I love bicycles more than anything, and I especially love clients who decide to incorporate their shared love of bicycles into their weddings! It's Bike Month here in Tahoe, so here's all the reasons why you should consider incorporating bicycles into your wedding, whether it's in Lake Tahoe or elsewhere!
Capturing Love Without Boundaries: Essential LGBTQ Friendly Wedding Resources for Inclusive Celebrations
Y'all means all! It's pride month y'all, and I'm here to help celebrate it. As a wedding photographer, it is my privilege (and thrill) to capture the essence of love in all its forms. I believe that every couple deserves to have their unique story told and cherished through great images. Wedding planning can be an enormously stressful undertaking all by itself, but when you add in the additional worry that you might not be treated fairly, or have your concerns taken seriously, it just exasperates the stress. In celebration of Pride Month, here are some LGBTQ+ friendly wedding resources for all y'all.
This past month I had the good fortune of working for an amazing organization and capturing their event at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, TX. Any day that my job is capturing the dedication of organizations whose vision is to promote sustainability is a great day in my books! Thanks to my event photos, these awesome companies are able to make their movement and vision more tangible, engaging, and relatable to a broader audience.
MidTown Reno is a membership-based organization that promotes the cultural diverseness of this artistic district while aiming to keep its neighborhood feel and local vibe. The organization had an idea up its sleeve and wanted to create a short marketing video that highlighted the diversity of the people that live and work in the district itself. Videos have become one of the most powerful and effective ways to connect with potential customers and promote your small business, and while they can provide numerous benefits, including increased brand awareness, engagement, and sales, they can also be very costly. The brains behind the marketing over at MidTown District came up with a solution to their problem - they decided to utilize high-quality still photos as the foundation of their video content. Cue ME.
Pat and Tony have an unusual story and one that I find enthusiastically filled with adventure, love, and above all, friendship. They began as coworkers for close to thirty years, but when a few years after Tony was widowed, he and Pat molded their longstanding friendship into a romantic one. Today, they are both retired and love to travel endlessly, with Australia and Fiji already checked off their lists and trips to Buenos Aires and Antarctica coming up. I chided Pat when she originally reached out that there was “romantic hope for me yet” as it was her first marriage, which led to a conversation about how difficult it is to give up a lifetime of independence for shared compromise. That being said, it would appear that despite the battle for compromise, these two are going to spend the rest of their lives together in grand adventures.
After a poor networking experience last month left a sour taste in my mouth, I was inspired to write an entire blog post on how to network better. With some intentionality (one of my values) and a generous spirit (another one), meaningful connections are just around the corner. In this blog post, I’ll share some of my tips on how to build lasting and significant networking relationships with people in your field. Regardless of whether or not you work in the events industry, these tips are valid for everyone.
If you’re considering hosting your wedding in a backyard or private estate, you’re in for a unique and memorable experience. From the natural beauty and intimacy of the setting to the flexibility and personal touch that come with hosting an event in a private space, backyard and estate weddings can be a wonderful option for couples looking to create a one-of-a-kind celebration. However, there are also some important things to consider when planning a wedding in a backyard or private estate. Here is a backyard lakeview Lake Tahoe private estate wedding along with some tips to help you make the most of your special day.
I think that capturing family portraits, especially if you're on vacation in Lake Tahoe is incredibly important: from getting a jump on your holiday cards to wall art, family portraits are a visual representation of the love, connection, and memories that your family has made over the years. I'm here to tell you that there is no perfect outfit and you shouldn't let that be the thing that deters you from capturing your family. I promise you are not the only head of household stressed by the daunting task of trying to figure out what to pack for your family vacation portrait session. It’s not that hard when you break it down simply - check out my tips for dressing for your family portrait session here!
First thing you need to know about these Greg and Daphne: they are bold and adventurous. Daphne wanted nothing but snow on her wedding day and snow she got. In fact, what they got was an absolute downright blizzard. I'm not sure why they bothered to do their hair, but it felt right so they went with it. Daphne and Greg are very clearly surrounded by people who love them very much because every guest accommodated their wacky winter Idle Hour wedding with few complaints. I can assure you though, everyone had very cold hands.
Whether you love wedding planning or hate it, choosing your vendors is one of the hardest decisions you'll ever make. If you're planning a Lake Tahoe wedding and want to know who my favorite people and the best Tahoe wedding vendors are, look no further! All my favorite people, all in one easy to navigate guide for getting married in Lake Tahoe.
I consider it to be the highest honor to be hired by friends and family. When my college friend and dorm-mate, Eileen, reached out to me to tell me that she was getting re-married and that she would like to hire me, it was such a tremendous compliment. It is no question that when friends and family members choose to hire you, it clearly indicates their support and belief in your skills and expertise so I thank Eileen for that. More from Eileen and John’s San Antonio private estate backyard wedding here.
Sarah and Nathan picked quite possibly the best wedding venue in Napa, CA. It’s beautiful. It’s unique. It’s luxurious without being pretentious. It has all the elements a venue needs to make your wedding day unforgettable. From the stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains to the exquisite gardens and elegant indoor spaces that make you feel like you’re in a villa in Italy, this venue has it all. I fell in love with both Calistoga and the rolling hills of this Triple S Ranch wedding and you will too.