In maternity photography, the phrase "nature and nurture" takes on a deeper meaning. The natural wonder of Lake Tahoe serves as a powerful metaphor for the nurturing love that parents bestow upon their children. The union of these two elements - backed by the beauty of a golden Tahoe sunset - equals captivating photos that retain stories of love, connection, family, and anticipation. Why hold a Tahoe maternity session? For no other reason than it leaves you with memories that you and your family will cherish for generations to come. I've got all the reasons you should book your maternity session in Tahoe, along with images from recent sessions here.
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!
Do you love skiing? Do you have a winter birthday? If so, throwing a retro ski birthday party like my clients Kirsten and Micah did last month maybe the perfect way to celebrate. Whether you are an avid skier, a beginner, love costume parties, or simply enjoy the nostalgic charm of retro ski culture and a good reason to order a bottle or 9 of champagne and fondue, there are plenty of reasons that not only should you throw a retro ski party, but you should hire a professional Tahoe ski photographer to capture it. More from Kirsten's Retro 50th Ski Birthday Party and why you should consider professional photos of you and your friends or family skiing here!
If you or your clients have requested “candid” photos, this one’s for you. When we think of candid photos, we think of the perfectly relaxed, comfortable, effortlessly beautiful people laughing or looking at each other, as if they never knew the camera was there. And it’s cute to think these photos are actually candid, but they’re not (sorry to burst your bubble). When clients request those staple “candids,” it’s more than just showing up and randomly catching the perfect frame–there’s a lot that goes into the perfect “candid”: lighting, posing, and more. It's my job to make you look effortless and at ease and that takes just a little bit of work.
Everyone falls apart a bit faster when it's cold and snowy and while I love those #lifeishard moments, there's also ways that you can maximize your Tahoe winter family portrait session for the best experience. Here's 4 tips for managing your winter family portrait session expectations.
You don’t have to be the Leslie Knope of gift giving to nail it this holiday season. Photo prints are arguably the easiest and most affordable gifts to give, especially for the people who have it all. Gifting prints for the holidays should ease your stress and I'm here to make it extra easy on you and tell you how to choose the best photos to gift and some of my favorite places to buy them.
I believe that EVERYONE should print their photos! Whether you’re looking at a digital gallery I just sent your way or through your phone’s neverending camera roll, these three tips will help you choose the best photos to print and give you options for how to display them.
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.
Ahhh, it’s that time of year again, when 90% of new year’s resolutionists have quit working on those resolutions. Gyms are empty again, the healthy section of the grocery store is once again fully stocked, and all the extra money that was put into a savings account is spent again. The excitement period has passed, which is why this is the perfect time to actually start on resolutions or goals for yourself. After all, what better than the shortest month of the year to work on meeting goals? Here's some New Year Resolution Tips to help you find a place to start with intentions that will help you create positive changes and space in your life. Dry January? #neveragain
Family portraits are important! Freeze those memories of your loved ones and shared time together by hiring a family portrait photographer on your vacation. Read more about the reasons why you shouldn't delay in hiring a portrait photographer today!
One of the best parts of my job is that I get to collect amazing clients as friends and that often, long after I photograph [...]