Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Wedding Venue | Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

“To our family and best friends, thank you for giving us an incredibly joyous night that we'll remember forever. From the endless hugs, heartfelt speeches, bubbly toasts, to the shameless dancing and singing, we are forever grateful to you for being there to celebrate with us on day 0 of our marriage. Cheers to you! To Elsa, thank you for being the best third wheel on the most important and happiest day of our lives. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer, storyteller, and friend, to be right alongside us throughout the day...”

I met Clara and Cooper for the first time at their engagement session and I drove away stoked to have connected. I knew that the wedding day would be a breeze. And it was! The lighting, the people, the energy. Everything. They’re so sweet and generous. I hope our paths cross again.

Enjoy a peak of their big day!

A few fun fact about Clara & Cooper:

  • We know more dogs than people named Cooper.

  • We strongly disagree on the best pizza in Chicago (where we live).

  • Both of our preferences when flying are aisle seats. We almost never sit side by side on a plane, but always across the aisle. The middle seat isn't worth it.

First Look

The Ceremony

The Crew

Future goals: “Recover a short while longer, eat as much feta as we can while on our honeymoon in Greece, then adopt a fur baby. Cooper wraps up his last year of medical school in May, so beyond that - who knows? And of course beyond the cheesy and obvious stuff like "remember the vows we took" or "life live to the fullest" - we really are hoping to up our cooking game. Specifically, learning how to make bread. We love bread.”

Clara and Cooper made sure to schedule a lot of time for couples photos and their gallery is going to be filled with plenty of options!

“…the entire evening was a dream and completely magical to us. It really was a once in a lifetime event, where we had the people we love most from all stages of our lives celebrating with us by the lake. Does it ever get much better than that?”


Last but not least…the party!!

Thanks for letting me third wheel it with you two :)

Wedding Details

Honeymoon: “We're headed to the Greek islands for a two week trip filled with food, beaches, sunsets, and more food. We can't wait.”

Wedding Theme: Lakeside Rustic

Wedding Dress: BHLDN

Suit: Black Tux

Jewelry/Accessories: BHLDN

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Invitations: Minted

Wedding Planner: Karie MacLeod

Caterer + Dessert: Mountain Magic Catering

Venue: Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

Florist: Rose Petals Florist

Hair: Bridal Beauty on the Go

Makeup: Brides’s Sister

DJ: McClain’s Mobile (DJ Tracy)

Rentals: Camelot Party Rentals

Advie to future couples planning their wedding: “Everything always works out in the end - don't sweat the small stuff. As long as there's food, drinks, and dancing, you can bet it will be a hell of a party!”

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