Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun
1250+ (USD)

David Braun

Go West Foto

I grew up in upstate New York, but I've been living in South Lake Tahoe, California for over a decade and the Lake Tahoe Basin has felt like home since I first drove across the country. When I am not working, I enjoy doing anything that brings me outside. I currently live with my girlfriend Michelle and two huskies, Echo and Yuba. I feel very fortunate for that and to now be in a position where I can make a full-time living with my camera.

Calm and unobtrusive, yet determined to get the shot.
I am deeply passionate about photography and capturing the most meaningful and authentic moments of your wedding.

I specialize in a photojournalistic approach, documenting your day as it unfolds. As a seasoned photographer with a wide range of freelance experience, I know how to anticipate the unique, natural moments of a dynamic event. At the same time, you probably chose to get married in Lake Tahoe for a reason and it is equally important to incorporate the surrounding landscape into your wedding imagery whenever possible. Outdoor portrait art and wedding photojournalism are the terms that first come to mind when asked to define my style.
Formal or casual, large or small, you have a vision for your wedding and I would like to be there to tell your story with my camera ...

I am an experienced wedding photographer, having shot weddings all over the Lake Tahoe region, Reno, Sacramento, the California foothills, and other parts of Northern California.

1 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits

1 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists

4 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of David Braun.

Emotional First Dance Moment - Photography of the wedding at Pick 6 Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Married: 2 years ago

Breeana and Youngsun

I will say we did! Thank you soooo much! I will keep going to it and looking. You did a GREAT job and the photos are soooo good. You were easy to work with.

Edgewood at Tahoe wedding ceremony photography

Married: 3 years ago


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!

Wedding Ceremony photography in South Lake Tahoe, California

Married: 3 years ago

Allie and Cody Liberatore

Hi David, Just letting you know I received the memory stick! I love all the extra touches you did, that is really cool and cute! We couldn’t believe it when we opened the package. Thank you again, I really appreciate everything you have done for our engagement and wedding photos. Mahalo- Allie

Lake Baron Wedding Photography in South Lake Tahoe California

Married: 3 years ago

Kathleen and Mason Bindl

Thanks Dave, We are so excited and think everything looks beautiful! Well done! We will leave you some reviews and start sharing the gallery with our family soon. Thanks Again!