Featured Lake Tahoe Wedding Elopement Photographers

Planning for a small marriage ceremony in Lake Tahoe? The best Lake Tahoe wedding and elopement photographers are members of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Search this site for links to award-winning, documentary-style wedding images, links to venues, and view photographers by region to find info on their rates and packages.

Page Last Updated March 14th, 2022

Bride and groom portrait session by the water at Kings Beach, North Shore, Lake Tahoe, California - Elopement Couple Photo by Nicky Byrnes
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Nicky Byrnes, Lake Tahoe, United States

Kings Beach, North Shore of Lake Tahoe, California

The bride laughs at the groom making a joke while they enjoy time on Speedboat Beach at Lake Tahoe, California after their wedding ceremony.

Chuck and Sylvia both worked together, but didn't date for a while. However, Sylvia was checking Chuck out from the beginning. She finally decided to make a move one day while leaving work. She honked at him and basically cat-called him, which just shows how playful and fun this couple is.They had a small ceremony at their mountain home in...

An outdoor wedding picture of bride and groom during ceremony at Martis Camp, Truckee, CA, Sierra Nevada - Elopement Photography by Lauren Lindley
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Lauren Lindley, Lake Tahoe, United States

Martis Camp, Truckee, CA - Sierra Nevada

On a small outdoor patio at a private estate outside of Truckee, California, an intimate elopement occurs in the woods of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

A lot of mountains had to be moved for Jenny and Tom’s Covid affected Martis Camp elopement to happen. The largest of which was that Tom’s parents live in Israel and were worried about being able to attend at all, despite the fact that they...

An outdoor adventure wedding portrait from North Lake Tahoe at Skylandia Park - Elopement Photography by Kevin Sawyer
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Kevin Sawyer, Lake Tahoe, United States

North Lake Tahoe - Skylandia Park, N. CA

A romantic portrait of the bride and groom that really showcases the bride's gorgeous white dress, the emotional and deep love that the couple share, and the glorious green and lushness of the Tahoe National Forest. The trees loom high overhead, the big leafy ground cover is lit up by a touch of sun that has made its way through the tree opening, and the sky is bright blue with the few fluffy clouds that have made their presence.

These two lovely people reached out to me wanting to...

Image from a Lakeside Beach Wedding Venue Elopement - Photo by Kimmi Cranes
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Kimmi Cranes, Lake Tahoe, United States

Lakeside Beach Wedding Venue / Basecamp Hotel - South Lake Tahoe, CA

The bride and groom share a few minutes together before the wedding ceremony.

Rachel and Tyler originally planned to have their big dream wedding - over 100 guests, a huge bridal party, assigned tables, dance floor, the whole thing. They had already booked the Lake Tahoe Golf Course in preparation for their big wedding. Alas, the Covid-19 pandemic hit earlier this year and forced them to change their plans. 

Within weeks, they had canceled all the reservations for their big...

The bride and groom on a boat during a Lake Elopement Ceremony - Photography by Lauren Lindley
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Lauren Lindley, Lake Tahoe, United States

Vikingsholm Castle, Emerald Bay / South Lake Tahoe Boat Rides, CA

Captain Steve officiates their wedding ceremony on the bow of his boat, overlooking Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay State Park. Vikingsholm Castle was constructed in 5 months in 1929 for Ms. Lora Knight and modeled after Scandinavian architecture.

For Julieanne and Mark, boats had always been central to their relationship. Mark had proposed on the Queen Mary...

LTCC Elopement Photography by Lauren Lindley of South Lake Tahoe
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Lauren Lindley, Lake Tahoe, United States

Lake Tahoe Community College Demonstration Garden, CA

The couple shares their first kiss at their intimate garden elopement as wedding guests gather around during their outdoor ceremony.

Hannah said after planning multiple weddings and having all their plans change: “Not going to lie, being a covid bride is probably number 1 on my ‘do not recommend’ list, but dear universe sometimes you have it so figured out…”

When Hannah and Max’s Washington wedding was canceled due to Covid, they...

South Lake Tahoe, CA DIY Wedding Photography by Lauren Lindley
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Lauren Lindley, Lake Tahoe, United States

County Clerk Office - South Lake Tahoe, CA

Kierney and William ride bikes to the County Clerk's Office, the ONLY acceptable form of transportation on their wedding day.

Kierney and William had a large outdoor beach wedding planned for September 2020, but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they decided a few weeks that what they really wanted was to just be married.  Kierney and William are incredibly relaxed,...

Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Chris Werner, Lake Tahoe, United States

Tahoe City, California

The bride, groom, and their friends rented a house in Tahoe City with a sweeping view of Lake Tahoe. The wedding ceremony was on the deck.

Kimberly and Mike wanted a small wedding in a beautiful location. They found a great place to spend the weekend in Tahoe City, and invited four of their closest friends. Their son Oliver came along as well, and Kimberly is pregnant with a little girl! The house where they stayed has a large deck overlooking Lake Tahoe. It was a great place for...

Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Chris Werner, Lake Tahoe, United States

Donner Summit, CA

The bride, groom, officiant (sister of the bride) and the officiant's husband perform a small elopement ceremony at sunrise on Donner Summit.

Lindy and Jon live in Boston, but they were engaged at sunrise in California. Jon dreamed of getting married near Lake Tahoe in the winter, so they put the two together and planned a sunrise winter elopement on Valentine's Day. Although it can snow several feet at a time in Lake Tahoe, February was a very dry month. So, there wasn't...