend of the Groom | Catering: Season’d Catering | Rentals: Celebration Party Rentals | Bakery: friends of the Bride | Hair: Imagine Salon | Florist: Thran’s

Ridge Resort Wedding Photography

The Ridge Resort | Lake Tahoe Wedding | Court + Zion

I’m in love with so many of Courtney and Zion’s images from their Ridge Resort wedding.  That being said, the one of Courtney’s mother watching her daughter and husband dance might just be my favorite image of the year.  It is poignantly beautiful and filled with such great emotion that I do a double take every time I see it.

Courtney and Zion are an unconventional couple.  When we did their engagement session last winter, they exclaimed that they didn’t want to be “cutesy.”  I made them get a little cutesy for their wedding portraits though and in hindsight, Courtney said that was one of her favorite moments of the day because it offered the opportunity to relax in respite from the throngs of friends and family.

Courtney’s father is a talented musician and, as such, they had an amazing band for the reception.  The reception area was awash in candles, succulents, and gigantic gorgeous centerpieces from Lavish Floral. A little note on the end photo: it’s become a tradition for Jenay, one of Courtney’s best friends and bridesmaids, to take photos in a headstand whenever I’m around.  The wedding wasn’t good enough cause for exception!

Venue – The Ridge Resort | Musicians – The String Beings | Dress – Swoon | Hair Piece and Belt Designer – Sara Gabriel Bridal | Officiant – Heather Fenton | Beer – Great Basin Brewery | Florist – Lavish Floral | Bakery – Cakes by Grace | Reception Band – Friends of the Father of the Bride
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Romantic Tahoe Beach Wedding | Tahoe Beach Retreat | Chelsea + Kristian

Holy sultry eyes Batman!  I can’t get enough of Chelsea and Kristian’s smokin’ hot portrait session!  I’m always thrilled to work at the Tahoe Beach Retreat and this romantic Tahoe beach wedding was no exception.  These two beautiful people were married in an intimate late afternoon ceremony  and their destination Tahoe wedding was complete with an adorable dessert bar filled with lollipop topped cupcakes, macaroons and color coordinated candies.

The light that afternoon was perfect to capture the intense laughter and love this couple has for each other.  Chelsea is stunningly beautiful and it just radiates from her photos.

Chelsea and Kristian, thank you so much for sharing your special day with me!

Venue:The Tahoe Beach Retreat | Bakery: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes | Florist: Thran’s |  Officiant: Rev. Robert Orr 

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Tahoe Photo Booth Rental | Soroptomist’s An Evening of Food and Wine

The Tahoe chapter of Soroptomist International holds a really fabulous gala every year called the Evening of Food and Wine, during which dozens of local restaurants and chefs pass out delicious noms and dozens more of Northern CA wine makers and vineyards pass out samples of their wine.  It’s one of the few events of the year that Tahoe locals have a reason to get extremely fancy and I love a good excuse to break out my formal black tie ball gown.  Plus, wine.  

Soroptomist is an international non-profit volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.  Donating photo booths to events is one of my favorite ways to support our local non-profits and I was, of course, happy to do the same for this wonderful annual event.  We had such a blast, I’m already looking forward to next year!

If you attended the Soroptomist Evening of Food and Wine, you may view, share and download your photos from the photo booth gallery.

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 Destination Wedding

Destination Tahoe Wedding | Amanda + Steve Sneak Peek

It’s amazing when everything comes together perfectly: the location, the light, the couple.  It’s even more special when it all comes together for your very last wedding of 2014.

Amanda and Steve were wed in a small ceremony at Tahoe Lakefront Weddings.  After their ceremony, we went galavanting with their wedding party in the Upper Truckee Marsh.  The light was so perfect and stunning, we scrapped our plans to also take photos at Vansickle State Park and just spent the whole hour playing in gorgeous golden backlight of the meadow.

Amanda and Steve, congrats on your Destination Tahoe Wedding.

Here’s one stunning image from my 32nd wedding of 2014.  You’ll just have to wait for the rest.

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Tahoe Photo Booth Rental | Halloween Cove

When George Alm from K-Tahoe Radio asked me to participate and donate my Lake Tahoe photo booth rental to “Halloween Cove“, I couldn’t possibly say no!  Halloween Cove is an annual safe trick-or-treat environment for local children (“You know…for kids!“).  A variety of sponsors help create an awesome event that allows children to trick-or-treat, parents to spend time with other parents, and everyone to meet new people.

Here’s a sampling of the awesome photos from the Halloween Cove photo booth.  It is no secret to me that kids love photo booth – especially after you teach them how to take the photos themselves!  500 photos later, I’d call Halloween Cove a successful evening!  If you attended Halloween Cove and did not receive the email with the full gallery of photos, you may view it 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.

If you are a local Tahoe Community Member and part of a non-profit that wishes to have Lauren Lindley Photography donate a photo booth to your event, do not hesitate to contact us for a request via email.

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Tahoe Photo Booth Rental | Kiwanis Club Septoberfest

Community is not inherent in Tahoe as it is in large cities.  When you live in a large city, like Austin, TX, it is.  I am a firm believer that in small rural towns like ours, community must be created, nurtured and supported.  I am a proud supporter of local non-profits that help our city and it’s residents survive.  As such, every year I donate my mobile Lake Tahoe Photo Booth rental to the Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe and their annual Septoberfest event.

The Kiwanis Tahoe Sierra is part of a the national service organization and, in addition, supports leadership and educational opportunities for children in the Tahoe community by additionally supporting a variety of other non-profit organizations.

Here are a few of my favorite Septoberfest photo booth photos from the evening.  If you attended Septoberfest this year and would like to view the entire photo booth 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.

If you are a local Tahoe Community Member and part of a non-profit that wishes to have Lauren Lindley Photography donate a photo booth to your event, do not hesitate to contact us for a request via email.

Tahoe Senior Portrait Photographer

Tahoe Senior Portrait Photographer | Emerald Bay | Tiffany Sneak Peek

Have I told you before that Tahoe senior portrait photography sessions are my favorite?  FAVORITE.  

This amazing session at Eagle Falls and Emerald Bay with Tiffany was no exception and I cannot wait to start editing her photos!  Tiffany convinced her family to drive to Tahoe from Southern CA just for her senior portrait session.  “Everyone takes photos there at the same place,” she said.  She wanted something different.  Something in nature.  Something with our beautiful lake and mountains and forest.

Tiffany, you are a genius.  Thanks for choosing me as your Tahoe portrait photographer.

I can’t wait to share more, but until then, here’s a sneak peek to hold you over.

Are you a Tahoe High School Senior looking to book your senior portrait session?  My senior portrait sessions are an adventurous photo scavenger hunt and I have special rates just for you.  You can find more info via this link.

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Tahoe Photo Booth Rental | Matt Palacio Support Party

My friend Matt Palacio ran for South Lake Tahoe city council this week.  Regrettably, he did not win.  Perhaps this is because less than 30% of Tahoe residents bothered to vote.

Things that Tahoe residents like to complain about: too much focus on gaming, and not enough focus on outdoor recreation; that city council doesn’t listen to them; that there should be a bag ban; the list goes on and on.  Things that would remedy this: actually voting in city council elections.

Apparently less than 30% of our population is smart enough to make this connection which makes me feel like sounding out an excessive sign for the state of humanity.

A second problem in this equation is that a good portion of our city residents are actually considered to be county residents (including myself) and as such, cannot vote on city measures and for city council.  Since I couldn’t vote, I wanted to lend my support for Matt and his progressive campaign in any way I could which included providing him with new head shots and donating my Lake Tahoe Photo Booth to his campaign party two weeks ago.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the the Matt Palacio Campaign Party at the Himmel Haus.  If you were in attendance, you may view Photo Booth 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.