Scott and I worked together doing Allison and Oliver’s Tahoe wedding photography on May 23 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. We had a great time with them and they were natural and light hearted through out the day. Their ceremony was unique and beautiful, combining Allison’s Chinese and Oliver’s Filipino cultural ceremonial traditions. The reception was in the Grand Ballroom, and they had a crowd that really enjoyed dancing.
Allison and Oliver decided to see each other before the ceremony for their bridal portraits. Capturing this first meeting is an important part of the story telling of the day as it unfolds.
Squaw Valley has some great areas for outdoor bridal portraits, including the long stretches of this old wooden fence.
Always looking for the detail shots …
I love brides who like to climb the fence!
Scott used his studio lighting to add a dramatic feel to this image.
They had a big wedding party. When photographing a group like this, I like to position them at different levels to get more depth in to the image. This was done towards the end of the wedding party shots, after the more formal shots when everyome looks into the lens. I love capturing these more spontaneous, lively moments during the portrait session.
While I was down at the ceremony site, Scott captured this moment between Allison and her father before they walked down the aisle.
The couple incorporated the Chinese tea ceremony into their wedding ceremony at the Resort at Squaw Creek.
They also included several Filipino traditions, including the veil and cord ceremony, symbolizing unity and the lifelong bond or tie between the couple.
The tequila shots were flowing at the reception.
We love documenting the dancing, especially when the crowd is really getting out there and going wild.
The kids were having a great time with Brett’s lighting equipment. This available light shot has a nice mood to it.