Resort at Squaw Creek Wedding: Molly + Max

Before Molly and Max’s big day, I had little idea I was about to photograph a celebrity wedding. I grew up in the California redwoods as a surfer, skier, and rock climber. So, I suppose my attention was generally focused more on oceans and mountains than ballplayers and the sportscasters that tell their stories. It wasn’t until a few weeks before Molly and Max’s Resort at Squaw Creek wedding that a colleague mentioned she is a talented and accomplished sideline reporter and studio host for ESPN.

Molly and her dad wanted their own special “first look” once Molly was into her dress. Now that I have a daughter of my own, I have a newfound soft spot for dads on wedding days. Especially when the father of the bride gets emotional. See photos below! Something I love about this Lake Tahoe wedding location is the ability to photograph freely from both sides of the ceremony. It makes it so much easier to be in the right place as couples are exchanging vows. Molly and Max shared center stage with their canine kids, Stewart and Matthew. In fact, these two little pups were the official ring-bearers. They stood by their side during the ceremony and throughout cocktail hour afterwards.

Years ago, it seemed like Lake Tahoe brides and grooms opted for High Camp weddings or Squaw Valley PlumpJack weddings. But that is definitely changing. The Resort at Squaw Creek is becoming more popular as a Lake Tahoe wedding venue than ever before. And for good reason. The views of Squaw Valley from this end are incredible. The evening light as the sun sets behind Granite Chief is beautiful. And the hotel has plenty of space for wedding guests that prefer not to drive from Truckee or Tahoe City.

Additional highlights for me at this wedding included Molly and Max’s sunset walk in the meadows and Music Magic’s dance party at the reception. If your timing is right, the “Golden Hour” light in the valley illuminates KT-22, the Palisades, and Granite Chief perfectly in the background.

 

Planning a Resort at Squaw Creek wedding? Make sure your Lake Tahoe wedding photographer knows the best time to go outside for sunset photos!
Resort at Squaw Creek weddings have incredible mountain views, even from inside the ballrooms. This Lake Tahoe wedding photographer can confirm!
Unique perspectives and creative angles make a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer's work standout from the rest.
Let your Lake Tahoe wedding photographer know if you plan to spend time with bridesmaids and friends before your Resort at Squaw Creek wedding.
An experienced Lake Tahoe seeks unique perspectives and creative lighting.
Lake Tahoe photographers look for interesting angle and perspectives throughout a Resort at Squaw Creek wedding day.
Lake Tahoe wedding photographers document the groom getting ready too!
A groom's cufflinks can be tricky to put on without help from groomsmen. See for yourself in this Lake Tahoe wedding photographer's frame from a Resort at Squaw Creek wedding.
For Lake Tahoe wedding photographers, the mother of the bride is an important part of the celebration.
A traditional bridal portrait is important to this Lake Tahoe wedding photographer. There is soft window light for beautiful photos at Resort at Squaw Creek weddings.
The father of the bride is often emotional when he sees his daughter on her wedding day. Such was the case at this Resort at Squaw Creek wedding.
Some brides do a special
If you love surprises you should plan a first look for your Resort at Squaw Creek wedding. Seeing one another before the ceremony is a fun and surprising way to get ready for the main event!
A Lake Tahoe first look, like at this Resort at Squaw Creek wedding, can help calm nerves and help you relax before you walk down the aisle.
The views from a Squaw Valley wedding at the east end of the valley are phenomenal.
The Resort at Squaw Creek has beautiful views of Squaw Valley, including the Palisades and Granite Chief.
Resort at Squaw Creek weddings have several indoor ballrooms for getting ready, as well as reception dining if you do not like the large white event tent.
Lake Tahoe wedding photographers see most grooms and groomsmen in coats and ties, like the guys at this Resort at Squaw Creek wedding.
The views at Resort at Squaw Creek wedding ceremonies are beautiful in every direction, especially at the golf course ceremony site.
The father of the bride often hands his daughter over to the groom at Lake Take weddings.
An outdoor Resort at Squaw Creek wedding ceremony has views of the valley, meadows, and mountains of Lake Tahoe.
As you exchange vows and say
Lake Tahoe wedding photographers focus on both the bride and groom as they exchange wedding vows, as seen here at a Resort at Squaw Creek wedding ceremony.
The views at a Squaw Valley wedding ceremony are amazing. You can see the crest of the Sierra Nevada range in the background. Your Lake Tahoe wedding photographer will capture the surrounding meadows as well!
As you leave your Resort at Squaw Creek wedding ceremony, you will realize that you are finally married!
Some of the best moments of a Resort at Squaw Creek wedding occur after the ceremony is over.
Your bridesmaids will want to see your wedding ring after the ceremony at your Resort at Squaw Creek wedding.
Lake Tahoe photographers see many weddings with dogs acting as ring-bearers and members of the wedding party.
Make sure your Lake Tahoe wedding photographer captures the moment you enter the reception tent at your Resort at Squaw Creek wedding. This is a good time for a first dance as husband and wife!
Resort at Squaw Creek weddings are popular because of the amazing views of mountains and meadows.
Are you getting married in Squaw Valley? A Resort at Squaw Creek wedding gives you open views of the mountains and the surrounding meadows.
Your Lake Tahoe wedding photographer will go outside with you for sunset photos at your Resort at Squaw Creek wedding.
Take a break from your Resort at Squaw Creek wedding, head outside with your Lake Tahoe wedding photographer, and make some romantic photos at sunset.
Who will make a speech at your Resort at Squaw Creek wedding? Lake Tahoe wedding photographers always document toasts from the wedding party.
Lake Tahoe photographers capture candid moments at special events like this Resort at Squaw Creek wedding in California.
Squaw Valley weddings honor traditions like speeches from the maid of honor and best man.
Lake Tahoe wedding photographers love the event tent at Resort at Squaw Creek weddings because it creates flattering, even light on faces.
Lake Tahoe weddings have some unique aspects to them, but the father and daughter dance is part of nearly every celebration.
The reception tent at a Resort at Squaw Creek wedding can be elaborately decorated, or simply lit with strings of lights.
A Squaw Valley wedding reception tent helps your guests stay warm while on the dance floor.
A scarf is a popular way to start a limbo competition on the dance floor of a Resort at Squaw Creek wedding reception.
A Lake Tahoe wedding photographer can capture the fun moments on the dance floor at your reception.
The second half of a Resort at Squaw Creek wedding reception is when the dance party comes alive!
Do you want an awesome party at your Squaw Valley wedding? An experienced Lake Tahoe wedding DJ can make sure everyone gets on the dance floor and has a great time.
Lake Tahoe wedding photographers like the white reception tent at Resort at Squaw Creek weddings because it means even lighting when we illuminate the dance floor.
Your Resort at Squaw Creek wedding reception can be protected from rain or snow with a white event tent.
If you are planning a mountain wedding, there are numerous talented Lake Tahoe bakers to create an amazing cake for you.

More Squaw Valley Weddings

Chris Werner is a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer who documents special events throughout the Tahoe basin. To see more photos from Olympic Valley, check out this Squaw Valley wedding at the base of the mountain. This Squaw Valley winter wedding put a rad 80’s twist on an off-season wedding. Lastly, this couple’s Squaw Valley PlumpJack wedding includes some more meadow photos taken on the other side of the river.

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