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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!

Should we write our own vows or keep it traditional?

By |May 18th, 2020|Tips, Wedding Planning|

While you were busy picking out florals, decor, your wedding party, and even the colors of your table napkins, your vows may have been put on the backburner. One of the most important parts of your day is often easily overlooked. Some people even wait until the night before (seriously, but I don’t recommend that). Figuring out what you want your vows to be doesn’t have to be all-consuming: you have options.

Camp Sacramento Wedding | Lake Tahoe, CA | Carla + Kurtis

By |May 11th, 2020|wedding|

Summer camp weddings are my FAVORITE. I spent many years of my life spending every summer at camp and the feeling of comfort and nostalgia can't be beat. How can you not just be immediately relaxed at a summer camp? Carla and Kurtis wanted a raging DIY wedding party and this summer camp wedding was the perfect venue. Read all about it here!

How to Cure the Pre-Wedding Jitters

By |May 4th, 2020|Tips, Wedding Planning|

The months leading up to your wedding are a whirlwind of planning, opinions, and excitement. The expectations about what your day will be are high, whether you started planning when you were a kid or you just learned the difference between ivory and white. With all the pressure put on “the single most important day of your life,” it’s no surprise that many couples get pre-wedding jitters. Here are some ways to stay chill before your nerves get the best of you.

Flotilla Wedding | Lake Tahoe, CA | Julie + Tom

By |April 27th, 2020|wedding|

For Julie and Tom's wedding they wanted something a little unusual: a Flotilla! We all got to spend a few hours on boats on Lake Tahoe, cruising across the lake, soaking up the sunshine, drinking champagne, and enjoying everyone's company.  Not only was this Flotilla wedding one of the most interesting I've ever been a part of, but certainly one of the most memorable. In this life of isolation that we're living right now, a day on boats on the lake sounds incredibly alluring. Read all about it here!

Local’s Guide to Lake Tahoe | Tahoe Food Photography

By |April 20th, 2020|Commercial Photography, Food, Tahoe, Tips, Travel|

As a longtime (14 years! Whew!) opinionated local, I have no shortage of suggestions for where to eat, drink, play and explore in Lake Tahoe.  I love where I live and I love showing it off even more.  After many years of just sharing this info via email, I figured that a nice pandemic slowdown was the perfect time to share some love to my favorite Tahoe haunts.  As such, here is my official Local's Guide to Lake Tahoe!

Disc Golf Wedding | Zephyr Cove, NV | Michael + Sarah

By |April 13th, 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.  Michael and Sarah had an overwhelmingly wonderful experience at their adventure elopement and disc golf wedding in Lake Tahoe, and we’re all here to tell you that elopements are amazing.

Benefits To Having a Spring Wedding

By |April 6th, 2020|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

There are just so many magical things we absolutely adore about spring. When the long winter ends, the warmer temperature along with spring sunshine is welcomed. The landscape, the gardens, the flowers - everything transforms with new fragrance and hues. These are the beautiful changes that make this season ideal for a wedding. Here, explore some of the benefits to having a spring wedding.