Preserve your memories with a great Lake Tahoe photographer
When you visit Lake Tahoe to celebrate your wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary, you are insuring that your special day will be even more memorable. Romantic elopement or wedding for 200 guests at a country club, Lake Tahoe is the perfect destination. Perhaps the most important oversight of many couples is preserving the moment with pictures.
Let’s face it, weddings are expensive. Photographers are not cheap. You may be thinking about asking your friends and family to pull out their smart phones and capture the day. Good idea as long as you also hire a great Lake Tahoe photographer. It is difficult to plan a wedding in a location that you only visit but do not live. I would like to give you a little local advice when it comes to finding a photographer. Hire Makena Snipes. She is talented, imaginative and reasonably priced.
My friends Liz & Zach were married here in Tahoe in March of 2010. It was beautiful ceremony. As if on cue, snow flurries floated down as they were leaving the church. Their wedding reception at Riva Grill was a huge success. Liz & Zach hired a wedding photographer and videographer from the local area to preserve the moments of their wedding. The wedding photographer disappeared between the ceremony and the reception and the videographer never showed up.
My sister eloped to Tahoe to get married many years ago. Our friends got married on a vista overlooking Emerald Bay and had their reception at the Beacon Bar & Grill in Camp Richardson. The list goes on and on. Tahoe celebrations are truly exceptional. Keep the regret from your upcoming event by finding a good photographer.
My parents came to Lake Tahoe for their honeymoon 50 years ago and then came back to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in June. Their parents (my grandparents) are no longer with us, but their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were all in attendance. When my parents left the Bay Area for their Tahoe honeymoon 50 years ago, my grandmother gave them a picnic basket filled with fried chicken, potato salad and champagne. My siblings and I attempted to recreate the meal for their 50th Wedding Anniversary luncheon at my home.
I wanted to make sure that the memories of my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary were carefully captured so I hired a young local photographer to memorialize the day. Makena Snipes is a student at Whittell High School and a very talented photographer. She has been doing outdoor photo shoots for Senior Pictures for the past couple years and has branched out into sporting and family events. Samples of her work can be found at: Makena Snipes Photography (and on this page). Have your friends and family take lots of pictures. Set up a DropBox account (it’s free) and have everyone drop their digital photos in to share. Makena will give you digital copies of all your photos. Place those in the DropBox too. You can also place videos in your DropBox account. Then everyone can relive and share in the memories.
I highly recommend you consider hiring Mackena Snipes when looking for a Lake Tahoe photographer.
Below you will find a list of venues for Lake Tahoe weddings. If you a bakery, the best bakery in Lake Tahoe is Sugar Pine Bakery in South Lake Tahoe. Please leave any questions or comments above. I will get back to you right away. Come experience the hospitality of Lake Tahoe.
Ehrmann Mansion – http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27881
Thunderbird Lodge – http://thunderbirdtahoe.org/weddings
Homewood – http://www.skihomewood.com/weddings
Tahoe Paradise Park – http://www.tahoeparadisepark.com/weddings–events.html
Cruises and Country Clubs
Wedding Cruises – http://www.tahoebleuwave.com/#!wedding-cruises/c1u4u
Edgewood Golf Course –
Lake Tahoe Golf Course – http://laketahoegc.com/events
Resorts & Lodges
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort – http://laketahoe.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/weddings.html
Granlibrakken Tahoe – http://granlibakken.com/weddings/
The Chateau at Incline Village – https://www.yourtahoeplace.com/meetings-and-weddings/venues-facilities/the-chateau-at-incline-village
Big Water Grille – http://bigwatergrille.com/weddings/
The Ridge Tahoe Resort – http://www.ridgetahoeresort.com/weddings
North Tahoe Events Center – http://northtahoeevents.com/weddings-events-parties
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel – https://www.tahoeresorthotel.com/weddings
Mont Bleu Resort Casino – https://www.montbleuresort.com/montbleu-weddings/
Beach Retreat and Lodge – http://www.tahoebeachretreat.com/weddings-en.html
The Landing Resort & Spa – http://thelandingtahoe.com/weddings/