Lake Wedding

Having a lake wedding means a healthy dose of adventure, serenity and relaxation. For those couples planning a lake wedding, we recommend making a weeklong vacation out of it. Rent a lakefront home and maybe even rent a boat, and spend the days before your wedding sunning on the dock, fishing, waterskiing and tubing, grilling by the water. Lake vacations have always been one of our favorite kinds of family vacations, and when you get to celebrate a wedding in the middle of it, there’s nothing better!


Sarah&Michael

Hagadone Event Center, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

Sarah and Michael’s Coeur d’Alene wedding at the Hagadone Event Center.

Sophia&Nick

West Shore Cafe, Lake Tahoe, California

Sophia and Nick’s shiny, happy Tahoe wedding at West Shore Cafe.

Maggie&Dorian

Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy

Maggie and Dorian’s Lake Como, Italy, wedding at Villa del Balbianello.

Catarina&Ross

Lake Tahoe, California

This lakeside wedding ceremony was filled with happy tears. The party, however, was nothing but high spirits, wild dance moves, and unadulterated joy.

Susie&Michael

FitzHaven Estate, Lake Tahoe, California

Susie is a photojournalist and filmmaker and already has an adorable son with now-husband Michael. Their Lake Tahoe wedding day was filled with love and adoration, with a focus on family.

Kristen&Shawn

Chanteclaire Farm, Friendsville, Maryland

This lake wedding had amazing light and intense emotion that could never be scripted, even when the groom is a photographer himself.

Ryan&Kevin

Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois

A same-sex wedding by the lake in Chicago, with creative portraits set amid the grand beauty of this majestic city.

Noree&Doug

Lake Tahoe, California

Noree and Doug say “I do” in a church, then dance the night away beneath the stars at a lakefront estate.

Elyse&Nick

Wequassett Resort, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; New England

We photographed Elyse and Nick for four days at their Cape Cod wedding – boat trip, bonfire, vineyard and wedding day.

Erin&Jason

Gatekeepers Museum, Lake Tahoe, California

During their first conversation while attending law school in Davis, CA., Erin and Jason discovered yet another similarity between them. Coincidentally, they had both planned a skiing trip the next day in Lake Tahoe.

Sheela&Aaron

Pollock Pines, California

Chrisman Studios photographer Aaron Morris marries Sheela in a backyard wedding at his parents’ home near Lake Tahoe.

Ginger&Brannan

FitzHaven Estate, Lake Tahoe, California

Ginger and Brannan’s wedding day took place completely outdoors, with the daylight lasting till just before the end of the reception.

Wei&Mike

Fairwinds Estate, Lake Tahoe, California

Wei and Mike get married by the lake in Tahoe, then bravely climb the rocks for our creative portraits at sunset.

Anne&Eric

Grand Lake, Colorado

Anne and Eric’s wedding was really important to me because Eric has been one of my best friends over the last few years.

Paige&Alex

Lake Tahoe, California

We first talked with Paige and Alex over two years ago. They were both in the Navy at the time (Paige still is), and Paige was about to set out on a battleship for the next two years.

Helena&Ryan

Hayden Lake, Idaho

Of all the groom’s we’ve ever photographed, Ryan has been the most proud to wear a ring.

Ya&Kevin

Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ya and Kevin had a truly unique Vegas wedding. There were no drive-through chapels, no Elvis impersonators and no regrets like Ms. Britney Spears.