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Inclusive Wedding Vendors: LGBTQ Wedding Photographers

We believe that everyone deserves to have their love story told through stunning and timeless imagery, and we work tirelessly to ensure that every couple we work with feels seen, heard, and valued. Our passion for inclusive photography extends beyond our work with couples – we are active members of the LGBTQ+ community and are committed to advocating for equality and acceptance for all. In a world where love is often met with judgement and discrimination, we choose to celebrate it in all its forms.

Because to us, love is love.

Winter Wedding at The Landing Resort and Spa

As their closest friends and family arrived at The Landing Resort and Spa in South Lake Tahoe, the snow began to fall in earnest and covering the ground in a blanket of white. Stevie and Marisa exchanged their vows in front of a roaring fire, with the snowflakes swirling on their rooftop ceremony. They read their own heartfelt vows to each other, promising to love and cherish one another for eternity.

After the ceremony, everyone gathered for a festive dinner and dancing, with the snow falling softly outside. The tables were adorned with twinkling lights, candles, and beautiful winter centerpieces. The guests enjoyed a hearty meal of warm comfort food, followed by delicious desserts, and endless cups of hot cocoa. As the night continued the live band played upbeat tunes that kept everyone on the dance floor, warming them up with lively beats and laughter. As the wedding came to an end, the snow had stopped falling, leaving behind a magical winter wonderland for Stevie and Marisa to enjoy.



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What is the capacity of the event spaces at The Landing Resort & Spa?

The Landing Resort & Spa and Jimmy’s Restaurant offers several event spaces to accommodate weddings of various sizes. The largest event space is the Grand Rooftop Terrace, which can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated dinner or up to 300 guests for a reception-style event. The Lakeview Ballroom is another popular option, with a maximum capacity of 150 guests for a seated dinner or up to 200 guests for a reception-style event. For smaller, more intimate weddings, the Lakeside Pavilion can accommodate up to 50 guests for a seated dinner or up to 75 guests for a reception-style event.

What is the cost to rent The Landing Resort & Spa for a wedding?

The cost to rent The Landing Resort & Spa/Jimmy’s Restaurant for a wedding varies depending on the event space, date, and time of year. It’s important to contact the venue directly for a customized quote as it tends to change during the high and low seasons. The rental fee for The Landing Resort & Spa/Jimmy’s Restaurant typically includes the use of the event space for a set period of time, tables and chairs, linens, basic tableware, and setup and cleanup services. Additional services such as catering, bar service, and AV equipment may be available for an additional fee. The Landing Resort & Spa/Jimmy’s Restaurant has specific time frames for events, depending on the event space and day of the week. It’s important to confirm the specific time frames with the venue before booking to ensure that they align with your wedding plans.

Can we have a rehearsal dinner at The Landing Resort & Spa?

Yes, The Landing Resort & Spa and Jimmy’s Restaurant offer many spaces that are perfect for pre-wedding events such as rehearsal dinners, welcome receptions, and brunches. Guests can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, including the ballroom, private dining rooms, and the beach. The hotel’s culinary team can also create custom menus for these events, tailored to the couple’s preferences and budget.

South Lake Tahoe has a variety of options for hosting rehearsal dinners, from casual and relaxed venues to more formal and elegant settings. Many of the local restaurants and resorts offer private dining rooms and event spaces for groups, with customizable menus and bar packages. Some popular options for rehearsal dinners in South Lake Tahoe include Riva Grill, The Loft, and the Chart House. For those who prefer a more rustic or intimate setting, there are also many cabins and lodges in the area that can be rented for private events.

Is there an LGBTQ friendly coordinator to assist with wedding planning?

The Landing Resort & Spa has a dedicated wedding specialist who can assist with wedding planning and day-of coordination. They can help with everything from selecting the perfect venue and vendors to creating a custom menu and coordinating the flow of events on the wedding day. The specialist will work closely with the couple to ensure that every detail of the wedding is executed flawlessly, allowing the couple to relax and enjoy their special day. Additionally, the hotel’s catering and events team will also be on hand to provide support and assistance throughout the planning process and on the day of the event.

South Lake Tahoe wedding accommodations for guests

South Lake Tahoe has a wide variety of accommodations available for wedding guests, ranging from hotels and motels to vacation rentals and cabins. There are also many resorts and lodges in the area that specialize in hosting weddings and can provide a range of amenities and services, including on-site catering, event coordination, and more. Some popular options for wedding accommodations in South Lake Tahoe include the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, The Landing Resort & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, and The Ridge Tahoe. Vacation rental companies such as Airbnb and Vrbo also offer a variety of options for those who prefer more privacy and space for their guests.

Tahoe wedding guest activities

There are many activities for wedding guests to enjoy in South Lake Tahoe, both before and after the wedding. The area is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and skiing. There are also many restaurants, bars, and shops in the area for guests to explore. Some popular attractions in South Lake Tahoe include the Heavenly Mountain Resort, Emerald Bay State Park, and the South Lake Tahoe Farmers Market. The area also has many spas and wellness centers that offer a range of services to help guests relax and rejuvenate.

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As inclusive LGBTQ wedding photographers, we believe that love is love, no matter who you are or who you love. We take great pride in capturing the beauty and essence of every couple’s unique love story, ensuring that every moment is captured in a way that is authentic, intimate, and joyful. At our core, we believe that every person deserves to feel celebrated and supported on their wedding day. We recognize that for many LGBTQ+ couples, finding wedding vendors who truly understand and honor their love can be a challenge. That’s why we are committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all couples, regardless of their gender, sexuality, race, or religion.

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Kimmi Cranes is a San Francisco event photographer and the main photographer of Starscape Studios

Bay Area wedding photographer

You're likely to see me on the dance floor with my camera and laughing with your bridal party who are my new best friends. When you hire me as your wedding photographer, you won't have to wonder if I'm missing those moments - I'll be right by your side.

With dozens of 5-star reviews on Yelp, Google and Wedding Wire, my goal is to document these fleeting moments so that you can cherish them for years to come.

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