Lake Tahoe Wedding photography at Captain Jon’s on the North Shore

An impromptu portrait on the pier at Captain Jon's restaurant on Lake Tahoe's north shore

An impromptu portrait on the pier at Captain Jon’s restaurant on Lake Tahoe’s north shore

Sherry and Jason held their wedding in the Water Gardens at the Hyatt in Incline Village and their reception at Captain Jon’s restaurant.  I have shot a lot of weddings at the Hyatt, and if your size permits it, the water gardens with its secluded location and beautiful landscaping offers much better potential for photography than the often crowded cottage greens. After an intimate wedding ceremony and some pictures in the flowers at the Hyatt, we moved to Lake Tahoe and Captain Jon’s for some fine food, and great views of the lake. This was the first wedding I have shot at Captain Jon’s. The food was astounding and their pier and beach made for a great setting for the wedding photography. The only drawback is that if you have more than 100 people all told, this venue may be a bit small and parking is limited. We got lucky this time and the clouds that were threatening rain all day lit up a spectacular golden color right at sunset.

Detail photographs getting ready for the wedding in the Water Gardens at the Hyatt in Incline Village.

Detail photographs getting ready for the wedding in the Water Gardens at the Hyatt in Incline Village.

Jason waits for his bride to arrive at their ceremony in the Water Gardens at the Incline Village Hyatt.

Jason waits for his bride to arrive at their ceremony in the Water Gardens at the Incline Village Hyatt.

The ups and downs of writing your own vows.

The ups and downs of writing your own vows.

Wedding portrait session in the Water Gardens at the Incline Village Hyatt

Wedding portrait session in the Water Gardens at the Incline Village Hyatt

Sherry gets a big hug from her mom after sealing the deal in a wedding ceremony in the water garden at the Incline Village Hyatt

Sherry gets a big hug from her mom after sealing the deal in a wedding ceremony in the water garden at the Incline Village Hyatt

The outdoor dining and reception area of Captain Jon's shot with a fisheye from the balcony above.

The outdoor dining and reception area of Captain Jon’s shot with a fisheye from the balcony above.

wedding drink closeup

Sherry gets a laugh out of one of the toasts during her lake tahoe wedding reception at Captain Jon's

Sherry gets a laugh out of one of the toasts during her lake tahoe wedding reception at Captain Jon’s

A spectacular golden sunset over lake tahoe made us rush out on the pier for a few more quick wedding portraits as the sun set.

A spectacular golden sunset over lake tahoe made us rush out on the pier for a few more quick wedding portraits as the sun set.

Cutting the cake, and looking for crumbs

Cutting the cake, and looking for crumbs

Dancing the night away during the wedding reception on the deck at Captain Jon's on the north shore of lake tahoe

Dancing the night away during the wedding reception on the deck at Captain Jon’s on the north shore of lake tahoe

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