Winter Day After Session: Renae + Mckenney’s Epic Day on the slopes

lake tahoe bride and groom snuggling with yellow lab in the snow

Snowy Adventures & Pawsome Love

Hold onto your ski goggles because this isn’t your average Lake Tahoe day after session! Join me as we dive into Renae and Mckenney’s wild post-wedding tale, where love, laughter, and a furry friend named Eski take center stage. From snowy slopes to picture-perfect moments, this adventure had it all! A day after session, especially in the winter, can also be utilized so you can enjoy more time with friends and family on the wedding day. Especially if you are traveling to Lake Tahoe for your wedding, a day after session can be a great way to enjoy the magic of Lake Tahoe!

The Winter Wedding Twist:

Winter weddings are magical, but when Mother Nature decides to sprinkle in some snowstorm drama, things get interesting. Renae and Mckenney’s wedding day was no exception, but they weren’t about to let a little sideways snow dampen their spirits. Cue the “day after session” concept – a brilliant solution to capture their love amidst the winter wonderland. If you are curious to read more about their snowy wedding you can find part one here!

Renae Wrote on The Knot:

“Lisa is fantastic!! Not only is her style amazing at capturing the natural beauty and light in her images, but she makes you feel so comfortable! She had many fun poses and ideas for our photos. We happen to have had a large snow storm on our wedding day and Lisa still braved the weather with us to get our snowy wonderland photos. Then she helped us by doing an additional “Day After” photo shoot a month later in the snow when we had time to explore the places that meant the most to us. In the West Shore of Lake Tahoe she took photos of us with our dog, we went to Homewood ski resort and took skiing photos, and she hiked up eagle rock with us for the most insanely magical photos in the winter. She is all around so incredible! I love our photos and will cherish them forever. Lisa is the best!”

wedding couple walking in the snow holding hands
Bride and groom posing at their lake tahoe cabin with their dog
bride showing her cape on her enzoani wedding dress
lake tahoe wedding couple kissing in the snow by the lake
couple kissing at cabin in lake tahow with snow over their head
yellow lab running in the snow with tongue out
groom kissing bride on face while standing in the snow with their yellow lab
lake tahoe wedding couple walking holding hands with their dog in the snow
bride and groom kissing on the stairs at lake tahoe cabin
lake tahoe wedding couple kissing in the snow in front of their cabin
lake tahoe wedding couple kissing in the snow near their cabin
couple playing with their yellow lab in the snow
wedding couple playing with their dog in the snow
couple dancing and kissing in the snow by lake tahoe
couple walking through the snow at lake tahoe cabin

Dream Shots and Checklists:

Fast forward to Renae, Mckenney, and their besties hitting the slopes at Homewood Resort on the west shore of Lake Tahoe – in wedding attire, no less! Skiing? Check! Climbing Eagle Rock? Double check! And let’s not forget those stunning snowy peaks and bluebird skies – check, check, and check! But wait, there’s more fun to come.

Furry Friends and Candid Captures:

Enter Eski, the four-legged member of the squad, adding an extra dose of adorable to the photoshoot. With wagging tails and snowy noses, Eski joined in on the fun, making every shot even more heartwarming. Eski is named after an Olympic Valley avalanche dog – so fitting!! Oh, and did I mention that Renae and Mckenney got to play photographer too? With my camera in hand, they snapped sweet portraits of each other, capturing their love from behind the lens.

bride and groom kissing their yellow lab in snow
lake tahoe wedding couple carrying skis on snow trail at the homewood resort
lake tahoe wedding couple skiing in wedding clothes
couple carrying snow gear in their wedding clothes
lake tahoe couple skiing in wedding clothes at homewood resort
bride and groom skiing in wedding clothes at homewood resort in lake tahoe
bride and groom skiing in wedding clothes at homewood resort in lake tahoe
bride and groom skiing in wedding clothes at homewood resort in lake tahoe
bride fluffing her dress while posing on skis with her groom in lake tahoe
bride and groom showing their skis in their wedding clothes
wedding couple skiing and holding hands at homewood resorts
couple skiing in their wedding clothes in lake tahoe
couple holding snowball with wedding rings
couple kissing in the snow with skis at homewood resort
couple walking away in snow with ski gear

A Sled Ride to Remember:

As we made our way down the mountain, Mckenney caught the eye of some adventurous kids who graciously lent him their sled. And just like that, he was sledding down the mountain in his wedding clothes, laughter echoing through the snowy landscape. It was a moment of pure joy, perfectly encapsulating the spirit of their post-wedding adventure.

wedding couple dipping for photo in the snow at lake tahoe
couple taking photos atop eagle rock in lake tahoe
bride and groom touching hands
bride throwing snowball at her groom in lake tahoe
wedding couple dipping on eagle rock overlooking lake tahoe
wedding couple posing on eagle rock overloooking lake tahoe
wedding couple popping champagne in the snow at lake tahoe
wedding couple high fiving while holding a shot ski in lake tahoe
bride pouring champagne into shotski for wedding photos in snow at lake tahoe
personalized shotski for wedding couple in lake tahoe
bride swigging champagne while groom cheers her on for wedding photos in snow at lake tahoe
groom popping champagne in snow for photos at lake tahoe
wedding couple looking into the distance over lake tahoe
groom kissing the brides neck while posing for photos in lake tahoe
the view from the top of eagle rock overlooking the glassy lake tahoe
groom leading bride through the snow in lake tahoe
wedding couple walking in the snow holding hands in lake tahoe
lake tahoe photo on eagle rock
Their best friends also joined in on the adventure.
groom sledding in the snow at lake tahoe
Double exposure of couple at lake tahoe

In a Nutshell:

Renae, Mckenney, Eski, and a whole lot of love – that’s what this post-wedding escapade was all about. From skiing to sledding, climbing to candid captures, every moment was a testament to their adventurous spirits and unwavering love. So here’s to embracing the unexpected, making memories to last a lifetime, and proving that love truly knows no bounds – especially when there’s snow involved! If you’re thinking you may want to schedule a Lake Tahoe Day After Session, let this be the perfect example of why!

Long exposure photography lake tahoe sand harbor
I stopped at Sand Harbor on the way home to take a few long exposures.

If you love what you see, check out a few more engagement sessions on the blog:

Staci and Craig Chimney Beach engagement session

Sunrise Jeep Adventure Engagement Session in Lake Tahoe

You can also see a behind the scenes tiktok of this day here: Day After Session BTS

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