By Scott Sady
Kris and Steve made the journey down from Washington with family and friends to share an intimate wedding on the beach at the Lake Tahoe Beach and Ski club. Following their ceremony, the group went to the Blue Angle Cafe for dinner and dancing. The Cafe is a small venue and weddings are hosted upstairs. But for this small group it worked out just fine. Kris and Steve chose to see each other before the wedding for some pictures. I personally think this is the best way to go if you can get over the tradition of not seeing each other until the altar. Wedding photography works out fine each way, but meeting before hand allows you to have 2-3 non-pressured hours hanging out, having fun and visiting different locations. Then you step into the whirlwind of your ceremony and reception and can be fully present in the moment. Most people, of course, still choose to wait until the altar to see each other. That still works out fine for pictures, but the pace is faster and you have all the emotions of just getting married and waiting to get to the reception riding on your shoulders. I often find people don’t even remember taking most of the pictures we do that way, but I guess that’s why I’m there. Enjoy!