Read this when choosing a Lake Tahoe wedding venue

By |May 23rd, 2022|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

Thinking about getting married in Lake Tahoe? Congrats! It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world (and that’s why I live here). Before choosing a Lake Tahoe wedding venue, it’s important to consider what you want your photos to look like, or, in other words, how you want the lake to appear in your photos. Depending on the venue location and time of day, our majestic body of water serves as a giant mirror (eek), so you’ll want to keep these tips in mind before booking your venue and selecting your ceremony time. Never fear, though, your trusty neighborhood photographer is here to help.

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.

How to prioritize what photos are important to you on your wedding day

By |January 10th, 2022|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

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.

The anti-wedding: five things to do with your money instead of having a big wedding

By |November 8th, 2021|Elopement, microwedding, Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

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.

Three things you need to consider when planning a 2022 wedding

By |October 11th, 2021|wedding, Wedding Planning|

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.

Debunking 5 wedding myths and superstitions

By |August 30th, 2021|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

There are hundreds of myths and superstitions to keep you preoccupied during your wedding day and as soon as you start planning, everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, is going to have an opinion on how you run your day. I’m debunking five of the most common wedding myths and superstitions to help keep your stress low, because on your day, the only thing you should feel beholden to is your partner. Seriously, don’t stress about having “something blue” if you don’t even like the color just because your mother is convinced you need to.

Summer wedding treats and favors that steal the show

By |July 5th, 2021|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

Having a memorable wedding isn’t just about the open bar and the ridiculous dance moves your uncle pulled out on the dance floor. It’s about the intentional, small details that make it uniquely yours. Some couples choose to bring touches of home to their day or to include their fur babies, and some (those of us with a sweet tooth), like to go all out on treats for our guests. Here are this summer’s steal-the-show wedding treats and favors!

What to (and what not to) ask your potential wedding photographer

By |April 26th, 2021|Photography, Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

It seems like there is light at the end of the tunnel and events are starting to be planned again. If you're just starting on your wedding planning journey and looking for a photographer, here are some things to consider and suggestions on what you should (and shouldn't) ask your wedding photographer.

Planning a Lake Tahoe microwedding or elopement?

By |January 18th, 2021|Elopement, Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

It’s no surprise that couples who have moved (either by law or by choice) their wedding dates are looking to elopement and microwedding options, especially around Lake Tahoe. Still not sure what’s the best fit for your day? Here are some tips for planning your elopement or micro wedding, whether you’re planning far ahead or scrambling last minute.

Winter Wedding Trends

By |December 7th, 2020|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

Summer isn’t the only beautiful, busy season in Lake Tahoe. It’s a peak destination for avid winter sports athletes and for those who just come for the views. In the past, it’s started snowing as early as September, so by the time winter officially rolls around, everything is covered in the most picturesque blanket of snow. There’s something special about winter weddings in Tahoe, and every year, I look forward to the new trends and spins that winter couples add to their day.

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