Woods Walk Wedding | Crested Butte, CO | Abby + David

By |September 20th, 2021|wedding|

It's been an emotional year and I have to say, it's been quite possibly my most favorite year of work as a wedding photographer ever. Every single of one my major weddings so far in 2020 has been ones that were rescheduled or postponed due to covid. Every single one of them has been an incredibly unique, boisterous and otherwise joyous celebration in every way.  Abby and David's Woods Walk wedding in Crested Butte, CO was nothing short of spectacular and equally memorable in every way.

How to balance work and life when you work from home

By |September 13th, 2021|Commercial Photography, Tips for Creatives, work|

At the peak of the pandemic, at least 42% of the U.S. workforce was working from home. Although some businesses have chosen to bring employees back to the workplace, working from home is the new norm for many. If that’s you, but this new norm doesn’t feel so normal, read these helpful tips for balancing work and life from home.

Branding Photography | Susan Hyatt and Friends

By |September 6th, 2021|Commercial Photography|

A branding photography session from the woods of Lake Tahoe that almost wasn't and lessons learned that sometimes the very jobs you are trying not to take are the ones that are actually the best fit. Otherwise titled, "You are the Most." Specifically, a reminder that you shouldn't be afraid to be yourself but also that you should be generous with your assumptions: something I often try to embody but sometimes forget.

Debunking 5 wedding myths and superstitions

By |August 30th, 2021|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

There are hundreds of myths and superstitions to keep you preoccupied during your wedding day and as soon as you start planning, everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, is going to have an opinion on how you run your day. I’m debunking five of the most common wedding myths and superstitions to help keep your stress low, because on your day, the only thing you should feel beholden to is your partner. Seriously, don’t stress about having “something blue” if you don’t even like the color just because your mother is convinced you need to.

Dayton Backyard Wedding | Tricia + Tracy

By |August 22nd, 2021|LGBT, wedding|

Tricia and Tracy only hired me for a few hours for their Dayton backyard wedding, but those few hours were nothing short of hilarious spectacular joy.  There may have been oppressively relentless 102 degree heat in the desert, wild fire smoke caking the mountain views, and crying uncomfortable children (#lifeishard), but the rest of us had the greatest time ever.  More from this boisterous LGBTQ microwedding here!

How to help your employees prepare for their headshots

By |August 16th, 2021|Commercial Photography, Marketing, Tips, Tips for Creatives|

Yes, having employee headshots that contribute to a cohesive digital presence is amazing, but your employees are probably just stoked to be getting a new LinkedIn profile picture. Give them a heads-up about what kind of session we’ve discussed. In the past, they may have had a heavily corporate headshot experience, sitting in front of a green screen with their chin tucked just-so. Hot take: Corporate headshots don’t have to be so...corporate and especially not when I'm involved! Here's how to help your employees prepare for their headshot session.

Lakeside Beach LGBTQ Elopement | Gage + Nathan

By |August 9th, 2021|Elopement, LGBT, microwedding, wedding|

Small intimate elopements and micro weddings have always been popular in Lake Tahoe, and now so more than ever.  I believe that everyone, no matter what their budget or the size of their event, deserves amazing photography.  Often, intimate weddings hire me for only an hour and that was the case with Gage and Nathan's Lakeside Beach LGBTQ elopement. More from their intimate day here!

Five steps to a picture perfect proposal

By |August 2nd, 2021|Proposal, Tips, Wedding Planning|

This one’s for the partners who have decided to hire a photographer for the proposal. Seriously, you’re going to want to read this. If you’re going to go through the trouble of hiring a photographer for the proposal, you need to put some effort into planning it—no worries, though, I’ve got your back! Here’s how to plan a picture perfect proposal in five, easy steps.

Sugar Bowl Wedding | Truckee, CA | Whit + Steve

By |July 26th, 2021|wedding|

When Whit and Steve's Sugar Bowl wedding was postponed by COVID they were hardly deterred. They planned a postponed event and they knew exactly what they wanted: a gorgeous laid back setting where all their friends could stay on site, a RAGINGLY epic dance party, an open bar and tons of laughter and great food.  Their Sugar Bowl Resort wedding was everything they wanted and more.

5 self-love practices for feeling confident in front of the camera

By |July 19th, 2021|Commercial Photography, Marketing, Tips for Creatives|

While I pride myself on making our sessions easy-going and fun, it’s also important that you do some self-love legwork before your session. Why? I may take incredible photos and make you look really good but I'm not magic: I can’t make you love yourself. I can't help someone like their photos when they are being extra critical of the way they look. So woo girl, need to kick off your shoes, take a deep breath, time to focus on you: here are five self-love practices that will get you feeling confident in your skin and prepared for your photography session.

Martis Camp Elopement | Jenny + Tom

By |July 12th, 2021|Elopement, microwedding, wedding|

A lot of mountains had to be moved for Jenny and Tom's Covid affected Martis Camp elopement slash micro-wedding to happen. The largest of which was that Tom's parents live in Israel and were worried about being able to attend at all, despite the fact that the were both vaccinated last December. Tom's father spent the entirety of his pandemic life training to ride his bicycle around Lake Tahoe. More from Jenny and Tom's micro-wedding/elopement here!

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