Family photo sessions in the fall are the dreamiest am I right? This is the 6th year in a row that I have had the privilege to photograph this cute family. They will always have a soft spot in my heart as they have stuck with me from the very beginning. I can't thank them enough for all their support over the years. THANK YOU GUYS!!! They trusted me to pick the location, and this spot in Reno has been a favorite of mine for years. It's a goody all year round with gorgeous tree blossoms in the spring, wild flowers in the summer, and these colorful willow trees in the fall.
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
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
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