lake tahoe wedding photography

Our favorite this week from Tahoe Unveiled

This week on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, we highlighted a photography contest sponsored by Tahoe Unveiled in collaboration with Theilen Photography - and we are participating as one of the judges! See below for all of the details.  


Wedding photography takes enormous amounts of dedication. It’s not about the type of camera you have or what lenses you use; it’s about YOU, the photographer! It’s about the time it takes to get to know a couple and capture some of their most intimate moments. We want to celebrate our love for wedding photographers. We will be compiling a collection of the most stunning 20 images and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Submit your best Lake Tahoe wedding photographs to our very first Best of the Lake contest.

With industry judges: Stephanie Anderson of One Fine Day Events, Matt Theilen  of Theilen Photography.

Submissions | Please email your most creative and gorgeous wedding photos to with the subject “Lake Tahoe Wedding Photos”. Please label your photos with a keyword and a number so your photos are kept anonymous from the judges.

Image Sizes | Please send up to 5 .jpg images that are 600 pixels on their longest side, without watermarks. Images can be placed in a .zip file that is no larger than 10MB.

Processing | 5 photos per photographer may be submitted for free, or a processing fee of $5 per photograph will be charged for submissions of 6 – 15 images. Please let us know if you would like to submit more than 5 images and we will send you a Google checkout.

Eligibility | Open to everyone, 18 years of age or older at date of entry. Photographs should be from a real wedding that took place in Lake Tahoe who are your clients. (No engagement photos, photos of models, or images from styled shoots, workshops or commercial shoots, please. If you have questions about eligibility, please read our Official Rules or write to for more clarification).

Deadline | Photos will be accepted from 12:01 am Pacific Time, Monday, May 20th, 2013, until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Monday, June 17th, 2013.

Prize / Exposure | If your photo/s are chosen you will receive a winner’s badge to display on your website or blog, your copyright—including your name and business name—will be prominently displayed as part of our Best of Lake Tahoe Photo Collection on Tahoe Unveiled’s website and blog, with a link to the photographers website or blog. Your photos will be part of our marketing campaign to promote Lake Tahoe as a world class wedding destination.

Notification | Winners will be determined by Friday, June 21st and notified by Monday, June 24th. Winners will be notified through the email address provided in their submission form and will be asked to approve the caption to be shown in our Best of Lake Tahoe Weddings Photo Collection.

Disclaimer | By submitting any photographs to Tahoe Unveiled and entering the contest, you agree that Tahoe Unveiled has the perpetual right to publish the Photographs on its websites and its affiliated web-based social media outlets. Tahoe Unveiled will credit you by name and/or company if it publishes your Photographs.

Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Fave!

This week on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, we had the privilege of viewing  super special moments right before a couple walks down the aisle. This has come to be known as "the first look." This ultra-special moment is so beautiful for a number of reasons - it's the first time the soon to be newlyweds see each other before they stroll down the aisle to become husband and wife, it's super private and usually only includes the two of them (and of course your wedding photographer to capture the moment!) and it's a great way to get all of the nervousness out of the way so that you can really concentrate on your vows! Take a peek below for some beautiful "first look" moments!

To view this post in full please visit Tahoe Unveiled.

One Fine Date Events is a wedding planning company specializing in beautiful Lake Tahoe Weddings!

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Farm Tables

Whether you're looking for a down-home rustic vibe or a slightly more elegant look, farm tables are the way to go! It's all a matter of either a chandelier here or a polished vase there and you can achieve the perfect look. Here are a few examples of a dressed up farm table with touches of rustic of my personal faves!

Press & Events | Lake Tahoe Photography Workshop with Bret Cole & One Fine Day Events

I am just tickled pink with excitement and so honored to be a guest speaker for Bret Cole's Photography Workshop this fall!!!

The workshop is taking place all over our beautiful  Lake Tahoe! Bret will be teaching photographers the art of her fantastic eye and skills, while the guest speakers will be lending a hand on the many other aspects involved with wedding photography. We have some fantastic venues picked out for the photo shoots AND a few more locations for the speaker sessions - and of course wining and dining!! I will be talking about what wedding planners are looking for in their photographers, how to continue to receive referrals from wedding planners, and a few other topics!!

For more information and to sign up, go to 

Fred & Betty's Engagement Shoot

This week we are going to be busy little bees buttoning up all the final details for our charming and cozy winter wonderland wedding in Truckee on Saturday! Our lovely soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Snow (how cute is that?!) had a engagement shoot with the super talented We heart Photography and we wanted to share their adorable engagement photos - Click the photo below to watch the slideshow!

All images courtesy of We Heart Photography

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Wedded Bliss

Photographs are one of those unbelievable things that can transport you back in time to a special memory or occasion and it's almost like you're re-living that day all over again. I really love wedding ring photography, with both rings intermingled amongst one another. There's something so special and sweet about it- it's pure wedded bliss, just like the bride and groom!

First Row: David Abel Photography | Jenny DeMarco Photography Second Row: Luna Dulce | Harwell Photography Third  Row: Pinterest | Studio Ainsley | Ruffled Blog