Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photographer – Sam and Jason’s Wedding

Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography

Every time I go to Tahoe, there is usually one thing in mind: Snowboarding.  Freshies.  Shredding the gnar pow-pow, if you will.  This time I had a whole new mission… complete the coldest wedding I’ver ever done!  Sam and Jason are two lovebirds who were attracted to Lake Tahoe’s winter beauty… what they didnt expect was the coldest week that the Northern California region had experienced in YEARS.  Records were being set daily… It was snowing below 1000 feet, and temperatures in Lake Tahoe were in single digits.  Knowing I faced  the possibility of missing the entire wedding over the weather, I left the night before and braved 6 hours of traffic to arrive in Incline Village.  Even though the snow cleared and the next morning was nothing but sunshine, I was glad Jessica and I left the night before to guarantee that I wouldn’t be late.  This was actually the first time I had stood in single-digit weather, and I think my breath was freezing. It was craaaazy cold!   Fast forward to the next morning, and it was sunny, but still below 20 degrees… poor Sam had to stand out in that weather in a strapless wedding dress for photos… I had to stop taking pictures when her arms began to turn purple.   Forget getting the dress dirty… Sam is the new queen of I’ll-do-anything-for-my-photos.   Enough of my blabbing, here are some of my favorites from the day:

Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography

We started the day getting ready at a house they rented across from the Chateau at Incline Village.  This definitely made things easy!  Window light poured in from one side of the room, and we used every last dropfor Sam and Jasons wedding photos!
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography

*Jasons awesome shaving photo by Jessica Moores. Thanks for your help Jess, you rocked it out!
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography

This is Sams smile. The real deal.  Her and I had an agreement… I would stand and wait for the real smile as long as necessary.  She never kept me waiting long (=
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography

She is happy in this picture for 2 reasons: 1. she is marrying Jason today at the Chateau at Incline Village and will have an awesome wedding and rad wedding photos… and 2.  Jason is keeping her warm while its 17 degrees outside. Good work Jay!
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography

Jason broke many hearts that evening.. these guys were taking it a bit rough that Jay was no longer a member of the Wolf Pack!
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography

I literally had one of these boots stolen off of a foot for this  photo.. Jay, now you know why you were walking with that limp for 5 minutes (=
Chateau at Incline Village Wedding Photography

shhh… dont tell anyone that we were standing in the  parking lot of the Chateau at Incline Village for this awesome wedding photo, ok?  pinky swear!

Thank you for inviting me to the coolest wedding ever! (literally)  I had a great time, and I remember thinking how much fun it would have been to be a guest… which is probably why I spent the last 1o minutes dancing (=

Much <3,

Dave

  • JayMo - March 6, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    It was definitely reeeally cold. Jason and Sam were such troopers. I had a blast with all of you, thanks for letting me tag along! p.s. Dave, you rocked it out! That first image…BAM, so purdy it doesn’t even look real.

  • Teresa K - May 28, 2011 - 8:57 pm

    Stellar work!! The shot of the Bride dancing with her father is FANTASTIC. There are just too many wonderful photos in this post to name them all!!