Cristin and Wayne’ Northstar California resort wedding was so amazing! I had such an incredible time photographing their camaraderie. Northstar is such an amazing place for a wedding, and I am always so thankful preserving memories of my couples. Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding!

northstar.california.resort.wedding1 Northstar California resort wedding / Cristin & Wayne
northstar.california.resort.wedding2 Northstar California resort wedding / Cristin & Wayne
northstar.california.resort.wedding3 Northstar California resort wedding / Cristin & Wayne
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I’ve always adored Sugar Bowl weddings, but to have my first Sugar Bowl Lake Mary wedding of Jillian & Josh, I was seriously bouncing off walls. Jill’s mother had contacted me months before her wedding. She said, “Jillian’s having a relaxed wedding; she wants the emotion that we’ve seen on your website. She doesn’t want to pose.” I fell in love immediately. Clients that let me me do what I do best, empathically reveling in their happiness, oh yes. Yum. Jillian and Josh live in the Bay area and have been together for 8+ years before their wedding day, and Jillian’s parents both work up at Sugar Bowl, living in Tahoe year round. The wedding was absolutely perfect. Lake Mary is perfect for more intimate weddings. An amazing picturesque location. New favorite wedding location of mine. Congratulations to Jillian and Josh! I am so incredibly thankful for their perfect, perfect wedding.

Sugar.Bowl .Lake .Mary01 Sugar Bowl Lake Mary Wedding / Tahoe / Jillian & Josh

Sugar.Bowl .Lake .Mary02 Sugar Bowl Lake Mary Wedding / Tahoe / Jillian & Josh

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Sugar.Bowl .Lake .Mary10 Sugar Bowl Lake Mary Wedding / Tahoe / Jillian & Josh

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Sugar.Bowl .Lake .Mary12 Sugar Bowl Lake Mary Wedding / Tahoe / Jillian & Josh

Sugar.Bowl .Lake .Mary13 Sugar Bowl Lake Mary Wedding / Tahoe / Jillian & Josh

Sugar.Bowl .Lake .Mary07 Sugar Bowl Lake Mary Wedding / Tahoe / Jillian & Josh

I’m so excited to share some of my favorites from Cara & Chris’s Chateau at Incline Village wedding. I worked with Cara and Chris as Northstar back in 2009 and 2010. When I found out they were getting married, you can’t believe how excited I was for them. I ran into them at Bikram yoga and had asked Cara if they had already booked their photographer. They said they had, and were getting their photographer for free, because the photographer was a friend (oh boy, my head filled with caution). I asked them if they had a contract (they didn’t), and I said, “Make sure you get a signed contract with your photographer, because otherwise that photographer’s not liable for actually showing up, photographing, and getting your images to you.” ¬†Two weeks later I was photographing their engagement session and three weeks after that, I had a signed contract to photograph their wedding. And I’m a friend too. But wedding photography is solely my business. Great thing about Cara and Chris’s wedding was I knew a bunch of their friends (at least Tahoe friends) and was really excited to see people I hadn’t seen in a few years. They had an amazing party. I was so incredibly happy to be a part of it.

Venue: Chateau at Incline Village
Cupcakes: Tahoe House
Florist: Flowers by Wanda

Chateau.Incline03 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris

Chateau.Incline01 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris
Chateau.Incline02 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris
Chateau.Incline04 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris
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Chateau.Incline08 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris

Chateau.Incline09 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris

Chateau.Incline10 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris

Chateau.Incline11 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris

Chateau.Incline12 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris

Chateau.Incline13 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris

Chateau.Incline14 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris

Chateau.Incline15 Chateau at Incline Village Wedding / Cara & Chris

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Sandy had contacted me for portrait session over a year ago for her Lake Tahoe off the beaten path photo session. She wanted fun outside the box photography of her and her husband. When the session came about, they had already gotten married in Singapore (what I would’ve given to fly to Singapore and be included in that party!!), and what a difference in weather coming for the Bay area where they live, to freeze in Tahoe. It was definitely a fun afternoon beginning at Eagle Rock, working our way to D.L. Bliss and concluding at Vikingsholm. I had so much fun playing with them, and if you have a second, check out their fun video from their wedding in Singapore!

eaglerock5 Lake Tahoe off the beaten path / Sandy & Kwanjee

eaglerock Lake Tahoe off the beaten path / Sandy & Kwanjee

eaglerock4 Lake Tahoe off the beaten path / Sandy & Kwanjee

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vikingsholm Lake Tahoe off the beaten path / Sandy & Kwanjee

My favorite photograph from Scott and Emma’s West Shore Cafe and Inn wedding. It’s such a genuine moment.

West.Shore .Cafe  West Shore Cafe and Inn wedding / Lake Tahoe / Scott & Emma

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