Lake Tahoe is a perfect location for so many occasions. From a weekend getaway, a place to propose at, a wedding and even a place for a honeymoon. Lauren and Cody came to Tahoe for their honeymoon!
One of the prettiest things that Tahoe has is when the lupine flowers are in bloom. They don't last very long, but we were able to find a little patch of those pretty purple flowers that were still alive! When I had Lynn and Garrett sit in the middle of the patch, it looked like that beautiful cheesy scene from the movie Twilight. Now that I've said that, you'll totally see it!
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. ;)
If you come to Lake Tahoe during the fall, Hope Valley is a must do. It is so peaceful out there, it makes you feel like you are in your won world. Unlike the red and orange leaves in the East coast, there is tons of aspens full of yellow and some orange leaves. There is also this small place called Sorensons Resort, if you can go and get yourself some cobbler. IT IS AMAZING. They do have some strange hours, and there can be a wait because this place is a hidden gem (that all the locals know about).
We started their session downtown San Luis Obispo. We walked around the creek, crossing rivers and streets and also climbing on top of the parking walls. I’m sure people were thinking why are there people kissing in the middle of the street? I had such a great time photographing them and seeing the love that they have for each other. I am sure they didn’t know that their engagement session would be such an adventure but it was perfect!
Lisa Quick & Trey Stone, photos in our hometown South Lake Tahoe
Having the opportunity to take pictures of Lisa and Trey was not something I could pass up. Lisa is the sweetest and her boyfriend Trey is a rock-star! They have been together for nine years and I had the best time photographing the love they have for each other!
I have known Lisa since I was around five years old! Growing up in Tahoe, Lisa was my neighbor. She has a son who is the same age as me so we grew up going to school and walking our dogs together. Lisa was also my manicurist when I still lived in Tahoe. She is THE BEST! She would add and mix any color glitter to make my heart happy and add rhinestones to make my nails extra sparkly.
Trey Stone is an inductee in the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame. In Tahoe, he is the locals’ favorite. Along with all the other locals, during the summer I always make sure to go to Music on the Beach at Lakeshore Lodge to hear him play. Another spot to hear him play is the Beacon at Camp Rich where you can drink the famous Rum Runners served there. You can read all about how awesome he is on the Tahoe Tribune's article.
For Lisa and Trey's portrait session I photographed somewhere new, the Logan Shoals Vista Point. This is a hidden little gem off of Highway 50 heading out to Carson City. This location provided great scenery of our Tahoe pine trees and a gorgeous lookout of the lake. Trey plays guitar so much that Lisa jokes it is her “sister-wife”, so of course we had to include it in some of their pictures. While we were taking pictures I didn’t even notice the heart on the tree behind Trey. It adds a little something special to their pictures! As the sun set behind the mountains and it got a little bit cold, Lisa and Trey put on their adorable matching cozy sweaters for a few more pictures. It was a perfect way to end the day and portrait session.
Take a look at these two :)
South Lake Tahoe Photographer