south lake tahoe winter photography

Winter Lake Tahoe Engagement Session; Jordan + Devon

Winter Lake Tahoe Engagement Session; Jordan + Devon

The snow didn't stop her from wearing a dress and heels. And she rocked it! One of the spots for photos was off the path, Jordan was going to wear her heels trudging right through that snow. But like a gentleman, Devon swooped up his girl and carried her. He didn't have shoes appropriate for snow either which meant getting the snow in his shoes, but it's better to have cold feet now than at the wedding. ;) 

Lake Tahoe, Winter Wedding: Ridge Resort

Lake Tahoe, Winter Wedding: Ridge Resort

Winter is not my favorite season but any place looks extremely dreamy with the snow covering everywhere. Lake Tahoe is already such a beautiful location for a wedding but with the pine trees and mountains dusted with snow, is an entirely new level of beautiful.

Winter Bridal Styled Shoot - Sand Harbor, South Lake Tahoe

Winter Bridal Styled Shoot - Sand Harbor, South Lake Tahoe

Something that happens in Sand Harbor over winter is a horse carriage ride. Towards the end of the shoot I noticed that the horses were being loaded up to go home. So I walked over and asked if I could borrow a horse for a few shots. They were hesitant, but agreed  (people are a lot nicer when they think you are getting married)! We only had a few minutes with the horse and he did not want to cooperate. But of course I managed to get at least one image with him.

Winter Family Photos: South Lake Tahoe

Pevenage Family Photos in South Lake Tahoe

Winters are a beautiful time of the year for photography. Winter photography can be magical as snow and ice can add a new dimension to photos. When the ground is covered in a white blanket, familiar places take an entirely different perspective. Capturing a moment with feeling is a job of a true artist.

I had a great opportunity of photographing the Pevenage family in South Lake Tahoe. They thought this winter they could capture some special family pictures to celebrate a new year. To overcome the coldness we wore warm and comfortable clothes, gloves, snow boots and hat. Though the excitement of photographing the Pevenage family was enough for me to stay warm.

To start their family session, I thought it was best to start in their backyard in South Lake Tahoe. So we started out in their backyard, which happens to be a lake. During winters, the water freezes in the canals allowing people to ice skating and play ice hockey. I thought ice would make a unique background for their pictures. So we carefully walked out on the ice and got a few pictures without falling!

After that, we headed out to the meadow by the marina in the Tahoe Keys. Fresh snow was everywhere, it was very beautiful. While walking by the river, we found a perfect place for taking photographs. The backdrop of green and orange trees added color to the photos. They seemed to enjoy the photo shoot which helped me capture the perfect moments for their family.

There was a log that was great for them to sit on. The river, colorful trees, and snow were breath-taking. What made the pictures more attractive was the lighting. With the help of the compression from my 70-200 lens, I was able to make the colors of the bushes and trees add an extra pop. This matched the girls maroon shirt that looked good for their photos. 

Therefore, to end the session I had them all do funny faces to capture their fun personalities.

Take a look at this amazing and beautiful family!