Weeks later, I am still so obsessed with this wedding. I love everything about it. I love the venue. I love the light. I love the vintage feel. I love the gorgeous, fun, quirky, self-depricating couple. I love love love it. They love love love it to and Rachel wrote such an amazing review on my facebook page about my service that it made me cry. Literally. Not figuratively. I never cry! Her review still floors me and I can only hope, work hard and try my best to live up to all the amazing things she said about me at every wedding I photograph.
These two had so many fantastic details – from the gifts to their parents, the gifts to each other, the Star Wars themed boutonnières and bouquets, to the most elaborate: a custom made veil from the material from Rachel’s mother’s wedding dress. There was a photo booth, a fabulous dinner, and the most amazing ambiance. In short, it was a fantastic wedding and I loved every minute and I love reliving the minutes even more in the photos.
Rachel and Thomas, thank you so much for sharing your wedding day with me. From the Great Gatsby-ish feel, to the amazing moments (those letter reading photos oh my!), to the dance party and the wonderful company, I feel so lucky that I was the one who was able to tell the story of your day.
Venue: Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park | Coordinator: Candace Lockhart | Catering and Rentals: Bella Tahoe Catering | Dress: Haley Paige | Viel Maker: Janene’s Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang | Hair: Randa Henderson | Florist: A Floral Affair | Arch: Manzanita Glow | DJ: Ark Acoustics | Bakery: Safeway | Invitations: Minted | Lighting: Sierra Canopy Rentals
Cristie and Ben are mad at me because I didn’t show up to their party last week. There may or may not have been excessive wine involved in my lack of attendance.
July was a little nutty for me, schedule wise, so I’m awfully behind on blogging all the amazing weddings and couples I’ve photographed this summer. Cristie and Ben are one of those amazing couples and I’m super excited to share their Heavenly Tram Wedding photos with you today. Originally, their small intimate elopement was to take place at the Blue Sky Terrace, off the mid station of the Heavenly Gondola, but when excessive wind closed it for the day, their nuptials were moved to the top of the tram. It was honestly more befitting for the couple, in my opinion, as Cristie grew up skiing on the Heavenly Race Team and had spent many a day of her life doing laps on Gunbarrel under the gaze of the tram. In all the chaos, their wedding was also delayed an hour and it was the perfect amount of time to celebrate with her girlfriends with a bottle of my summer favorite, rosè, poured out of the trunk of the car. Are these my people or what?
Venue: Heavenly Ski Resort | Dress and Jewelry: Sidestreet Boutique
I adore these two.
They are the raddest of rad folks: adventurous mountain climbers, trail blazers and dance party loving fools. Andy has secret skills that I had NO IDEA ABOUT that include, but are not limited to, breakdancing. Their friends are fun, full of laughter and love, and clearly loyal to each other. I had looked forward to their wedding all summer after spending an amazing weekend in Los Angeles for their Culver City Engagement Session this past winter and I clearly had done so with good reason: their wedding was a blast.
I seriously can’t wait to get started working on their Squaw Valley Stables wedding. Also, I’d like more weddings there please, universe.
Our photo booth is no stranger to Lake Tahoe’s Hard Rock Cafe, which is available for private events of all kinds. Recently, Tahoe hosted American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, during which Tahoe South is flooded with golf pros, celebrities and spectators for an amazing week of fun in the sun at world reknown Edgewood Golf Course. Korbel was one of the event sponsors this year and held a private party at the Hard Rock to celebrate. We were more than happy to provide Photo Booth! Here’s a few of our favorite images from the day.
If you participated in the photo booth at the event, you can view, share and download your photos via this 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.
Zephyr Cove Resort continues to be one of my favorite places to photograph family portraits in Tahoe. The endless options on it’s giant boulders on the beach offer great shade when you need it, new perspectives to keep your creativity fresh, and killer sunsets. The Atalig family was visiting from the Bay Area and really wanted a wonderful memento of their family vacation and a Tahoe sunset portrait session seemed like the perfect souvenier!
Borrowed and Blue is one of my favorite wedding blogs to contribute to. They manage to keep things fresh with individual blogs for various locations. Over the years they’ve been extra kind to me, publishing me at their Napa wedding blog, their Bay Area wedding blog, and now, for the seventh time, at their Lake Tahoe wedding blog. They always write really fun, kind, complimentary things which gives you extra warm fuzzies inside and their post on Brooke and Blake yesterday was no exception. I’m so honored to have been chosen as Brooke and Blake’s Gar Woods wedding photographer. Their day was exceptionally amazing from start to finish and it was so worth getting in the Lake for that group shot on the pier.
Follow this link to relive Brooke and Blake’s wedding, featured on Borrowed & Blue Lake Tahoe.
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This light. This family. This location.
I’m so excited about this gorgeous family portrait session at Fallen Leaf Lake. Hailing from all over the US: Vegas, Salt Lake and Florida, this family wanted something uniquely foresty and rustic for their family portraits at Lake Tahoe and I knew just the spot. More to come from this totes adorbs fam.
That’s what I put in the subject line of my email to Rachel about her sneak peeks.
Ermahgerd. I totally want to edit this wedding and only this wedding right now because I’m so in love with all of their photos from their vintage 20s inspired Ehrman Mansion Wedding at Sugar Pine Point State Park.
Ermahgerd. Rachel was so flipping gorgeous and her laugh was so amazing.
Ermahgerd. Can we be friends forever?
Ermahgerd. There were Star Wars legos on their boutonnières and bouquets.
Just look at this.
Candice is a rad senior from the Class of 2016 from a small town in Arkansas. “I didn’t want photos on train tracks,” she told me. I agree, girl, I agree.
Clearly, senior portraits at Lake Tahoe is the best place in the US to have your senior photo session! Two seniors in one week agree!
Here’s another sneak peek from Candice’s awesome Zephyr Cove Resort photos session. There’s more to come from this rad young lady!
This may be the most fabulous Tahoe wedding venue I’ve ever photographed. I adore it. Mandy and Steve’s 1910 Tahoma Boathouse Wedding was perfect: quaint, comfortable, historic splendor. I have quite a few other weddings there this year, which is super exciting because I love it!
The boathouse itself over looks all of Lake Tahoe and has a huge winding yard filled with beautiful pine tree shade, a ping pong table, an outdoor rock fireplace, and a gorgeous lawn. Mandy and Steve hired The Woodfired Pizza Company to bring their mobile brick oven out to serve pizzas over the course of the night and oh, was there ever pie!
Here’s a few images from their wedding day until I’m finished with the rest!