Sand Harbor Family

Sand Harbor Family Portrait | Breaux Family

Sand Harbor State Park is an amazing location for your family photos at Lake Tahoe.  The depth and and interest that the boulders of the park lend to photos really creates awesome images. There are so many options at the park for great locations that offer a ton of variety: the cove, the beach and the forest are all within walking distance and perfect for variety.  To really set your photos off from anyone else’s, I also recommend including a dog in a coat.  Because why not.

Note: for a Sand Harbor family portrait there is an additional $50 permit fee for the location.

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Winter Portraits in Lake Tahoe | Sundell Family

The Sundell Family was hoping for snowy winter portraits in Lake Tahoe for their holiday card photos.  Unfortunately, the week before their scheduled appointment with me, it rained quite a bit and washed most of the snow away.  Not to be deterred, they decided to proceed and oddly enough it ended up snowing during their session!  So although their family portraits weren’t totally white and snow filled, they did get the essence of winter.

Clients ask me all the time what to wear for their family photos and I think this family nailed it!  Neutral palettes are a great way to stand out for family portraits in the forest.  You want to coordinate colors, but not be completely matching.  By choosing two or three colors in a coordinating palette, as they did, you can stand out and allow a mix of textures, accessories and trim stand out!

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Family Photos at lake Tahoe

Tahoe Family Photographer | Pacnya Family

I had a string of amazing families from Texas hire me this summer and this wild bunch was one of them.  These kids were an absolute blast to work with – they were excited to explore Valhalla Estate with me, eager to show off their jumping skills, and incredibly energetic.  I loved spending time with them and their energy clearly shows in the photos.  I’m not sure if it’s surprising (or not), but this is a fraction of the awesome jumping photos this crew amassed in their hour with me!

Are you coming to Lake Tahoe for the holidays?  Family photos at Lake Tahoe are an awesome way to capture your memories and spend time with your family.  It can clearly be a super fun activity for everyone and you return home with professionally captured moments from your vacation from me, an obstreperous longtime local and Tahoe family photographer!

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Incline Village Family Photos

Incline Village Family Portraits | McDonald Family

Not everyone is totally jazzed to brave frigid temperatures, snow filled trees and the need for nine layers while taking family photos.  The McDonald Family falls into this camp.  Morning mimosas and family giggles while playing with their brood of small tykes was more their style.  I joked after a week of 12 family portraits between Christmas and New Years that there was a wealth of things promised to small children in my wake to try to gain compliance or at least a straight face during photo sessions.  These promises included, but were not limited to: a cookie, more cookies, extra cookies, jewelry, marshmallows, ice cream, a puppy, legos, a movie, extra ipad time, candy and a pony.  I had an absolute blast capturing the candid antics of this family at their Incline Village family portrait session.  Their kids were, at any given moment, awesome, hysterical or falling apart and I loved every minute of it.

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Tahoe Family Photos in the Snow | Reger Family

The week between Christmas and New Years was a doozy!  There were a ton of families in town visiting the lake for their holidays and they all wanted Tahoe family photos in the snow!  Thankfully, we had a fresh blanket of snow on the ground and some fairly cold temps that week.  I’m especially thankful for the Reger family, who had adventurous spirits and an equal amount of enthusiasm.  I think their session at Sand Harbor State Park turned out absolutely amazing thanks to some fantastic light and an all family snowball fight.  Here’s a few of my favorites from their day.

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Family Portraits at Lake Tahoe

Family Photos at Lake Tahoe | Bangerter Family

Happy Thanksgiving!  What better thing to blog on a day that celebrates family than a gorgeous family portrait from this fall?

There’s no question in my mind that the Lake Tahoe area offers the best backdrops for family portraits.  There’s a ton of amazing spots to take large groups for family photos at Lake Tahoe and for the Bangerter Family, Fallen Leaf Lake was the perfect spot.  They wanted somewhere that they could walk and hike in a bit, to really enjoy the full outdoor experience.  With a large family and some gorgeous fall golden light, I’d call this Tahoe family portrait session a success!

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Fall Portraits in Tahoe

Fall Portraits in Tahoe | Schnoll Family | Sneak Peek

 If you were thinking about grabbing some fall portraits in Tahoe, now is the time!  The colors on trees close to water sources are finally changing and it won’t last for long.  Dave, Jess and Jack wanted some fall colors for their family photos and holiday cards and I went sluething for just the spot.  At the right time in the evening, the golden California light backlights this meadow just perfectly.  Time is running out though so book your family portrait today!

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Family Portraits in Tahoe | Atalig Family | Sneak Peek

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!

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Family Photos at Lake Tahoe

Family Portraits at Lake Tahoe | Fallen Leaf Lake | Sneak Peek

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.

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Tahoe Family Portraits

Tahoe Family Portraits | Lakeland Village

Family vacation in Tahoe offers the perfect opportunity and reason for a family portrait session.  Macy and her gorgeous family were on vacation at Lakeland Village and wanted to capture their children and grandparents all together while they were here.  Their Tahoe family portraits are gorgeous: filled with blue skies, smiles, lots of hugs and a lemonade break, of course.

Here’s a few of my favorites from their Lakeland Village family photos from our morning on the beach.

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Lauren Lindley offers Tahoe portrait sessions that provide you with traditional and candid photos you can’t capture alone with a loud, fun, obstreperous Tahoe local that loves showing off her gorgeous home.  For more information on Lake Tahoe family portraits and pricing, visit this link.