Elizabeth and Marc got married on a beautiful snowy day on a bluff overlooking Lake Tahoe.  I was a bit worried as the day approached and it became clear that chances were good it would be snowing for the wedding.  I contacted Elizabeth, who said she didn’t care what the weather was, she knew it was going to be perfect!  And perfect it was!  It was just the two of them, with me, my second photographer and a videographer as the witnesses. They showed up and we proceeded to play in the snow!  We couldn’t see the lake, but it was still beautiful out, and Elizabeth and Marc had a great time.

Venue:  Logan Shoals Vista Point

Officiant: Chapel of the Pines

Photography:  Image Angels Photography Services, with Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP and Karen Linsley, Photog. Cr., CPP

Video:  Go West Photo

Hair and Makeup:  Tahoe Wedding Salon

Showing the groom how to pose!

I have some long term clients and am always very grateful and honored that they keep returning to me to document important events in their lives.  While I usually get to photograph the entire family, this time I got to spend some time with one of the granddaughters in this family, doing her high school senior portrait.  We had fun, and I was so grateful they did not reschedule their session due to the weather!  We met in Genoa, Nevada to do her session.

Meet Kirsten:

Anatomy of a commissioned portrait. So…my husband commissioned me to do a portrait of him for a tattoo he wanted. He had a pretty specific vision in mind for it, which of course didn’t match my vision….LOL! So….he good naturedly posed for me to do my thing, then I created what he asked for. Everyone is happy, including the tattoo artist…the incomparable Christine Stark Gibson, who works out of Red Handed Tattoo in Carson City.

At the end of each year I like to go through all the weddings I photographed and pick out a select few of my favorites.  This year’s wedding locations feature Edgewood, Regan Beach, Sand Harbor, Mont Bleu wedding chapel, Logan Shoals Vista Point and several private properties.  I got to photograph weddings at ranches and weddings in forests, weddings with horses and dogs and weddings in the rain, weddings in the snow and weddings in sunny warm weather!  Weddings have a sameness about them, in that the couple gets married.  The similarities stop there.  Each wedding is unique and fun, and I am so grateful to be able to be a part of these special events.

I like to get shots of whatever activity is happening before the wedding.


















Here is an Edgewood wedding.  We did a First Look before the wedding, because the ceremony was scheduled to happen after the sun had set and we wanted to take advantage of the great views at Edgewood.













Sand Harbor. With these two weddings you can get a different idea of the varying moods at Sand Harbor.
























A private ranch in Genoa, Nevada.  Featuring horses, dogs, cows and llamas.





















A private home in South Lake Tahoe.  I have been doing the family portraits of the groom’s family for about 25 years, and I’ve done the high school senior portraits of the daughters in the bride’s family, so doing this wedding was a double blessing!













Another private home in South Lake Tahoe.  This couple was a lot of fun, and probably had the world’s shortest wedding ceremony.  It lasted all of about two minutes!  The beauty of weddings today is that couples can tailor their ceremony to fit their desires and needs.  There was just a light covering of snow on the ground behind the house, and we took advantage of that for photos.














Logan Shoals Vista Point.  An overlook point featuring views of Lake Tahoe, and ease of parking and privacy that you don’t get at Emerald Bay.


















Regan Beach.


















And last but not least, a couple of closing shots:





Believe it or not, there is a portrait season!  It comes twice each year, once in August and once just prior to and during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons.   During this time of year, my clients get their portraits done for several reasons:  for gifts, because it is the only time of the year the entire family gets together, and last but not least, to celebrate a special occasion, such as an engagement or an anniversary.  I thought you might like to see some examples of some of my recent portrait work…

Here are some family portraits.  Big families, small families, including pets!  And outtakes, which are always fun!






























And here are some engagement sessions and anniversary sessions, and even a surprise wedding proposal:





















And last but not least, some pet portraits, maternity portraits and individual portraits.  So, if you are planning a visit to, or you live in the Lake Tahoe or Carson Valley areas, call me now to schedule your portrait session!  I’ve got three portrait packages to choose from!