Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographers

Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographers

Our Lake Tahoe photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Truckee, Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe Basin, Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, United States Forest Service

Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

LOVE WON'T WAIT! - Couples are quickly moving forward with smaller weddings. Our Lake Tahoe photographers are ready to accommodate.

By planning a simple Lake Tahoe elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Lake Tahoe documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Lake Tahoe Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Lake Tahoe wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

California - Northern WPJA members are ready to document any fast, justice of the peace, mini, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

9 Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographers...

Adventure marriage images by Nicky Byrnes of Nemus Wedding Photography

Nicky Byrnes

Carnelian Bay in California, US *Now booking Lake Tahoe weddings.
3900 (USD)
Chris Werner creates Couple Portraits and Wedding Images

Chris Werner

Truckee in California, US *Now booking Lake Tahoe weddings.
3850 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photographer Annie Bang

Annie Bang

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Lake Tahoe weddings.
2500 (USD)
Northern California wedding photography by Drew Bird - Creative Storytelling

Drew Bird

Oakland in California, US *Now booking Lake Tahoe weddings.
3500 (USD)

Dennis Viera

in California, US *Now booking Lake Tahoe weddings.
3200 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Lake Tahoe Couples

Lake Tahoe Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Lake Tahoe wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Lake Tahoe marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Lake Tahoe engagement portrait sessions with couples.

The engaged couple experienced a breathtaking lifestyle pre-wedding portrait session in Lake Tahoe, CA, with a starburst from the sun behind them
The engaged couple donned snowshoes and enjoyed a lifestyle pre-wedding portrait session on the snowy dock in Tahoe City, CA
The bride and bridesmaids get ready in a hotel room at Palisades Lake Tahoe, CA
The couple basks in the warm glow of the setting sun as they stand on the sandy beach, their noses touching and the vast expanse of Lake Tahoe California behind them
A California couple prances through a field of wheatgrass of Kahle Park, Lake Tahoe
A Kahle Park, Lake Tahoe California couple shares a moment in the field together under trees showing their fall colors
A Lake Tahoe wedding photographer captured a joyful couple's portrait, framed by a picturesque minimalistic sky
A dance floor view from Palisades Resort of Lake Tahoe, CA of the bride and bridesmaids singing into the mic offered by the lead singer of their live band
At Edgewood Golf Resort in Stateline, NV, a bride and groom gracefully walk along the beach of Lake Tahoe at sunset, the bride delicately holding her dress
High above Stateline, NV, a small elopement is silhouetted against a great blue sky and the expanse of Lake Tahoe's mountains
On the way to their wedding reception at South of North Brewing Co in South Lake Tahoe, CA, the bride and groom ride a tandem bike and high-five their wedding party as they celebrate their love and union
At dusk with a photographer light in West Lake Tahoe, a couple is reflected in a pond during their engagement shoot

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Lake Tahoe photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Lake Tahoe wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
Q: Who are the best Lake Tahoe wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Lake Tahoe documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Lake Tahoe wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Lake Tahoe wedding photographers for their own wedding.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much...Read more
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you...Read more
While some of us were fortunate enough to be born as extroverts, not everyone feels the same way. For a good chunk of the population, any number of the typical wedding day traditions can inspire anxiety and existential dread. This day is all about you, yes, but does that...Read more


Whitney & Terry

Photo by Dennis Viera

Using you guys was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. From our first conversation, we could tell you were friendly, easygoing people who just like to take great pictures and make your clients happy. You took the time getting to know us and our relationship so you could give us exactly what we wanted. On our wedding day you were flexible, fun, and extremely easy to work with; not that we ever had any doubts, but the pictures came out ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. We were thrilled with all the pictures...and happy to have two new friends. We love you and recommend you wholeheartedly!!!

Sarah + Stephen

Photo by Drew Bird

Hey Drew - We went through all the pics last night and I just wanted to tell you again how awesome they are! You really captured some amazing moments and we're forever grateful! I was 3/4 through them and crying lol. It's as if we were replaying a story of the day. SO AMAZING! THANK YOU!!! We've shared the link with some of our guests and they are all raving about them as well! A thousand thanks, Sarah and Stephen

Tyler + Karim

Photo by Drew Bird

Hi Drew, These photos are AMAZING! We haven't been able to stop looking through them since Thursday night. All work productivity has been shot! We love reliving every moment of the day through the beautiful storybook you've created for us. There are so many moments that we weren't even aware of-- and we're so thankful that you were able to show those to us. It's absolutely beautiful. We especially appreciative of the creative shots you were able to capture within live shots-- the lines, colors and images from the churches and venues are incredible. We are so happy and thankful for your attention to detail. We had a lot of family and friends also comment on how professional you were and inquire about your website. Let us know where we can leave our public reviews to help let other folks know about your amazing work. Best, Tyler & Karim