Now Booking 2015 Weddings!!! 11.5.14  
It is the season to start the wedding planning:) Dates are starting to fill up. I want to hear what you are planning and would love to help even more capture your beautiful day and family! Lake Tahoe wedding, Bay area wedding or Napa valley wedding, Reno wedding? Mexico wedding, I will travel to wherever you wish to celebrate LOVE:)


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editor's choice award winner!!! 2.24.15  
Love getting some recognition:) Two Bright lights has helped me to make the process of getting images in front of editors a little easier!!! As a primary Lake Tahoe photographer , lots of brides and grooms love to see images from the different Lake Tahoe location. I have had wedding shot at West Shore cafe, weddings captured at Hyatt in Incline or even a more remote Tahoe location on the Truckee river.
I have also shared Mexico weddings, San fransisco weddings.... it seems they are liking something:)


Editors Choice Award

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Wedding at Auberge du soleil 2.9.15  
I had Fun second shooting in Napa with Andi Hatch this summer. I always try to fill up the busiest season with shooting weddings but when I have a saturday open I so much welcome the chance to shoot for another photographer. I had hired Andi many years ago for a wedding in Lake Tahoe. Now full circle:) I hope to work with her again. This wedding took place at Auberge du soleil in Napa. It had been years I had shot at this location. I remembered the venue well and the late summer fall was just the perfect time for this Rutherford hill wedding. It was also very entertaining with a complete Korean traditional ceremony with the families. Love it!


the first look at Auberge du soleil backyard was sweet






the ceremony took place on the terrace balcony overlooking the valley and vineyards


walking to the ceremony



sweet couple




loving the oak trees



I only included 1 image from the reception, this Korean traditional wear for Marriage celebration.



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Wedding in Grass Valley | Kim + Gordon 1.30.15  
I loved capturing this intimate wedding near grass Valley. Just a quick hop from Lake Tahoe and it was nice to not have any snow!
Intimate weddings are truly special . This happened a couple of weeks ago at their property just down the hill . The kids, the dogs and the bride and groom. Perfect!





Q-Tip the dog was carrying the rings. The couple did the ceremony amongst the trees on the property.




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leather cover wedding album 1.30.15  
What makes me even more happy is delivering a couple's wedding album. I custom design each wedding album, no templates. Every, single one of them is unique. This one was with a black leather cover, extra thick pages and a cover opening. This wedding that took place at West Shore Cafe was just the perfect setting for this fun loving couple.





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West Palm Beach lifestyle 1.29.15  
Oh yes! best surprise get away. I got to go to the beach. West Palm Beach to be precise. It was so fun to catch up with my best friend from home, under the sun. Putting on the Ritz... It was quick but a perfect couple of days to recharge the batteries after the holidays.





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Why is CUSTOM photography so expensive? 1.25.15  
I have been seeing some blurbs kind of like this one for awhile on professional photographer's sites. With more people having access to better cameras yes they can get a good one here and there but being consistent day in day out, different conditions and subjects makes a huge difference in the experience. I have been in business for 11 years now and just LOVE what I do, yes I use different mediums, shoot film and digital. Film for me is still some of my preferences once I get my images back from the lab:)
You should not compromise when looking for a professional, specially when covering a wedding! It happens once!

". you are not just paying your photographer for one hour shoot time. I put in many hours on every session. This includes preparation, drive time, shooting time, file handling, sorting images, custom editing and post processing of images, uploading , burning cdís, packaging etc....

.professional equipment is expensive. You have to upgrade more then film based gear. Cameras, lenses, computers, software, hardware, props etc...
These are not one time purchases and have to be replaced, upgraded often...

.Running a legitimate business is costly. There are taxes, accountant fees, bookkeeper fees, assistant fees, office fees, studio fees, permits, internet fees, blog and website fees etc...

.Not all photographer are the same. Many have fancy cameras but not really understand photography or know how to custom edit. Not every photographer is an artist, we are different people, different aesthetics, understanding of light, backgrounds, eye for art, eye for flattering images, experience etc... letís just say you get what you pay for!"

Every posts is best with photos in it! so here's Donner Lake just last month! huge winter out here, maybe more snow today. Pretty please we need the sun!


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