One of the hallmarks of Brooke and Josh’s wedding weekend was all about a mother-daughter connection. If your mom is stoked about her own wedding photos, she tells you to hire the same guy. That is to say, I photographed Brooke’s mom’s wedding five years ago! To be honest, I do remember photographing Brooke and Josh at her parents wedding. I remember thinking to myself, “these two look like they might have potential!” When we met for some Golden Gate Bridge engagement photos, I witnessed this again. I am no stranger to Squaw Valley weddings. But this was my first Jewish Lake Tahoe wedding at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Between the spa deck, pavilion, and reception tent, they had a variety of locations for each stage of the day.

After getting ready with respective bridal party members, Brooke and Josh met one another privately. Then, family and wedding party joined them for the ketubah signing ceremony. I loved their quiet glances back and forth as their rabbi walked everyone through the details and significance of this important tradition. Next came their “main” wedding ceremony on the spa deck. This stunning ceremony site overlooks the meadows and mountains of Squaw Valley. As a Tahoe wedding photographer, it is always fun to photograph expressive couples. Brooke could hardly contain herself during the ceremony and the excitement flowed right into their grand reception entrance.

Among many other photogenic aspects of the Resort at Squaw Creek, this Lake Tahoe wedding venue stands above many in one regard. In my opinion, the sunset views and light in the meadows are second to none. If spending some time with your photographer in the meadows is important to you, be sure to get the timing right. The golden glow before sunset is incredible. But remember, it disappears as soon as the sun goes behind the crest of the Sierra mountains.

More Jewish Lake Tahoe Weddings

If you are planning a Jewish Lake Tahoe wedding, check out photos from this West Shore Cafe Wedding. Although not in Tahoe, this Mountain Terrace wedding was a beautiful event in a pine forest much like those here in the Sierra Nevada.

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