Your wedding day isn't about the posed moments with your parents and bridal party (although those are important, too). Instead, the photos and videos you'll cherish forever—the ones you grab in case of an emergency—are those fleeting real moments you can't stage. Those are the ones that make your wedding day the best day of your life—and you deserve to remember them forever.
From the small details to the big emotions, we'll be by your side, documenting every blissful moment. After all, this moment only happens once in a lifetime.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a wedding video worth? While photos are great on walls and in albums, there's nothing like reliving the moment through video.
You're getting married! Share your good news with the world with a fun and romantic engagement session to help you practice for your big day.
Angie is the wedding photographer. Lee is the videographer for your wedding but is also an officiant and live musician. Together, we make a great wedding day duo. We were a full-time RV family for ten years as we traveled around the US and abroad for Lee's thriving music career, allowing Angie to hone her photography skills. Today, we live in beautiful Grass Valley, CA, and specialize in Lake Tahoe weddings and those throughout breathtaking Northern California.
We can't wait to get to know you!
We believe that your wedding day should be celebrated your way. So whether you pair your NorCal, Tahoe, or Yosemite wedding photography and videography together or choose just one, we'll build a package that fits you.
+ get $100 off your engagement photography session
Videos do more than take us back to a singular flash in time; they transport us back and allow us to relive our favorite moments more fully. Wedding cinematography captures the raw emotion of your wedding day, from the tear on your parent's cheek to the breathtaking beauty of your backdrop and everything in between. Relive the magic of your day again every time you press play.
For us, happy couples, adventures and beautiful scenery are what life is all about.
We'd love to join you and help you remember every detail of your wedding or elopement day.
Watch every second of your wedding day, from the ceremony to the champagne toasts.
Get the best clips of your day so you can easily share them with family & friends.
"Angie and her husband went above and beyond to make our elopement a stress free dream come true! From helping me plan out the day and suggesting an itinerary to scoping out locations and hikes the day before, Angie made the day seamless. This dynamic duo can do it all- photography, videography, officiating and first dance music. Hiking with Angie and her husband just felt like we were hanging out with two friends and taking some photos along the way. She definitely knows her stuff around Yosemite and I am so pleased with the stunning and EPIC photos we were able to capture. Thank you Angie for making our wedding so special!"
"Angie is an amazing photographer, our pictures are all absolutely gorgeous!!! She is not only a great photographer, she and Lee provide an entire experience which is priceless!!! Our wedding was absolutely perfect because of Angie’s recommendations and I have the pictures and video to prove it! Thank you so much Angie and Lee! You both are amazing human beings and we are so glad that you were part of our wedding—it would have not been the same without all your assistance!!!"
"I have so many good things to say I don’t know where to start, we used Mindful media and photography for our family photo shoot back in April and the pictures were literally breathtaking. Angela It’s such a wonderful person to be around it just makes for such an easy and natural photo shoot! Her pictures are so wonderful, even after edits there’s still so much energy and depth to them... she captures more than the moment but the emotion in the moment. I’ve used other photographers and Angela is definitely my favorite."
We've all been to those boring photo sessions where the photographer tells you to "say cheese!" You wind up with dozens of beautifully lit, well-posed photos with plastered smiles.
That isn't what your wedding day is about. We take the time to get to know you and become your friend and biggest supporter. Relax and enjoy every moment because that's what it is all about. We'll stick close by and document all the good stuff, so you don't forget anything about your wedding day!
We live in beautiful Grass Valley, CA. There's no place quite like home, so we focus on weddings in Northern California, with Lake Tahoe being our primary service area. However, we have photographed couples all over the US. We lived and traveled in an RV for ten years, visiting every National Park along the way. We are adventure people, and we're always down to adventure if you're looking for a destination wedding!
We have couples book their Yosemite or Lake Tahoe wedding or elopement with us 1.5 years in advance, while others reach out to us with a week's notice. If our schedule is open, we will do our best to make it happen, but there are no guarantees. We suggest reaching out as soon as you know you're getting married or at least six months' notice for a more comfortable experience.
We can photograph and record in rain or sunshine. However, California also has wildfires and snowstorms, so we choose to be flexible. We understand that sometimes things are out of anyone's control.
If you're thinking about eloping or getting married in NorCal, our blog is an excellent resource for inspiration. We've got sneak peeks of recent weddings, tips for eloping in Northern California, and more. Let The Adventure Begin is the perfect place to start planning.