Sunrise wedding

Markleeville Wedding Photographer | Sunrise Wedding | Amanda + Jason Sneak Peek

When Amanda first contacted me about her 7 AM wedding, I thought for sure that it was a typo.

It was not.

Amanda wanted to get married at sunrise at her “secret spot:” Indian Creek Reservoir Campground in Markleeville, CA.   It was one of the most unique weddings I will probably ever shoot, not only because it was at sunrise but also because it was at a campground.  It was memorable and stunningly beautiful. I can’t wait to share the other photos with you, but in the meantime, here’s an image to tide you all over.

Congrats Amanda and Jason!

Tahoe Eagle's Nest Wedding

Turquoise Wedding Dress | Published in Pretty Pear Bride

I’m still SO enamored with Melissa’s gorgeous turquoise wedding dress from New Orleans retro boutique Trashy Diva.  The Pretty Pear Bride was just as enamored with it and featured their small intimate Eagle’s Nest Wedding on the blog last Thursday.

You can see the entire post via this link.  You can also follow the Pretty Pear Bride via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Tahoe Budget Wedding

Tahoe Guerrilla Wedding | Michelle + Nathan

Once upon a time, there was a boy and a girl who loved each other.

They wanted nothing more than to get married.

But like a lot of folks today, funds were tight.

So the girl bought a wedding dress.

And the boy bought a suit.

And they invited some friends and family to meet them in one of the most beautiful places in the world: a meadow in Lake Tahoe, under the mountains and blue sky and changing fall leaves.

There were no vendors.  A friend officiated.  There was nothing fancy.  There were dogs in attendance.

It was simply, a boy, a girl, and the people that loved them, and me.

And it was awesome.

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Tahoe Same Sex Wedding | Gatekeeper’s Park | Published at Equal & Forever

I’m honored and thrilled to have Jeff and Tim’s story and photos published on Equal & Forever last Friday.  I also found out recently that one of my photos from another gorgeous Tahoe couple is going to be used in a national commercial for Freedom to Marry.  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 Tim and Jeff’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+.

Tahoe Gay Wedding Photographer

Tahoe Wedding Photographer

Lakeside Beach | Published at Savvy Deets Bridal

Kristie and Daniel’s Lakeside Beach Wedding was pretty darn perfect: bluebird skies, an intimate number of family and friends, and a lot of smiles to celebrate the joining of two families.  You can read my original post on Kristie and Daniel’s wedding via this link.  Big thanks to Savvy Deets Bridal who published it last week.  You can Savvy Deets Bridal’s entire post via this link.

You can also follow Savvy Deets Bridal on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

Tahoe Lakeside Beach Wedding

Tahoe Beach Wedding

Tahoe Beach Retreat Wedding | Mitch + Kathy Sneak Peek

Mitch and Kathy were wed at the Tahoe Beach Retreat in a quiet intimate ceremony deluged under an umbrella of lots of good-luck-rain.  Thankfully, the sun came out and the skies cleared just in time for some couples portraits on the beach and pier.