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South Lake Tahoe Wedding, Evan & Kaitlin
Photography by Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer, Charleton Churchill

To begin, Lake Tahoe is the second highest alpine lake in the world. It’s surrounding sierra mountains make it even more attractive. It provides couples the opportunity to have their wedding in such a captivating fashion. No doubt, Evan and Kaitlin’s wedding was a captivating one, as they had the ingredients to an epic wedding celebration. Thus, I’m grateful to be asked to photograph it.

In addition, they were a stellar couple with whom everyone respected and connected. They have a great story with great family. Moreover, Evan and Kaitlin’s chemistry is evident in how they treat each other. During our photo time, they were cuddling, hugging, smiling, and looking into each other’s eyes. Honestly, as a photographer, it makes my job enjoyable and easier to direct couples.

Getting ready.

Certainly it can’t be bad getting ready in a private estate lodge overlooking the crisp blue lake. Many of the guys ended up jumping off the dock into the lake. In that instance, we were there early scouting, so I had to use my iPhone 8. Apparently, it wasn’t bad. After that, and getting some images of Kaitlin, we drove down to the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Tahoe City, for the ceremony. Nonetheless, it was packed. After family photos, we returned to their home in the Tahoe forest to celebrate with everyone, to walk along the beach, watch together as our couple planted a tree, to eat delicious food, and dance all night to the ridiculously talented live band.

I had photographed Evan’s sister’s wedding (Kelsey and Ryan) a few years back. Similarly, they planted a tree a few years ago, which is next to Evan and Kaitlin’s. So, I’m honored to have been invited to document another wedding of the family. Moreover, I’m thankful and I just want to say congratulations to Evan and Kaitlin, to the families.

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors

Wedding Venue: Private Estate, South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Ceremony: Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Photographer: Charleton Churchill
Event Planner: Every Elegant Detail, Janece Shellooe, Amelia Thomas
Catering: Componere Fine Catering,
More Catering: Blend Catering, Randy Peters Catering
Cake and Desserts:  Lake Tahoe Cakes
Design & Floral:  Brown Paper Designs, Danielle Rowe
Hair and Make-up:  La Di Da, Laura Garcia
Band:  Hip Service Steve Bloom
Videographer:  ByDesign Films

Norway Adventure Wedding Photography
Sondre and Jennifer

 

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Adventure Wedding Photos in Norway

I arrived in Bergen, Norway and it was pouring rain. Jennifer and Sondre were so kind and hospitable. Excitement was in the air to photograph them in the beautiful scenic backdrops we had planned. We set out to hike far in the wilderness to get some epic wedding photos, close to 22 miles. As we were hiking, we discovered the trail was hidden by snow. Thus, we had to turn around. The dangerous cliffs, plus the visibility would be pretty horrible on top of wet hair and droopy makeup that would eventually show.

Since it was pouring rain, my couple said they wanted to fly north of Norway the following day to get some sun. It’s difficult to get images in the rain. Besides, this new mountain region was a destination I had wanted to hike anyway. The locations I had researched were still fresh in my head. I had never seen any couples getting married there, just lonley hikers. Let’s just say I like photograph wedding couples where wedding couples usually have never gone.

The New Adventure

So after a flat tire in the pouring rain late at night on my rental car with bald tires and a fix-it kit that didn’t work on close to 2hours of sleep, we jumped on an early flight and headed to Tromso, Norway. We drove quite a while through the fall colors. After arriving in the general area, we began asking locals for directions to the mountain and started hiking. Up the mountains and hills, we darted upward, not knowing exactly where we were going or the exact mountain I had seen before. However, we finally found it after scouring the mountain. Not only did we find the epic mountain, but the perfect sunset with our adventurous couple.

After staying until sundown, we flew to a different part of the country with little sleep again. Ready to hike to another location for more adventure wedding photos, we fueled up on carbs and crossed many bridges. The day was cut short because my couple had prior commitments. However, we captured what we needed. It was an adventure and I hope to return to explore more areas that are on my list of adventures.

Thank you Sondre and Jennifer for inviting me to capture your wedding photos!

 

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  • Ashley Teasley - Gorgeous!! I have been waiting to see these since the FB live video 🙂November 30, 2017 – 3:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Cat Ekkelboom-White - Absolutely stunning. I absolutely love how vibrant and exciting this whole adventure is. What an incredible place to have visited.March 6, 2018 – 4:36 amReplyCancel

  • Paul Keppel - Totally epic photos, Love the one looking out through the tent, so a different angle.March 15, 2018 – 4:55 pmReplyCancel

  • Bartosz - Those are most magical photos i have ever seen.
    Great talent !!
    Can you tall witch lenses did you used during this sesion ?July 23, 2018 – 6:07 amReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - Thank you, I loved being in Norway, I hope to return and get some more photos of couples getting married or some epic wedding couple photos.July 26, 2018 – 9:22 pm