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.
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.
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
I am totally obsessed with Jeff and Katie's engagement photos! Did you know I dream of winter wonderland engagement sessions all year long?! Winter here in Lake Tahoe is simply magical. When I first met with this couple last fall, they told me they wanted to have a winter engagement shoot. With the second half of their photos to be themed. The bride mentioned she was having a cloak made and that her wedding florist/ coordinator (Quality Event Design) was going to do a little something. She tossed around ideas of candles and possibly even a red rose in a glass vase, like in Beauty and the Beast. I thought "Oh how fun! It's going to be beautiful". Fast forward 4 months and I show up to photograph. We started with fun and casual engagement poses and looks. Then Chrissy (owner of QED) and her team showed up. You guys....... I cried inside! The themed photos speak for themselves, so be sure to scroll all the way down. Also, I am
Dan & Megan's wedding took place at the amazing Graeagle Corner Barn in Graeagle, California. Her bouquet was made up of white roses, sunflowers, and baby's-breath, such a stunning combination. Just before the ceremony, the bride asked her father to stop by the house. She surprised him with an intimate father daughter dance outside on the back porch. Just the two of them! Music played as tears flowed. This was my first time experiencing something like this as a photographer. It was absolutely heart warming. Their ceremony took place just behind the barn, surrounded by forest, family, and friends. Their sweet dog played the part of ring bearer. After dinner they danced the night away filled with glow sticks and heart shaped glasses. Venue: Graeagle Corner Barn, Graeagle CA Photography: Sara Bingham Photography Videography: Nina is Kreative Dress: BHLDN Weddings Menswear: Tahoe Taylord, Tahoe City CA Florals: Sparks Florist Hair & Make-up: Jennifer Ludvigson, Mauve Salon Party rentals: All Occasion Rentals, Reno NV Food: Rico Chet Cafe Lake
Alex and Jordyn's wedding took place at the Dayton Valley Golf Course in Dayton, Nevada. Dayton is located about 45 minuets outside of Reno Tahoe. One of the perks of photographing at a golf course is getting to zip around on the golf carts. It's so fun!! These two choose a beautiful fall day in early October to celebrate their love, and they perfectly paired burgundy dresses and fall colored floral to complete the look. They could not have been more considerate towards their guests, as we all know Nevada weather can change in a split second. This couple provided blankets during their outdoor ceremony wrapped with tags that said "to have and to hold". What a fabulous idea right?!? The thing I love most about weddings is all the little details that go into it. For example, the mother of the bride hand painted sun flowers on her daughter's shoes (Toms), and homemade dipped caramel apples at the dessert bar with tags that said "apple-y married". How cute is
Galena Creek Fish Hatchery Wedding in Reno Nevada Nathan and Vanessa's love story started a few years ago when they met over seas. This was my first time photographing a wedding at the fish hatchery in Galena Creek. I've hiked there many times and photographed family sessions, but getting to shoot a wedding there was a dream. The bride choose the most beautiful colors and floral arrangements. The bride and groom got ready separately and had their first look at the bridge. Photographing a first look is my absolute favorite! This is when the bride and groom get to have an intimate moment before all their guests arrive. It's here they get to see each other for the first time. It's tender and sweet. Photography: Sara Bingham Photography Venue: Galena Creek Fish Hatchery Wedding Coordinator: Megan Filbin Hair + makeup: Brandilocks Glam Co. Catering: Fuego Habaner Food Truck Florist: Moana Nursery Photography assistant: Nancy Jones Officiate: Nathan Mamo DJ: Max Lake Tahoe family photographer, Lake Tahoe Family photos,