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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
When Sarah and Tanner got engaged and started planning their St Regis Aspen wedding, the first thing they wanted to do was to find a photographer that would fit their vision of their day, which included very little formal photos, no posing, incredible food, a relaxed atmosphere, and their buddy's rock'n'roll band from college. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?
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!
Once upon a time, I forgot I had a wedding. Read all about it. As we are all aware of by now, 2020 is weird. 2019 thought it had everyone beat, but 2020 is all, "PFFFFFFFT. Hold my Claw." Read all about that time I forgot I had a wedding, missed brunch, and made new BFFs here because you have nothing better to do while you're stuck working at home.
This is a story about Mandy and Chris's Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel wedding, but it's also about how Mandy and Chris are my people and I get really excited when I find my people. Mandy and Chris wanted some very simple things when they planned their wedding: they wanted the ceremony on the beach, they wanted their friends and family to spend quality time with them, they wanted it to be EXTRA relaxed, and since their Tahoe engagement session got snowed out, they wanted epic high views for their portraits. Their wedding and everything about their calm, relaxed and funny day was perfect and it was one of my favorite weddings of the year. Read more here!
We have all seen the videos. You know the ones: the video from the perfect wedding day, where the wedding party is already behind the altar and those adorably precocious flower girls have just dropped the last rose petal with perfect attitude. Dramatically, the music stops. It stops just long enough for the officiant to ask everyone to stand. The song begins and the entire crowd draws what seems to be a single anticipatory breath as the bride appears to take her first step down the aisle. But wait! The camera only spends a second on the bride, because it immediately zooms in to that magical moment where the waiting partner has their mouth open and a single teardrop rolls down their face and passionately falls to the ground. That is the moment: that moment of surprise that everyone prays will bring that exact same response on their wedding day.
Once upon a time there was a bride that broke her foot just weeks before her wedding. She didn't let it cramp her style though! Philbert and Ming had a perfectly relaxed outdoor summer wedding at Basecamp Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, completely with lawn games, a raucous late night dance party and great beer. Read more about some of my favorite Tahoe wedding vendors - Philbert and Ming definately hired the A Team!
When Jackie told me that she was having an intimate backyard wedding I swooned. When she told me that it was going to be a Black Bear Lodge wedding I leaped with joy. I've been desperate to work at the Black Bear Lodge ever since Greg and Rachel took it over. Not only are they RIDICULOUSLY nice people (much nicer than the likes of me), but they've done an amazing job with this quaint cozy wooded boutique hotel. The lawn is perfect for backyard ceremonies and your entire wedding party can stay on site. In the summer, I do yoga on the lawn with my friend Jenay of Lake Tahoe Yoga and in the winter, I while away happy hours at their wine tastings in the lodge living room. Read more about Jackie and Rick's wedding day here!