Sugar Pine Point Portraits

Sugar Pine Point Portraits | Lake Tahoe, CA | Thomas Family

Sugar Pine Point State Park is one of my favorite Lake Tahoe locations to take family portraits.  Late in the evening and afternoon, it offers beautiful golden light in the forest.  In addition, it’s beaches are the perfect mix of boulders and cascading lines to provide great depth for those photos on Lake Tahoe that every family wants.  I love the variety offered in the location and it’s a great meeting point for those families that are vacationing in North Lake Tahoe.  The Thomas family was excited to celebrate their daughter’s senior year of highschool and wanted to do a mix of a portrait session focused on her, for senior portraits at Lake Tahoe, and of their family, so that they would have some Sugar Pine Point portraits as a souvenir of their time in Tahoe.

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West Shore Cafe Wedding

West Shore Cafe Wedding | Lauren + Tim | Sneak Peek

I have been wanting to shoot a West Shore Cafe wedding FOREVER.  When Lauren and Tim contacted me last year about their Tahoe winter wedding at this incredible and intimate venue, I was overjoyed.  When the weather man announced that we were going to get a huge El Nino snowstorm in the days following the wedding, I was ecstatic that their wedding day was still predicted to be clear and blue skied.  When the weather forecast changed to 100% chance of rain, I have to say, I was a little deflated.  Lauren and Tim were nonplussed though: no rain was going to put a damper on their day.  Their positivity was infectious and I must say, despite moving their beautiful ceremony completely indoors, we captured some incredible images thanks to the awesome aesthetics of this fantastic venue.  Here’s a few sneak peeks from their day.

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Tahoma Boat House Wedding

Tahoma Boat House Wedding | Brittney + John | Sneak Peek

The attention to hand made detail was above and beyond at Brittney and John’s Tahoma Boat House Wedding.  Originally, the two of them had lofty goals to hand cut wine bottles into drinking glasses for their guests.  The plan didn’t pan out as intended and what the ended up with was over 100 antique and vintage drinking glasses of various types for their guests to choose to fit their personality and take home with them.  It was a fantastic touch to an already gorgeous DIY wedding and I can’t wait to share more photos with you.  Other elements of awesome: the arch, their sweetheart table, and Brittney’s dress were all hand crafted by relatives just for the pair of them.  The end result was a stunningly beautiful, but relaxed wedding, with tons of laughter, lots of whiskey and, my personal favorite, a great dance party.

More to come from this dynamic duo.  Congrats Brittney and John!

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Tahome Boathouse Wedding

Tahoma Boathouse Wedding | Mandy + Steve | Sneak Peek

This may be the most fabulous Tahoe wedding venue I’ve ever photographed.  I adore it.  Mandy and Steve’s 1910 Tahoma Boathouse Wedding was perfect: quaint, comfortable, historic splendor.  I have quite a few other weddings there this year, which is super exciting because I love it!

The boathouse itself over looks all of Lake Tahoe and has a huge winding yard filled with beautiful pine tree shade, a ping pong table, an outdoor rock fireplace, and a gorgeous lawn.  Mandy and Steve hired The Woodfired Pizza Company to bring their mobile brick oven out to serve pizzas over the course of the night and oh, was there ever pie!

Here’s a few images from their wedding day until I’m finished with the rest!

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