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The Real MVPs: Drafting Your Wedding Party Lineup

By |September 28th, 2020|Tips, Wedding Planning|

Even though it looks different this year, football season is here! And just like teams are drafting  their most valuable players, you may be thinking about who your wedding day MVPs will be. When you’re considering people for your wedding party, don’t just give anyone the honors. Your winning team will be a mix of dedication, different strengths, and a little raw talent. Remember: you’re the quarterback calling the plays, your teammates should respect and trust your judgment. Here are the key-players to add to your O-line roster—happy drafting!

Tahoe River House Retreat Wedding | Mariela + Andrew

By |September 21st, 2020|Tahoe, wedding|

Mariela and Andrew had a dual location wedding: a ceremony and cocktail hour at The Landing Resort and Spa on their rooftop wedding deck, followed by a reception, dinner, and dancing at the absolutely incredible Tahoe River House Retreat in Meyers, CA, one of the ONLY private estates in South Lake Tahoe that allows for weddings and events.  With plenty of parking and no neighbors, this VHR is the perfect spot for a South Lake Tahoe private backyard wedding, complete with a teepee!  If you are looking for a private estate that will allow for events and weddings of up to 100 guests, the Tahoe River House Retreat is the perfect location!

Tahoe City Backyard Wedding | Molly + Chris

By |August 31st, 2020|wedding|

Molly and Chris were originally going to hold a large destination wedding at Granlibakken in Tahoe City.  It's a charming event center and retreat with endless outdoor space that backs up to the Tahoe forest.  It's a great spot for a wedding because all your friends and family can stay on site and there's plenty of space.  When COVID changed their plans, Molly and Chris pivoted quickly to something that seemed all too perfect for them: a small, intimate Tahoe City backyard wedding at the cabin that has been in their family for generations.

Missouri Backyard Wedding | Washington and Louisiana, MO | Austin + Melissa

By |August 17th, 2020|wedding|

Melissa and Austin had planned their wedding at the Chart House in Lake Tahoe and modelled it, or, in Melissa's self professed words "copied" it from Ashley and Tim, down to the dancefloor.  They even stole their photographer (me!) and are claiming to keep me as a friend forever. When their destination wedding was cancelled due to the pandemic, Melissa said she was "expecting some shit to hit the fan but man oh man this went above and beyond!!!!" When Melissa and Austin came up with a new plan, it was completely and totally reflective of their personality, which Melissa said has "always been a wild ride" and I was fortunate enough to have the ability to make it to Missouri to capture their revised wedding day.

Revamp your Professional Presence with Headshot and Branding Photos

By |August 10th, 2020|Commercial Photography, Marketing|

I’ve worked on editorial and commercial photoshoots for local, international, small, and large businesses for close to ten years now. I take photos that authentically represent businesses: photos you see on websites, in magazines, emails, ads, marketing brochures, and more. Investing in headshot and branding photos is a commitment to showing off your business in a cohesive and professional way, even if your role or company is laid back. 

County Clerk COVID Elopement | South Lake Tahoe, CA | Kierney + William

By |August 3rd, 2020|Elopement, wedding|

With SO many of my clients faced with the tough decisions to cancel, postpone or downsize their weddings, many have decided to go this route: just get married and I am 100% here for it.  Like so many of my clients, Kierney and Will are still planning on partying later (now in their renovated and redone backyard, thanks to COVID house projects), but they were overjoyed to just go ahead and solidify their union in the most Tahoe-esque way possible.

Downsizing Wedding Expectations without Downsizing Excitement

By |July 27th, 2020|Elopement, Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

In the face of a global pandemic, many couples are having to make difficult choices regarding the days they have, in some cases, spent their lives or at least the last year or two, dreaming about. As wedding vendors, we are incredibly aware of how difficult these decisions have been for folks as they also directly affect our livelihoods. Downsizing your wedding expectations without downsizing your excitement is possible, I promise! Head here for some suggestions on reframing your expectations but not minimizing your joy.

Backyard Austin Wedding | Austin, TX | Claire + Joel

By |July 20th, 2020|Austin, wedding|

Are you having to downsize your wedding because of COVID? Need some intimate wedding inspiration? Look no farther than this perfectly charming and delightful DIY backyard Austin wedding. Quarantine life may be the perfect time to put some muscle into transforming your backyard into the yard of your dreams. Add some simple touches and basic rentals to make your wedding an idyllic wonderland on a budget!

Preparing for a low stress family portrait session

By |July 13th, 2020|Family Portrait, Tips|

Weddings are my jam, but I love getting breaks from them to take family portraits. There isn’t a single season or time of year that’s the best time to get your family portraits taken (especially in Tahoe, but I travel, too!). It’s not about when you show up to get your photos taken, but how you show up. Here are a few, low-stress ways you can prepare for a smooth family portrait session.