Local Photographer in Lake Tahoe: Photographing Weddings in the Lake Tahoe Region and Northern California

 “Wow, we are absolutely blown away by your photos!!! We are so incredibly grateful – you are amazing! Thank you for going above and
beyond for us. These are a million times better than anything we could have imagined, which is a testament to your eye and talent.
You caught such special moments with my dad, which means so much to me. Mark and I are thrilled we found you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing such an outstanding job capturing our special day.”
– Julie & Mark, Lake Tahoe Wedding


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Sasha & Julian: Hyatt Lake Tahoe Wedding

Sasha and Julian exchanged vows under towering pine trees on the cottage green, with blue LakeRead entire post »

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Wendy & Peter: A North Lake Tahoe Beach Wedding

This beachfront wedding at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort brought together friends from across theRead entire post »

Lindsey & Chris: A PlumpJack Squaw Valley Wedding (+ Rad 80’s Ski Day)

As wintertime regulars in Lake Tahoe, it was only fitting that Lindsey and Chris would say theirRead entire post »

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Ashlee & Steven: A Wedding in the Sierra Nevada Foothills

This wedding at David Walley’s Resort was one of the sweetest, most heartfelt events IRead entire post »

Haley & David: Lake Tahoe West Shore Wedding

Haley and David had one of the most beautiful lakeside weddings in Tahoe I have ever had theRead entire post »

Susie & Chris: North Lake Tahoe Engagement Photos

I met Susie and Chris for a really fun afternoon engagement session in North Lake Tahoe, not farRead entire post »

Creative, Artistic, Moment-Driven Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography

Chris Werner is a photojournalist with a creative, artistic approach to photographing Lake Tahoe weddings. Using a documentary photography style, he works tirelessly to capture the authentic moments that tell the unique story of your personalities, your relationship, and the start of your new life together. While photographing genuine, candid moments throughout the wedding day, he is also dedicated to making beautiful, traditional family portraits, and documenting all of the gorgeous wedding details and decorations that make your Lake Tahoe wedding a one-of-a-kind special event.

Blending Authentic, Story-Telling Photography with Traditional Portraits

For most modern couples, posed wedding photos are a thing of the past. Candid, unscripted, wedding photography will tell the real story of your Lake Tahoe wedding, without forced smiles and awkward posing. A photojournalistic approach allows us to create compelling, authentic photos that capture the fleeting moments of your big day. A set of traditional portraits (that you choose in advance) will ensure you have a collection of beautiful portrait-style photos of your family and your wedding party. For the rest of the day, our goal is to document your day, not direct it.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues: Your Local Expert and Guide

Lake Tahoe features some of the most romantic and scenic wedding venues in California! Contact Chris to find out which locations might be the best for your Lake Tahoe wedding, or to get some tips for getting married by the lake. Whether you are planning a winter wedding at a ski resort, or a summer wedding by the water, his local knowledge about photographing weddings in Lake Tahoe makes him a great resource for ideas. Whichever venue you choose, years of experience as a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer means that Chris will know the best locations for wedding photos. Be it winter, spring, summer, or fall, he can offer advice and provide tips for when and where to say your vows.

Outdoor Lake Tahoe Weddings: Saying ‘I Do’ in one of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth

Whether you are dreaming of a lakeside beach wedding, or planning to get married on a mountain top at one of our many ski resorts, Lake Tahoe boasts some of the most stunning outdoor venues in Northern California. The best photographers know that understanding light is a crucial part of creating great wedding photos. Although a high-altitude mountain environment can pose a variety challenges for many photographers, a local Lake Tahoe photographer will know how to take advantage of natural light and a variety of light sources to create beautiful photos that capture the joy of your wedding celebration.

Wedding Cost: Wedding Photography Packages and Custom Coverage

Planning a wedding means coordinating countless details. As logistics increase, so too can the cost of getting married in Lake Tahoe. Our Lake Tahoe wedding photography packages and prices are designed to make sure you receive the best wedding photography possible for your own Lake Tahoe wedding. Custom, hand-crafted books included in all wedding packages will provide you with a beautiful visual record of your big day, and will be enjoyed for many years to come. All wedding packages are very flexible, and custom coverage is also available. Please get in touch to find out more about Lake Tahoe wedding photography prices.