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Snowglobe 2015 Photos | Day 3

There may have been frigid temps in Tahoe South this year, but you couldn’t put a freeze on Snowglobe attendees spirits.  Regardless of the weather, the crowds braved the bone-chilling cold to dance the night away and ring in the New Year under fireworks and our beautiful mountain sky.  My third day at Snowglobe was elevated by Ghostland Observatory, hometown favorites of mine who recently came off a long hiatus.   Northern CA favorite G-Eazy certainly warmed up the crowd with a high energy enthusiastic set.  Thanks to his energy, he was one of my favorites to photograph all week!

Here’s a few photos from our last day at Snowglobe 2015.  We hope you enjoyed your stay in Tahoe and Happy New Year!  See you next year!!

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Tahoe Event Photography

Eighties Rock’n’Roll Party and Photobooth

Corporate events and private parties are always a blast, especially when they involve awesome themes!  I recently photographed a private event at the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe for Toyota of Northern CA.  The theme was 80’s Rock’n’Roll Party and they went all out!  The decor was amazing and included a massive candy bar, a cake table on pianos, and chocolate Toyota cars.  80’s cover band Tainted Love had the dance floor moving and shaking in no time.  The evening also included a Lauren Lindley Photography photo booth and a paparazzi “red carpet walk” with a Steven Tyler impersonator.

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from the evening.

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe | Event Coordinator: Shannon McIsaac | Event Designer: Celadon Events | Entertainment: Tainted Love | Second Shooter: Angie Hall

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.

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Austin Event Photographer | SXSW

Every March for the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to head down to my hometown Austin, TX to work for SXSW.  I started off as a Volunteer Photographer and today, work for the SXSW Sales Team.  Just last month, I returned to be an Austin event photographer for a 2nd time this year for their amazing environmentally focused event SXSW Eco.

 After a few years of working at SXSW, my photos are finally starting to show up on their website.  I’m not sure if the excitement of seeing one of my photos in use will ever wear off and frankly, I hope it never does!  I was particularly thrilled to see this one up from SXSW Bites.  I actually can’t take all the credit for it though – although I snapped the shutter, Erik Moore was sitting across from me while we were eating lunch, saw the opportunity and pointed it out.

SXSW runs the show with more than 3,000 volunteers a year in all sorts of capacities.  If you have any inkling of attending but can’t afford it, volunteering is an amazing way to visit this event.  SXSW Volunteer Registration for 2015 just opened and out-of-town volunteers are accepted.   If you are a beginning photographer, joining the photography team is a great way to hone your skills in a variety of very tough lighting situations: from low lit convention centers to red-lit concert stages, there is nothing that progressed my early skills faster than they consistent daily shooting for two weeks at SXSW.

That being said, photography volunteers are only a fraction of the volunteers SXSW needs.  They need folks to run registration, work at the gaming expo, check badges, the list is endless!  If you are only interested in music, head down and volunteer for interactive or gaming and trade your time for a music badge.  If you’re interested in interactive, work the music portion so that your schedule is free.

This shot of Foxygen in use on the website was one I took my first year, as a volunteer, while not on assignment.  Foxygen recently released a new album (it’s great) and some of the shots from that night at the Hype Hotel are still some of my most favorite concert shots ever.

Anne and I are already looking forward to returning to Austin in March for another great year at SXSW.  It’s quickly become my favorite music festival to discover new bands, great films and meet really cool people like Lindsey Loon, a super rad actress at the helm of an Australian film festival, that I still keep in touch with.

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Tahoe Kids Tri | Tahoe Event Photography

Sponsoring our local Tahoe Kids Tri Series as a photographer is a no brainer for me and not just because I get to listen to parents yell at their kids to go faster or hurry up or take their helmet off (serious competitors, those parents) or because sometimes the kids break down in tears when they don’t get 1st place (happens) but mostly because I love swimming, running and cycling myself.

Montage-3The 2nd event of the summer was held this past Sunday at the South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd, which is where all of the events will be held from now on.  The new venue makes it much easier for me to grab action shots of the race itself and all the finish line shots, which is awesome.

Overall, it was an absolute delight to attend, as always, and a great way to volunteer my time.  If you have a kid and they haven’t yet participated in this awesome home grown local event, get them out there at the next one!  The kids LOVE it and they are all smiling ear to ear after they finish, regardless of any tears spilled mid-race.  These events are nothing short of fantastic and there are age group awards for every single age increment, which means more kids get the feeling of accomplishment from standing on the podium.  A 2 year old competed for the second time this summer – if he can do it, any kid can do it!

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 If your kids participated in the event, a link to the gallery will remain under the EVENTS selection in the PORTFOLIO tab or you can also view the entire gallery via this link.

Coming to visit Tahoe?  The Tahoe Tri Club will be holding kids’ triathlons at the Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd again on Aug 18 and Sept 8.  The events start at 1:30 PM and you need to show up early to register.  You can find more information at their website.  Each kid receives post event grub and a raffle ticket for awesome swag from local sponsors.

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If you are looking for photos from previous Tahoe Tri Club Events, you can view them via these links:

2013 Tahoe Kids Tri #1: July 21, 2013

2013 Tahoe Kids Tri Mini Event: June 30, 2013

2012 Tahoe Kids Tri #3: Sept 9, 2012

2012 Tahoe Kids Tri #2: Aug 12, 2012

2012 Tahoe Kids Tri #1: July 7, 2012

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Lake Tahoe Kids Triathlon

I am so happy every summer to donate my services as a photographer to the Lake Tahoe Kids Tri Series.

I love swimming, biking and running (though I’m not so fond of paying the exorbitant race fees to do three all in one day) so lending photography to kids doing the same is a no brainer.  There were three events in Tahoe last summer put on the by the Tahoe Kids Tri Series and they were an absolute riot.

“Running is hard!” one of the youngest competitors yelled to her mom during an event last summer.  Truer words never said.

This was a small warm-up event for the rest of them: a mini tri, if you will, held at the South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department.  The youngest of the bunch swam 25 yards, biked 1 mile and ran a quarter mile.  The middle group swam 50 yards, biked 2 miles and ran a half mile and the eldest swam 100 yards, biked 3 miles and run a mile.  The youngest competitor was a mere 2 years old and rode a strider on the bike leg!

tri montageOverall, it was an absolute delight to attend and volunteer my time.  I can’t wait for the next one!

If your kids participated in the event, a link to the gallery will remain under the EVENTS selection in the PORTFOLIO tab or you can also view the entire gallery via this link.

Coming to visit Tahoe?  The Tahoe Tri Club will be holding kids’ triathlons at Lake Baron on July 21, Aug 18, and Sept 8.  You can find more information at their website.  The events are fantastic and there are awards for every age in the competition.  Each kid receives a post event BBQ meal and a raffle ticket for awesome swag from local sponsors.

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SLT Fire Department Badge Pinning Ceremony

My friend Leslie is the first female fire captain in the history of the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and I am so proud of her.

Last Friday I went to her badge pinning ceremony at the South Lake Tahoe City Council Chambers and then headed over to local sports bar Steamers to celebrate with her.  Leslie went to Mountain Bike Oregon with me last year and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of a leadership position in our city staff.  Congrats Les!

If you want to know more about Leslie, you can check out this recent article about her in one of our local rags.

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Tahoe SUP Fest 2013

If you missed this year’s Tahoe SUP Fest “Race the Lake of the Sky” you missed out!

The beach at Lakeview Commons in Tahoe South was alive with participants, spectators, and vendors.  This is such an amazing event for Tahoe to host!  Pro Paddle Boarders come to our gorgeous location to compete in a variety of events, including a 14 mile race to Emerald Bay and back.  This year’s winner Thomas Maximus of San Clemente, CA came in with a blazing fast time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 15 seconds!

The Grom 4 Person Relay Race is gets underway at the 2013 Race the Lake of the Sky

This two day event is SO family friendly!  All day long there is music, races to watch and paddle boards to demo for free.  The lake was FILLED with kids swimming, playing and competing themselves! There is a beer garden for adults and super fun competitions in between the races like the “Best Sweet Move” where kids battled it out for who could hoola-hoop the longest on a stand up paddle board.

Kids draw inspiration from surf lifestyle artist Drew Brophy in his Art Grotto.

The expo was packed with spectators all day and included booths from Maui Jim, 404, Zeale Optics, Sweet Waterwear and more.  Included in the national brands that set up at the expo, there were a handful of local tahoe companies and I was thrilled to see some Tahoe South representation.  Tahoe’s favorite home grown bar Tahoe Trail Bar was on site.  They recently debuted the same bar we’ve all grown to love in all new packaging and had some awesome trucker hats and tees for sale.

Locals and Tahoe Trail Bar owners Wes and Nicole handed out samples of Tahoe Trail Bar all weekend long.

Lauren Payne of Mountain Aloha Massage was also on site to deliver some much needed massage relief to participants and spectators who were worn out from the weekend’s activities.

Mountain Aloha Massage is who I call for some deep tissue recovery when I’m in training.

If you regret skipping this amazing event, you can keep up to date on news for next summer via Race the Lake of the Sky’s website, facebook, twitter, or instagram.  This event showcases our town and lake on a national level and despite the fact that I am not a stand up paddle boarder, I still think it’s a blast to attend!  You can see all the photos from the day via this link.

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Race the Lake of the Sky: Tahoe SUP Fest

Last year, Lakeview Commons hosted Tahoe’s first ever international SUP competition.  The event featured two days of individual races and team relay events under the gorgeous blue skys of Lake Tahoe.  This year, Race the Lake of the Sky returns with numerous events, including instructional clinics by world class paddlers Candace Appleby and Anthony Vela, as well as various race events including short course, long distance, team relay, grom races and the new SUP Cross Sprint course!  You can demo paddle boards from a variety of companies and there will be vendors, food booths, and music on site.

Race the Lake of the Sky takes over Lakeview Commons this year on June 29-30, 2013

I attended and can say with confidence that even if you aren’t a SUP’er, you’ll enjoy sitting in the sun and watching the festivities.  It’s a great way to spend time on the beach with your family and enjoy the gorgeous views that Lake Tahoe has to offer.

Stand Up Paddle Board relay racers take to Lake Tahoe in this two day event.

More information on the event can be found via their facebook page and website.

Read my write-up of last year’s Race the Lake of the Sky here.

Race the Lake of the Sky will be held on June 29-30, 2013 at Lakeview Commons at the Corner of Hwy 50 and Lakeview Ave.  There is limited street parking available on site but tons of parking just across the street at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.

Damion Estrada and his trophy from the 2012 Race the Lake of the Sky.