Last year was an incredibly busy year for weddings in Lake Tahoe. This year? Not so much. One of the silver linings of a global pandemic is finally having the time to share a massive collection of unpublished photos. These Lake Tahoe Hyatt wedding memories are from Maggie and Josh’s big day at one of my favorite venues. Celebrations may look a little different these days. But as a photographer, I believe the most important parts of a Lake Tahoe wedding haven’t changed.

When I review these images, I see common themes running through every set of wedding photos I shoot. Most of the time, I arrive early enough on a wedding day to photograph some of the getting ready activities. Even though I know the Cottage Green suites very well, I always look for new and interesting angles. I love discovering unique ways to document the day. When the makeup artists are at work, I see a creative challenge in shooting past or through objects- anything to create some visual interest in the frame.

While Maggie was putting on her dress, I could tell that her friends were waiting patiently to see her. Lining up seven bridesmaids and friends in a frame can be challenging, so I was excited to cleanly frame all of their faces and expressions the moment they saw Maggie. Although most brides experience a few wedding day jitters, Maggie seemed cool as a cucumber. Several of these pre-ceremony moments capture her fun-loving, cucumber-esque nature.

Maggie and Josh share an unmistakably quirky sense of humor. I kept an eye out for the sidelong glances, playful heckling, and sneaky silliness. Throughout the wedding day, I look for ways to capture everyone’s unique chemistry.

Planning a Hyatt Lake Tahoe Wedding?

Even though weddings may look a little different these days, we are finding creative ways to adapt. You can still get married at the Hyatt, albeit with fewer guests. Maggie and Josh’s wedding cover band Hip Service, is still available to perform. Which is great news, because they are one of the best Lake Tahoe wedding bands around. I photographed countless small and intimate Lake Tahoe weddings this summer. Be sure to check back as I update the blog with 2020 photos. Until then, check out this intimate Sand Harbor wedding that I photographed not far from the Hyatt. This Lake Tahoe morning wedding is another example of a smaller celebration. It is important to remember that fewer guests doesn’t mean fewer emotions or joy on your wedding day. If anything, I see brides and grooms experiencing more time with their guests, which isn’t always possible

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