I always enjoy photographing weddings at David Walley’s Resort, it is beautiful no matter what time of day, no matter what time of year.  Randy and Gail wanted things done a bit differently at their wedding and we, as well as the excellent staff at Walley’s, were happy to accomodate them.  Usually weddings are held on the grassy area just south of the buildings, or in the gazebo, but Randy and Gail wanted theirs in the area just below the deli, across the water from the gazebo.  The space was perfect for their intimate group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They showed up a bit late for their wedding and it was late dusk when the ceremony was held, but I’m still happy with the photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a few of the bride and groom, along with one of the entire group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Randy and Gail!

Venue:  Walley’s Hot Springs Resort

Officiant:  Chapel of the Pines

Hair and Makeup:  Tahoe Wedding Salon

Photography:  Image Angels

So this just happened:  On Monday, Labor Day, I get a call that goes something like this:

Caller: “I don’t know if you will remember this and I’m not even sure you are the photographer who did our wedding but we got married ten years ago and I never ordered photos and our anniversary is coming up and my mom is mad at me because I never ordered any photos and I wonder if we can still do that?”

Me:  “Well, I’m not even sure I photographed it but let’s get some details and we can check.  I can’t guarantee the technology will work after all this time but let’s see.”

Caller:  “We got married in a helicopter!”

Me:  “oh honey, I would have remembered that.  I don’t do well in flying machines.”

Her:  “you didn’t come with us, you met us at the airport and then we went to the Tallac Historic Site for more photos.”

And the memory bank is beginning to light up, and I have a glimmer of something.

So I get her name and other details and this morning (cuz…um….can you say holiday?) pulled out my external hard drive from that time period and VIOLA!  I find the files!

YAY! I love it when it works out like that!

Meet Jill and John:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep….helicopter…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over to the Tallac Historic Site:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Anniversary Jill and John!

I don’t do a lot of family portraits anymore, but when I do….we have fun.  I have a traditional portraiture background.  This means I pose and light people.  But I’ve learned that the unposed, unlit sort of photo sometimes has its place, so now I’ve incorporated that into my repertoire!

This family is a repeat, which is what most of my portrait clients are these days.  I first met them while photographing the wedding of a friend.  They booked me for their first family portrait session eight years ago, and I’m very grateful they remembered me and came back for a second session recently!

We went to Sugar Pine Point State Park for their session, and while it was a bit smoky from all the surrounding fires, it was still a beautiful day.  We did several poses of the entire family, plus shots of each individual kid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And we played a bit as well.

I admit it:  I love doing intimate weddings.  Not all photographers do, but I do.  What’s not to like?  I get to interact with these couples on levels that are not possible with the bigger weddings, and consequently, I get to help create, and then capture, some really special moments.

I knew Gordon was special when we spoke over the phone.  What I didn’t know was just how special.  He’s HUGE!  At least in my book  he is.  I’m 5’1″ on a good day.  Gordon told me he was 6’4″.  He reminded me of John Wayne.  I don’t know how powerful a presence John Wayne was in person, but on the screen he was powerful.   Gordon was like that, and I soon found he had a sense of humor too, and a love for his new bride, Sairie, that showed in his attentiveness to her.  It was a joy to photograph this couple!

 

Venue:  Logan Shoals Vista Point

Officiant:  Chapel of the Pines

Ceremony photography by Sarah Morey, working for Image Angels, portraits by Karen Linsley

Daniella and Fernando had been together for almost ten years when they called and said they wanted to get married on their tenth anniversary.  Working in partnership with Chapel of the Pines, we were able to get some great photographs!  Congratulations!

Daniella and Fernando got married at Logan Shoals Vista Point, ceremony photography is by Image Angels photographer Sarah Morey, portraits by Karen Linsley, ceremony by Chapel of the Pines.

Using the selfie function to put on earrings!

It is always beautiful on the point but this evening was particularly beautiful.

Solemn guest.