Lake Tahoe Destination Elopement Scenic Views Photographer

When you choose to start your wedding day with adventure and epic views, that’s my definition of eloping!

Kira + Dakota are just the sweetest and happiest couple. If you’ve ever met Kira, you’ve heard her laugh. She is just a joyful giggly gal! These two chose South Lake Tahoe as their amazingly scenic elopement location. I was stoked! They were also in need of an officiant, so I volunteered my husband Rob for that, naturally. Ha!

They held an intimate ceremony on the beach in the wooded area with beautiful trees. It was short and sweet and then we headed off around the lake to get couples portraits. What a gorgeous day they had! Lake Tahoe straddles the border of California and Nevada, and it’s HUGE. It’s considered one of the purest large lakes in the world and is tucked away in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s absolutely stunning. As you drive around the lake, you get different views at beach level as well as on the hill overlooking the lake. The water is crystal clear and such a lovely blue when the sun is out. We found a gorgeous waterfall too!

I had such a fun time photographing these two in such a rad location. Elopements really allow me to feel like I’ve become friends with my couples, because of the intimate nature and lack of crowds. These two had the ability to really focus on each other, rather than entertaining several hundred guests. They soaked up the views, spent a few nights in Lake Tahoe, ate good food and shopped! I have such a love for people who choose to do things differently, rather than following the crowd. Cheers to the newlyweds!

Florals: Rustic Barn Blossoms

Dress: David’s Bridal


  1. Marissa says:

    Beautiful 😍. Happy for you both ❤️

  2. Ari says:

    Soo happy for both of you

  3. Travin says:

    These pictures are incredible, awesome location too

  4. Tanner Criss says:

    Congratulations to the both of you!! These pictures are awesome!!!

  5. Colleen says:

    Wow beautiful photos, such a beautiful destination action also

  6. Lissa says:

    Very beautiful pictures! Love you Kira

  7. Deeani says:

    Beautiful photos for 2 beautiful people! Congrats to you ❤️

  8. Billy Backes says:

    Congratulations to the happy couple. These photos are awesome and we are sorry we missed it. Best wishes to you guys both.

  9. Martha McCall says:

    These are beautiful photos!

  10. Sherri Backes says:

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures. The photographer did a great job.

  11. jada says:

    these are absolutely stunning! such a beautiful couple

  12. Sharon Garcia says:

    Stunning!!!! Congrats you two!

  13. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful moments captured so elegantly. Amazing!

  14. Mike Wilson says:

    Love the pictures. So happy to have this memory to enjoy for many years to come. Dakota and Kira, so happy for you.

  15. Monique George says:

    Taylor and Rob were amazing. They were so easy to work with and super sweet. The pictures for Kira’s wedding were beautiful and well thought out. Would highly recommend her for anyone wanting to do a destination wedding.

  16. Fouan and Tiffany Saechao says:

    The most beautiful union, congratulations Kira + Dakota!

  17. Andres says:

    These pictures came out great! Happy for you both.

  18. Brittany says:

    Absolutely stunning photos!!! Your special day was beautiful, and so happy you have these stunning images to keep and look back on for years to come.

  19. Colin Wilson says:

    The photos came out incredible

  20. Theresa Wilson says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  21. Hailey Criss says:

    Absolutely love love love these photos!!! So happy for the both of you!!! Your dress is absolutely stunning!! The hike was definitely worth it!!! These pictures are incredible!!!