Intimate Elopement at Sand Harbor // Lake Tahoe Elopement Photographer

Jessie and Wesley helped me out by modeling for my mentee and I at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe this winter! Shannon booked a mentorship with me and literally flew all the way out from Massachusetts– like what!? Gosh it’s such an honor for me to teach other photographers and help them on their own journey. Go check out her work here!!

Last minute (literally like a week prior) we decided to turn the shoot into an elopement- styled shoot– so I was scrounging to put all the details together within a few days leading up to the shoot! Sooo many incredible vendors and people came through to make this stunning shoot come to life! I’ll link the dream team below.

Shoot + mentorship day came and we shot on the beach overlooking the mountains and boulders at Sand Harbor early on Saturday morning. Aaaaand it was gorgeous– but so damn cold hahah. We had the pleasure of working with Moonlight Lace boutique and Emily (one of the owners) not only brought 4 different dress and jumpsuit options for Jessie to wear, but helped us the entire time throughout the shoot. She’s amazing and these dresses were a dream!! I also brought some vow books I order off of Etsy for my couples and they exchanged THE SWEETEST words going back to fifth grade in high school. All of us were shocked and almost in tears because of how kind and sentimental they were to each other.

We then had Jessie jump into another dress that Emily brought so we could take a few photos of it! This day was unreal and I couldn’t have picked a better team to bring this vision to life. Thank you to everyone involved– you’re incredible!!!


Location // Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe

Photographer // Bridgette Wuest

Mentee // Shannon McNeill

Models // Jessie and Wesley

Dresses // Moonlightlace Boutique

Florals // Boxoflovereno

Denim Jacket // Made by Rue De Seine, borrowed from the incredible Swoon Bridal



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