Welcome Back!

We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Lake Tahoe after the recent Caldor Fire. Thanks to the tireless work of all the front-line heroes and agencies who worked to protect our town and forests, Tahoe South is open and thriving. It’s the perfect time to secure your wedding date!

Your wedding will be one of the most incredible days of your life, and you will treasure the photographs for many years to come. You’ve selected every detail from the menu to the flowers in order to make your wedding unique and meaningful. What about your photographs? While all wedding photographers have their own special poses and favorite shots, there are a few must-have shots we think every bride will cherish for a lifetime.

mom sees bride for first time

photo credit: Vic Pellicier

Mother of the Bride

You know your mom has seen your dress a dozen times already, but that first moment when she really sees you as a bride? Priceless. The mother in this photograph says more with her eyes than she could ever say in a toast.

quiet moment bride in veil

photo credit: Kevin Paul

Lost in thought

So many of the photos in your wedding album focus on the bride or the entire wedding party, but what about a few more intimate shots? Quiet moments before the wedding — when the guests are starting to arrive but it’s not go-time quite yet — are some of the most endearing wedding photographs.

grooms first look at bride

photo credit: Katie Vowels for Annie Mcelwain Photography

Groom’s first look

While many brides and grooms prefer to do photographs before the wedding now, there is still nothing like that first time the groom sees his bride. Whether it’s at the end of the aisle during the ceremony or during a quiet moment before the festivities begin, the first look is always a keeper.

dad and bride walk down aisle

photo credit: Kristin Vining

Father of the Bride

There isn’t a more tender moment at a wedding than when the father of the bride looks her in the eye, gives a hug or a kiss and walks away. Such a sweet moment, you will want it captured in a special way. In this photograph, the angle is perfect because we can see the look in Dad’s eyes.

bride and groom first kiss

photo credit: Daniele Del Castillo

First kiss

Who doesn’t love that first kiss as man and wife? Make sure your photographer captures this moment in a special way. We love the angle of this first kiss photo, showing not only the beautiful couple, but the happy crowd as well.

bride and groom quiet moment

photo credit: Solar Photographers

We did it!

After the vows have been read and you’ve been declared husband and wife, there is a moment of pure joy that you can’t describe to anyone else. Capture it in a stunning photo that will always bring back those memories.

bride and groom under veil photograph

photo credit: Kathy Thomas Photography

Under the veil

A veil is somewhat traditional, although many brides-to-be choose to wear flowers in their hair or maybe a tiara. If you do choose a veil, it’s a gorgeous prop for some sweet pictures with your new husband. We love this stunning shot of a quiet moment under the veil.

bride and groom first dance

photo credit: Theilen Photography

First dance

Yes, this is an obvious must-have photograph. But why not go for an unusual angle to capture this moment? This photo takes a look up at the happy couple, who pretty much only have eyes for each other.

groom carries bride away

photo credit: Sarah Kate Photographer

Carry me away

Yes, it’s a little old-fashioned — but we love the image. What bride wouldn’t want to be carried off into the sunset by her groom? These shots are a great way to showcase your dress, especially if it has a long train. Have a little fun with this one.

With a bit of planning and discussion with your photographer, you’ll be sure to have the photographs to cherish for a lifetime.