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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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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North Lake Tahoe - Incline Village, NV Elopement Photo Story Award

Wedding Photo from an Incline Village, NV elopement ceremony of The bride and groom sharing a first kiss

Wedding Photographers - Incline Village, Nevada | The bride and groom share a first kiss at the end of their ceremony

The bride and groom share a first kiss at the end of their ceremony.

Jina, Lucas, and I originally bonded over bikes: a love of them, the desire to ride them as much as possible, and the idea that bikes belong in every part of your life. This includes your wedding! Their original plan was to get married at Roundhill Pines, have everyone bike down the bike path to a cocktail hour at the Nevada beach pavilion, and ultimately, end up in the backyard of the Basecamp Hotel, which is one of my most favorite wedding venues in South Lake Tahoe. I think they were sold on me when they asked me how I would plan on getting from one venue to the other and I responded with enthusiasm, “ON A BIKE OF COURSE!”

COVID, of course, has different plans for all of us though.  Over the summer, their wedding went through multiple iterations of new ideas: a beach BBQ, a smaller backyard party, a dinner at a restaurant, among others.  Eventually, Jina and Lucas decided, much like my other COVID couples, that they just wanted to get married.

The day that they slated for their intimate Stateline Lookout elopement, near their family cabin in North Lake Tahoe, also had other plans for them: the entire basin was socked in with smoke from aggressive and widespread wildfires across the state.  Their spirits were hardly dampened though and I was so impressed with their positivity, infectious energy, and happiness.

Elopement Image from Incline Village, NV of The groom and his immediate family members hiking up to the Stateline Lookout

Wedding Photography at Incline Village, NV | The groom and his immediate family members hike up to the Stateline Lookout

The groom and his immediate family members hike up to the Stateline Lookout outside of Incline Village, NV with a wagon full of details, champagne, and flowers for his elopement ceremony.

Stateline Lookout Incline Village, NV Wedding photo of The groom speaking to his grandparents via zoom video call

Stateline Lookout - Incline Village, NV Wedding Pics | The groom, surrounded by his and his fiance's immediate family, speaks to his grandparents

The groom, surrounded by his and his fiance's immediate family, speaks to his grandparents in the video recording he is making to send to them since they couldn't fly due to COVID restrictions.

North Shore Stateline Lookout Crystal Bay Wedding photo of The groom in an emotional moment as his bride proceeds down the aisle

North Shore Stateline Lookout - Crystal Bay, NV Wedding Image | The groom has an emotional moment as his bride proceeds down the "aisle"

The groom has an emotional moment as his bride proceeds down the "aisle" at their informal elopement at the top of a lookout over Lake Tahoe, NV.

Nevada - Lake Tahoe Wedding Photo of A family member playing the violin during the ceremony

Incline Village, Nevada - Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer | A family member plays the violin

A family member plays the violin for the elopement while the overlook behind her is shrouded in wildfire smoke.

Lake Tahoe Wedding picture from an Incline Village NV ceremony of The bride and groom laughing

Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography for Incline Village NV | The bride and groom laugh during the ceremony

The bride and groom laugh at a shared moment during their vows.

Nevada Elopement image showing The rings are exchanged during their private wedding at the top of an overlook at Lake Tahoe, NV

Incline Village Wedding Photographer | The bride and groom exchange rings

The bride and groom exchange rings during their private elopement at the top of an overlook at Lake Tahoe, NV.

Lake Tahoe Beach Wedding photo from Incline Village of The couple hiking back down the mountainside

Lake Tahoe Beach Wedding at Incline Village | The couple hikes back down the mountainside

The couple hikes back down the mountainside after they are wed.