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

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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Lake Tahoe wedding and elopement photography by Kimmi Cranes of Northern California
Photo by: 
Brandi Brown
2000+ (USD)

Kimmi Cranes

Starscape Studios
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Growing up in the Pacific islands, I am passionate about living adventurously and connecting deeply with the earth. Nature was my first muse. Community, culture, and conservation are important to me - I believe that we all have a responsibility to do our part to protect nature while enjoying what it has to offer. I live in beautiful Lake Tahoe and love photographing destination weddings and elopements, as well as classic and non-traditional wedding ceremonies that celebrate the story of you.

Photography is my way of processing the world and empathizing with others. I've been taking photos professionally for a decade, starting with a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I work closely with my clients to really get to know their personalities and story. My goal is to bring my clients' wedding day memories to life through colorful imagery, visual storytelling, and authentic snapshots that illustrate the fleeting moments and full spectrum of emotions on their wedding day. I am a California-based wedding and elopement photographer who loves to travel.

5 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

12 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits

1 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists

1 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Kimmi Cranes.

Historic Dangberg Ranch, Minden, NV wedding venue image of the couple dancing outdoors

Married: 6 months ago

Lacy + Sam

Thank you for everything, they could not have turned out better. It was absolutely amazing. Your guidance was something we will cherish forever. The dancing photos are adorable!!

Wedding Elopement Multiple Picture Galleries (2)

Kimmi Cranes chronicles small weddings and elopements from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other wedding day. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, and telling the real story behind the elopement day. Below are wedding elopement story awards for Kimmi Cranes.