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

Gold Hill Gardens Wedding | Newcastle, CA | Zoë and Jordan

By |January 15th, 2024|Categories: wedding|Tags: |

This extended group of friends has now hired me and shared me and referred me more than any other group in my decade plus history as a wedding photographer. I have photographed FIVE weddings between all of them, multiple engagement sessions, maternity sessions, family portraits, graduations, and more. There is no compliment higher than being referred out again and again and again and this group continues to pay me the highest of compliments. While Zoë and Jordan's gorgeous Gold Hill Gardens wedding in Newcastle, CA was a bit more traditional than this group usually goes, their October wedding had plenty of non-traditional surprises up it's sleeves.

Virginia City Wedding Photographer | Piper’s Opera House | Brenda + Dillon

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When Brenda first contacted me about being her Virginia City wedding photographer she gushed over my love for guacamole, enticed me with BBQ and promised me a man dressed as a miner with a donkey. We never found the miner, or the donkey, but they did have a pistol packing preacher in a top hat (he had to check his gun at the Opera House gun check), fry bread, delicious promised BBQ, and both Brenda and Dillon have really wonderful and calm spirits. When some things didn’t go as planned (sometimes red lipstick gets on wedding dresses), there was nary a beat in anyone’s steps because these two are so incredibly cool (so hot they’re cool! so cool they’re hot!). For future incidents: laughter helps and so do Tide pens!

Pinecrest Chalet Wedding | Pinecrest, CA | Jesse and Megan

By |December 11th, 2023|Categories: wedding|Tags: , , |

I frequently get hired for a very specific niche of the destination wedding market and it is one that I love. Summer camp weddings bring me immense joy. They cater to clients who seek unconventional celebrations: rowing boats to your ceremony, hosting a bike parade, or cutting a cake with a chainsaw—this is where my ideal clients thrive. Megan and Jesse's Pinecrest Chalet wedding is another standout example of an outdoorsy couple who held an absolutely perfect weekend celebration, filled with lakeside games, nature walks, and campfire whiskey sessions, all which perfectly aligns with the essence of adult summer camp and the perfect Venn diagram of things that I love.

How to Throw a Tahoe Winter Wedding

By |November 20th, 2023|Categories: Tahoe, wedding, Wedding Planning|Tags: , , |

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|Categories: Engagement, wedding, Wedding Planning|Tags: , |

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.

Glacier National Park Wedding | Summit Mountain Lodge

By |November 6th, 2023|Categories: Travel, wedding|Tags: , , |

This past summer, thanks to two beloved clients of mine, I had the opportunity to take 10 days and explore the wild remoteness that western Montana has to offer thanks to their Glacier National Park Wedding. Glacier National Park is STUNNING, not to mention, it’s an unparalleled backdrop for a ridiculously gorgeous wedding portrait. It’s got majestic peaks, breathtaking mountains that stack on each other as far as the eye can see, expansive lakes, wilderness for days. Whether you consider yourself to be an outdoorsey adventurous go-getter or simply stick to the road more traveled, it’s still an unforgettable experience. If you’re interested in a Glacier National Park wedding, Marquie and Josh did it right – here's a few tips on how to have the perfect Big Sky Country wedding day.

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