And my birthday falls on valentines day, so it’s only natural that my job is to capture the love between couples. I’m pretty witty and laidback, but you’ll occasionally see me tearing up behind the camera during the vows!
The Couple & Their Search for The Best Location for their South Lake Tahoe Elopement
Rocio & Raul first inquired with me fall of 2019 for a couples session. Like many other of my sessions, I am extremely laid back and always try my best to make my couple feel their most comfortable. I took their photos, came back home and started editing. I think it’s safe to say that all three of us were over the moon with the outcome! Little did I know; that one year later, I would be shooting their South Lake Tahoe Elopement!
Two months after our first photo session, Raul popped the question and Rocio said YES! As a result, Rocio had asked me to be their elopement photographer.
– You can bet your butt I said hell Yass!
PLANNING THIER SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ELOPEMENT
Our initial plan was to go to the Sequoias for their elopement. Rocio has such a free kindred spirit and the redwood trees were calling her name. However, a mixed cocktail of COVID X WILD FIRES. Made us revisit our plan.
Before we new it, we we were pretty much searching locations throughout California. I had suggested an Airbnb to my bride and before we knew it; her fiancé’s friend came to the rescue, and offered his family home located in South Lake Tahoe for their ceremony.
The day had arrived for Raul and Rocio’s South Lake Tahoe Elopement! As I made my way through the deep forest, upon arrival I was left in awe of the place. The tree’s were tall as ever, with its very own private lake. The day even came with overcast skies and a slight breeze. It was the perfect setting for Raul & Rocio. The owner of the home mentioned, they hosted several ceremonies at their home. For instance, they would offer outdoor activities such as kayaking for church camps.
elope /əˈlōp/ (v.):
AN INTIMATE ELOPEMENT DAY EXPERIENCE FOCUSED ON YOU, YOUR PARTNER, AND YOUR EPIC LOVE STORY
Rocio and Raul said I DO in a private-intimate ceremony. Their Lake Tahoe Elopement took place in the deep forest of Lake Tahoe on an October evening. It was such a great feeling to watch them embark on this new adventure as wife and husband.
So consequently, I have learned that a back up plan is needed when it comes to planning an elopement.
If and when things do not go as planned, Make sure to have options. For example, Airbnbs are great options to consider. Yes, Airbnb’s are highly restrictive hence “no parties” my advice is to always ASK & be HONEST. You never know what they’ll say until you ask. Most Airbnb’s are willing to work with you; all depending on the size of your party, try keeping it small as possible.
REMEMBER this is YOUR DAY, do things that matter to you as a couple!
” Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. “
– Hellen Keller
Meaningful + Fun Elopement Photography For Couples Ready To Break The Rules.
I just have to say that it was such an honor & privilege to have been chosen to capture their special day. By far one of my favorites couples of all time!
ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENTS AND WEDDINGS IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND BEYOND.
From the Photographer: I’m an adventure-loving Aquarius who brings just the right amount of sass to everything I do. In conclusion, I believe in owning your BADASS side & following your heart! Even if it seems crazy or unconventional.