Winter Wedding at Lake Tahoe

We first met Jaime + David when we shot their engagement photos during a golden sunset in Yosemite National Park. They booked us for their wedding immediately afterwards even though it was over a year away. They’d dreamed of a snowy winter wedding in Lake Tahoe and made it a reality this last December. It was such an incredible experience for us to be in Tahoe in the dead of winter – we’ve never seen it like that before and it’s like a different world. We’re not skiers (ha), and we were surrounded by families and groups who went there to ski. We trudged around with our camera gear and got to capture the moment Jaime + David became husband and wife. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed taking them 🙂

Photography: Athena and Camron
Wedding Coordinator: She Said Yes Lake Tahoe
Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals, Tahoe Rustic Rentals & Red Carpet Events
Wedding Dress: Custom creation by Vivienne Atelier (designed by the bride)
Flowers: Moda Floral
David’s Suit: Friar Tux
Rings: French Jewelry in San Francisco
Celebrant: Reverend Mark Frady

After their sunset ceremony the light outside fading impossibly quickly, and we were so grateful to know we’d booked a Day After with them the following day to shoot them together. Later that evening Jaime changed into a reception gown and we can’t help but show a few moments from their reception too:

They partied until well after midnight so when we came by the following afternoon we wondered how they’d feel. Within a few minutes of shooting they both remembered exactly why they’d chosen to have day after photos – it’s easy, joyful and even fun (yes, fun!) to have photos taken together! Shooting at The Ritz Carlton looked like we placed them in front of a life size gingerbread house! Riding the Gondola with them in their wedding clothes was super fun – and everyone stared 😉

Jaime’s dress was handmade to replicate an exquisite and unbelievably expensive gown from a well known designer. She commissioned someone to make it for her and it turned out absolutely perfect for the snowy beauty! One of our favorite gowns we’ve ever shot, hands down.

We took them to the most beautiful place in Tahoe we could find. Neither of them had seen Emerald Bay before (we couldn’t believe it!), so it was a joy to show it to them in the icy winter state. They said their vows again to one another, just the two of them, then we shot them until we lost light again. The days are short here in Tahoe in December, but it was the perfect amount of time before our fingers and toes became too numb 😉

 

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