South Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography

Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

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Be loud. Be bold. Be colorful. Be yourself.

Lauren Lindley Photography believes that life is best lived in color. Capture YOUR moments with photos that reflect your day’s unique energy.

I am a bold, obstreperous personality that likes to capture people in their element: either doing what they love or with the ones they love. I’m here for the sweet or the wild, for the tame or the raucous, for the funloving or the introspective, for the quiet or the loud.  I’m here for the elegant evenings

or the backyard bbq weddings. I’m here for YOU and I believe that your photos should reflect not just the energy of your day, but the shared experience of the people you celebrate it with. I’m here if you want to get married in Medieval Times, or at a summer camp, or in a historic highrise in San Francisco.

My photos are:

Natural ⏺ Candid ⏺ Energetic ⏺ Vibrant ⏺ Timeless ⏺ Quirky

Best of Tahoe 2014I believe that your real life isn’t posed and that you should spend the majority of your wedding day with the people you love. As a wedding photographer, I’m like a colorful pinata filled with joy and sarcasm, capturing your special day in a style that’s vibrant, bold, and full of fun. My images are quirky, unexpected, and always packed with personality. I believe that a wedding day should be full of laughter, love, and happy tears, and my photography reflects that ethos. I pride myself on efficiency, being relaxed, and allowing your day to unfold naturally. I try to only step in when necessary, or when I think you need a little bit of direction. Because we all need a little help sometimes.

With an eye for color and a passion for capturing the most candid moments, I’m the perfect photographer to help you tell your unique love story. So let’s grab a margarita, break out the confetti, and get ready to create some unforgettable memories that will make you smile for years to come.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography and Beyond

Lauren Lindley is a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer available for wedding photography in the Reno Tahoe Area and worldwide. My Lake Tahoe wedding photography and destination wedding photography packages are fully customizable and are based on an hourly rate of $650/hour.  Packages begin at $4000.

I have been a full-time Lake Tahoe wedding photographer for 10+ years and photographed over 500 weddings and elopements in locations all over the US, a handful in Mexico, and even on in Bolivia.

I recognize that not all weddings are lavish affairs and I have a soft spot for small, informal weddings, elopements, or otherwise non-traditional weddings. I will always work with budgets if I feel you and your wedding are a right fit, but I do offer an hourly rate for elopements and weddings that are looking for quality photography at the price their budget allows.

My Lake Tahoe wedding photography packages include travel within the continental US. You read that right. Have camera, love travel! If you are getting married anywhere in the lower 48, everything is included. Passport required? No problem. Travel arrangements for Alaska, Hawaii, and outside the US are arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Interested in learning more about me as a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer, or interested in receiving my packages and pricing? Fill out the CONTACT FORM and select the correct service and all that info will auto-send because the internet is magic!

Giving Back as a Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

A portion of every wedding and portrait session booked will be donated to the non-profit of my choice for the year.

Boys and Girls Club of Tahoe

The Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe aims to empower all young people to reach their full potential by providing a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing mentorship relationships with caring adult professionals and volunteers, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and vital and necessary afterschool and summer programs, along with free meals. The club must raise $1000 for every day they are open. They service 300 children a day, year-round. 66% of the families served by our chapter live below the California poverty line, 88% are under 12, and 78% are from single-parent families. Through partnerships with other non-profits and businesses such as SOS Outreach, Live Violence Free, and Vail Resorts, they are able to offer activities that these children wouldn’t normally have access to, such as skiing at Kirkwood, Heavenly Discovery Days, Girls Empowerment programs, free theater performances and more!  The executive director of our local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club is a client of mine and I’m thrilled to support a local non-profit for 2018.

Former Recipients

The Baltimore Dance Crews Project, a non profit created by Brian Gerardo, was my recipient for 2017. I was connected to Brian through my two 2016 grooms, Jack and Kyle. The Baltimore Dance Crew Project takes a multi-pronged approach to youth development by using hip hop dance to strengthen the relationships across generations. Students are not only engaging in dance, they’re forging relationships with older dancers who maintain careers outside of dance. The crew itself is a very necessary support network for disadvantaged and low income youth and has successfully forged positive relationships between peers and role models, leading to academic achievement, healthy lifestyles, and enhanced youth leadership.

Mary’s House was my 2016 donation recipient.  Mary’s House is the creation of one of my 2015 brides, Jen Flynn.  From 2008-2010, Jen lived in Vietnam as a volunteer aiding the impoverished and disadvantaged children of the country.  When Jen returned home, she was inspired to do more and in January of 2012, Jen opened Mary’s House, named after her grandmother.  Living in the home are 24 children ranging in age from 4-17 years old.  The children come to Mary’s House through a referral by the local government.  Although a few of them had a single parent or relative who had taken them in, many are orphaned and all are impoverished.  Mary’s House provides them a safe, loving home environment with consistent nutrition, education, and health care.

Hope Shines was my 2015 donation recipient.  Hope Shines, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2007 that provides disadvantaged children in Rwanda both local and foreign mentoring and support through programs focusing on education, nutrition and health. Hope Shines was founded on the belief that every child should be given the opportunity for a healthy, happy life both in mind and body and HOPE for a bright future.  Two of my 2014 wedding clients, Dan and Stephanie, are the executive director and the medical advisor for the organization.

Head over to my CONTACT PAGE to send a message about your wedding photography needs.

Featured Wedding and Resources

Emerald Bay Wedding | Chris and Stacy

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

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. 

Sailing into Forever: Your Ultimate Guide to Emerald Bay Elopement by Boat

By |September 4th, 2023|Categories: Elopement, Tahoe, wedding|Tags: , , , |

Embark on an enchanting journey with a guide to the best way to hold an Emerald Bay elopement: by boat! All the reasons by eloping in Emerald Bay by boat solve all the headaches of this stunning location and all the amazing boat rental companies that I recommend.

Nevada City Wedding Photography

By |August 14th, 2023|Categories: California, Photography, wedding|Tags: , , , , |

Lauren's ideal client revised: relaxed backyard BBQ whiskey-drinking partier weddings where they cut the cake WITH A CHAINSAW.​​​​​​​​​ Cordi and Chuck's very relaxed, very backyard, private estate Nevada City wedding photography and all the reasons why I planned to end a trip to Scotland early for these very special clients.

The Arch at Lakeside Beach LGBTQ Elopement | Gage + Nathan

By |June 19th, 2023|Categories: Elopement, LGBT, microwedding, wedding|Tags: , , , , |

Small intimate elopements and micro weddings have always been popular in Lake Tahoe, and now so more than ever.  I believe that everyone, no matter what their budget or the size of their event, deserves amazing photography.  Often, intimate weddings hire me for only an hour and that was the case with Gage and Nathan's The Arch at Lakeside Beach LGBTQ elopement. More from their intimate day here!

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

By |June 12th, 2023|Categories: Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|Tags: , , |

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|Categories: LGBT, Tahoe, Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|Tags: , , , |

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.

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