Stephanie and Dan are amazing.

They love beer.

They love to laugh.

They are both runners.

They love to travel.

They are wicked smart.

They have epic dance parties.

They might end up hungover but still rally to mountain bike in the morning.

They self-professed that they didn’t want photos of couples frolicking in the meadow gazing into eachother’s eyes or any non-sense like that.

We were perfect for each other.

They donate themselves selflessly to amazing non-profits, like Hope Shines, which Dan works for.

They hired me as their Tahoe wedding photographer and I had the best time EVER.

Steph and Dan are currently in Rwanda with Hope Shines, volunteering with their 2014 camps, which support orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda.

Their 100% Tahoe destination wedding took place at one of my favorite places in town, The Landing Resort and Spa, overlooking Lake Tahoe, surrounded by friends from all over the United States and, in some cases, China.  Tamara Jones of Tamara J Events created an absolutely stunning setting awash with pale pinks, mint greens and coral and my favorite DJ, Dave Berkman, had the dance party raging until he cut us off and we were forced to move next door to Jimmy’s Bar, which we were also cut off from at 2:30 in the morning.

Stephanie said in her vows that she loved how Dan always makes her laugh and after spending a weekend with them, I can see that vow was an understatement.  This couple is inspiring: from their spirits, to their warmth, to their selfless giving to others.

I have the coolest clients in the world.

Venue and Catering: The Landing Resort and Spa | Coordinator and Planner: Tamara J Events | Dress: J Crew | Florist: Lavish Floral | Hair Stylist: Indigo Salon | Make-up Artist: Alter Ego Makeup | Officiant: A Wedding Ceremony from the Heart | Musicians: The String Beings | DJ: Ascent DJ Productions | Linens and Coverings: La Tavola Linen | Bakery: Tahoe Cakes by Grace | Second Shooter: Shaunte Dittmar