Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

Fall Family Session | Hidden Valley Regional Park | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

Destiny contacted me when they found out that their dog, Chyko, was given 60 days to live due to his organs being covered in tumors - this shoot was day 45. They wanted to get family photos with all of them before he passed away. You could feel the love they had for him. It was so emotional watching them (and yes, I did start tearing up). They rescued him a couple years ago from a bad home, and gave him the best years of his life since.

Chyko passed away at home two days later. I am so happy he lasted long enough to give his humans these photos. Godspeed you majestic pup!

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Reno Fall Family Session | Galena Creek Park | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

Wow!

It has been a CRAZY fall season! I have been booked every weekend since October! So freaking thankful for all my amazing clients! It’s been amazing and so much fun seeing old clients and meeting new ones! Everyone has been amazing!

I now have sooo much I need to get up on the blog!

So excited to have this family up on the blog once again! Haley and Alex were my first ever Reno clients! It’s been so much fun capturing their growing family these last 4.5 years! I legit look forward to their fall family photos every year! Last year we had snow and hot coco at Tahoe Meadows, and his year we had a chilly morning in the woods at Galena Creek Park! So much fun!

Mr. E is quite the character! His thing these days is putting snacks in his pocket. Typical guy - always needs to have some food on the go! We had fruit snacks at the session, and he of course made sure he put one in his pocket for later! I cannot wait to see him grow through the years!

How cute are Alex and Haley?! They’re always picture perfect and the way they look at each other - so much freaking love!

Haley is owns Lux.Studios in Fernley, NV. Anyone who knows me, knows I have trust issues when it comes to who does my hair. For two years, I would drive back to Redding to see my hair gal. She ended up moving to Eureka and told me I needed to find someone in Reno. So now Haley gets to pamper my locks - and she does a FANTASTIC job! So if you’re looking for someone - give her a try!

Thank you Alex and Haley for trusting me through the years with your family moments. I am so happy to still be capturing you and your little family, and I cannot wait to for the years to come!

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Tahoe Fall Family Session | Tahoe Meadows, NV | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

Fall sessions have been underway for several weeks now, and I have been having so much fun with them! I’ve met so many new families and the kids have been nothing short of amazing - they’ve kept me laughing the entire session!

The Malone family braved the cold morning with me up at the Tahoe Meadows. They just moved here 2 weeks ago from Texas - I was impressed with how well they handled the 22* temperature, and little Mr. J didn’t complain once about the cold - he was a rockstar! He also was amazing at “cheese” and helped me make sure I got everyone’s photos taken. He even helped me direct Mom and Dad’s photos together - thanks Mr. J, you’re hired!

Thank you guys for letting me capture your first family photos in Reno! I hope you guys settle in nicely and enjoy what the area has to offer! You’re going to love it!

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Snowy Mommy & Me Session | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

Why must they grow sooo fast?! I used to watch little Miss N when she about a year old. I cannot believe she's now 4 years old! Where has the time gone?! She has quite the personality and so much sass - I love it!

This shoot had to be rescheduled due to weather as we wanted a Spring-ish style shoot. Well, we got Reno Spring-ish - does that count? Doesn't matter - the snow and lighting was perfect for this little Mommy & Me shoot. Lets just also take a moment and admire this mom's choice of colors and little Miss N's furry pink vest. All the heart eyes over here!

While I curse the Reno weather - I am truly thankful for the beauty it provides me for my sessions! I am ready for some green stuff but man I am going to miss the snowy look! We of course had to make a snow angel at the end of the session!

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Indian Themed First Birthday Cake Smash | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

I love when friends have babies and I get to photograph them! Makes me heart smile so much! I've known Amelia since 2004 and seeing her as a mom now is so amazing! Mr. L is nothing but adorable with cheeks you just want to squeeze!

When Amelia asked me if I could come to come to Redding, CA to do Mr. L's cake smash photos - I couldn't say no! I was there and we rocked it! We went out to a pasture next to their house and had a blast with family photos first and then did a grand finale with the cake smash. Everything turned out amazing, and I couldn't have asked for a sweeter little man to photograph!

Thank you Amelia and Byron for trusting me with your family moments! I had a blast and I cannot wait to photograph your family in the future!

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Snowy Winter Family Session | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

They're back for their 3rd year in a row! Alex and Haley were my very first Reno clients in 2014. Haley found me on one of the Facebook sale sites, asking for recommendations on local photographers for a first wedding anniversary shoot. I was thrilled when she contacted me, and well, the rest is history. I've watched their little family of two into three, and I was super giddy about this shoot!

We weren't expecting so much snow when we decided on the location last month. Then again, we should have known anything was possible since we live in Reno, NV! It was perfect though - maybe a little cold - but it was perfect. I mean, hot chocolate to finish the session off? Yes please! Little E did amazing (even through the frozen hands). Good thing he had mom there to warm them up when he needed it!

Thank you Haley and Alex for trusting me once again to capture your family. It's always a joy working with you, and I cannot wait for the years to come!

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Wooded Family Session | Lake McCumber | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

I've known this gal since we were pre-teens! I love that we have become closer over the past two years after loosing slight touch through high school and into our 20's! She's an amazing woman, mom, and soul. Lets not mention the 3 boys thing - I feel for her and understand her life of boy chaos! It's lovely chaotic life though!

I wanted a forest backdrop for this year's family session, so we decided to take a little drive to my old stomping ground when I was kid/teenager, gorgeous Lake McCumber Lake in Shingletown, CA. It was such a beautiful day and the fresh forest air was amazing. I can definitely appreciate the beauty now that I am older - I sure didn't when I was kid (I kinda hated living in BFE).

These three boys are an amazing trio! So much love for their mama and of course, a lot of sas from the baby of the family. He never fails to make me laugh. I cannot wait to photograph this family more over the years and watch these young guys grow into amazing men!

Thank you Vanea for letting me capture your little family! Next time we need to set some time aside for wine and girl talk!

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