Family Portraits at Lake Tahoe

Fallen Leaf Lake Portraits | Shreves Family

Matt and MC are two of my oldest friends.  They met me before I was even legally allowed to drink or dance until the wee hours of the night in clubs with them (but still managed to do so, of course).  We were young and irresponsible and now we’re old and probably still irresponsible.  Matt and MC spend a number of years away from Austin, right about the time that I moved to Tahoe, and started a family.  They are now back in the central Texas and have three hilarious girls who are as goofy, rambunctious and uninhibited as their parents are.  They brought the girls to Tahoe this summer for a family vacation and I was not only excited to meet the spawn of my friends who I had heard so much about, but to also show off my town.  I took them to see my friend Alex Ramon’s magic show (he’s the best!), we had breakfast together and, of course, took family portraits while they were here.

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Cake Smash Portrait

Cake Smash Portrait | Schnoll Family

What’s a one year birthday celebration without a cake smash portrait?  Poor Jack – the week of his scheduled portrait session the skies turned gloomy, gray and frigidly cold.  We quickly picked a new day for his session and although we escaped the snowstorm, we didn’t escape the drop in temperatures.  No amount of chill is match for a child and his sugar however!  His first cake was consumed in it’s entirety!

It’s been so incredibly amazing to watch Dave and Jess’s family grow over the past year.  I feel extremely lucky to be their photographer!  From their maternity session, to Jack’s newborn session, their six month holiday photos and now, Jack’s 1st birthday, it’s been incredible to watch Jack grow.  It’s clients like this family and the opportunity to see such drastic change in one year that reminds me of how incredible, wonderful and powerful my job is.

Thanks Jess and Dave for sharing your family with me!  Happy birthday Jack!!

Location: Zephyr Cove Resort

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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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Kings Beach Family Portraits

Kings Beach Family Portraits | Snider Family

The Snider family, which currently hails from Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri, traveled to Lake Tahoe for a week this summer on a family vacation.  They all frequented Tahoe together while growing up, so Tahoe has held a special place in their hearts.  With growing families and a mother who had been begging for family photos for quite some time, their vacation to Kings Beach seemed like the perfect time and location for a quick Tahoe family portrait session.

Kaitlin was concerned that her kids were going to be a little hard to wrangle due to time changes and vacation land but I had the perfect plan: a portrait session at a beach that offers a playground was the perfect location to allow her kids to take a break in between posing.  My main goal during a portrait session is always to make you feel at home in your photographs, so making sure that young ones can blow off some steam and energy and be able to refocus is always important and these Kings Beach family portraits are no exception!

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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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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.

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Tahoe Newborn Photography | The Tahoe Trips

My bfforever Meghan: ripping skier, extreme environmental scientest and now mother of three boys.

If you really want to know, the answer is yes, she had sex three times in one night.

Now she has Beacon, Cormac and Declan.  They’ve already been to prom and the Divided Sky so I’d say their lives are pretty well rounded so far.

If you want to follow the adventures of the Tahoe Trips you can do so over at Meghan’s blog or their personal instagram account.  Here’s some of my favorite photos from their Tahoe newborn photography session.

Tahoe Senior Portrait Photographer

Tahoe Senior Portrait Photographer Sneak Peek | Homewood | Emily

I am head over heels for this smart funny athletic wonderful Senior from Olympia, WA and all of her images from our session.  I’m honored she chose me as her Tahoe senior portrait photographer while she was on summer vacation in Homewood with her family.

There’s more from this session to come, but in the meantime, I have this stunner of an image to share.

Tahoe Senior Portrait Photographer Sneak Peek | Riley

I had such a giggling fun time with this amazing South Tahoe High School Senior.  Riley will be graduating shortly onto new adventures that she’s super excited about at Chico State, where she will play soccer.  I’m super excited  that she chose me to be her South Tahoe Senior Portrait Photographer and I can’t wait to share more images with you all from our hilarious and fun sunset portrait session!