Updated: Mar 22
One of the most important vendors that you will choose for your special day will be your wedding photographer and/or videographer. Entrusting someone to capture all the moments of your big day and deciding how it will be preserved is a big decision.
When it comes to choosing a wedding photographer, some big things to think about are your budget, the style of the photographer such as editing and posing, and most importantly, who your photographer is and how you connect with them.
With all this being said, do not worry! We’ve compiled a list of our trusted local photography vendors who will no doubt take care of you on your special day!
Brittany Sierra Photography
Brittany DeWitt is an elopement and wedding photographer based in Gardnerville and Lake Tahoe but also travels worldwide. She started her photography business two years ago & when she’s not photographing, she’s hiking, fishing, and creating art.
An important wedding day aspect for Brittany is to connect with her couple on a personal and deeper level. Getting to know the couple lets her authentically capture the day, as she knows their likes and dislikes and how they interact with one another. It also allows the couple to make sure they like their photographer and are comfortable with them throughout their entire day.
What makes her stand out among others?
“Being inclusive to all love is my expertise. I believe love is love. I vow to always create a safe space for all skin tones, genders, orientations, shapes, sizes, abilities, beliefs, and cultures.”
Keoma Zec Photography
Keoma Zec is a Belgian-born wedding photographer who has photographed over 200 weddings all over the planet. Prior to moving to the Reno - Tahoe area he lived in the French Alps, London, UK, and Medellin, Colombia and photographed in the largest wedding destinations like France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, etc. He’s been in the wedding photography business for almost 10 years and spends his time working with non-governmental organizations and charities across the globe.
When choosing a photographer, he emphasizes not just focusing on your budget. Compare styles, view more than one of their previous wedding galleries, and have a meeting with the photographer to see if your personalities click. Make a list and decide based on several criteria, as your photos are the only way your wedding day will be preserved. Don’t settle for less!
“The key for me is to make sure the couple that gets married is at ease, so if I can help in any way, shape, or form through my knowledge, I will always do so. I also don´t mind staying longer if this means we can get epic images.”
Jeramie Lu Photography
Jeramie Lu was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, and has been in the area for 39 years. He started his photography career in 2009 while he was a massage therapist and fell full force into photos. He loves shooting people but works in commercial, wedding, and portrait photography all at the same time. He’s married with a wife and four kids and is loving life!
His focus on your wedding day? You and your partner of course! Some photographers can get wrapped up in “getting the shot” they want, but his purpose as a wedding photographer is to capture the memories of your special day. With his many hats, he will also help your day go smoothly.
“I create the wedding day timeline, I zoom, I phone call and in all, I make sure my couples are prepared with things they might not even be aware of. No photographer should just ever show up the day of and shoot blind.”
Chris Jaime Photography
Capturing love is Chris's thing! His photography is focused on couples, engagements, and weddings. Candid photos that spill love and emotion are the absolute best and are always what he strives to capture.
Chris focuses on making deep connections with his couple, as well as their bridal party and families. Connecting with everyone and making sure they feel comfortable behind the camera makes for the best photos and a wonderful experience. He cares for his client’s wedding days as if they were his own because he knows how important your wedding day is!
He’s also a planner, so helping you every step of the way until your big day is important. He’ll contact your wedding planner, DJ, and videographer to make sure that everyone is on the same page.
“If you can really connect and have no doubt that your photographer truly cares about the couple and the wedding you will have the best photos. The best photos are formed with trust, connection, and love.”
Rachel started her photography business GOT Photography 8 years ago. Born and raised in Nevada, she is always amazed at the wide range of beauty that surrounds us in Northern Nevada and feels blessed to be able to capture it. When not photographing, she’s rescuing animals and spending time outdoors with her husband and three children!
Rachel typically photographs 50+ weddings/elopements a year, so she’s experienced practically every type of venue, lighting, and obstacle possible when it comes to weddings! She can navigate them all to produce beautiful images that will last a lifetime.
Her biggest advice is to ensure you view a photographer’s full wedding gallery and not just look at their highlights. See how they photograph indoors and outdoors or in low light and the harsh sun to ensure all your big day photos turn out beautiful and how you want them.
“I want to be a source of comfort and peace for my couple. My goal is to take away some of the stress that comes with hosting a wedding. I help my couples with everything from building their timelines, choosing the best location for engagement photos, finding fun activities for them to do if they are visiting from out of town, handling posing, and so much more.”
View all our chosen vendors for our beautiful venue on our Vendors page!