Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Dangberg Historic Ranch Home and Park, Minden, NV Elopement Photo Story Award

Historic Park Ranch Home Wedding Venue photography of the first dance

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Wedding Venue Pics | Their first dance was a sweet event

Their first dance was a sweet event with live violin as the music.

Lacy contacted me months ago asking about an intimate, family-only elopement due to their original wedding plans being canceled by the pandemic. She researched a few places and ultimately decided on the Dangberg Historic Ranch, an old private heritage site in Minden, NV. Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains, the ranch provided a beautiful setting and backdrop for their intimate elopement ceremony surrounded by the people they love the most. 

Her family brought everything - the chairs, the music, and tables. They arrived in their trucks with the decorations and got to work extremely efficiently in setting up her ceremony chairs and the wedding aisle. It's so sweet how everyone came together to make this small wedding ceremony extremely special. You can tell how much everyone loved and supported each other: from the small moments before the ceremony as they are holding hands, to the look on Lacy's face as she is walking down the aisle with her two fathers. After the ceremony, Lacy and Sam shared an intimate first dance on the grounds where they just got married. Intimate wedding ceremonies are what you want them to be. 

Wedding Photography at Dangberg Ranch showing The flower girls and ring bearers leading the way

Wedding Photography at Dangberg Ranch | The flower girls and ring bearers lead the way

The flower girls and ring bearers lead the way as the bride walks with her father.

Romantic Ranch wedding image from NV showing The family brought this whole outdoor wedding setup together

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden, Nevada Wedding Photo | They had a live violinist

The family brought this whole setup together - including the chairs, tables, and setting everything up. They even had a live violinist!

Dangberg Home Ranch Wedding Photo showing| The brides father giving his blessing for them to be married.

Dangberg Home Ranch Wedding Photographer | The brides father gives his blessing for them to be married.

This is the moment that Lacy's father gives his blessing for them to be married.

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Wedding image showing The ceremony was intimate and outdoors

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Wedding Pictures | The ceremony was intimate

The ceremony during this intimate, family-only wedding in Minden, NV.

Dangberg Home Ranch Wedding photography of the family blowing bubbles as they walked outside

Dangberg Home Ranch Wedding Image, NV | Their family blew bubbles as they walked out

Their family blew bubbles as they walked out a newly married couple.

Dangberg Ranch Bridal Portrait with a Sierra Nevada mountain backdrop

Dangberg Ranch Bridal Portrait, NV | Mountain backdrop with a stunning view

Lacy's wedding portrait with the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the background.