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South Lake Tahoe Wedding [Alexa + Charlie] // South Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

Alexa and Charlie, these two adventurous partners in life first met in Spain (Because Charlie overheard Alexa speaking English!, and let’s be honest — she’s CUTE!) and did the whole long distance before they moved to same location. They have been living all over the world. Spain, Chicago, Argentina and now in San Francisco.

Alexa and Charlie decide to get married in South Lake Tahoe in California where Charlie’s family have a family cabin. Charlie’s grandparents built the cabin for family gathering and celebration like this.

We had an engagement session with Alexa and Charlie last year in their sweet SF home, their neighborhood, and china beach last year. We knew these two were the sweetest people. But we quickly fell in love with how sweet and welcoming their family and friends were on the day of their wedding. And those dance moves we got to see all night was on fire.

Their Lake Tahoe wedding at family property was better than anything we could have imagined. As a couple who previous got married in a backyard at Torian’s mom’s house in North Carolina, we are huge fan of getting married at the place you have history. It’s so intimate and cozy.

It was May in Lake Tahoe and it was windy. But the wind added so much more texture to the photography. Some of our couples worry about how they look with the wind, but truth is you will look even better with wind blowing graciously to you.

We would photograph this sweet Lake Tahoe wedding over and over again if we can. We feel honored to be part of their big day documenting and photographing little and big sweet moments.

This sweet event was helped by Casey from Sasser Events.

Florals: Rise Foral

Mobile Bar: Petite Street

Millwick LA Wedding [Alice + Sung] // Millwick Wedding Photographer

Alice and Sung got married at Millwick in downtown Los Angeles, California. All they wanted for their wedding was to be fun, minimalistic and organic. Also to have a great time with their friends and family. Instead of choosing super structured wedding, they wanted to have a laid back celebration with their loved ones with good music. And we can say their celebration was everything they have imagined for their wedding!

Millwick was such a fun wedding venue to photograph because of lots of greeneries, colorful murals they had right in front of their wedding cute exposed bricks in the venue and fun outdoor bar. They had the most fun wedding party ever and we witnessed everyone taking shots at the outdoor bar in Millwick. It has that true LA vibe with minimalistic and urban surrounding.

Couple other favorite things from their wedding day: Their parents wore Hanbok for their wedding to have Korean cultures. Their wedding donut from Donut Snob was so delicious. I mean if you want to have their donuts at your wedding and want us to photograph/eat your donut, we are in!

This celebration was helped by Helen from Ah, Love. :)

This is little love note from Alice + Sung: “We had gone through endless wedding photographers in search of someone we vibed with. For our big day, we wanted to keep things natural and laid back (and not so stiff and manicured) and sought for a photographer that could retain the true feel of the moment. We stumbled upon the Allens and it was love at first sight - the organic look of their photos, the clever angles/compositions, and the moody and rich colors. And this might sound silly but just browsing their site and reading their Instagram captions, the Allens’ personalities and love for their job shined through – you could just tell how fun they would be to work with. In our initial conversation with them, Jiyeon was sweet, enthusiastic, and easy to talk to. We were immediately comfortable with her and this was key as we knew how awkward we’d be in front of the camera. During our engagement session, Jiyeon got us to relax and allowed us to be ourselves while providing gentle guidance to help us look our best. For the actual wedding, both Jiyeon and Torian captured amazing moments - without overly inserting themselves with instructions for the traditional photos and being super stealthy with the candid ones. They were patient and accommodating with constant asks/requests throughout the day. And though they maintained a quiet presence throughout the day, they were such a delight to have - Jiyeon was caring and encouraging, and Torian had cheeky jokes up his sleeve - which we appreciated when we were feeling the nerves. Even our friends and family have been saying just how cool they were, and we couldn’t agree more. Not only did we love the finished product from the Allens, they were prompt in turning around our pictures for both the engagement session and wedding. We’re so glad we found the Allens to document this milestone of our lives. We’d be thrilled to have Jiyeon and Torian photograph any future occasion for us and would call them in a heart beat!” 🧡