Emiley and Mark: Morgan Creek Golf Club Wedding

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Emiley cracked me up from the moment she contacted me. She found me on the The Knot and basically told me first thing that she wanted to hire me so I’d better be available. I’m a SUPER decisive person (I bought the first wedding dress I tried on, my husband and I bought the first house we looked at, etc) so I liked her right off the bat! Though Emiley and Mark are sooooo young compared to this old fart, they are both very mature and obviously meant to be together. Their day was perfect and beautiful in every way! We had a great time running around the golf course then dancing the night away. Congrats Emiley and Mark!!!!! Thanks …

Kelley and Mike: Martis Camp Wedding

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Now that the craziness of summer and having my OWN wedding(!) I’m excited to share some awesome summer weddings with you! I love weddings of all shapes and sizes but tiny weddings with only the couples’ closest family and friends hold a special place in my heart. Kelley and Mike live in Ohio but held their wedding in Truckee, CA to be closer to family. When I first spoke to Kelley, she hadn’t even chosen a venue! She told me she was thinking of choosing Martis Camp as her venue and I was able to convince her that the beauty of the mountains and the amazing service/food/facilities were worth not having a lake view. The GORGEOUS couple got married on …

Amanda and Shaun: Tahoe City Backyard Wedding

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When I talked to Amanda the first time, she told me that she was a Tahoe local, her wedding would be held in a backyard literally two minutes away from my house, and BOTH she and her fianc√© Shaun were archaeologists. How could I not love absolutely everything about this wedding? Amanda’s beauty and AMAZING dress blew me away. This was such a fun, chill, day! Thanks for letting me document your awesomeness guys! Caterer: Bella Affair Catering

Kenny and Luke: Valhalla LGBTQ Wedding

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Kenny and Luke: loving, funny, silly, smart, caring, kind awesome people. I was more than honored and delighted to be a part of their big day at Valhalla in South Lake Tahoe. Their spirits couldn’t be dampened by near frigid weather and crazy wind as they celebrated with their friends and family. I won’t be doing much talking today because my face hurts from laughing and smiling too much. Also, take note of their EXCELLENT styling choices! If you’re both planning on wearing a suit, try to choose different colors from each other as all blacks or whites tend to get lost together in photos. ¬†Kenny and Luke’s contrasting tones looked so so so so good together and gave them …

Alex and Ben: Squaw Valley Wedding

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I am so, so so so thankful that I met and got to work with Alex and Ben. They have become fast friends and I’m only sad that they live so far away in San Francisco so I don’t get to eat giant bowls of ramen with them every night. They got married waaaaaay up at 8200′ on the deck of Squaw Valley‘s High Camp. These two lovebirds (seriously, do they ever stop smiling????) exchanged vows with dramatic views of Lake Tahoe in the background. Congrats Alex and Ben!!!!!!!! Thanks so much to all the amazing vendors that made this day possible! Venue: Squaw Valley Resort Planning and Coordination: First Pick Planning Florist: Love and Lupines Hair and Makeup: Kiss …

Heidi and Gavin: Boho, DIY Wedding at Basecamp Hotel, South Lake Tahoe

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Oh my WORD these two. When Heidi, Gavin and I first talked I was already geeked on shooting their wedding because it would be held at one of my fav places in South Lake Tahoe, Basecamp Hotel! I love the modern, sleek vibe of the hotel, they recently remodeled to put in an awesome beer garden with multiple mountain-view decks, and the best part, they’re all about sustainability! Did I mention there’s a vintage airstream in the beer garden? No? Well there is and it is awesome. Aaaaaanyhoo, of course I knew that Heidi and Gavin were my type of people. The whole day was just so peaceful and perfect. Gavin is so charming and funny, I definitely chuckled a …

Alli and Jonathan: Intimate, Laid-Back Wedding at Gar Woods

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Alli and Jonathan have THE.CUTEST. story ever. They met in choir in high school and Alli had to convince shy Jonathan, through friends, to ask her out. They dated for a little while in high school, lost touch, then found each other years later in San Francisco. They’ve been together ever since! I know, you’re dying of adorable overload right? Even though they now live in Orange County, they fell in love in Northern California so Tahoe was an obvious choice for their wedding. Gar Woods is a gorgeous venue right on the lake in Carnelian Bay, CA known for their “wet-woody” (an insanely tasty blended rum drink that you should probably only have one of), a boat-in pier and …