Should you choose to completely disregard my advice in my previous blog post about all the reasons why you should hold your Emerald Bay wedding by boat, then I am still here for you, albeit perhaps a bit begrudgingly. It is the hard truth that although picturesque, getting married or eloping at the top of Emerald Bay comes with significant challenges. You might think that an intimate wedding with less people provides less stress, but I can tell you with certainty (as can Chris and Stacy) that it does not in Emerald Bay. Still dedicated to an Emerald Bay elopement? Read on my friend.
Are you planning on visiting Lake Tahoe this summer? Interested in a family portrait session or planning your wedding? Trip insurance is now necessary because you do not get a refund because the sky is smoky, a nearby town is on fire, or because you got sick and cannot travel. Hard truths y'all that you need to take into consideration. Read this before you book your Lake Tahoe portrait photographer.
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.
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!
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.
Feeling nervous about group events? I'm here to remind you that networking is a skill, and like all skills it’s something that can be practiced and becomes easier with said practice. It’s a great way to build new relationships, will allow you to learn about new technologies and opportunities, and ultimately, helps you build relationships. By being prepared, confident, open-minded, and following up, you can make the most of your time at SXSW and create valuable connections that will last long after the conference is over. Here is a beginner's guide to making the most of your networking opportunities at SXSW 2023.
SXSW shouldn't need an introduction, but just in case you don't know me very well (or Austin), here's the short of it: SXSW is a ridiculously large ridiculously amazing festival held annually in Austin, Texas that attracts over 400,000 attendees from across the world. Its focus is large, wide, and all-encompassing, including but not limited to, innovation, technology, music, film, health, gaming, and more. If SXSW 2023 is your first rodeo and you're planning an activation, event, or happy hour to engage and interact with your target audience, I'm here to give you a little bit of advice from a photographer's perspective, regardless of the size of your event.
Using custom photography in your marketing and advertising is the best way for any small business to showcase its products or services. By creating a consistent visual identity across all of your marketing materials, you establish trust with your target audience and ultimately, brand recognition. The images we create can be used to highlight the unique features or benefits of your products or services, which can help to convince customers to choose your business over your competitors and allows you to utilize a cohesive and consistent message with your images across a variety of different platforms. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your session and create images that you'll be proud to show off.
Y'all - we already know that weddings are expensive AF, but let's be real here: the cost of getting married has been on the rise for years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. While there are many factors that contribute to this increase, one of the most prevalent reasons, and the one that resides on the tip of everyone's tongue, is a nasty little word called inflation. Here are a few things you need to know about planning an event in today's environment, taking into consideration 2023 wedding costs and inflation.
Looking for an incredibly unique way to express yourself this winter season? While wearing a ballgown in the snow for portraits may seem like a bold choice, it can add a touch of elegance and whimsy to your photos. With the right gown, preparation, and photographer, your winter portrait session can be truly unique and memorable. So why not consider wearing a ballgown in the snow? Here's a few tips and tricks on how to create unique photos in a challenging situation.
When people choose to become photographers, it’s for the love of it: sharing moments of pure joy at weddings, births, and family sessions. Being the person behind the camera is much more than the art of capturing these moments, though, and it’s important, especially if you’re just starting your photography business, to zoom out and take inventory of the hidden costs of running a photography business.