Most of the time, we don’t find ourselves too excited to photograph traditional weddings, especially those held in the confines of a hotel or ballroom. To be honest, it seems like these carefully choreographed weddings don’t leave much room for adventure and spontaneity, something we both love to capture. But, having taken Jeena and Hayden’s engagement photos last winter, we had a hunch that this hotel wedding might be different.
So we took the bait and showed up ready for anything.
Originally from San Francisco, Jeena and Hayden’s big day has been much anticipated by family and friends – and the couple themselves, of course. For the past four years, they were separated by thousands of miles while Hayden attended medical school in Cincinnati. Now, finally done with school (and officially a doctor!), the couple is ready to enjoy the next chapter of their lives as a married couple.
Their wedding took place in June at the beautiful Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. The ease of the couple and their guests was a welcomed surprise, transporting you into their world and allowing the architecture of the resort to simply become a backdrop rather than an active participant in the celebration. From the rows of balconies to the brick-lined doorways, the hotel’s charm was truly magical, an unexpected wilderness of its own kind. Happy to find lush greenery in the middle of it all, the gorgeous pictures from this day remind us that life, no matter where you are, is always a grand adventure.