I’m glad we found each other to be a good fit for your wedding day. Seriously, nothing brings me more joy than being on the same wavelength as my clients. After we’ve met, covered the basics and some logistics, we need to talk expectations about day-of photos. This is something you’ll want to take time to think about and discuss with your partner (and family, if they’re involved). For example, everyone has different expectations about first looks. Let’s make sure we’re clear on these with plenty of time to spare so your day can be worry-free. Here are my general recommendations (based on many years of experience in the wedding photography industry) on how to prioritize what photos are important to you on your wedding day.
There's something so magical and incredibly unusual about living in a town where it's sometimes snows so much that two cars cannot drive down one road at the same time. When the snow banks that are taller than your car it feels both eerie and thrilling. When the street lights shine on new snow while you're driving down a quiet dark nighttime road, you get straight up fucking giddy because you know what it's like to jump off of a cliff into powder and whether you landed or not, it's still an exhilarating experience. This may seem like a strange way to start out a wedding blog, but I know that Nicole and David completely understand THIS feeling acutely. It's a passion for exploration and adventure and the shared experience that Tahoe provides.
Neither a pandemic, nor a fire, could derail Elizabeth and Matt's plans. After two reschedules, three dates, and a fire evacuation, Elizabeth and Matt finally had the backyard garden wedding of the dreams and I would be apt to say that the phrase "third time's a charm" is perfectly applicable here.
Sometimes I get things REALLY wrong and Luke and Amanda's Edgewood Tahoe wedding was one of these things. I had a preconceived expectation for their event: I didn't think it was going to be very rowdy, I didn't expect them to be big partiers AT ALL, and over all I just sort of expected this quiet very subdued fancy pants Edgewood wedding. BOY WAS I WRONG. Read all about it the big surprise of the night here!
There was dancing and there was singing. And then there was more dancing and then there was more singing. And ultimately, there was dancing and singing all over the place at an absolutely hilarious and epic Plumpjack Inn Wedding. The only thing we could have used less of: ..... wind. Did you think I was going to say "dancing and singing"?? NEVER. There's never too much of that!
From the travel bugs to the homebodies, there are a ton of things you can do with the money you've saved for that giant wedding that you may no longer want to throw. You desperately want to get married, but planning a wedding during a global pandemic is, well, still not fun. Maybe you’ve postponed it (maybe even multiple times), rescheduled it, or downsized, but if you’re just plain done with the constant change of plans, here are some suggestions of things to do instead of having a big wedding.
The beauty of a destination wedding is that it feels like a vacation with all of your favorite people together. The beauty of a summer camp destination wedding is that all of your favorite people are together in the same place at a SUMMER CAMP. And when I say that there is nothing better than adult summer camp, you should believe me. The tl:dr of this post is that Michelle and Jeff did it 100% right with their Jimbo's Club on the Point wedding in upstate NY and I loved all of it.
A break in the clouds. Less wildfire smoke than we expected. A dog ring bearer. A beautiful evening. A shot ski. A raging epic dance party. An LED balloon exit. These are the ingredients that created the amazing day that was Julia and Patrick's West Shore Cafe wedding.
From the need to downsize and change timelines—sometimes at a moment’s notice—you can say that wedding planning has become much more involved. Industry trend reports are predicting a staggering record number of 2022 weddings. Here are three things you probably haven’t thought of (that you definitely need to) while you're planning a 2022 wedding.
Revive Coffee and Wine is one of my favorite venues in South Lake Tahoe for intimate backyard weddings. It feels almost like you're at your own house - with a lush garden, aspens and pine trees for shade, and an intimate outdoor setting that feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of Highway 50 just steps out the front door.
Planning a wedding or event and interested in photography packages and pricing? Here’s what you need to know before you start inquiring about wedding photography packages and pricing, no matter who your photographer is going to be.
It's been an emotional year and I have to say, it's been quite possibly my most favorite year of work as a wedding photographer ever. Every single of one my major weddings so far in 2020 has been ones that were rescheduled or postponed due to covid. Every single one of them has been an incredibly unique, boisterous and otherwise joyous celebration in every way. Abby and David's Woods Walk wedding in Crested Butte, CO was nothing short of spectacular and equally memorable in every way.