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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.

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

Storytelling is my focus.
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 also photograph family portraits, engagement and surprise proposals, commercial events, and personal business branding. If you are looking for a Lake Tahoe photographer for your special day – I’m your gal!


Based in South Lake Tahoe.
Available for travel worldwide.
Kimmi Cranes, Lake Tahoe wedding photographer

Kimmi Cranes


Tahoe Photographer with an Artistic Approach

Lakeside beach wedding captured by Lake Tahoe wedding photographer Starscape Studios

As a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer and elopement photographer, I aim to capture moments as they naturally unfold: teary emotions and belly laughs and everything in between. Celebrate in the ways that are meaningful to you, and I will be there to document it.

Lake Tahoe Family Photography Session at Kiva Beach in South Lake Tahoe, California

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

Lake Tahoe Yoga group photographer Starscape Studios

Commercial Events

From corporate events to fundraising galas, I am experienced with working in a variety of social situations. As a commercial event photographer, I offer lifestyle and editorial photography for businesses and brands. Product photography and press event coverage also available.

Reviews from Clients

Sara + Branden

Auburn, CA

Kimmi is amazing! My Fiance and I had some engagement photos taken, and the pictures came out better than I could have ever imagined! Kimmi was knowledgeable about the Tahoe area, was full of great ideas on where to shoot, was happy to include our dog, and was kind, positive, and energetic all the while. Kimmi was responsive to all our correspondence. Our gallery of photos came back to us in half of the time we thought it was going to take, and all of the photos took my breath away. We love Kimmi and her photos!

BreAnna + Roy

Portland, OR

My husband and I had a September wedding in Oregon and were super fortunate to have Kimmi as our photographer. She has a very artistic eye and is a stealthy ninja that you won't even notice is there (if that's what you desire; we did). Kimmi did not allow the overcast weather to ruin our photos. Working with her even before the wedding was great! She is very thorough and responsive. Kimmi even thinks of things you probably wouldn't! Oh, and did I mention she travels? If you've got that destination wedding idea bouncing around, know that Kimmi actually ENJOYS getting out!

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!

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About Starscape Studios

Kimmi Cranes is a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer based in South Lake Tahoe. She specializes in destination weddings, elopements, engagements, and family portraits. Her style combines color, vividness, and authenticity to capture genuine smiles and moments during your wedding day or photography session.

Servicing Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the greater Bay Area – and available for travel to destinations worldwide.

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