Inclusive Wedding Vendors: How to Find LGBTQ-Friendly Services

By |June 3rd, 2024|LGBT, Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

While planning a wedding can be an extraordinary and joyous occasion for some, it can also come with its fair share of challenges. A key aspect of the LGBTQ wedding planning process is choosing vendors who are skilled, inclusive, and supportive of LGBTQ individuals. As an ally and a wedding vendor who consistently strives to embrace diversity and respect all types of love, my biggest wish is that every couple finds vendors that meet their needs AND embrace their love story with warmth and acceptance.

Sunset Wedding at The Arch Tahoe | Jennifer + Ashley

By |March 18th, 2024|LGBT, Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

Plan your dream sunset wedding at The Arch Tahoe with ease! Discover how Ashley and Jennifer orchestrated their unforgettable ceremony, expertly timed to capture the golden hour. Transition seamlessly to The Coachman Hotel for a reception under the stars. Get tips on coordinating between venues and ensuring guest comfort. Sprinkle your day with champagne celebrations at every turn! Start here to plan your destination Lake Tahoe wedding adventure today!

Anchored in Love: Tips for Planning Your Perfect Destination Boat Wedding

By |February 12th, 2024|Tahoe, wedding, Wedding Planning|

Stuart's family hails from Scotland and Vera's family hails from Eastern Europe. Although the two found love and live in Lake Tahoe, their wedding was going to be a destination wedding for most of their family and they decided there was no better way to show off their backyard than with a boat wedding on the expanse of Lake Tahoe. It was the first time Stuart's family had been in one location since 1987! A destination boat wedding isn't for everyone - but if you are the adventurous type it's a great way to show off the beauty of your chosen wedding location.

The Best Locations to Propose in Lake Tahoe: A Guide to Popping the Question

By |January 8th, 2024|Proposal, Tahoe, Tips, Wedding Planning|

Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful locations in America (and I'm not just saying that because I live here), but it's also one of the most photographed.  It's no wonder that so many people find it to be the perfect location for a wedding proposal.  Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or prefer a more intimate setting, Lake Tahoe offers a variety of unique and intimate locations.  Here are my recommended locations for some of the best spots to create lasting memories, get down on one knee, and say "YES!"

How to Throw a Tahoe Winter Wedding

By |November 20th, 2023|Tahoe, wedding, Wedding Planning|

A Tahoe winter wedding is a magical way to celebrate love amidst the snow-covered peaks and serene landscapes. If you're hoping for a winter white wedding extravaganza, just make sure you're fully comfortable and familiar with winter weather and conditions so that you can anticipate and address potential challenges.  Any number of surprises can happen when planning and executing a Tahoe winter wedding - from slightly adjusting timelines due to weather conditions, coordinating with vendors to clear the deck of snow, and making sure that everyone is on the same page with some last minute finagling, your preparedness and proactivity will allow you to have the winter wedding of your dreams, albeit one filled with both warmth and joy.  So.... bundle up y'all!

How to Prepare for Your Engagement Photos

By |November 13th, 2023|Engagement, wedding, Wedding Planning|

Getting in front of the camera can be an anxiety-inducing nerve-wracking decision. I know! I try to hire photographers for myself every year just so I can remember how bizarre it feels to be in front of the lens, rather than behind it. If you've recently gotten engaged and are considering engagement photos, here's all the reasons why I think they are helpful and how to make the most of your session.

Emerald Bay Wedding | Chris and Stacy

By |September 18th, 2023|Elopement, Tahoe, Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

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. 

Love on Two Wheels: Incorporating Bicycles into Your Lake Tahoe Wedding

By |June 12th, 2023|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

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

By |June 6th, 2023|LGBT, Tahoe, Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

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.

2023 wedding costs and inflation: here’s what you need to consider planning a 2023 wedding

By |January 9th, 2023|Tips, Wedding Planning|

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.

The hidden costs of running a photography businesses (and why you should take them seriously)

By |October 17th, 2022|Photography, Tips, Tips for Creatives, wedding, Wedding Planning|

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.

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