Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographers

Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographers

Our Lake Tahoe photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Truckee, Sierra Nevada, Carnelian Bay, Incline Village, Kings Beach, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, Homewood, Meeks Bay, Stateline, Meyers, Kirkwood, Heavenly, Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Sand Harbor

Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

LOVE WON'T WAIT! - Couples are quickly moving forward with smaller weddings. Our Lake Tahoe photographers are ready to accommodate.

By planning a simple Lake Tahoe elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Lake Tahoe documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Lake Tahoe Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Lake Tahoe wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

California - Northern WPJA members are ready to document any small, justice of the peace, pop-up, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

9 Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographers...

Adventure marriage images by Nicky Byrnes of Nemus Wedding Photography

Nicky Byrnes

Carnelian Bay in California, US *Now booking Lake Tahoe weddings.
3900 (USD)
Chris Werner creates Couple Portraits and Wedding Images

Chris Werner

Truckee in California, US *Now booking Lake Tahoe weddings.
3850 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photographer Annie Bang

Annie Bang

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Lake Tahoe weddings.
2500 (USD)
Northern California wedding photography by Drew Bird - Creative Storytelling

Drew Bird

Oakland in California, US *Now booking Lake Tahoe weddings.
3500 (USD)

Dennis Viera

Rohnert Park in California, US *Now booking Lake Tahoe weddings.
5000 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Lake Tahoe Couples

Lake Tahoe Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Lake Tahoe wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Lake Tahoe marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Lake Tahoe engagement portrait sessions with couples.

The couple's outdoor winter elopement in a snowstorm at Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe, CA was made special with a picnic table buried in the snow adorned with their details
The newly engaged couple smiled at each other at Logan Shoals Vista Point, Lake Tahoe, with a beautiful view of the water behind them
The engaged couple experienced a breathtaking lifestyle pre-wedding portrait session in Lake Tahoe, CA, with a starburst from the sun behind them
The engaged couple donned snowshoes and enjoyed a lifestyle pre-wedding portrait session on the snowy dock in Tahoe City, CA
The bride and bridesmaids get ready in a hotel room at Palisades Lake Tahoe, CA
The couple basks in the warm glow of the setting sun as they stand on the sandy beach, their noses touching and the vast expanse of Lake Tahoe California behind them
A California couple prances through a field of wheatgrass of Kahle Park, Lake Tahoe
A Kahle Park, Lake Tahoe California couple shares a moment in the field together under trees showing their fall colors
A Lake Tahoe wedding photographer captured a joyful couple's portrait, framed by a picturesque minimalistic sky
A dance floor view from Palisades Resort of Lake Tahoe, CA of the bride and bridesmaids singing into the mic offered by the lead singer of their live band
At Edgewood Golf Resort in Stateline, NV, a bride and groom gracefully walk along the beach of Lake Tahoe at sunset, the bride delicately holding her dress
High above Stateline, NV, a small elopement is silhouetted against a great blue sky and the expanse of Lake Tahoe's mountains

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Lake Tahoe wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Lake Tahoe wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find Lake Tahoe photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Lake Tahoe wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
Q: Who are the best Lake Tahoe wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Lake Tahoe documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN TO ELOPE? If you look up the definition of “elope” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary , you’ll find a plethora of meanings making it quite clear how polarizing the word has become, and how it has transformed and evolved with the passage of time and...Read more
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much...Read more
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Edgewood at Tahoe wedding ceremony photography


Photo by David Braun

Hi David, You were so great to work with and the pictures are really stunning. We will leave you a review ASAP, hoping to get to it this weekend! Thank you for everything!

Hong Kong East Ocean wedding in Emeryville, CA. Chinese wedding photojournalism Drew Bird

Benita & Ben

Photo by Drew Bird

Drew, thanks so much for everything. We had so much fun working with you. From start to finish you were great to work with and showed the highest professionalism. All of our guests really enjoyed how fun you were, too. And the photos!! The images are just beautiful. Every time we look through the photo story we see new favorites and amazing moments. Even though the wedding was only a month ago the images bring back so many amazing memories. We are so happy that you were our photographer. We will definitely be recommending you to all our family and friends. Also let us know where we can give you some public shout-outs! Thanks again!

Stephanie + Nick

Photo by Drew Bird

Hi Drew, The images are amazing!! Absolutely wonderful!! Your images really are a very special way to preserve our memories! The photos that you made around City Hall are gorgeous. It was nice to relax and laugh a little and enjoy the amazing architecture. We also love how you captured artistic candid details at the reception at Stable Cafe. There are so many wonderful moments: like so many conversations, the toasts, the food that was served, and the atmosphere. Thank you so much for your professionalism and good spirits on our wedding day. You were such a pleasure to work with, and are so amazing at your craft. We really enjoyed working with you throughout the day, and you put us at ease while making photos. We really love how you had a stress-free attitude. You really captured the feelings of the day! Thank you so much for all of your help creating lasting memories for us and our friends and family and for being such a significant part of our wedding day and story. We honestly can't thank you enough. Best, Stephanie + Nick