Amber + Rick | Married in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Rick and Amber have been friends of mine for years, they’re both DJ’s so we met professionally but became friends outside of work quickly. When I found out after a few years of knowing them that they had actually been dating for a year or so prior, it made so much sense since they’re both fun and outgoing. I was so honored that they asked me to photograph their wedding, since they’re such fun people and great friends but also because any time a fellow wedding vendor asks you to be a part of their wedding, it’s a HUGE compliment. But my favorite thing about being a part of their wedding day was seeing how incredibly sweet they are with each other. All the times I had seen them before, they were laughing, joking around and basically just being silly. On their wedding day I got to see the deeper interaction between them, the way Rick held Amber’s face during their first look and the beautiful words they read to each other during their ceremony. Not only do these two know how to have fun, but their love is so strong and they clearly care about each other so much. I loved that they incorporated Amber’s culture and had leis for all their family and close friends, and it was amazing seeing all the love and support they were surrounded by. After their emotional ceremony we went for a romp around Tahoe that was absolutely magical, it’s always so great when a couple makes time for awesome photos 🙂 For dinner they had a hot dog truck (so cool!) and then everyone headed inside the house for toasts and dancing. It was such a wonderful day and I was so thrilled to be a part of it! Amber and Rick, I know you guys have so many amazing years ahead of you and I’m so thankful that you asked me to capture this part of your story!

Venue: Private Residence

Dress: Enchanted Bridal Shoppe

DJ: Cali Mefford

Catering: Pretty Odd Weiners