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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

Liz and Rob enjoy some time on the pier at the Fairwinds Estate after their Lake Tahoe ceremony

Liz and Rob enjoy some time on the pier at the Fairwinds Estate after their Lake Tahoe ceremony

By Monique

Liz and Rob’s wedding at the Fairwinds Estate on the north shores of Lake Tahoe was a delight to document. Usually with every wedding I photograph, there are a few themes that run through out the wedding. For Liz and Rob’s wedding, they were: family, non traditional, marriage equality, and “roasted pig.” When I first started to talk with Liz about her plans, she really wanted to emphasize that this whole wedding business was so foreign to her … they just wanted to have a fun get together with family and friends, and have the casual day documented from the getting ready process through the sunset. It was important to capture them with Rob’s daughter, Isabel, throughout the day. And, sure, there were a few formalities associated with weddings, such as the ceremony, toasts and cake cutting, but the rest of the day was a laid back gathering with a lot of mingling, spontaneous singing/a bit of dancing, and boulder climbing at sunset.

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Rob’s daughter, Isabel, helps him with the getting ready process at the Fairwinds Estate

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Rob updates his Facebook status to “married Liz Nakamoto”

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This was an impromptu dance with Liz and her father on the deck of the Fairwinds Estate in North Lake Tahoe

This was an impromptu dance with Liz and her father on the deck of the Fairwinds Estate in North Lake Tahoe

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Santa Cruz wedding photography

By Monique and Scott

Andrea and Ryan’s Santa Cruz Mountain wedding was held at the Stones & Flowers Retreat Center. The wedding venue is spread out in the redwood forest above the little town of Ben Lomond with a huge, historic barn that was built in the 1890’s as the central location for the reception. With cozy A-frame cabins for the guests to stay in, the wedding weekend brought together people from around the world. We had never met Andrea and Ryan before the wedding since they were living in England for the past year where Ryan was stationed as a naval captain. And, Andrea, a particle physicist, was traveling around the world and writing a math book. The wedding day had a few traditional things such as a receiving line for guests, but it was mostly a casual day filled with family and friends visiting on the outdoor patio and lawn and dancing in the barn. After their wedding, Andrea and Ryan spent almost a month hiking the John Muir Trail for their honeymoon, so we met up with them before they left for their Yosemite trash the dress session.

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Ryan working on their vows on the morning of the wedding

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The Stones and Flowers venue has several onsite cabins for the guests to stay in. Here, Ryan hangs out with friends who had just finished cooking breakfast on the camp stove on the morning of the wedding.

The Stones & Flowers venue has several onsite cabins for the guests to stay in. Here, Ryan hangs out with friends who had just finished cooking breakfast on the camp stove on the morning of the wedding.

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Andrea and Ryan in the historic barn at the Stones and Flowers wedding venue in the Santa Cruz Mountain redwoods

Andrea and Ryan in the historic barn at the Stones & Flowers wedding venue in the Santa Cruz Mountain redwoods.

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Andrea and Ryan were both really into doing "the jumping shot," so here they are, Andrea gets the most air, even in here wedding dress!

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Ryan in his Naval uniform, with his Venetian sidesword

 

Ryan in his Naval uniform with his Venetian side sword

Ryan in his Naval uniform with his Venetian side sword

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Ryan and Andrea wait for the ceremony to begin at the honeymoon cabin just down the hill from the ceremony site in the redwoods

Ryan and Andrea wait for the ceremony to begin at the honeymoon cabin just down the hill from the ceremony site in the redwoods

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Ryan offering the sword to Andrea during their ceremony

Ryan offering the sword to Andrea during their ceremony

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Andrea’s dad wishing the couple to “live long and prosper.” ( I had to throw this image in this blog post, as Scott is a huge Star Trek fan!)

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Andrea in Vrksasana, tree pose. ( I had to throw this one in here because I love all things yoga!)

Andrea in Vrksasana, tree pose. ( I had to throw this one in here because I love all things yoga!)

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Here are just a few of the images from the Yosemite trash the dress session. Follow the link at the top of the page to see the complete blog post.

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