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Scott earned 4 awards in the 2013 winter ISPWP contest. This is an international organization that we belong to, and they have 4 contests per year. Here is a link to all of the contest winners from this round: ISPWP winter 2013 contest results. We are honored to be among a group of talented wedding photographers from around the world.

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By Monique and Scott

Mara and Jake got married at the Hyatt at Lake Tahoe in mid October with beautiful fall colors on a mild, sunny day. They chose our collection 4, so they budgeted plenty of time before their ceremony for a first look on the cottage green and a trip over to Sand Harbor for wedding party and family photographs too. We had the beaches at both the Hyatt and Sand Harbor to ourselves for the photography, what a treat! This collection also comes with our photo booth, which is a studio corner set up during the reception, so we included a few of the fun images we got from the photo booth in this post.

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Watching the first look through the window in the cottage

Watching the first look through the window in the cottage

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A family tradition, cutting the cake with the bride

A family tradition, cutting the cake with the bride’s grandfather’s military sword.

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  • February 11, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    Ryan - Great collection of the day! Well Done – Love you Mara and Jake!

  • February 12, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    Frank Kalmar - Outstanding pictures and beautiful memories of a wonderful day.
    Frank & Kay

By Monique

Over the past 12 ¬†years, I have seen colors come and go for Lake Tahoe weddings. Remember chocolate brown? Remember any shade of a deep purple? Today, if you do a search on Pinterest for Lake Tahoe weddings, it seems that the romantic, pale, peachy, champagne, dusty greens and blues and grays are the current trend. And those are really pretty, they go well with the rustic chic, Lake Tahoe vintage styled weddings that seem to be a magic fit for this area. But I do love it when a wedding incorporates bright colors that compliment and stand out with that beautiful Tahoe Blue. So this post isn’t really a full post in the sense of the story of the day. It is just a simple post that shows how bright colors, in this case, coral, teal, and vivid pinks, can add vibrance to a Tahoe wedding.

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by Scott

 

Sarah and Steven had a mid-October wedding at the Olympic Village Inn in Squaw Valley. While the Olympic Village Inn, or Lodge has been around for a long time, it has only recently been used as a wedding venue. Sarah and Steven had their wedding outside in the gardens with the reception inside the lodge. They both got ready in different rooms in the main Squaw Valley Village and we set up their first look under KT-22. They wanted a natural setting for their pictures, and since the Truckee River booze-cruise, (the slow class I float from the outflow of Lake Tahoe down to the turnoff to Alpine Meadows which is usually crowded in summer,) had dried up, I took them to some tall grass near a bend in the river where the rafts take out for their “formal” wedding portriats. From there we went back to the Village Inn, where they had a short and sweet ceremony, followed by a few family pictures and a great party. Congrats you guys!

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By Monique and Scott

We met up with Jamie and Jon a few weeks ago in San Francisco for their engagement session. We were happy to go to a few of their favorite locations for the session. The first spot was along the Lands End Trail, where they often run together from their home. The second spot was Fort Funston, where they got engaged. By the time we got there, the fog had rolled in, but it made for some nice black and white images, and some moody and fun images as well. We ended the session at Pier 7 with the Bay Bridge lights and the down town lights. We had such a fun time getting to know this couple, and it is a session like this one that makes it seem like we are not even working, like we are just hanging out with some super fun people!

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