Tahoe Eagle's Nest Wedding

Tahoe Wedding Photographer Sneak Peek | The Eagle’s Nest | Stateline | Brandon + Melissa

When I arrived at The Eagle’s Nest in Stateline, NV to be Brandon and Melissa’s Tahoe wedding photographer, my heart did backflips when I discovered her in a turquoise dress special ordered from New Orleans.

More to come!

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Tahoe Wedding Photographer | Riva Grill | Julie + Michael Sneak Peek

Julie and Michael are the greatest.  I feel so lucky to call them friends now.  Last night at Julie’s wedding she turned to me and exclaimed while dancing, “we’re gonna hang after my wedding, yes?”  “Yes!  I’m keeping you guys!”  We had SO much fun shooting their engagement photos and even more fun at their wedding last night.

Thanks Julie, for finding me, for friending me and for hiring me as your Tahoe wedding photographer.

Tahoe Event Photographer | American Century Golf Classic | Edgewood

I was thrilled to be play event photographer for the Tahoe Mountain News for the 2nd year in a row at the American Century Golf Classic at Edgewood.  While I would have really loved to hit up the 7th hole on Thursday once again, I was predisposed at Wanderlust Festival instead.

I hit up the Tahoe Celebrity Golf Championship on Saturday this year, which proved to be a sage choice, as rain and thunder sent most of the players home early on the other afternoons.  The 17th hole proved to be a wise choice to spend my time at once again.  From the energetic drunk crowds, to the beautiful views, to the player antics, I was treated to a wealth of photographic fodder.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic 2014.

Celebrity Golf Tahoe photos

Larry the Cable Guy hypes up the crowd.

Tahoe celebrity golf photos

Larry the Cable Guy and Charles Barkley take turns bowing to each other’s golfing prowess.

tahoe celebrity golf photos

Kevin Nealon is nothin’ but net.

tahoe celebrity golf photos

Kevin Nealon hams it up for 17th hole spectators.

tahoe celebrity golf photos

Larry the Cable Guy goes for the punt. I posted this to my facebook page originally and he actually commented on it: “Look at that form! I’m graceful as a cheetah! Thanks so much! Hope you had as much fun as we did!”

Tahoe celebrity golf photos

Goose Gossage lays it out for a fan in the crowd with a mitt and a catcher’s mask.

tahoe celebrity golf photos

Joe Carter teases the fans at the 17th hole.

Tahoe celebrity golf photos

Ed McMahon takes a breather while waiting for a commercial break.

Tahoe Celebrity golf photos

Ricky Stenhouse JR, Denny Hamlin and Michael Waltrip make their caddies race the 17th green.

Tahoe Celebrity Golf Photos

While they calmly walk behind and take photos.

Tahoe Celebrity Golf Photos

Gary Williams of the Golf Channel has a bit of fun with his partners and the crowd.

Tahoe Celebrity Golf Photos

Aaron Rodgers dismayed that he misses his target as partner Lucas Black laughs.

Tahoe Celebrity Golf Photos

Celebrity Golf weekend is rough on everyone: even the spectators.

Live at Lakeview

Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 8

There’s only two weeks of Live at Lakeview left!  If you haven’t managed to make it down to Tahoe South’s premier weekly community event, this week and next are your last chances to spend an evening with live music as the sun sets over the west shore of Lake Tahoe.  Bring a picnic, enjoy a beer or glass of wine in the beer garden, and spend Thursday night with us at Lakeview Commons!

Under sunny blue skies with not a cloud in sight, Live at Lakeview brought dancing and good times to the Tahoe South crowd this past week thanks to big band pop opener Musical Charis and funk and soul outfit Mojo Green.  Musical Charis ended their set this week by bringing a young musician up from the crowd to accompany them on tambourine.  Mojo Green ended their set in the dark of the evening with throngs of people happily shaking their hips!

This week, Live at Lakeview brings the infectious and inventive surfy rock sounds of  Scott Pemberton Trio to the stage.  Black Star Safari is a South Lake Tahoe based electro/rock/folk/funk duo will open.  Black Star Safari features Matt Mandella on drums, vocals and samples and Dan Green on guitar and vocals, creating an engrossing sound spanning musical genres and eras.

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

Tahoe Engagement Photographer

Tahoe Engagement Photographer | Published at Love + Wander

Love + Wander

I’m thrilled and honored to be published over at Love + Wander again, this time for Paige and Daniel’s gorgeous Incline Village engagement session.  Love + Wander is a super rad little blog that’s specifically geared towards celebrating photographers who celebrate life.  I’m feeling pretty jazzed to be included in their roster of photographers.  Not only was I so lucky to be this gorgeous and hilarious couple’s Tahoe engagement photographer, but I can’t wait to be their destination wedding photographer in Las Vegas, NV next May!

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A Incline Village Lake Tahoe engagement session by Lauren Lindley Photography.

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Tahoe Wedding Photographer | Lakeside Beach | La Saundra + Erik

Anytime I can witness the joining of two families into one, I feel lucky.  La Saundra and Erik’s gorgeous family was no exception: their dapper young men and gorgeous young ladies were stellar kids all around.  Erik and La Saundra were married against a pristine blue sky and the backdrop of Lake Tahoe at Lakeside Beach surrounded by close friends and family.  I’m honored that I was able to be their Tahoe wedding photographer.

Venue: Lakeside Beach | Minister: Everlasting Weddings

Tahoe Concert Photographer

Tahoe Concert Photographer | Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller Band is the epitome of nostalgia.  I have very clear memories of seeing him 4 and 5 nights in a row at the Outdoor Amphitheater in Dallas from the grass lawn in the back when I was in high school.  You’d buy tickets one night and then run around the lawn looking for the guy giving away free tickets for the next night if you could name five Steve Miller Band songs.

Concert photography has all sorts of rules and they are different every time you shoot.  Much like at Carrie Underwood, Steve Miller restricted us to shooting from the sound booth and in an interesting turn of events, for the first time in my concert photography career, we were instructed to shoot the LAST three songs instead of the first three songs.  I don’t own a lens longer than 200mm and I didn’t find out until too late to rent a teleconverter, so I snapped a few from the booth and called it  a day.  Surprisingly, I actually prefer the Steve Miller Band photos for sharpness over the Carrie Underwood photos, which were shot with a D800, 70-200/2.8 and the 1.7 teleconverter.

Miller’s backdrop was nothing short of spectacular and made for super interesting shots, aided by the distance.

Live at Lakeview

Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 7

For the 2nd year in a row, 40 Watt Hype had the Tahoe South community enthralled and on their feet with the band’s crowd-pleasing blend of hip-hop, R&B and latin fusion.  Cumbia-fusion band Candelaria introduced everyone to their dub and reggae influenced cumbia, adding a new twist to Colombian rhythms.

This week, the amazing team at On Course Events brings us another stellar evening on the beaches of Tahoe South with local band Mojo Green.   Show up on Thursday for yet another epic Tahoe South sunset and listen to the the heavy horn, funk and soul that Mojo Green will dish up.  This week’s opener is Musical Charis, a retro-inspired folk rock outfit from Sacramento, CA that, according to Absolute-Punk.net “infuses a pop sensibility…into a big band style of writing.”  Sounds like an opener not to be missed!

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

Tahoe Wedding Photographer

Tahoe Wedding Photographer Sneak Peek | Lakeside Beach | Kristie + Daniel

Kristie and Daniel were clearly thrilled to be having a Lakeside Beach wedding in Tahoe.  They original lived out of state and flew down earlier this year to look at wedding sites.  “As soon as we saw it, we said, ‘this is it!’” I overheard Daniel say.  I’m inclined to agree with them: there’s no better place to get married than on the beach in Tahoe.

Here’s a sneak peek from Kristie and Daniel’s intimate Lakeside Beach afternoon wedding.

Kristie and Daniel, congrats to both of you and thank you for choosing me as your Tahoe wedding photographer!

More to come!!