This is my second year working with this family. Let me just say that every single one of these kids (ALL 7 of them) belong in a Gap catalog. Give me all the heart eye emojis right now. I know it's not easy finding outfits with colors and patterns that compliment each other as well as the backdrop so major kudos to the mom!!! This is the same spot I had my family photos shot at last year, it's really a beauty isn't it? You can't go wrong with aspens in the fall surrounded by tall dead grass and changing leaves.
Can you say picture perfect catalog family?? This lovely family moved here recently from Utah and I am SO happy they asked me to photograph their family! The mom is a really talented photographer herself, so I was a little nervous starting out but they could not have been sweeter. These creamy neutrals with a pop of blue are some of my favorite color combinations and always flattering to the eye. This session was shot at Spooner Lake in Glenbrook Nevada, just minuets outside of Lake Tahoe in mid August.
This extended family photo session took place in Lake Tahoe, on the Nevada side near Secret Beach. Each summer I get to meet such fun and fabulous families that come in to town to visit the sparkling clear waters of Lake Tahoe. This darling family was visiting from Utah with their four sons and grandchildren. I am always so grateful when complete strangers reach out to me because they admire my work. Thank you Haslam family for your kindness and generosity. I hope you enjoyed your stay and will visit Tahoe often! My extended family sessions consist of large group photos, individual family photos, couple photos, and any other variations and candid shots we can squeeze in. These sessions tend to run just over an 1 hour. If you are interested in booking your own family session (extended or immediate) I would love to work with you!!
Sharing a few favorites from Michelle and Annie's photo session. Annie contacted me over the summer looking for updated head shots for her and her new business partner. Annie is a family physician from the Bay Area and Michelle has co-founded multiple small business start ups from Salt Lake area. Their most recent venture is Village Baby, it takes a village! Where they share information and inspiration for the journey of parenthood. With their newest blog post sharing 10 thing you don't need on a baby registry. These amazing and accomplished women are both moms of 3. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know them and all about their business. They wanted photos to show their fun but professional side, and also images highlighting their friendship. They were staying in Glenbrook (Lake Tahoe, NV) so we just walked out their front door and found some great back drops. As always, thank you for checking out the blog and viewing my work!
Jonah and Sheli were married on August 17th, 2019 in the Reno Nevada LDS temple. They both have siblings currently serving missions for the church, and therefore weren't able to attend the wedding. So they had life size poster cut outs of each sibling that we included in the photos! Sheli's sister was given special permission to face time the couple once they exited the temple. You'll see the couple holding a phone in one of the images below! Technology is a beautiful thing. One of my favorite things from their reception was the homemade ice cream sandwich bar, which was a big hit. I love that idea! Also at the reception, instead of a standard guestbook, they had Jenga blocks out for people to leave comments, well wishes, date night suggestions, etc. This generation has gotten so creative. I also loved how the bride separated her bridal party into different colors. Her family, his family, and friends. The couple ended the night with bang as their loved
Featuring a few of my favorite highlights from Manny and Bekah's summer wedding. This wedding took place at a private estate on the charming west side of Carson City Nevada. I loved the different shades of green this couple decided on for their accent colors and the simplicity of all the floral's which included baby's breath and silver dollar eucalyptus. This was my first wedding of the 2019 summer and it couldn't have been a more beautiful day. The bride's grandfather performed the ceremony and gave some lovely advice about overcoming trials in marriage and love, acceptance, and forgiveness. The groom shared his vows in English while the bride shared her vows in Spanish. It was a very tender and heartwarming moment for both families. I want to thank this sweet couple for being so kind and creating an effortless day for everyone and a huge thanks to the Brady family! All local vendors listed below so don't forget to scroll all the way through.
Reno newborn photographer. Reno Photographer. Lake Tahoe photographer. A few months back I photographed my first ever maternity milk bath session. Well now that little guy is here safe and sound. Since I started focusing my time mostly on wedding, engagement, and family sessions, I have not photographed newborn sessions lately. Also after trying to grow our family for 5 years straight with zero success, being around these precious little newborns was a tad heart breaking for me. As they say "time heals all wounds" I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. Especially since I have a handful of newborn sessions on calendar for 2019. After some time off, I had forgotten just how tricky these newborn photo sessions can be. Therefore I thought I'd share 5 tips I've learned over the years with photographing newborns, and hope it might help any of you just starting out! Sara's tips for a successful newborn photo session. Tip#1 Timing. I try to schedule my newborn photo sessions between day
I am super excited to share images from Miles and Madison's spring wedding at Idlewild Park in downtown Reno Nevada. I haven't had the opportunity to photograph weddings for people I personally know, until now! I've known Miles (the groom) and his family for over 9 years. So when they hired me last fall to be their wedding photographer, I was both honored and slightly nervous! I was so happy when I heard that Miles had found his person in life, and once I had the opportunity to talk on the phone with Madison, I knew they were going to be such a fun couple to work with and all my nerves went away. They are absolutely darling together and so in love, as you can tell from their photos. Madison and her bridal party got ready at the Silver Legacy Hotel in downtown Reno. Her mom and sister assisted with her getting dressed. I loved the moment when Madison's sister offered to put on her shoes. You really are a
When I first got the phone call to photograph this wedding, I instantly loved that the bride and I shared the same name! (Sara without an H)! And the grooms name is so close to my last name, Brigham/Bingham, that's cool right?! I just love weddings at the Reno Temple. There's a special simplicity to it. The ceremony in the temple is not allowed to be photographed due to sacred religious reasons and their reception was held in Utah, so my job was to photograph them exiting the temple, celebrated by family and close friends, and then photograph their individual portraits. It was a perfect warm and sunny day in April here in northern Nevada. Spring and Fall weddings are secretly my favorite. It's not too hot or too cold. The weather is simply perfect. Also Reno really does have some fantastically beautiful spring blossoms around town, but unfortunately we didn't get much of that is these photos since it was still a little to early in April. Something special I
“Your wedding day should reflect the two of you.” Introducing highlights from Ernie and Abby's wedding at the Landing Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California. This spring wedding in Tahoe was equal parts; white mountain wonderland mixed with warm-cozy beach vibes. Which is very common in Tahoe this time of year! It's not unusual for us to experience all four seasons in the same week. With cooler temperatures the couple handed out personalized fleece blankets as keepsakes, they were super cute so check out the photos below. To begin the big day, the bride and her crew got ready together in the cutest moose-flannel-mountain themed onesies. Of course I secretly wish I had one for myself! When I first arrived, you could feel the love and anticipation in the room as they touched up hair, make-up, and popped champagne. The wedding took place at The Landing Resort which is a beach front hotel in Lake Tahoe. So naturally the couple chose to have their first look take place down on the