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Adventure Couple in Lake Tahoe
Adventure Wedding Photographer, Charleton Churchill

I had been visiting with couples at The Hideout wedding venue a few weeks ago, so I planned four engagement sessions all around Lake Tahoe during that time. This wonderful couple, Evan and Kaitlin are a little closer, as I photographed Evan’s sister’s wedding (Kelsey and Ryan) a few years back. They are such a great couple who enjoy being around each other. I will be photographing their wedding at the same home in West Tahoe. Evan and Kaitlin brought some clean style and owned it, as Kaitlin’s dress blew in the wind, along with her hair, which still looked great. When we first started, the wind was howling, rocking my truck back and forth, I was curious what kind of adventure session the good Lord was going to allow, but it turned out better than expected. We traveled to a few locations I had previously hiked, one of which I found while exploring a new path with epic views for photos of the mountains, which still had some snow. Around Lake Tahoe, there’s always a place to photograph couples, whether you’re in the busy South Lake Tahoe, the quieter north Lake Incline Village, or anything in between or around, with trails and off-road areas where I use my 4wd Toyota Tacoma. I’m excited to share more weddings, engagement sessions, and adventure, as I have a lot of traveling out of state and around the world later in the year, some surprises, and other unknowns. For now, here is Evan and Kaitlin’s engagement photo session. Congratulations to them and their future together.

By the way, you can view the Top Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues here.



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  • Isabella Rodriguez - Hello love your pictures of couples at Emerald Bay – Lake Tahoe looking to elope in the area and would like to know more about your pricing and availability on or around October 13.July 2, 2018 – 7:11 pmReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - Yes, I photograph elopements often in Lake Tahoe, let me know your info, you can also fill out the contact page on my website, thank you!July 26, 2018 – 9:20 pm

Tahoe Donner at The Lodge
Truckee, California
Adventure Wedding Photographer
Charleton Churchill

I met Marcy and Zach with a similar passion for the outdoors and adventure who wanted their wedding in the mountains, specifically just north of Lake Tahoe. I had photographed their engagement photos in south Lake Tahoe.  For their wedding day, Marcy rented a nice vrbo home to get ready in while many friends and family stayed at the Lodge at Tahoe Donner. Zach and the groomsmen rented a cabin on Donner Lake where they prepared and dressed, as well as skinny-dipped the evening prior. The drive to north Lake via highway 80 is always beautiful and quiet, mountains everywhere, blue lakes, rivers, creeks, tall rocky mountains, vast space and openness. Then to arrive at the Tahoe Donner Lodge for the first time, a beautiful property for weddings and wedding photos, besides lodging, playing golf, and of course, enjoying the views and the surrounding areas. I’m happy to have photographed their wedding last year, a great couple. And then I saw them again recently at their friends wedding (Megan and Jessie) whom I photographed in December in some crazy, way back yonder, 4wd country in Reno during the cold winter, which was another adventurous wedding. I’m honored to have been chosen to document their special day together and see them drive off in a Shelby Cobra. Congratulations to Marcy and Zach.


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Hair and Makeup: La Di Da Beauty, Reno, NV.
Ceremony & Reception Venue:  Tahoe Donner, The Lodge, Truckee, CA.