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South Lake Tahoe Proposal & Engagement Session

I don’t know how, but California seriously continues to impress me. I’ve moved here a year ago and it seems like there is an infinite amount of things to do and see. When Tanner reached out to me about proposing to his girlfriend at Lake Tahoe I couldn’t be more excited. Stephan had been there before but I hadn’t, and we’ve been talking about making a trip there for a while but, you know, life.

We woke up around 6 am, made tons of coffee and started our drive to South Lake Tahoe. We got there just in time for a picnic in front of the lake and to head up to the proposal spot. Tanner and Hannah were coming all the way from Chicago and he wanted to propose at the Observation Deck because he knew she really wanted to go up the Gondola. He figured it would probably have an amazing view and be perfect for the big moment. But just a little detail: none of us had been up there before.

So Stephan and I went up an hour before and found out right away that the deck did have a gorgeous view, but it was crowded and not intimate at all. So we continued to walk and found a little hiking path just below the deck that was gold. Empty, quiet and with basically the same views from the deck.

I texted Tanner the directions to the spot and pictures of it and he loved it! We captured their sweet proposal, full of laughter and smiles, and then did an engagement session right after. I have to say, there is really nothing like taking pictures after a proposal. I mean, they had just got engaged, were so genuinely happy and plus, it was their first day of their vacation in Lake Tahoe, and also first time seeing the mountains! The joy was real, and it shows in the photos.

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