Summer weddings in South Lake Tahoe are what movies & songs are made of, it’s the most beautiful time of the year up there. Matt & Jessica each got ready in a family cabin, one she grew up visiting & playing it, really making that space personal. While getting ready, I watched her mom many times look around with tears in her eyes, the moment of time, not lost on her. Their first look, right off the road, over-looked beautiful South Lake Tahoe, was intimate & personal, the childhood cabin behind them, venue below.
& their venue…on the beach of Rocky Ridge in South Lake Tahoe, they said I do on this gorgeous private estate. Their event felt hugged by all the best parts of Tahoe, the lake as the view & the forest as the backdrop, it felt personal, yet grand, nature just showing off as usual.
If I think about this day though, I’d have to say my favorite part of the day was speeches. I know that is a little random to say, speeches are great, but typically not the highlight, but it was so easy to feel the love these two had for each other AND how much others loved them. If you ask me, as a photographer, that is what I really am meant to do. I am suppose to capture & pose you for your wall prints, but I think it so important to capture your day too & capture the emotions of it too. So the speeches, while they might not go on the wall, I know they are photos that will be kept & remembered while looked back on for years to come. It was a stunning day that was so classic, yet laid back in South Lake Tahoe & I loved be apart of it.