The Daniel Family, Tahoe CA

We are lucky to have this adorable family official Tahoe residents! And man, did they chose an awesome year to make the move:). Like me, they left the vine covered hills of the central coast, to a place where Aspens grow and snow covers the mountains…..both stunning locations that represent the diverse regions of California. I am delighted that they chose me to capture these sweet moments in their lives. Telling stories of living, breathing, ever evolving beings is what I love best about my job. And people like the Daniel family motivate me to continue this passion. People who are real. People who desire to preserve organic, meaningful moments…..and allow me to do so on film.Bret Cole Photography, Daniel Family Photo Session in Lake Tahoe, bretcole.comBret Cole Photography, Daniel Family Photo Session in Lake Tahoe, bretcole.comBret Cole Photography, Daniel Family Photo Session in Lake Tahoe, bretcole.combret_cole_daniel_family_tahoe_california04

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The Zikas Family, Lake Tahoe

The Zikas family. This time, with their new little addition Emma. This past spring, when the lake level was down, this colorful meadow full of lupins and wildflowers appeared along the shore line of Tahoe City. It was unbelievable! And came and went in a matter of a week. I’m so stoked we made it in time!!

Tom Zikas and my husband James, are co-owners and photographers of Cinematic Digital Media. A company well worth checking out! I feel it’s a great honor to photograph others in my profession.

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Sweet Baby James

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This little man is almost 6 months old. I couldn’t get enough of his sweet smile and piercing blue eyes. Poor guy had a little longer photo shoot than normal cause I didn’t want put down my camera. The tender moments of James with his mama flooded me with memories of when my Clayton James was of a similar age. Although it didn’t seem like it at the time, the first year goes by incredibly fast. So many milestones in a very short time. It’s such an important stage to document……..I look forward to capturing more images of this family very soon with daddy included:).

The Dawson Family

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The Paulsen Family, Lake Tahoe

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These dear friends were such a joy to photograph! The family gathered (some from across the globe) to celebrate the parent’s 40th wedding anniversary at their vacation home here in Tahoe and had only 4 short days together. It was awesome to be able to capture them during such a special time!