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Ashley and Dave's Wedding, Valhalla Grand Hall, South Lake Tahoe CA

It had been probably 10 years since I’d been in Lake Tahoe, and I forgot how ridiculously beautiful it is up there. Pristine air and water, snow-capped horizons, warm crisp sunlight…this was an amazing day. Dave and Ashley were married at the Valhalla Grand Hall in South Lake Tahoe, CA (http://www.valhallatahoe.com/rental.html).

Ashley started with hair/makeup at Sessions Salon in South Lake Tahoe.

sessions salon south lake tahoe

They opted for a “first look”, which gave us time to head to some locations that they had in mind for photos: Emerald Bay and Kiva Beach. After that we headed to the Valhalla Grand Hall for the ceremony.

lake tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow

Dave and Ashley have some pretty awesome dogs, so we grabbed a few portraits with them (while we could get them to hold still for a bit). Ashley helped with some treats – that’s why they’re sitting so nicely below:

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tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
valhalla weddings
lake tahoe weddings
lake tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
valhalla wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
lake tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
valhalla weddings
lake tahoe weddings
valhalla wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
lake tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
valhalla weddings
lake tahoe weddings

The wedding was inside the Valhalla Grand Hall. They lit a fire behind Dave and Ashley in a massive fireplace – it was a great ceremony spot.

valhalla wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
lake tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow

This landscape is immediately outside of the Valhalla Grand Hall. Yeah…I was pretty stoked.

tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
valhalla weddings
lake tahoe weddings
valhalla wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
lake tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
lake tahoe weddings
tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
valhalla weddings

Also near the Valhalla Grand Hall was the South Lake Tahoe shore, and an awesome dock. One thing I remembered about Tahoe was the crystal clear water…and yep, it’s still crystal clear.

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valhalla wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow

Ashley’s dad made their centerpieces out of wine barrel staves, and I LOVED their cake. The tiny red flowers were great.

valhalla wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
lake tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
valhalla weddings
lake tahoe weddings
valhalla wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
lake tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow
tahoe wedding photos by lake tahoe wedding photographer ken kienow

The Valhalla in Tahoe:

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Fabi and Josh's Wedding, Dinuba CA

Fabi and Josh’s Wedding was at a private residence in Dinuba, CA and their reception was at Ridge Creek Golf Course. You’ve probably never heard of Dinuba, and neither had I until Paul and Jessica’s wedding there last year. But it’s actually a nice valley town near the Sierra Nevada foothills. The weather was beautiful and the locations were great, and Fabi and Josh are super sweet. They had a candy table with Jelly Bellies, and Juicy Pear was one of the flavors. Juicy Pear just happens to be the best Jelly Belly flavor of all time.

ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow

Josh’s dad was the officiant. From the beginning it was hard for me not to tear up – the ceremony was so sweet. Josh’s dad sure is proud of him and loves Fabi. It was really special.

ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow
ridge creek wedding photos by dinuba wedding photographer ken kienow

ken@kenkienow.com//805-441-4660//

Kate and Zac's Engagement, Los Osos CA

Kate and Zac are getting married later this year at Eagle Castle Winery. We did their engagement session in Los Osos and got some amazing light! Kate blogs and is on twitter, and Zac and I share a bit of tech geekiness, so they were really awesome to hang out with and easy to get to know.:)When I first met them, Zac and I talked at length about those HUGE aircraft hangers that you pass near Redwood City on the way up to San Francisco. You know the ones I’m talking about? Zac told me they used to house Zeppelins/Blimps, and that they’re so high that clouds sometimes form at the top. They have their own weather systems.

If this isn’t the most random blog post you read today, you spend too much time on the internet. Ha.

On to the photos…they did an awesome job. I love the laughter.:)

eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings
eagle castle weddings

ken@kenkienow.com//805-441-4660//