Esta es mi amiga Ana. Ella se ríe mucho. Ella es de Peru y su familia viajò a Tahoe por su boda con Phil.
This is my friend Phil. He smirks when Ana laughs. Phil is from Gardnerville and grew up in the small town outside Tahoe.
The two have been friends for many years before becoming a couple, skiing our home mountain, Kirkwood. They were wed in an absolutely perfect Gardnerville backyard wedding at their own home, filled with side splitting laughs, a vintage car with sweet hydrolics, portraits at their friends nearby ranch, house wine from local favorite J.T. Basque Restaurant, and dance-worthy tunes from our favorite local DJ, Dave Berkman. Even more impressive, however, was the permanent structure of a backdrop that Phil and his friends built for my photo booth: it was absolutely ridiculous and shall put all other photo booths to shame for all of eternity.
I’m so excited for Ana and the little family of chickens and dogs these two people have happily carved out for themselves. My biggest wish for my two good friends is that they are able to ski into their happy future in the killer winter that Tahoe and our mountains had better have this year! Sent it!
Venue: Private Estate, Gardnerville, NV | Dress: David’s Bridal | DJ: Ascent DJ
Ana is one of my closest friends in Tahoe. We share wine and tons of laughs on a monthly, if not weekly, basis. I don’t normally photograph weddings for friends, because frankly, I’d rather dance party and get drunk on too much wine and enjoy myself, but I knew that Ana and Phil were having a super small, super budget backyard wedding and that it would mean a lot to them if I stepped in and helped out. I’m so thankful I did. The two of them worked for almost an entire year to get their backyard ready for the wedding and holy smokes, it was gorgeous! Not to mention, Ana can’t go five minutes without cracking up so the wedding photos are hysterical. I can’t wait to share more from their amazing day, but until then, here’s a few of my favorite moments so far from their Gardnerville backyard wedding
Ana and Phil: congrats. I love y’all to the moon and back!