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now booking 2016 Weddings!!! 12.30.15  
newly engaged ?
I am now booking weddings for 2016 and 2017 dates. I want to hear what you are planning near and far and would love to help even more by capturing your beautiful day and family! Lake Tahoe wedding, Bay area wedding or Napa valley wedding, Reno wedding? Mexico wedding, I will travel to wherever you wish to celebrate LOVE:)

Some saturdays available! give me a call to get more info:
530.412.0927
I would love to hear from you xo


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Bonne fete Luca! 12.26.15  
Bonne fete mon grand garçon!!! My boy's birthday is so close to christmas, kind of a bummer but also cool because he can have a ski birthday! his favorite thing to do! or go karting!!! now that he turned 13 he can use the bigger ones, he was SOOOOO fired up.
Full birthday day!!! loving all the new snow we are getting up in Tahoe.




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Why is CUSTOM photography so expensive? 12.25.15  
I have been seeing some blurbs kind of like this one for awhile on professional photographer's sites. With more people having access to better cameras yes they can get a good one here and there but being consistent day in day out, different conditions and subjects makes a huge difference in the experience. I have been in business for 11 years now and just LOVE what I do, yes I use different mediums, shoot film and digital. Film for me is still some of my preferences once I get my images back from the lab:)
You should not compromise when looking for a professional, specially when covering a wedding! It happens once!

". you are not just paying your photographer for one hour shoot time. I put in many hours on every session. This includes preparation, drive time, shooting time, file handling, sorting images, custom editing and post processing of images, uploading , burning cd’s, packaging etc....

.professional equipment is expensive. You have to upgrade more then film based gear. Cameras, lenses, computers, software, hardware, props etc...
These are not one time purchases and have to be replaced, upgraded often...

.Running a legitimate business is costly. There are taxes, accountant fees, bookkeeper fees, assistant fees, office fees, studio fees, permits, internet fees, blog and website fees etc...

.Not all photographer are the same. Many have fancy cameras but not really understand photography or know how to custom edit. Not every photographer is an artist, we are different people, different aesthetics, understanding of light, backgrounds, eye for art, eye for flattering images, experience etc... let’s just say you get what you pay for!"

Every posts is best with photos in it! so here's Donner Lake just last month! huge winter out here, maybe more snow today. Pretty please we need the sun!


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my images on Gay Weddings & Marriage 12.13.15  
Yes I woke up this morning to find my images featured on Gay Weddings & Marriage blog. Interesting timing as I posted this wedding at Thunderbird lodge last night:)
Always nice to see someone else likes your images!! It was fun to capture.

Gay Wedding & Marriage blog

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Courtney + Kim | Thunderbird Lodge intimate wedding 12.10.15  
I loved capturing this intimate Thunderbird Lodge wedding. These ladies were not only surrounded by the beauty of Lake Tahoe and all the history this site has. In my 15 years capturing weddings at the Thunderbird Lodge it was the first time I actually got to go on a tour and get all the "dirt" on George Whittel and how this property came about. Don't get me wrong I have had the pleasure to ride on the Thunderbird woody speed boat! Wishing the best to these two ladies who have been together for a long time and now finally gets to tie the knot "officially".

location:: Thunderbird Lodge




the ladies walking down the aisle




just married



some film images









Whittles game room where he entertained the likes of Frank Sinatra, political figures and more.... His pet was a lion and he would take him in the convertible around town!








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Snowy Thanksgiving and Snow Surfing 12.1.15  
A little visit at the Jones! Loving a snowy Thanksgiving day! Kids enjoying chess and football in this double header! We then take it outside for a little snow surf session! Luca by no means has ever snowboarded but loves to skate and surf when he can. It was so fun to get on snow and play! No bindings on the snowboard, more like surfing. The is how us mountain people do it I guess.
Jeremy am sure would take surfing in the ocean any day.


loving those trees and the man in his backyard


1st time on a "snowboard" for my boy! always funny when him and Jeremy "argue" about what is best or more fun! Skiing or Snowboarding! passion for the mountains, we all have it here!


safe to say he loves it


this man can do it all! He has countless snowboard movies under his belt but he can have fun doing anything.


Cass, taking a plunge. he was flying on his board.




cutie


Jeremy has fun doing anything. same stance he has surfing, bindingless!


this makes me laugh! I did get a board on my shin. I have a black and blue the size of my hand and bleeding! My kid felt bad as the board flew but no harm done. let the fun continue!


then my turn to try! I have yet to snow board this year, without binding makes it a little, a lot less stable:) FUN!!!


and then I fell! tumbled!!!! this made me laugh even more.


thanks Jer, love this one of us.


the boys!


free no bindings!!!!


he has gone down a few steeps in his lifetime:) ha! making a living of your passion is what anyone strives for. Safe to say he has accomplished it.


Luca really loves the snow. he could not stop saying how much fun snow surf was


so cute!


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