Kate is a longtime Tahoe local. Her new husband is from Great Britain (they met in England) and had never been to Tahoe before his wedding week. Seriously. I can’t imagine a better way to show off our home than with a Valhalla wedding! It has all the elements that one could want in Tahoe: rustic, beach access, historical importance and gorgeous views of the mountains. Not to mention all that fresh mountain air. It’s enough to make you jump
More to come from Kate and Adam’s Labor Day wedding!
Cristie and Ben are mad at me because I didn’t show up to their party last week. There may or may not have been excessive wine involved in my lack of attendance.
July was a little nutty for me, schedule wise, so I’m awfully behind on blogging all the amazing weddings and couples I’ve photographed this summer. Cristie and Ben are one of those amazing couples and I’m super excited to share their Heavenly Tram Wedding photos with you today. Originally, their small intimate elopement was to take place at the Blue Sky Terrace, off the mid station of the Heavenly Gondola, but when excessive wind closed it for the day, their nuptials were moved to the top of the tram. It was honestly more befitting for the couple, in my opinion, as Cristie grew up skiing on the Heavenly Race Team and had spent many a day of her life doing laps on Gunbarrel under the gaze of the tram. In all the chaos, their wedding was also delayed an hour and it was the perfect amount of time to celebrate with her girlfriends with a bottle of my summer favorite, rosè, poured out of the trunk of the car. Are these my people or what?
Venue: Heavenly Ski Resort | Dress and Jewelry: Sidestreet Boutique
That’s what I put in the subject line of my email to Rachel about her sneak peeks.
Ermahgerd. I totally want to edit this wedding and only this wedding right now because I’m so in love with all of their photos from their vintage 20s inspired Ehrman Mansion Wedding at Sugar Pine Point State Park.
Ermahgerd. Rachel was so flipping gorgeous and her laugh was so amazing.
Ermahgerd. Can we be friends forever?
Ermahgerd. There were Star Wars legos on their boutonnières and bouquets.
Just look at this.
This may be the most fabulous Tahoe wedding venue I’ve ever photographed. I adore it. Mandy and Steve’s 1910 Tahoma Boathouse Wedding was perfect: quaint, comfortable, historic splendor. I have quite a few other weddings there this year, which is super exciting because I love it!
The boathouse itself over looks all of Lake Tahoe and has a huge winding yard filled with beautiful pine tree shade, a ping pong table, an outdoor rock fireplace, and a gorgeous lawn. Mandy and Steve hired The Woodfired Pizza Company to bring their mobile brick oven out to serve pizzas over the course of the night and oh, was there ever pie!
Here’s a few images from their wedding day until I’m finished with the rest!
When Rick and Lisa first contacted me, they didn’t actually have a date for their wedding. She sent me a really amazing email that said, among other things, “I really do think avocados are their own food group, and I can eat my weight in avocados on any given day.” Over the course of our correspondence, I fell in love with her adventurous spirit, vivacity and general good humor. When they finally picked their date, it turned out to be a day that I had no intent of shooting a wedding on: the day following my birthday party. I couldn’t, just couldn’t, not be part of this amazing couple who seemed like such kindrid spirits to me. Among their love of avocados, day drinking and laughing at themselves, they were also marathon runners. I said yes. I would sacrifice the ability to be “not so sparky” the day after my party for these two awesome people and I am SO glad that I did. There’s more to come from their Heavenly Terrace Wedding, but until then, here’s a few awesome frames to hold you over.
Borrowed and Blue is one of my favorite wedding blogs to contribute to. They manage to keep things fresh with individual blogs for various locations. This year, they’ve been extra kind to me, publishing me at their Napa wedding blog, their Bay Area wedding blog, and now, for the fifth time, their Lake Tahoe wedding blog. They always write really fun, kind, complimentary things which gives you extra warm fuzzies inside and their post on Veronica and James last week was no exception. “LEvery detail from this day was incredible, but what stuck me most of all was the perfect, in-the-moment shots of the couple captured throughout the whole day — they illustrate the love between these two beautifully and showcase the emotion of the day in such an unforgettable way!” they closed with. I pride myself on my ability to observe and capture the most intimate of candid moments, no matter how big or small the wedding day, and it’s nice to see that goal validated in my work by others.
I’m so honored to have been chosen as Veronica and James’ Tahoe beach wedding photographer. Now I’m just reminded of how jealous I was of those kids’ converse!
Veronica and James’ wedding, featured on Borrowed & Blue Lake Tahoe.
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More than 2 years ago, Sunny and Chris were wed while overlooking the expansiveness of Lake Tahoe in Emerald Bay. This week, their intimate lakeside Tahoe elopement was published online by Bridal Beauty Magazine. It’s some kind of wonderful to relive amazing couples and their wedding days years later – a nice reminder of shared laughs (of which there were plenty) and sweet moments. You can read the entire post via this link.
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