Shelly and Andrew’s Tahoe wedding – fine art Lake Tahoe wedding photography

By Scott Sady

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I really have to admire Shelly Seidenstricker. This Reno girl took the reigns of her wedding and appeared to plan every detail herself. A challenging task I assure you. On her wedding day, not only was she preparing to get married, but she was orchestrating room swaps, making sandwiches for the bridal party and loading up the play lists and working the music at her reception in South Lake Tahoe.  That would have been way too much for most brides on such a big day, but Shelly handled it well. One of the things I enjoyed most about this wedding was that, although it was obvious she was trying her best to save money, she placed a strong emphasis on the photography and refused to cut corners there. She told me the photography was the most important thing to her. She communicated well in the months leading up, emailing me examples of photographs that she liked, and building several hours into the day both before and after the ceremony to really try to do some creative photography. I think it paid off, not only does she have many of the standard Lake Tahoe wedding photos, but with the time we had, we were able to push the envelope a little and try a more creative approach. Hopefully she will enjoy all of her photos when she gets them soon.

Shelly held her wedding June 12, 2009 at the St. Francis of Assisi catholic church in Incline Village, NV. From there we stopped at several spots around the lake, and even drove up to the summit of Mt. Rose highway at Tahoe Meadows for a variety of photographs before heading to south shore for her reception at the Lakefront Wedding Chapel.

Getting ready at the Hayatt cottage green at Incline Village on Lake Tahoe

Getting ready at the Hyatt cottage green at Incline Village on Lake Tahoe

Getting ready for their wedding at the cottages at the Hayatt hotel in Incline Village on Lake Tahoe

Getting ready for their wedding at the cottages at the Hyatt hotel in Incline Village on Lake Tahoe

Andrew getting ready at their room on the cottage greens at the Hyatt in Incline Village on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Andrew getting ready at their room on the cottage greens at the Hyatt in Incline Village on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Shelly and Andrew's lake tahoe wedding ceremony at St. Francis of Assisi catholic church in Incline Village.

Shelly and Andrew’s lake tahoe wedding ceremony at St. Francis of Assisi catholic church in Incline Village.

After the ceremony, Shelly had built in plenty of time to take some nice portraits in various location. She particularly loved the clouds and wanted to make sure we captured that stormy mood.

After the ceremony, Shelly had built in plenty of time to take some nice portraits in various location. She particularly loved the clouds and wanted to make sure we captured that stormy mood.

Tahoe meadows at the Mt. Rose summit held a particular meaning for Shelly and Andrew, and even though it was early in the season with lots of water and mud on the ground, they were troopers about walking around to find some good locations.

Tahoe meadows at the Mt. Rose summit held a particular meaning for Shelly and Andrew, and even though it was early in the season with lots of water and mud on the ground, they were troopers about walking around to find some good locations.

After taking pictures at Tahoe Meadows, we went to Sand Harbor for about 10 minutes for some quick lakefront photos.

After taking pictures at Tahoe Meadows, we went to Sand Harbor for about 10 minutes for some quick lakefront photos.

Back at the reception at the Lakefront Wedding Chapel, we had a brief break in the clouds where some beautiful sunlight poked through and Shelly and Andrew were quick to run out for a quick stroll along the beach.

Back at the reception at the Lakefront Wedding Chapel, we had a brief break in the clouds where some beautiful sunlight poked through and Shelly and Andrew were quick to run out for a stroll along the beach.

Though getting to and from the beach in front of the Lakefront wedding chapel in South Lake Tahoe for some photography was not an easy task.

Though getting to and from the beach in front of the Lakefront wedding chapel in South Lake Tahoe for some photography was not an easy task.

The reception was a quiet event. My time finished partway through but before I left, we were able to grab lots of candid moments.

The reception was a quiet event. My time finished partway through but before I left, we were able to grab lots of candid moments.

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