Planning a Lake Tahoe microwedding or elopement?

By |July 1st, 2024|Elopement, Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

Never-ever in my 12-year wedding career have I had a client regret holding a microwedding or elopement, but many regret not opting for a more intimate celebration. Planning a Lake Tahoe microwedding or elopement? Discover why these small, meaningful celebrations in one of the world's most beautiful locations are the perfect choice. Get tips on venues, guest lists, budgets, and more to create an unforgettable experience.

How to have a low stress family portrait session

By |June 17th, 2024|Family Portrait, Tips|

It’s summer in Tahoe, the perfect time for unforgettable family portraits against stunning backdrops. Whether you dream of capturing the lakeside at sunset or the some of that backlit forested goldenness that's my special sauce, every session promises to preserve your vacation memories- regardless of the moods and whims of your most or least participatory family members! Forget stressful coordination, embrace every mood and moment, and follow my tips, tricks and direction to have a perfectly stress free family portrait session.

The Best Locations to Propose in Lake Tahoe: A Guide to Popping the Question

By |January 8th, 2024|Proposal, Tahoe, Tips, Wedding Planning|

Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful locations in America (and I'm not just saying that because I live here), but it's also one of the most photographed.  It's no wonder that so many people find it to be the perfect location for a wedding proposal.  Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or prefer a more intimate setting, Lake Tahoe offers a variety of unique and intimate locations.  Here are my recommended locations for some of the best spots to create lasting memories, get down on one knee, and say "YES!"

5 tips for managing winter family portrait session expectations

By |December 25th, 2023|Family Portrait, Portrait, Tips|

Everyone falls apart a bit faster when it's cold and snowy and while I love those #lifeishard moments, there's also ways that you can maximize your Tahoe winter family portrait session for the best experience. Here are five tips for managing your winter family portrait session expectations and how to make the most of our winter wonderland for your family vacation photos.

Planning a summer portrait session or wedding in Lake Tahoe? You’ll want to read this.

By |July 3rd, 2023|Portrait, Tahoe, Tips|

Are you planning on visiting Lake Tahoe this summer? Interested in a family portrait session or planning your wedding? Trip insurance is now necessary because you do not get a refund because the sky is smoky, a nearby town is on fire, or because you got sick and cannot travel. Hard truths y'all that you need to take into consideration. Read this before you book your Lake Tahoe portrait photographer.

What to Wear in your Family Portraits

By |April 24th, 2023|Family Portrait, Photography, Portrait, Tips|

I think that capturing family portraits, especially if you're on vacation in Lake Tahoe is incredibly important: from getting a jump on your holiday cards to wall art, family portraits are a visual representation of the love, connection, and memories that your family has made over the years. I'm here to tell you that there is no perfect outfit and you shouldn't let that be the thing that deters you from capturing your family. I promise you are not the only head of household stressed by the daunting task of trying to figure out what to pack for your family vacation portrait session. It’s not that hard when you break it down simply - check out my tips for dressing for your family portrait session here!

Why you should consider wearing a ballgown in the snow for portraits

By |December 16th, 2022|Portrait, Seniors, Tips|

Looking for an incredibly unique way to express yourself this winter season? While wearing a ballgown in the snow for portraits may seem like a bold choice, it can add a touch of elegance and whimsy to your photos. With the right gown, preparation, and photographer, your winter portrait session can be truly unique and memorable. So why not consider wearing a ballgown in the snow? Here's a few tips and tricks on how to create unique photos in a challenging situation.

The hidden costs of running a photography businesses (and why you should take them seriously)

By |October 17th, 2022|Photography, Tips, Tips for Creatives, wedding, Wedding Planning|

When people choose to become photographers, it’s for the love of it: sharing moments of pure joy at weddings, births, and family sessions. Being the person behind the camera is much more than the art of capturing these moments, though, and it’s important, especially if you’re just starting your photography business, to zoom out and take inventory of the hidden costs of running a photography business.

Consider this when you’re creating your own wedding timeline

By |October 5th, 2022|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

While your photographer will be happy to help you create a timeline of the day based on photos, it’s really up to you or (preferably) your wedding coordinator to create a full-fledged timeline. The day-of timeline is an easily overlooked, but essential piece that ensures your day runs smoothly. In case you don’t have a wedding coordinator, here are a few tips what to do if you’re creating your own wedding timeline.

A relaxed wedding day is possible. Here’s how to have one.

By |March 21st, 2022|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

At this point in my career as a photographer, I’ve photographed just about every style of weddings there is: elopements, micro weddings, 300+ guest weddings, private weddings, and spontaneous weddings. Whether you have zero or 200 guests at your wedding, it’s possible to have a relaxed day. Don’t @ me—I’m totally serious. In my experience, there are a few common threads to the most relaxed wedding days. It’s possible for your day to flow smoothly if you follow these three tips.

What’s an intention anyway? And how to set one for your business in this new year

By |December 27th, 2021|Commercial Photography, Tips for Creatives|

It’s that time of year again when we feel the urge to make a New Year’s resolution. Whether it’s for personal or business growth, we should take time to think about how we decide on these goals. According to Forbes, only 20% of resolutions actually make it past February. What makes a resolution more successful than another? For starters, being realistic. As a goal oriented person that's always interested in my own growth, both personally and professionally, I'm here with some tips and suggestions for how to set intentions for your business in the new year.

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