Sonia and Jimmy wanted to do something a little quirky and adventurous for their South Lake Tahoe engagement photos, so we started the shoot at Glen Alpine Falls, which you can find just slightly above Fallen Leaf Lake, past South Lake Tahoe. So. Amazing. The falls are gorgeous and these two lovebirds created an atmosphere of serenity and happiness around them. I love how natural and sweet they are together. They just looked so comfortable the whole time – even though Matt and I kind of threw them into…uncomfortable (aka watery) situations, hehe. I’m so thrilled that they were willing to jump in the water, or climb up and down steep rocky paths (a few times), or jump over streams of water barefoot. Their sense of adventure definitely played a huge part in how wonderful these Lake Tahoe engagement photos turned out. I also love that they brought their dogs to the shoot – the perfect engagement prop for dog-lovers! After splashing around at Glen Alpine Falls, we headed to Zephyr Cove for some shots that show Sonia and Jimmy “taking the plunge” into marriage. Literally.
I’m always telling Matt he can’t do things. No, Matt, you can’t stand on this bridge over this creek to get this one wedding photo. No, Matt, you can’t hover dangerously over a rocky ledge. No, Matt you CAN NOT go ANYWHERE near WATER with our cameras for ANY REASON. EVER!! Imagine me with eyes on fire and looking all crazy and insane – because that’s how I get when I feel that our camera equipment is in danger. But then – well – I kind of walked into Lake Tahoe with my camera and lenses. I needed to get a shot, okay?
I have since promised to stop banning Matt from doing things I consider so silly while out on shoots. Partially because I realized what a hypocrite I was when it was finally me who needed to do something risky to get the shot I envisioned, and also we got equipment insurance – something we should have done years ago. That kind of helps. I just couldn’t NOT get in the water to get the “plunge” shots!
Without further ado, here is a snippet of Jimmy and Sonia’s Lake Tahoe engagement photos:
Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. behind the scenes!