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South Lake Tahoe based wedding, family, and commercial photographer with a style that combines authenticity and warmth to create beautiful and memorable images.

Kimmi Cranes
Lake Tahoe Photographer
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Lake Tahoe wedding photographer who combines authenticity and color to create beautiful and memorable images.

Storytelling is my focus.

My approach to wedding photography is with a photojournalistic style, offering a calm and easy energy through your day. This allows for the day to unfold in its unique way.

I look for the moments of genuine emotion and small details. A gentle touch, a second of heartfelt connection between people. I am passionate about creating a stunning visual journey of this special day in your life. My goal is to provide vibrant, artistic, and thoughtful coverage of the moments that make the story of your wedding day.

I am also a family portrait photographer, engagement and surprise proposal photographer, and commercial event photographer. If you are looking for a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer for your special day – I’m your gal!

Based in South Lake Tahoe and available for travel to destinations worldwide.

Serving Lake Tahoe, Reno, San Francisco Bay Area,
Northern California & Northern Nevada

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Kimmi Cranes


Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer with an Artistic Approach

Wedding Photography

As a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer, I photograph moments as they naturally unfold: teary emotions and belly laughs and everything in between. Real life isn’t posed, and neither should your wedding day. Celebrate in the ways that are meaningful to you, and I will be there to capture it.

A family of four laughing during their Lake Tahoe family photography session at Kiva Beach

Family Portraits

Whether it’s a holiday photo, annual family portraits, or surprise proposal – your photos should reflect who you are. Our Lake Tahoe family photography session involves activities that you enjoy. Let’s go on a hike, walk along the lake, or cozy up at the lodge. We’ll come out with incredible photos with genuine smiles.

Three models in designer outfits standing in front of a classic car for a commercial photography shoot for special events

Commercial & Event Photography

From corporate events to fundraising galas, I am experienced with working in a variety of social situations. As a commercial and event photographer, I offer lifestyle and editorial photography for businesses and brands. Fast turnaround time for immediate press requirements. Available for travel worldwide.

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Photographer Reviews from past clients

Azra + Mohamed

Orlando, FL

We came across Kimmi’s work online and reached out. Everything from the get go was awesome. She was easy to communicate with and responded quickly that allowed us to plan out our shoot with ease. Since we weren’t locals, we relied on Kimmi to provide the best location for our needs and we couldn’t be more pleased with her recommendations. The day of the shoot was great. Kimmi and her assistant were really easy to work with and made us super comfortable. We just received our pictures and are completely blown away with the work. Pictures were everything we expected and more. We have no hesitation in recommending Kimmi for any photography work. You will not be disappointed!

Melissa + Cameron

Thousand Oaks, CA

Kimmi has an amazing eye for photography. My fiancé and I had never done a photoshoot before, but Kimmi knew exactly how to get us to loosen up and be ourselves for the camera. Her pictures are vibrant, lively, and breath-taking. And she got the photos back to us so quickly, too! If you’re wondering if you should trust Kimmi with your pictures, have no fear. She works magic!

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