Donner Summit Engagement Photoshoot

Of all the places in the Lake Tahoe region, Donner Summit is one of the best places for an engagement photoshoot. This historic, 7,000+ foot high pass sits above Donner Lake, about 9 miles west of Truckee. I recommend this area often, and I enjoy shooting here on a regular basis throughout the year.

The mountain backdrop captivated the imaginations of our country’s earlier settlers as they headed west searching for gold and new beginnings. As a photographer, I find this area to be a dramatic setting for candid moments and a beautiful backdrop for unposed portraits. If you want a fun and relaxed outdoor couples portraits session, this gorgeous mountain landscape is worth a visit.

Capturing the Joy of Your Engagement

My approach is very relaxed and informal during these shoots. It’s completely normal (and quite common) to feel a little self-conscious in the beginning of the photoshoot. But by the end, everyone tells me how easy it was!

During every engagement session that I photograph, I take time to get to know you. This helps me capture your personalities and your unique relationship story. While some photographers limit the duration of these shoots, I remain generous with my time. As we follow the light, we get to explore the area and create a beautiful, artistic collection of photos that you will love.

Chris Werner Photography

Are you looking for outdoor engagement photos in Lake Tahoe? I would love to work with you! Visit my contact page to shoot me a message and check availability. You can also check out more engagement photography on my portfolio page.

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