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Sandi and Chip like to ski. They planned a small winter wedding near the end of the season and had me along to capture the fun for just a few hours. The idea was to shoot a little getting ready, then hit the lifts at Diamond Peak ski resort in Lake Tahoe, which has spectacular lake views, and do a fun pre-ceremony photo shoot on the slopes in tux and gown for a few hours before skiing right into their ceremony on the main deck of the Diamond Peak lodge and get married in ski boots. Well, of course this turned out to be the one real snow storm we had here at Lake Tahoe pretty much all year. Despite blowing snow, 60 MPH winds and near zero visibility, they still wanted to do one quick run and get a few pictures before they froze solid, which is exactly what we did. I think it was worth it and we actually had a pretty good time despite the frozen fingers. The reception was at the Chateau in Incline Village.

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Sandi and Chip decided to do their first look outdoors at Sand Harbor on the shores of Lake Tahoe before hitting the slopes.

Sandi and Chip decided to do their first look outdoors at Sand Harbor on the shores of Lake Tahoe before hitting the slopes.

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Despite the high winds and blowing snow, we stuck it out for at least one run to make some memorable images before the ceremony started.

Despite the high winds and blowing snow, we stuck it out for at least one run to make some memorable images before the ceremony started.

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Despite Diamond Peak ski resorts best efforts to keep the deck clear, the snow was coming down so hard, it just kept piling up. So we decided to stop sweeping and make use of it.

Despite Diamond Peak ski resorts best efforts to keep the deck clear, the snow was coming down so hard, it just kept piling up. So we decided to stop sweeping and make use of it.

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By Monique and Scott

We thought we’d kick off our new year blogging with a quick look back at a few of our favorite images from our 2014 wedding season. We still have several weddings from last season we want to blog as well, so we’ll give you a sneak peek from those too, which we will publish within the next few months. We had such an awesome wedding season last year. Our couples were so fun and adventurous, most of them were willing to do what it takes to get amazing images, whether that is scrambling all over the granite boulders at Lake Tahoe, traipsing through itchy, grassy fields in Yosemite, or slip sliding in the snowy Sierras!

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Bride and Groom inside the tunnel during their Thunderbird Lodge wedding at Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe wedding photography at the Fairwinds Estate

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If you’d like to see any of the above full wedding posts, follow these links:

Squaw Valley winter wedding photography  Schaffer’s Camp winter wedding at Northstar  Thunderbird Lodge summer wedding  Twenty Mile House wedding   Santa Cruz wedding at the Stones and Flowers Retreat   Yosemite wedding photography Fairwinds Estate Lake Tahoe wedding  The Corner Barn in Graeagle wedding

And now for a few sneak peek favorites from 2014 that we will be blogging over the next few months:

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by Scott

What a great wedding at the Corner Barn in Graeagle, California. This venue is relatively new and located about 1/2 hour from Truckee, CA in the small recreational community of Graeagle, known more for fishing than weddings. One of the recent additions to the town this year, besides the Corner Barn, is a brewery that actually produces some darn good pale ale’s and IPA’s as well as having a beautiful patio. But I digress, back to Connor and Molly. This was a great wedding for me to shoot since I knew Connor through kayaking, and have seen him teach Molly the basics, then get her out in the playpark and rivers over the years. Molly is pretty much fearless and these two are a perfect match and I am sure, will have many happy years of adventures ahead of them. The town of Graeagle is becoming a more frequent stop for us during our summer weddings. The new Corner Barn is a great venue, and just down the road is the 20 Mile House, where we have shot many weddings over the years. The brewery looks like it may be shaping up as a decent venue as well, the way they are building out the patio and front decks. We shall see. This wedding was in late October and started out sunny, but quickly changed to on and off rain all day. Oh! By the way, if your photographer asks you to go out into the dark night in the pouring rain, you should do it!

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Connor gets ready at some cabins near Graeagle

Connor gets ready at some cabins near Graeagle

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The roomy interior of the Corner Barn at Graeagle can be set up in many different ways. Due to the late October date of this wedding, the couple chose to do both the ceremony and reception indoors.

The roomy interior of the Corner Barn at Graeagle can be set up in many different ways. Due to the late October date of this wedding, the couple chose to do both the ceremony and reception indoors.

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Connor and Molly out in the rain with one of the guests, Manny, using his cell phone to help me get a focus on them

Connor and Molly out in the rain with one of the guests, Manny, using his cell phone to help me get a focus on them

And this is why you should do what your photographer asks of you, even if it involves going out in the rain in the middle of the night. Trust me, I wouldn

And this is why you should do what your photographer asks of you, even if it involves going out in the rain in the middle of the night. Trust me, I wouldn’t risk my gear if I didn’t think it would make a great picture.

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By Monique and Scott

Eryn and Jeremy were married at Valhalla Grand Hall in South Lake Tahoe. When Scott and I arrived, Scott started capturing some candids of Jeremy getting ready upstairs with his 3 sons. Eryn had already gotten her hair and makeup done off site, so she just slipped in to her dress and I focused on getting some portraits of her before their fist look. We spent some time with them before the ceremony around the grounds of Valhalla …. in the trees, out on the pier, and next to the funky theater building with bark siding. Eryn and Jeremy’s wedding theme was ” A Journey” and it was important to them that we capture the day as a story of their journey together on their wedding day.

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By Monique

Wendy and Danny had a small wedding at the West Shore Cafe with close family and friends. Danny’s son and daughter were their best man and maid of honor, while Wendy’s niece and nephew were their flower girl and ring bearer. Guests enjoyed the views of Lake Tahoe, calm weather, and the fire pit at the end of the pier. Jeff Jones sang one of his original songs for their first dance on the outdoor patio, and then the party moved indoors for dinner and dancing in to the night. Wedding planner Felicia Events made sure the whole day went smoothly and helped create a beautiful ceremony and reception for the couple and their guests.

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  • November 26, 2014 - 11:38 am

    dianna flanigan - Hello, I adore the pictures, especially some of the more artsy and unexpected ones, like the one you took of the bride and groom from above, and the one you took of Wendy getting hair groomed and you caught her reflection in the mirror You worked very hard and we appreciate so much. Monique you are an accomplished and talented photographer.
    Many thanks,
    Dianna

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