Sunset Engagement Session | Galena Creek Park | Reno - Lake Tahoe Engagement Photographer

I know I’ve said it before, but I am going to say it again…


Okay, now that I have that out of the way - lets talk about this ahh-mazing sunset engagement session at Galena Creek Park. Anna found me on Instagram, and it was instant friendship. She is totally my kind of human. When I met with them for their consult, I determined Henry was also my kind of human. So now we’re all kind of stuck with each other, and I think we’re okay with that (I can’t speak for them, but I’m going to - lol).

There are just some people who photograph naturally, and these two are those kind of people. Seriously, I couldn’t help but deliver a pretty large engagement session gallery because they rocked it so good! They were goofy in between the serious moment, which gave a glimpse into who they are as not only a couple, but as individuals. We laughed so much - I seriously don’t think I could have laughed more than I did with them.

The adventure continued when we were walking back after their session, and Anna’s face and shoulders dropped like she just realized she forgot something super important. It was the realization that she locked the keys in the car. I wish I had a beer for Henry at this moment - guy needed one badddd. All was well though once the lock guy got there! We had some good jokes in the parking lot, and of course the memory that is a tad more funny now - smile Henry ;) !

Thank you guys for trusting me with your adventure. It’s going to be a fun one and I cannot wait to capture it!

Venice Engagement Session | Reno - Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

Sitting here in Las Vegas after shooting a wedding at the Taco Bell Cantina last night (blog coming soon for that one), dreaming of our Italy trip. We’ve been back for a month and life is back to normal. Getting caught back up from being gone for two weeks, but always dreaming of Italy. Can I go back now?!

So Italy. Yeah, it was amazing. We saw Rome, Florence, Cinque Terré (my favorite), and Venice. The Venice portion was for the Hunter Douglas Platinum Trip that Hunter Douglas gives to dealers for meeting certain sales goals. My bosses were AMAZING and gifted Rob and I the Venice trip for our 10 year wedding anniversary and the honeymoon we never took. Yeah, my bosses are kinda amazing. Lucky to have them!

Hunter Douglas likes to do a big gala one night for the dealers. We had Venetian entertainers - including a real life music box ballerina on top of a piano. It was magical. We had an amazing dinner and some Opera. At dinner, we were sat at a table with six other other folks. Next to me sat a woman and her boyfriend from Tennessee. We got to chatting, and I find out that her boyfriend JUST proposed to her that morning. The photographer in me squealed because I mean - ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN ITALY!! Also, I just so happened to have a dress, in her size, that I had brought for the sheer purpose of hoping to find someone to wear it for a Venice shoot. Can we serendipity?! What’s even better, her fiancé is also an office manager who was gifted the Venice trip by his bosses. Pretty damn cool if I say so myself. We planned the engagement shoot for the following evening.

Serendipity: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

It was so damn amazing folks! It was a tad chilly as a storm was blowing in, and the water busses took way longer than we were expecting, but we made it happen and I could not be more excited about the images! The beauty of Venice and an awesome couple - it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Thank you Trevor and Stephanie for trusting a total stranger to take you out in the unknowns of Venice and letting me capture a once in a lifetime moment! I’m glad you didn’t think I was a weirdo when I said I have an idea…lol.