Noelle and Joe’s Incline Wedding

by Scott Sady

Joe and Noelle got married July 9, 2010 on the cottage greens at the Incline Village Hyatt. What a wonderful couple. Noelle made a beautiful bride and was easy to work with. Joe was on a break from what I think was his 3rd tour of combat duty in Afghanistan. I only talked briefly about it with his obviously proud father. Apparently he and his unit have been in some major stuff for quite some time. They are all pilots and amazing guys. You wouldn’t believe the way everyone we passed wanted to shake their hands and thank them and buy them drinks, etc. That was probably the hardest part about the portraits, random people were always walking into my shot to shake Joe’s hand. What a great couple, we wish them all the best, and hope for Joe’s continued safety and protection as he heads back to Afghanistan after his wedding. Good luck guys, and congratulations!

bridal portrait

Noelle under a light in the hallway of the Incline Village Hyatt. I thought it gave a nice 30’s era film look.

military groom portrait

Joe in his dress uniform. By the time I get these photos up, he is back in Afghanistan for is 3rd or 4th tour. Think safe thoughts for him, he’s a great guy!

military wedding

Men from Joe’s unit wouldn’t allow the couple to pass without a kiss

military wedding pictures

Noelle cracks up as she gets an unexpected sword slap on the rear

marine sword

One of the many detail shots I took of the dress uniforms. They really fascinated me, I think the guys thought I was a little strange.

military wedding on the cottage greens at the Hyatt in Incline

military couple

This is as close as I wanted to get to the famous photo of the soldier kissing the girl in the street after WWII, but I think it works well with these two.

wedding reception at the Hyatt in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe

One of the many hilarious moments during the reception as the bride’s addiction to lip gloss was brought up.

tahoe wedding reception dancing

What reception this year is complete without a tribute to the king of pop?

military couple at sunset on Lake Tahoe

We ran out of the reception briefly for a few sunset shots.

Sunset wedding pictures at lake tahoe


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  • Michael SalucciAugust 9, 2010 - 10:44 am

    Hi Scott…

    I don’t know if you remember me… I’m Joe’s Dad; we talked a lot at Joe & Noelle’s wedding… I just have say with this first sample I am just blown away buy how spectacular the pictures are. Not just because they are of my family and a special moment for me, but at the eye you have at capturing the essence of the moments… Even if someone wasn’t there and didn’t know the people in them it is like you can feel the emotion of the afternoon. I can’t wait until you get all your shots posted so I can peruse them.

    Take care,

  • KarinaNovember 10, 2011 - 12:41 pm

    Hi there! Beutiful photos. I am trying to do a WWII inspired shoot and came across this. I really love the second to last photo. If you have a second could you tell me how it was shot? I am trying to learn to do photos like this with the sky very blue at sunset! Thanks!

  • ScottNovember 10, 2011 - 8:08 pm

    Hi Karina,

    In order to bring out the color in the sky, you need to light your subject. In this case, there is an off-camera flash on them, and exposure is set for the sky.