Engagement

Winter Engagement Session | Donner Lake | Reno - Lake Tahoe Engagement Photographer

Ahhhh! Winter shoots are awesome - even when it becomes white-out conditions and we have maybe a 15 minute break in the storm. We will rock it! Donner Lake is one of my favorite spots to shoot - it’s incredible through all the seasons - which makes it even more awesome. Donner Summit is breathtaking, but in the winter, it’s impossible to shoot out on. So we are left with the piers down at the lake. No complaints here though!

I’ve known Wil and Ashley for several years. In fact, Wil is my husband’s best friend! They met in Forest Service back in 2008 and worked on same crews/engines as each other for quite a few years. They are both giant boys and when you get them together, the goofiness is strong. So incredibly thankful to have him as a friend and even consider him family.

I am so excited about this wedding and so honored to be capturing (most) of their day! I have been told I have to put my camera away after the first dance. Think I can sneak in a couple shots after that? Challenge accepted guys. Haha.

Roughly 6 weeks and counting for wedding day for these two!! Lookout for that blog.

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Same Sex Fall Engagement Session | Rancho San Rafael Park | Reno - Lake Tahoe Photographer

Fall means it’s engagement session time for my 2019 couples!!

When I met with Roza and Jessica in April, they knew they wanted fall colors for their engagement session. We don’t get much of that around here in the desert, but there is one park that is always on fire with fall colors this time of year. I hadn’t shot there in the fall as I try to avoid it due to it being a hot spot for fall sessions with photographers. I think I am going to have to break my rule on that though. The fall colors are to die for!

How stinkin’ adorable are they?! There is so much love between these two and they are such gentle souls. I cannot wait for their May wedding at the Buddhist temple! It’s going to be amazing!

Thank you Roza and Jessica for trusting me in capturing your adventure! I am so excited for you two and I cannot wait for your special day!

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End of Summer Engagement Session | Donner Lake | Reno - Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

It’s engagement session season! I am starting my engagement sessions for my 2019 couples and I am soooo freaking excited for them! They’re all so amazing!

Heidiee and Emmil were an amazing couple to shoot and to kick off my fall season! They sure set the bar high. All we did was laugh and giggle - it was so much fun. We decided on the Donner Lake area for their setting because…well…why the heck not?! It’s a stunning view and there are so many gorgeous areas to shoot. They did an amazing job on their outfits! I loved the colors and coordination with each other and the backdrop. Great job guys!

Thanks guys for choosing me to capture your moments. I am so excited and cannot wait for your gorgeous June wedding!

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Lakeside Proposal & Engagement Session | Donner Lake | Reno - Lake Tahoe Wedding Photograper

I looooove proposals!

Rob contacted me end of July about capturing his proposal to his girlfriend, Jhana. I of course was super stoked about it and agreed to capturing it. Rob was working with Lisa from L Squared Affairs to plan the perfect moment. Perfect it was!

Lisa snagged a dock on Donner Lake and decorated the end with flowers and wrote "One Day". Rob and Jhana started at the Little Truckee Creamery and made their way down the shore of Donner Lake. When they crossed paths with us, Rob asked if they could look at what we had been doing (we acted like we had just finished up a shoot). The moment Jhana saw what it said at the end of the dock, she knew something was up. She turned around to Rob down on one knee. We couldn't hear what he was saying, but I knew it was something perfect by the smile on Jhana's face.

She of course said YES!

The ring? Holy moly! Rob did so good on the ring! It's perfection and goes perfect with Jhana's outgoing bubbly personality.

We of course had to do a quick little engagement session - the light at Donner Lake with the smoke settling on the horizon was perfect. I had so much fun capturing Rob and Jhana's first special moments as an engaged couple.

Thank you Rob for trusting me to capture your special moment. It truly was perfect! I am so happy for you two and wish you many many years of laughter, love and happiness!

Happy wedding planning!

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Classic Engagement Session | Donner Lake & Summit | Reno - Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

I realized I never blogged these engagement photos that I did at Donner Summit in January, and it's wedding month for them - so it seems appropriate to share them now!

I met Kim when she interviewed me for the office manager position she was leaving for the company I now work for. We of course got along right away, and so when she broke the news that Joey popped the question, I of course had to lay claim to shooting her wedding. ;)

When Kim and I started planning her engagement session, we wanted to snow, but we all know how the weather is around here - want something and it doesn't happen. It's okay though, the chilly January evening was totally worth it and gorgeous! Kim nailed the colors of her dress and Joey's outfit, too! It was all so perfect!

We ended up getting up to the summit a bit early - so the sun was still a little high so we went below to a pull off area and snagged some shots. It was glorious. We headed back up to Donner Summit, and of course rocked those shots. Next was stopping by one of the Donner Lake piers - e arrived at the perfect time for the best sun just as it dipped behind the mountains.

Everything was perfect for their shoot and I cannot wait to capture their special day in a couple weeks! Thank you Kim and Joey for trusting me with your day! I cannot be more excited to celebrate it with you!

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