Chris & Caitlin - Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer - Destination Wedding Photographer

September 01, 2016

Chris & Caitlin

Lake Tahoe Golf Course - South Lake Tahoe, CA

DJ: JJ Entertainment

Venue: Lake Tahoe Golf Course - South Lake Tahoe, CA


Sparklers, Lake Tahoe, HANDSOME groom, BEAUTIFUL bride, perfect backgrounds… cute details… what more could I ask for as a wedding photographer :) 


I have known Chris since I began my photography business... I was quickly introduced to his girlfriend at the time, Caitlin, and started photographing them both. These two are incredible, both inside and out. They are so kind and caring and surround themselves with an incredible group of friends and family. They are also talented, Chris is an actor and Caitlin is a dancer who loves yoga. They are the best! I was so honored when they contacted me to photograph their big day. And, if I do say so myself, the wedding and photos turned out absolutely beautiful!


I hope you enjoy the photos! 




From the couple: 


  • It was the summer of 2012. I (Chris) had just moved to Los Angeles and been hired at a gymnastics school. Caitlin was already working there. Her first words to me were: "who are you?" A couple of months went by as coworker friends, and it wasn't until a Halloween party that I finally got her number. Those bunny ears were the final straw!
  • Chris and I made our second trip to one of our favorite places, Yosemite National Park. We were lucky enough to receive permits to hike to the top of Half Dome. Our number one bucket list item at the time. Because it was my birthday week, Chris had already given me a ring as a present. Later I found out that it was a decoy ring! After nine miles of hiking, plus one mile in elevation gain, we made it to the top. The sweeping views were breathtaking. We were awestruck. In order to get a photo together on the iconic ledge called "the visor" we had given our hiking buddy our GoPro to capture us. We were on the ledge and I was facing the valley, thousands of feet below, when I heard Chris say "turn around". I turned and saw him down on one knee, holding a ring. All I could say was "What are you doing?! What are you doing?!". He popped the question, I said "yes!" and burst into tears. Everyone else at the summit cheered when they saw what was happening. Luckily our friend with the camera video taped the whole thing!
  • Lake Tahoe has everything we value and love: pine trees, sandy beaches, epic views, water, outdoor adventures, and mountains.
  • Our photographer is a very special detail for us! We met Derek when we had only been dating for a couple of months. Over the years we kept in touch with him by way of fun photo shoots. When it came to choosing a wedding photographer, it was an obvious choice! Having Derek there will be full-circle. He's captured us in so many stages of our relationship. We're so happy he'll be there for our wedding day!
  • We are looking forward to having all of our family and friends in the same place at the same time.

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