Dana ordered up a photo booth for her wedding and professed, “I hope it’s the most fun wedding you have all summer!” Dana and Steve’s Tahoe Beach Retreat wedding was officiated by a hilarious close friend, who knew them well, featured a speech by a groomsman so incredibly funny I could hardly take photos I was laughing so hard, and a dance party that was hardly dampened in the least by the sudden turn to windy and chilly fall weather. And oh, that damn infernal two hours of golden light that we’ve been getting all summer in the evening. It’s enough to make me swoon.
Congrats Dana and Steve! More to come from this dynamic duo!
I know that I say that every family I meet is the best most fun family I ever photographed, but these guys were the best most fun family ever.
I have so many unbelievable images from Lori and Eddie’s gorgeous wedding celebration that it was seriously difficult to choose just one to share. You know what’s even harder not to share? All the stories from the day that involve how unbelievable awesome this family is, not to mention their friends.
Oh, and one more thing: they had a candy bar. BOOM!
You know it was meant to be when the client tells you that they could have let a family member take photos for them, but they “just had a feeling about [you]” as they pour you a glass of wine.
It is clearly a match made in heaven when they ask if you need to leave after your contracted time is up and you joke, “Oh, no, I’ll stay forever once you start giving me wine.” And they joke back, “Well, you should have told us that earlier! What did we even pay you for!”
Nerissa and JR were married in a small ceremony with just family present and I feel honored they choose me to help capture the moments. Their family is a riot. Each of the five tiny kids in attendance were completely different characters: a lover, a fighter, a partier, a food connoisseur, and the one and only sassy little lady. They were all amazing and hysterical kids, with fantastic devoted parents, and best of all doting spoiling loving grandparents. Their duds for the day did not disappoint: all the boys looked exceedingly dapper.
I loved laughing and hearing family stories about weddings and friends and long lost families reunited from this clan. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend the evening or a family more fun to take photos of. Congratulations to Nerissa and JR – I have no doubt that their life together will be action packed and filled with love. You can’t escape it with those youngsters at your feet!
Coordinators: 4 Seasons Wedding Chapel | Venue: Logan Shoals Vista Point | Reception: Riva Grill | Wedding Cake: Sugar Pine Bakery
I LOVE wedding photography. This is fabulous for so many reasons.
For a person who doesn’t want her own wedding, I sure am spending a significant portion of my days looking at wedding photos.
If you are looking to hire a Tahoe wedding photographer for an informal last minute wedding, please, hire me because I have decided that I LOVE them. None of the pomp, none of the circumstance: just you, your significant other and the people that are most important to you. It’s not about the style, or the cake, or the flowers, or the cutesy placards you put at people’s tables; it’s about your bond to one another.
Remember that awesome wedding photo I shared the other day of the family running into the lake?
This is their full Tahoe wedding story.
What I admire most about Hope and Kristian is that they recognized what was most important to them was the bonding of their two families and nothing else.
And in the end, they all ran in the lake.
And then they made their daughter repeat her polar plunge because she didn’t get her head wet (they didn’t want her to jinx them).
Laughter, silliness and just being with each other is what this family, their ceremony and their lives will be about and I respect them so much for it.
Dear Hope, Kristian and family, thank you for including me in your day. I am certain that your lives will be filled with love and happiness. This was so abundantly clear to me in the hour I spent with you.
As a photographer, I’m always looking to capture that magical moment. It’s the moment when an emotion freezes in time and you’ve managed to paint a gorgeous picture with one click of the shutter. All your feelings and memories are wrapped up in a nice tidy package that eloquently conveys everything you remember about what was happening right then. It’s a perfect emotion. It’s a job well done. It’s a feeling of elation.
Sometimes, I set everything up and snap snap snap away and it takes awhile but I know when I press the shutter and look at the screen that I managed to get it. Nailed it. But sometimes, in the case of this gorgeous Nevada City wedding photo, I totally don’t realize it in the moment: I move on, not even recognizing that I captured something wonderful and it’s not until much later when I’m sorting through photos that I stop and smile and reflect and see something special and begin to love it.
I had no idea I took this photo when it happened.
This is a magical moment for me. I like this one.
Michelle and Adam are amazing.
I felt so honored when Michelle asked me to photograph her wedding. I felt even more honored after I watched the celebration unfold and they and their family welcomed me , joked with me, and generally included me.
It was better than I imagined it to be and totally my style: no fuss accompanied by an intimate gathering that exuded all the love and energy they have.
I’ll tell you all about it when I’m finished editing the photos, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek to tide you over.