Okay, so Thanksgiving was a couple weeks ago but every time I look at this wedding and think of Heather and Ryan, I am thankful – thankful to be a wedding photographer in the greatest country in the world, a country that is home to the great wedding spot that Heather and Ryan chose at beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Our friend Jeff Youngren joined me for the adventure and we had a blast. We spent the day before the wedding hanging out with Heather and Ryan’s families who I have to say were incredibly warm and welcoming. We also had a chance to go out on the lake by Waverunner which is one of the coolest things I’ve done.
Heather got ready at the house her parents rented and it lent itself to some really great photo ops as you can see! The wedding day was a blast and I don’t think the conditions could have been more perfect. The ceremony was right near the water (sand harbor) http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifand the reception was just steps away at a great log cabiny type feeling place on a huge deck that also had a great view of the lake.
Since we were running a little behind on our way to the airport, Jeff and I became the proud recipients of an award from the Nevada highway patrol – I found out that speeding tickets there are a lot more reasonable than those in good old California – another reason to love destination weddings.
These shots are from the bridal session we did the day before the wedding – such a great opportunity! We shot in the field right behind the cabin where Heather’s family was staying.