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
18 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits
3 Client Letters
The following letters are from the clients of Kimmi Cranes.
Married: 2 months ago
Sara and Ted
The photos are stunning! You definitely made it so much fun and found the love and joy in all of us! We all had such an amazing time. You are an incredibly special person and your light shines through you. We are lucky to have had you as our photographer.
Married: 3 months ago
Karissa + Michael
Wow! We love them so much! You captured so many memories, we will cherish forever. Thank you, thank you!
Married: 9 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.