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Lake Tahoe Wedding | Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Wedding | Yeti Themed Wedding

Here’s a fun wedding I did a few months back. What makes it really fun is that it was my sweet-sweet cousins wedding. This year has been a year of blessings when it comes to traveling for weddings. For this wedding we got to travel to Lake Tahoe and see the beautiful snowy mountains over the lake on a bright sunny wedding weekend (the weather couldn’t have been better). My cousin Kate and her husband, Alexei chose this place because they love snow boarding and visit the ski mountains often. Actually, they both went snow boarding the day after the wedding in their wedding outfits (you know – the dress and the tux). I wish I could have attended that excursion as well, those would have made some great pictures.

This wedding was a dream. The bride and groom were surrounded by people that loved them dearly. They glowed with love for one another and their personalities really shined as the day progressed (which was calm, cool and collected.) Their theme was straight out of a story book and couldn’t have been cuter, a yeti themed wedding. The venue, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort was a picture perfect view of the lake and sunset. I’m telling you people it was a dream. The night was one to be remembered!

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Spokane Senior Portrait Session | Riverfont Park Senior Photography

Senior portraits play a very important role in recording a special time in a persons life. I adore the fact that my parents invested in portraits for me while I was a senior (thanks Mom and Dad). I understand that the cost of doing senior portraits may seem a bit overwhelming but is well worth it. Being able to look back at a time when a child is moving from adolescences to being an adult is a fun time to record. I cherish looking back on my senior photos and seeing what I wore, how I posed and where we went to capture the day. These photos are not only important to the senior but will be (someday) important to their children. I recall looking over my mother’s senior photos over and over when I was younger, imagining what kind of person she was, getting to see how beautiful she was as a younger person and how different the photography was back then. I love the nostalgic feelings I get when seeing old photographs. So don’t miss the opportunity to record some of your own throughout the years of life and (at least) every once in a while, pay a professional to do it – they will be cherished for a lifetime.

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Kennewick Family Photo Session | Tri Cities Family Portraits | Howard Amon Park Photography

As the weather begins to turn, families are starting to think about being outside and (hopefully) capturing their wonderful family on film. Family portraits are such an important role in a families history. Personally, I think it best if a family considers doing a new family portrait every 2-3 years. By doing this you can record the differences that take place in the years past and have a fun opportunity to remember how each person looked. Photos are some of life’s greatest memories (psss… that’s why I got into this business). I love being able to make a record of the people on this earth and for that reason, you should book a family portrait session (stat!). I currently reside in Kennewick, WA but am serving clients on both the west and east side of the state. So get on board and book a session!!!

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3 reasons you should have a Photo Booth at your wedding.

We had another wonderful wedding weekend in Lake Tahoe at one of my sweet-sweet cousins wedding. It was such a blast as you can tell by the photo booth. I was happy to provide a photo booth for her wedding because I knew that they would embrace the fun that comes with Photo Booths. There are several reason you should consider a photo booth for your wedding and here are just a few of my reasons:

1. Photo Booths are a fun place for your guests to get with their friends and take some silly pics together.
2. Photo Booths record guest photos who otherwise might not have gotten their picture taken by the photographer. Although I will try very hard to grab candid and group shots of people at your receptions, sometimes people get missed and the likely hood of everybody getting captured by your photographer is slim.
3. Photo Booths are a great excuse to put together a fun stop motion video of your guests.

Download your PHOTOS HERE for Alexei & Kate wedding.