Sand Harbor Engagement Session

Incline Village Engagement Session | Teddy + Janet | Sneak Peek

These two.

They are two of a kind.

Teddy is my brother’s best friend from childhood.  He is smart, witty, fun, bold and driven.  Janet is adventurous and whimsical, gracious and observant.

Janet’s a keeper.  Teddy knows it.  After spending a few days with these two, you can see why they’ve ended up together.  I’m definitely keeping Janet as a friend and I can’t wait for them to come back to Tahoe.

More on these two awesome souls and our adventures last week.  Until then, here’s a sneak peek from their Incline Village engagement session.

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Reno Portrait Photography

Reno Graduation Portrait | Jennifer | Sneak Peek

Jennifer is pretty rad and going far.

She’s graduating from UNR this year with her undergrad in Veterinary Science and aspires to attend the Texas A&M for graduation school.

Here’s a sneak peek from her Reno graduation portrait at one of my favorite spots: Galena Creek State Park.

More to come!

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Tahoe Maternity Photos

Tahoe Maternity Portrait | Jodi + Alex | Sneak Peek

Jodi, Alex and I intended to do their portraits a week ago and we were rained, or rather, snowed out.  I’m so happy we waited until this past Sunday because the Fallen Leaf Lake Meadow was awash in golden sunshine, warm tones and filled with deer when we arrived for their Tahoe maternity portrait.

Here’s a quick sneak peek from their session to hold you over until the rest of the photos are ready!

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Tahoe Wedding Photographer

Tahoe Lakeside Wedding | Published at My Big Fat African Wedding

I’m so happy to see Erik and La Saundra’s Tahoe lakeside wedding published at a brand new bridal blog.  My Big Fat African Wedding serves as a “place for African brides and grooms to find inspiration.”  You can see the entire post via this link.

Erik and La Saundra were wed awash in her favorite color, deep purple, and under the blue Tahoe summer skies at Lakeside Beach.

Harvey's Tahoe Elopement

Harvey’s Tahoe Elopement | Tony + Liz | Sneak Peek

I was on a chairlift at Kirkwood Mountain Resort for what may or may not be the first and last powder day of our ski season when I got a phone call asking if I could photograph a Harvey’s Tahoe Elopement in less than an hour and a half.

I of course said yes.

You can’t get married without a photographer!

Thankfully Liz and Tony didn’t mind when I showed up in my ski gear.

More to come from this gorgeous couple.

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Harvey's Tahoe Elopement

Tahoe Lifestyle Photographer

Tahoe Newborn Family Photographer | Jess + Dave + Jack

Tiny toes.  Big yawns. Family hugs.

This is the stuff the first week is made of.

I’m so honored to be Jess, Dave and Jack’s Tahoe newborn family photographer.

I don’t believe that babies belong in baskets, or pumpkins, or flowerpots.  I don’t think your baby should be naked with necktie.  I don’t mold them into balls on beanbags or composite images to put their fists under their chins like their in dreamy contemplation.  There are people that will mold your baby into things like “frog pose” or “curl pose.” I am not that person.

I want you, and your family, and your home and those moments, all the toes and yawns and hugs included.

Welcome to Tahoe, Jack.  You’re going to love it here.

Vote for me for Best of Tahoe 2015!

Best of Tahoe 2014

Remember that time I won Best of Tahoe last year?  That was awesomesauce.

It was especially humbling because I didn’t even ask you to vote for me.  Frankly, I didn’t even realize voting was open.

This year, I am asking because I think it would be rad to win two years in a row.

So, I humbly ask you to follow this link and vote for me for Best Photographer!

Tahoe Trips

The Tahoe Trips | Sneak Peek

Beacon.  Cormac.  Declan.

Babies can wear trucker hats too.

Not in that order though.

Cormac.  Beacon.  Declan.

Cormac sleeps in his trucker hat.  Beacon chills.  Declan protests.

I’ve photographed a lot of babies this week.  Mostly because there were three at once.  That being said, photographing three at once is not as difficult as feeding two at once.

More to come from the Tahoe Trips.

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Tahoe Destination Wedding

Intimate Tahoe Beach Wedding | Published at Melissa Hearts Weddings

Melissa Hearts Weddings has a city sensibility mixed with a love of all things vintage, rustic, and outdoors makes me feel right at home.  As such, I’m honored and ecstatic to be published for the third time over on her blog with James and Victoria’s family filled glamorous, stylish, and intimate Tahoe beach wedding.   Working with the Tahoe Beach Retreat is always so seamless and easy that I can’t wait to return there again this summer.

You can view the entire post via this link.  As always, feel free to pin the photos, share it to facebook or tweet about it to show support and thanks to Melissa!

You can follow Melissa on Twitter @MelissaWedding and Instagram at @MelissaWedding.

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