Lake Tahoe wedding photography for Cirra and Ian at Meeks Bay

By Monique

Wow, it has been a busy summer so far! I absolutely loved all the weddings I photographed during the month of June, and I am just now catching up on some over due posting. I must admit it is hard to juggle blogging with all of the great out door activities in Tahoe during the summer … I have been hiking, swimming at the lake, mountain biking, kayaking, and even tried paddle boarding over the past several weeks. So I am playing catch up now with the first wedding I photographed at Lake Tahoe in June. Most of the weekends in June were a little drizzly and gray, but all of my June brides didn’t let the weather spoil any part of their day.

On June 6th, I arrived at Cirra and Ian’s wedding location at Meeks Bay on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe at about 1:00, and the rain was coming and going for the next several hours. They decided to do the ceremony outside, and they also wanted to do the portraits in the light drizzle as well. I think the cloudy sky added a nice touch to the images, the light was even and soft, and the wetness all around them made everything look a little mystical. I have known Cirra for several years as a fellow wedding vendor, she owns her own florist business, Amaryllis Designs, in the Tahoe area. It is always an honor when a fellow wedding colleague chooses me to document their wedding day because it is a small vendor community, and almost every one knows or is an acquaintance of each other.

Every wedding I photograph is unique, and I always try to remember different details about each event. For Cirra and Ian’s, one of the most memorable moments for me was listening to the part of her mother’s speech about how Cirra got her unique name when her mother and father were in a little boat on Lake Tahoe right before she was born, and she looked up at the beautiful cirrus clouds above them.

Cirra used bright, fun colors for her wedding. Her floral design is fresh, beautiful and unique.

Cirra used bright, fun colors for her wedding. Her floral design is fresh, beautiful and unique.

From left, the rings were displayed on a tin basket with ribbon and spring flowers, kids (and adults!) could scoop jelly bellies into a bag as their party favors, one of the 3 different styles of table arrangements.

From left, the rings were displayed on a tin basket with ribbon and Kermit Mums, kids (and adults!) could scoop jelly bellies into a bag as their party favors, one of the 3 different styles of table arrangements including the cute little bright green Kermit Mums.

Cirra and her dad wait at the top of a hill at Meek's Bay at the beginning of the ceremony, while Ian catches a glimpse of her for the first time in her dress on the wedding day.

Cirra and her dad wait at the top of a hill at Meek’s Bay at the beginning of the ceremony, while Ian catches a glimpse of her for the first time in her dress on the wedding day. 

The foggy sky and muted light gave the portraits a soft, mystical feel.

The stormy sky and muted light gave the portraits a soft, mystical feel.

Meeks Bay has a lot of great spots for portraits, this deck is situated on top of giant boulders right at the point of the Bay.

Meeks Bay has a lot of great spots for portraits, this deck is situated on top of giant boulders right at the point of the Bay.

I love this image because I really think it captures Ian's character, he smiled and laughed so much that day

I love this image because I really think it captures Ian’s character, he smiled and laughed so much that day.

It was important to Cirra and Ian to get a group shot of everyone at the wedding. I did this from the second floor of the house on the point, and added an old fashioned filter to give it a nostalgic feeling.

It was important to Cirra and Ian to get a group shot of everyone at the wedding. I did this from the second floor of the house on the point, and added an old fashioned filter to give it a nostalgic feeling.

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