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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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  • 5.0 from 5 reviews
  • 2019-12-15

    Sara Mikkelsen

    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!

  • 2020-02-22

    Michael Tino

    While working with Tahoe Production House in South Lake Tahoe, CA., I was given the opportunity for a professional photoshoot. I needed new photos for my professional and personal endeavors. Brandi at TPH, brought in Kimmi. And she is just amazing. I was so impressed how she just captured me!! Nailed it! Thank you so much for your professionalism and wonderful eye on that lens!

  • 2019-11-19

    BreAnna Weber

    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!

  • 2019-03-04

    Melissa Mendoza

    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!

  • 2019-09-01

    Mohamed Jameel Dungersi

    We recently travelled to the South Lake Tahoe area for a vacation and were interested in getting a maternity shoot done since the location was scenic. 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. The team knew the location inside and out which allowed for them to know the best spots to pick based on the lighting. We just received our pictures less than a week after the shoot 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! -Mohamed and Azra

 

Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer Packages

You deserve incredible photographs

I look for the moments of genuine emotion and small details. A gentle touch, a second of heartfelt connection between people, full-blown laughter. I am passionate about creating a stunning visual journey of this special day in your life.

My approach as a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer is with a photojournalistic style, offering a calm and easy energy through your day. I aim to provide vibrant, artistic, and thoughtful coverage of the moments that make the story of your wedding.

Feel free to reach out to using the contact form or email me directly at [email protected]

Wedding arch and planner for Lake Tahoe weddings

2020 Wedding Photography Collections

  • Cassiopeia
  • $4500 10 hours
    • Consultation
    • 10 hours of photography
    • Second photographer
    • Professional editing
    • Online gallery viewing
    • High-resolution downloads
    • 40 page leather-bound album

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    Enjoy your wedding day stress-free.

    From the moment you get ready to the last dance of the night, our Lake Tahoe wedding photographers will capture every moment, emotion, and dance.

    Your photos will be delivered in a beautiful leather-bound album for your family to cherish for years.

  • Orion
  • $3000 8 hours
    • Consultation
    • 8 hours of photography
    • Professional editing
    • Online gallery viewing
    • High-resolution downloads
    • $125 in archival quality prints

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    The standard package includes 8 hours of continuous wedding day coverage. This allows you to fully enjoy the moment, knowing that you can look back on your whole wedding day years later. Celebrate in the ways that are meaningful to you. I will be there to capture it.

    After your special day, you will be able to order high-quality prints from our lab of any images of your choice, in any size. Print credit included with this package.

  • Lyra
  • $1500 4 hours
    • Consultation
    • 4 hours of photography
    • Professional editing
    • Online gallery viewing
    • High-resolution downloads
    • 5 archival-quality 8×10 prints

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    Great for couples on a budget, elopements, City Hall ceremonies, and smaller intimate weddings.

    This package is ideal for the no-frills couple. You’ll get high-quality photographs of your wedding ceremony, the kiss and rings, and traditional family portraiture.

    Additionally, we can do a First Look, a few getting-ready shots, or an hour or two of the reception. It’s your wedding day – you call the shots!

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Custom Wedding Photography Packages

a la carte photography serivces

None of the collections above suit your needs? Make your own!

  • Wedding day photography at $400 per hour
  • Event coverage at $250 per hour (bachelor/ette parties, rehearsal dinner, etc.)
  • Engagement photography sessions begin at $400/hour
  • Second photographers available for $100/hour

Send me an email with your wedding day details, how many hours you need, and your budget considerations. We will work together to build a custom photography package that works for you!

Inquire about Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

a typical wedding day timeline
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Getting Ready

1-2 hours

Time for you and your soon-to-be-spouse to get ready for your wedding day. Plan to set aside some time for hair, makeup, and getting into your wedding outfits.

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First Look

15 - 30 minutes

The first moment that you see each other on your wedding day. Many couples have said that this helps alleviate anxiety and nerves before the ceremony. Spend a few minutes together before the guests arrive.

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Ceremony + Vows

45 minutes

This is the moment you've been waiting for. Walking down the aisle, standing next to your beloved, and saying your eternal vows to each other. Congratulations - you are married!

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Formal Portraits + Cocktail Hour

30 minutes - 1 hour

Right after the ceremony is usually a good time for formal portraits with your family and the bridal party. Don't worry about the guests, they're busy enjoying snacks and drinks at the cocktail and social hour.

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Dinner + Toasts

2 hours

Dinnertime! The bridal party and family take turns making speeches in honor of your friendship and love. Everyone enjoys the delicious food you've chosen. Also, there's cake!

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Reception + Dancing

2-4 hours

The vows were said, everyone has been fed, and it's time to get this party started. Dance to your heart's delight! You can bet that I'll be on that dance floor with you, capturing awesome moves from your friends and fam.

About Starscape Studios

Kimmi Cranes is a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer. Her style combines color, vividness, and authenticity to capture genuine smiles and moments to remember during your wedding day or photography session. She offers hourly photography services and wedding day photo packages. Kimmi services locations around Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, CA, Reno, NV, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco and the greater Bay Area – and also available for travel to destinations worldwide. Currently booking weddings and other engagement, proposal, corporate, and family photography sessions for 2020 and 2021.

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Examples of Lake Tahoe wedding photographer work: Black Bear Lodge | Regan Beach | Lakeside Beach

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