faqs

find the answers to all your questions

If you don't ask - you will never know...

M and Rob are always down for any adventure you have in mind to capture the pictures you have always dreamed of!

- cory

We strongly believe in open and honest communication and truly want you to ask anything and everything you want.

Planning a wedding or a photograph session isn't something a lot of people are used to so we fully understand that there might be some questions here are there.

We always do our very best to help answer any questions that comes our way. If you can't find the answer here - feel free to reach out directly to us! 

Fun facts - because we know you want to know

200+

total ceremonies we've photographed

yearly

how often we update our cameras + gear

15+

years of photography experience

canon

forever + always loyal canon users

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you travel?

Yes! Our passports are always up-to date! Even though most of our couples choose to get married in the Lake Tahoe area we're always up for an adventure so let us know where you want us to go and we'll start to pack our bags. 

is this your full time job?

Yes. Both of us decided quickly to quit our previous jobs back in 2016 to focus on VILD. Between photographing, helping our couples plan their days, location scout, and everything else we do with and for our couples it keeps us pretty busy. We would never change it for the world!

When do we get our photos?

We will process all your images and deliver your gallery within 2 months of your session/wedding/elopement. (You often get them much sooner!)

Can you help us find a location for our session?

Absolutely! A large part of what we do is to location scout! Reach out and let us know what you prefer as a backdrop (trees, mountains, lake or all of it) and we'll send you our recommended locations and favorite spots. 

how do we book?

To secure your date, we ask you to sign and complete your contract and invoice. Weddings & Elopements will owe 50% upon booking and the remaining 50% is due one month before your wedding day. Portrait Sessions have their full payment due upon booking. You can use and Debit or Credit Card you'd like. We don't accept checks or cash.

"I'm awkward in front of the camera.." Can you help?

Yes! This is something we hear ALL the time - trust us! We will help you feel relaxed, natural and have so much fun with you that you'll forget we're even taking photos. 

"Why should we invest in you to capture our day?"

With nearly two decades of experience behind the lens, we don’t just capture your day’s most meaningful moments—we work diligently and discreetly to document the often-overlooked beauty that occurs in the stillness and space in between. Fleeting glances. Smiles shared. Tears shed. Quick wit. Dirt on the bottom of your dress. Dance-floor shenanigans. All of it.

If you want images that are steeped in spirit and share an honest story of your day—we have a feeling you’ll fall fast in love with our elevated-meets-adventurous approach to wedding photography.

1. We're so much more than wedding photographers

From scouting stunning locations and recommending incredible local vendors to creating timelines and coordinating ceremonies, our work isn’t limited to behind-the-lens. We’re event experts, local guides, trusted confidants, and pretty fun friends at that. We offer sage advice, serve up endless encouragement, share our area’s best-kept secrets, and support our couples every step of the way, in every way we can.

2. We're polar opposites for a whole-picture perspective

As a yin-and-yang husband/wife duo, we offer our couples a beautiful balance. Rob’s technical knowledge and engineer’s mindset make for images that are impeccably composed, beautifully lit, and pretty darn brilliant—while M’s big-picture approach, organizational acumen, constant accessibility, and awesome communication make for a client-experience our couples fall fast in love with, time and time again.

3. Customer service, but at altitude

While we love the laid-back vibe of our home, we’re not on “Tahoe time” or lackadaisical in our approach. Instead, we offer a honed, high-touch client experience informed by years of training at Forbes 5-Star and Relais & Châteaux properties. We don’t just go “above and beyond”; we climb to the highest peaks. We don’t just embrace the extra mile; we have an acute awareness of what “the extra mile” actually looks like to each of our distinct couples. We adjust our energy levels and tone to match those of the couple we’re working with—and we anticipate their needs before they arise. We’re adventurous and willing. Incredibly discerning but endlessly adaptable. Not just here to serve—but happy to.

what we do

Deliver beautiful images that HONESTLY and truly represent your day

Communicate openly and promptly

Go with the flow and direct only when needed

what we don't do

Photoshop/alter the way you look unless it's something temporary on your skin such as a blemish

Deliver raw files - they are an unfinished product

Dictate your day/overpose you in awkward ways

Can we bring our dog(s) with us?

Yes!! Please! We love dogs and would love to include your pup(s) in your session! 

Got more questions?

Do you offer video?

We don’t. We want to focus on what we do best and that is still photography. However, we are happy to recommend some great videographers who we love working with.

We're getting ready at two different locations - can you split up?

No. We work best as a team. We don't slit up to do details/getting ready photos at two different locations. Insead we work more efficiently in one place at the same time. We will start in one place and then go to the other. 

When should we reach out to book?

As soon as possible! Our most popular weekend dates fill up about 12-14 months in advance. However it's not uncommon for us to photograph days with short notice either. 

What if we're not good hikers?

That's totally fine - you don't have to be! Because we know Tahoe really well we also know a lot of beautiful spots that require little to no hiking at all. Some spots you can drive right up to. 

Do you photograph LGBTQ couples?

You betcha! We don't care how you look, if you're gay, straight, religious or not. We believe that you are beautiful as you are and that everyone deserve to have their love and connection documented in a beautiful way. 

Do you offer portrait sessions?

Yes! We photograph Couples and the occasional family session. We don't often do a one-on-one session but are open to your ideas. 

just a few more common questions ....

How much coverage do we need?

This depends largely on how you want your day to look like. Elopements usually need 4-6 hours and bigger weddings often use 8-10 hours of coverage.

learn how to create the perfect timeline here  →

what if it rains / snows?

We always encourage you to to embrace the weather as stormy skies typically offers magical light. However there are ways to work around it.

learn how to prepare for bad weather → (coming soon!)

what should we see / do in tahoe?

Tahoe has SO much to offer! When you work with us we often act as local guides as well. We'll share our favourite places with you. 

read our guide to tahoe → (coming soon!)

M and Rob are the best of the best!

They captured the entire atmosphere of the day-PURE JOY. They were calm, professional, and totally at ease, even when we ended up running 30 minutes behind! (Not their fault) You will be beyond satisfied with the photos, and I can guarantee that they will be some of the most beautiful photos you’ve ever seen. Because of their extensive experience with outdoor shots, they were able to capture the best natural lighting. Couldn’t recommend them enough.

- angela