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Kathryn + Joseph | Martis Camp Wedding – Truckee, Lake Tahoe

Day two also took place at the wonderfully scenic, Martis Camp near Lake Tahoe in Truckee.  There were a couple of hurdles that nature had presented them, the raging fires in the area had introduced some smoke into the horizon, and carnivorous yellow jackets moved the meals into tents, not quite what they had imagined, but they took it in stride and never lost those smiles that seem a permanent fixture on their faces.  They have such a natural ease and enthusiasm for each other and their loved ones, it’s all quite infectious.

It has to be said that they likely owe some of the ease they experienced on the two days of celebration even in the face of these acts of nature to their amazing planner/designer Laurel from Esla Events.  Pulling off huge last minute changes of location and configuration would have been a daunting challenge without herself and her team.

I have to admit though, from a photography perspective the smoke was actually pretty cool.  It really gave the scenery a lot of depth, distinguishing one row of hills from the next, and filtered the light in interesting ways all day long.

Malarie’s shot:

Grandma couldn’t look more proud.

Malarie’s shot:

Getting ready to walk down the aisle as a family:

Malarie’s shot:

Their officiant was a dear friend, and he got to be the first to congratulate them.

The day was also characterized by the many children present.  These next two kids made quite an impression.  The first is a natural performer:

The second fell in love with a performer.  He danced staring up at her all night with stars in his eyes, and literally leapt at the chance to dance with her on stage.  He even brought her a cupcake when she took her break. Sounds like me at his age. 🙂

Fire pits can be a little scary.

These were the wedding crashers.  Residents from nearby houses came down for their own bit of celebration in their PJ’s.

Thank you so much for bringing us along, and we hope to shoot a few more of your weddings in the future. 🙂


Vendor Team:

Planning – Esla Events / Laurel Anderson

Venue/Caterer – Martis Camp / Pamela Schmidt

Florals – La Fleuriste / Lidia Sadoun

Band – The Cheeseballs

Hair/Makeup – Eliza Desch


  • ARI - Fantastic job Cliff.

  • Cliff - Thanks man!

  • Ron Miller - Awesome shots! Love the way you setup the location =)

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