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:
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!
*Jasons awesome shaving photo by Jessica Moores. Thanks for your help Jess, you rocked it out!
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 (=
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!
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!
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 (=
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 (=