Logan Shoals Vista Point Intimate Wedding/Elopement | Lake Tahoe | Sam & Yesenia

Sam and Yesenia had their intimate wedding in front of their immediate family and close friends at Logan Shoals Vista Point in Lake Tahoe on the most perfect Friday afternoon. They were in a long distance relationship for a long time, so when asked what their after marriage plans would be the answer was very fitting. Sam said: "first, go on our honeymoon trip to Ireland and Scotland. Being in a long distance relationship was great, but definitely hard at times. Now that we’re together, we wanna spend as much time as possible together to make up for lost time and more." 

Getting Ready

Documenting them as they got ready felt so natural and effortless. I first met up with Sam in his hotel room in Reno. He got ready with Luis (his best man) and Daniella (his sister) popped in once in a while. 

Shortly after I met up with Yesenia in Gardnerville, NV. She was surrounded by her immediate family as she got ready for the ceremony. 

The dress details...

Favorite moments from the wedding: "We absolutely loved the ceremony. The beautiful scenery, the intimate setting, having our family and friends there to witness this joyous occasion."- Sam

...and yes they stood inside a beautiful arrangement shaped into a heart. 

The Ceremony

The after ceremony hugs...

Couple Portraits 

Sam was born and raised in the Eastern Sierras in California. He likes photography (hope he shares some of his images from their honeymoon) and he's an avid coffee drinker. 

Yesenia was born and raised in Chicago. Loves to travel and she's an avid foodie. 

Fun Fact: They both LOVE La La land. 

Intimate weddings are such a huge privilege to document. The guest list is carefully selected and to be able to have witnessed Sam and Yesenia's big day was absolutely incredible. 

To Sam and Yesenia: Enjoy this peak and  hope you're having the time of your lives on your trip.