Autumn is, by far, my favorite season and one of the best times to elope! Lake Tahoe has some of the richest fall colors in California and mid-October is when it reaches its peak vibrancy. Amalia and Chris wanted to showcase the colors and so the location of their ceremony and portraits were top priority.
One of my favorite parts of being an elopement photographer is, without a doubt, location scouting. There are a number of things are important to keep in mind when looking for the perfect. In my opinion, the most essential are light, ease or difficulty in physically getting there, and privacy. While most of the very well known locations are absolutely beautiful in Tahoe, unless you want a host of on-lookers while you exchange your vows, finding a secluded backdrop for your ceremony is a must. I think we nailed it – there wasn’t a single car that passed by and we had the whole meadow to ourselves.
After the ceremony, The Hytch had a wonderful sweetheart table set up for the newlyweds to enjoy some cake and snacks before heading off to portraits. We found a vibrant birch grove to shoot under as the sun set behind the mountain. The biggest surprise was when we noticed the grove had orange moss – which was completely new to me and really made their portraits feel even more immersed in fall.
Chris and Amalia’s autumn elopement in South Lake Tahoe was truly one for the books! We couldn’t have asked for better weather or fall colors. If you’re looking for the perfect time to elope in Tahoe, October is it!
Amazing Vendor Team:
Photography – Vanessa Lynne Photography
Officiant – Ceremonies by Meredith
Rentals + Design – The Hytch
Hair and Makeup – Luna Belle Beauty
Dress – Dreamers and Lovers
Florals – Galena Forest Flowers
Hat – Gigipip