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Martis Camp, Truckee, CA - Sierra Nevada Elopement Photo Story Award

Private Estate Wooded Wedding Photo from a small outdoor patio elopement in the woods under tall trees

Private Estate Camp Wooded Wedding Photography | a small outdoor patio in the woods

On a small outdoor patio at a private estate outside of Truckee, California, an intimate elopement occurs in the woods of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

A lot of mountains had to be moved for Jenny and Tom’s Covid affected Martis Camp elopement to happen. The largest of which was that Tom’s parents live in Israel and were worried about being able to attend at all, despite the fact that they were both vaccinated in December of 2020. Tom’s father spent the entirety of his pandemic life training to ride his bicycle around Lake Tahoe.  I am happy to announce that they were successful and did so together on the day before the wedding.

Jenny’s parents, siblings, and cousin were also in attendance to round out this charming and hysterical afternoon.  The wind was raging (hysterical, not charming).  It knocked over the decor mid-ceremony.  Jenny’s brother had swapped jackets with his future brother-in-law and discovered in the middle of the ceremony that he no longer had the rings (both charming and hysterical). There were homemade egg rolls by Jenny’s mother, macaroons, and French champagne. It was an absolute joy spending an hour with this group for their Martis Camp elopement.

Maris Camp CA Elopement Picture from Lake Tahoe, Truckee, CA of protective layer for brides dress from makeup while getting ready

Martis Camp Wedding Photography | a little help with brides dress pulled over her head

Jenny gets a little help from having her dress pulled over her head, shrouded in a pillowcase. She shakes her hair out after removing the pillowcase put on as a protective layer for her dress and makeup while getting ready.

Elopement Pic from Popular Lake Tahoe Venue of bride processes to the intimate ceremony site

Martis Camp Wedding Photographer, Lake Tahoe | The groom and family members watch with anticipation for the bride

The groom, Tom, and family members watch with anticipation as the bride processes to the intimate ceremony site.

Micro Wedding Photography in Lake Tahoe CA as bride and parents walk to elopement location

Micro Wedding Photography in Lake Tahoe, Truckee, CA | The bride and her parents process up the walkway

Jenny and her parents process up the walkway in front of a private estate in the woods outside of Truckee, California.

Martis Camp Wedding Venue Image near Sacramento, California of couple laughing as flower vases fall in wind

Martis Camp Wedding Venue Image near Sacramento, California | The couple laughs as their family members fix flower vases

The couple laughs as their family members fix flower vases that were toppled over by the wind mid-ceremony.

N California Elopement Photography of officiant without wedding rings and panics

Martis Camp Wedding Photo in Truckee, CA | The bride laughs when the group discovers that the officiant doesnt have rings

The bride laughs when the group discovers that the officiant, after trading jackets with someone else, no longer has the rings and panics.

A Beautiful Martis Camp Wedding Venue Image from Truckee, CA as married couple turns to face their intimate number of guests

A Beautiful Martis Camp Wedding Venue Image from Truckee, CA | The newly married couple turns to face their intimate number of guests

The newly married couple turns to face their intimate number of guests just after they complete their ceremony.

California Elopements and Wedding Portrait kiss from the Sierra Nevada mountain range

Martis Camp, Truckee CA Destination Wedding Portraits | The bride and groom embrace in the woods of Lake Tahoe

Jenny and Tom embrace in the woods of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range for a kiss during their portrait session.

A DIY Martis Camp Wedding Photo of family sharing a moment during a celebratory toasting at reception venue

DIY Martis Camp Wedding Photos | The family shares a moment of celebratory toasting

The family shares a moment of celebratory toasting together inside the private estate where the elopement was held.