Robert and Michelle’s wedding photography at Squaw Valley High Camp

By Scott

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I wasn’t sure what I was walking into when I started the photography for Robert and Michelle’s wedding at the high camp at Squaw Valley. I got there early since I had not met the bride before and we talked a little while she was getting ready. Both the bride and groom were super laid back and even quite reserved at the beginning. Plus since the wedding was at high camp and the reception back down at the Resort at Squaw Creek, our timeline was super precise. The tram would not wait, and we were pushing it down to the last second to get on it. Well, they held the tram a few minutes for us and we made it up to high camp and started shooting some bridal portraits with Lake Tahoe in the background and suddenly this shy bride turned into a super model. Really, she was up for anything and required almost no direction from me. We had a lot of fun with both the bride and her girls and the groom, who makes snowboard films. And I’m sure when you look at the pictures you’ll agree that with a couple this good looking, the wedding practically shot itself. Once we got down to the reception a new set of surprises awaited after dinner as the bride’s father did one of the most hilarious lounge singer/superstar impressions, (actually he was singing so I guess it wasn’t an impression,) that I literally thought bra’s were going to start flying on stage. Enjoy.

Detail shot of the bride's shoes and her reaction going up the tram at Squaw Valley and seeing the views.

Detail shot of the bride’s shoes and her reaction going up the tram at Squaw Valley and seeing the views.

The bridal party on the girls side chose cowboy boots as their footware of choice

The bridal party on the girls side chose cowboy boots as their shoes of choice

Michelle in the light at high camp while waiting for her wedding ceremony to start

Michelle in the light at the Squaw Valley high camp while waiting for her wedding ceremony to start

Michelle's bridal portrait shoot at the squaw valley high camp with lake tahoe in the background

Michelle’s bridal portrait shoot at the squaw valley high camp with lake Tahoe in the background

Robert and his groomsmen at the squaw valley high camp

Robert and his groomsmen at the Squaw Valley high camp. Normally I never do the jumping shot as it seems a bit cliche to me, but these guys were already standing on the wall, and they do make snowboarding movies, so I said go for it, and throw a mute grab…

Even the flower girl wore cowboy boots for this wedding. Michelle and Robert exchange vows, reflected in mom's sunglasses.

Even the flower girl wore cowboy boots for this wedding. Michelle and Robert exchange vows, reflected in mom’s sunglasses.

Bride and Groom just after they got married at the high camp at Squaw Valley

Bride and Groom just after they got married at the high camp at Squaw Valley

Robert and Michelle made a beautiful couple as we did their wedding portraits at the Squaw Valley high camp, and down in a field in the valley on the way to the reception.

Robert and Michelle made a beautiful couple as we did their wedding portraits at the Squaw Valley high camp, and down in a field in the valley on the way to the reception.

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The bride and her girls ham it up inside the photobooth they rented for their reception

The bride and her girls ham it up inside the photo-booth they rented for their reception

Detail photographs from Robert and Michelle's wedding reception at the Resort at Squaw Creek

Detail photographs from Robert and Michelle’s wedding reception at the Resort at Squaw Creek

The bride's dad drove the crowd (of ladies anyhow) wild with his performance of Tom Jones "It's not unusual."

The bride’s dad drove the crowd (of ladies anyhow) wild with his performance of Tom Jones “It’s not unusual.”

Robert and Michelle riding chairs during the hora at their wedding reception at Squaw Valley

Robert and Michelle riding chairs during the hora at their wedding reception at Squaw Valley

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