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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|

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!

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.

How to include your fur babies in your wedding

By |June 30th, 2020|Tips, Wedding Planning|

If you’re like any (respectable) pet parent, you likely want your fur babies to be a part of your day. I get it, I’m a dog mom--they’re basically our children. But there are some important things to consider before you make the call on whether or not to include your dogs in your wedding. Here are some planning tips and resources to have your four legged pals join you on your special day.

Heavenly LGBT+ Wedding | South Lake Tahoe, CA | Beth + Sally

By |June 22nd, 2020|LGBT, Tahoe, wedding|

It was an intimate day that was almost completely DIY.  Beth and Sally bucked tradition and did many things that I find standard in LGBT+ weddings, like getting ready together and processing together down the aisle.  It was representative of both of them and their time together - they designed their own gifts, artwork, invites and florals. Follow this link to read more about Beth and Sally's intimate Heavenly LGBT+ wedding. We're celebrating Pride all month long with LGBT+ weddings and resources!!

Timeless LGBT+ Wedding Trends

By |June 15th, 2020|LGBT, Tips, Wedding Planning|

LGBT+ weddings are like heteronormative weddings in many ways--except there’s one major standout: the individuality is fierce and unapologetic. Photographing LGBT+ weddings is like coming up for fresh air. Couples tend to customize nearly all parts of their day, skirting the traditional route. Since I started photographing weddings, LGBT+ wedding trends have changed quite a bit. Yet some trends have stood the test of time. Some of my favorites are up on the blog!

Backyard LGBT+ Wedding | Tahoma, CA | Lisa + Hanna

By |June 8th, 2020|LGBT, Tahoe, wedding|

I LOVE backyard weddings.  I love the simplicity.  I love the camaraderie.  I love the uniqueness.  I love that people make it their own.  I love that there are usually long tables with family style dining and open seating plans.  I love dancing under twinkle lights and stars.  I love the lawn games and less formal attire and summery cocktails. I also love Pride month so what better way to celebrate it than with a month of LGBT+ wedding posts and related resources!

Cave Rock Elopement | Glenbrook, NV | Annie + Carter

By |May 25th, 2020|California, Elopement, wedding|

Couples choose elopements for a variety of reasons over traditional weddings, and now, in light of current events, I think that many couples may be forced into elopements over weddings for financial reasons. This is not a bad thing! Living in such an incredible, epic location, I have the good fortune to photograph a LOT of elopements and I absolutely love them.  Annie and Carter had the ultimate adventure for their elopement: hiking, climbing and scaling Cave Rock for incredible sunset memories!