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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Tahoe Family Portraits

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.

Family Portraits with Dogs

Lake Tahoe Family Portrait | Valhalla | Giorvas Family

Often, a family vacation is the best time to hire a professional photographer to document your family.  Not only does it ensure that you come away with a great keepsake of your experience, but frequently family vacations are the only time that all of the family members are in one place at the same time and it makes sure that you will have quality photos to go with lasting memories of a wonderful trip with loved ones.  Loved ones, more often than not, frequently include our animals.  I know that my dog is like my child (and the only child I plan on having for that matter).  I regret not having someone take photos of me with my previous cattle dog, Sierra, before she passed away last year.

When the Giorvas family approached me about taking family portraits with their newest family member, Zoe, I readily agreed!  I was happy to be their Lake Tahoe family portrait photographer and we picked Valhalla as the perfect location.  We had a great mix of shade from some oncoming clouds and thanks to the help of my friend Jenay from Lake Tahoe Yoga, an umbrella for excellent diffused light when those clouds weren’t coming to our beck and call.

With a few more Tahoe portrait sessions with dogs on the books this summer, it looks like my summer is going to be full of dogs and that’s something I’m frankly extremely excited about.

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Family Portraits with Dogs

Tahoe Family Portraits | Goirvas Sneak Peek

This family was super nervous that their dog wasn’t going to cooperate with a family photo session.

To be honest, this dog was the easiest one I’ve ever done a session with.  She’s downright attentive.

Proof is in the pictures!

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I had such a blast with this recently relocated family who is so happy to live close to Tahoe now and take advantage of the having our gorgeous lake and outdoors practically in their backyard.  There’s more to come from their Valhalla Estate Tahoe family portraits, but until then, here’s a few more rad images to tide you over!

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Tahoe Family Photography

Tahoe Family Photography | Powers Family | Sneak Peek

So, this happened.

You know when you have a family willing to get into some shenanigans that it’s going to be a good portrait session.  There was even some rock modeling in addition to the tree hugging.  You’ll just have to wait for that though.

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I had such a wonderful time creating Tahoe family photography for this amazing clan from Texas.  There were four generations in the house and I think (though I’ll have to count) 19 people total.  We did large groups, small groups, sisterly groups, husband and wife groups and individuals of everyone.  Time absolutely FLEW by and I had so much fun getting to know them.  That being said, anytime I’m around folks from back home, I immediately feel right at home.

There’s more to come from this family photography session in South Lake Tahoe, CA at their vacation rental home.  It was a great location and an amazing house – complete with pool, movie theater room and billiards area!

Tahoe Maternity Portrait

Tahoe Maternity Portraits | Jodi + Alex

Jodi and Alex just welcomed their newest addition to their family: a gorgeous little girl named Isabella!  Her sneak peek went live on the blog this week as well.  You can view it via this link!  Just before her birth, I had the pleasure of taking their Tahoe maternity portraits at Fallen Leaf Lake.  I was especially excited to take advantage of the gorgeous aspen meadow down the way from the trailhead at Fallen Leaf.  I’ve been dying to utilize it’s awesome golden backlight!  Even better, when we arrived there was a trio of deer feasting in the meadow!

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Tahoe Newborn session

Tahoe Newborn Photography | Jodi + Alex + Isabella | Sneak Peek

Being a model is hard.  Isabella learned all about it during her Tahoe newborn photography session this week at her home.  I’m so thrilled for this amazing family, whose maternity photos I recently shot.  I’m so behind their session isn’t even up on the blog yet, just the sneak peek!  I promise more from Isabella’s debut photo session and their family portrait session soon!

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Tahoe Trips

The Tahoe Trips | Sneak Peek

Beacon.  Cormac.  Declan.

Babies can wear trucker hats too.

Not in that order though.

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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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