Greetings and welcome to my hand-spun blog+site. My photography journey has been incredible! It began with fun, then grew into passion, then I discovered profound love for it and there was no looking back. Please look around, the pictures here are the reflections of how I see the world. Enjoy exploring it.

South Lake Tahoe Wedding:Tiffany & Gustavo

Right when I sat down to write about this wedding, I couldn’t help but remember my first meeting with Tiffany & Gustavo. It was almost a year ago and in front of a coffee shop in Vacaville. We talked about the usual wedding stuff and then the couple told me their love story.

Aug, 22, 2010

How they met, how Gustavo ran home after work and proposed Tiffany on the roof top while watching the Perseid meteor shower, how surprised Tiffany was, how the girls (Nallah and Nohea – their dogs) brought the jewelry for Tiffany…and the story continued! I could tell that they were meant for each other. A year later, last week, I got to photograph their beach side wedding in South Lake Tahoe. Their story became a life-long commitment and a testimony of love.  

Tiffany looked breathtaking on her Casablanca gown. And Gustavo, on his traditional Salvadorian outfit, looked equally handsome. The bridal party was gorgeous on their mixed & matched peach-yellow-pink dresses and white Salvadorian shirt. I have to say, Tiffany picked the perfect flowers to go with her style. They were simple spider-mums, but I don’t think any other flowers could pull off that look they were going for. The wedding took place at the Lakeside beach, right before the sunset. The magic hour was perfect for their romantic ceremony. Beach front reception was beautiful at the Lakeside Beach and Grill. The bestman’s speech was one of the best, I have to say! And then the dancing…can’t write enough about the dancing skills of the bride and groom. I was especially blown away by Gustavo and his mom’s Latino dance…it was one of a kind!

The night ended on the beach with a sparkler exit of Tiffany & Gustavo. It was a spectacular night for all. I am so, so happy for the gorgeous couple. Once again I realized why I love weddings so much…the opportunity to meet such beautiful people who are also bautiful at hearts, and I get the honor of capturing their most special moments. Thank you, Tiffany & Gustavo, for having me their on your wedding day. I wish you the very best in life.

Now enjoy a few of my favorites from the day.

The first look moment was so tender –

  • Mariea Rummel: Beautiful job! Love the one of her on the stairs and the lighting during the first dance!
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