Couple standing on boulder at tahoe blue estate


Intimate Wedding at Tahoe Blue Estate | Emma + Connor

This intimate April wedding at Tahoe Blue Estate wanted to give us a second winter.  Blusteringly frigid winds did not steal any joy from this intimate wedding at Tahoe Blue Estate. This sweet elopement was my 1st wedding of the year and started it on such a positive note.  This family exudes kindness and hospitality.  […]

Couple standing on boulder overlooking lake tahoe


Lake Tahoe Engagement Session | Karen and Matthew

We could not have gotten a better day for this Lake Tahoe engagement session.  Cool and comfortable temps and a couple open for an adventure.  Karen and Matt were such fun to meet and spend the day with. There was a minor wardrobe hiccup but nothing some last minute shopping couldn’t solve. We started our […]

close up photo of a bridal bouquet of roses and bright white orchids


Discover the Charm of 8 Small Wedding Venues in Lake Tahoe

Small weddings tend to be some of the most unforgettable. It’s a chance to gather the people most significant in your life as you enter into the next chapter of your life. There’s an intimacy that just tends to get lost in larger gatherings. As a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer, I have gotten the chance […]

intimate wedding reception tablescape. Lots of lush and cheerful florals under a reception tent.


Experience Luxury at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Wedding Venue

When you’re planning your wedding, there is nothing more important than finding the venue that fits your vibe to a T. You’re not just choosing the setting; you’re searching for the place that will give you the wedding of your dreams. Everything from the venue’s accommodations to the rooms’ lighting will determine how your wedding […]



The Ultimate Planning Guide For Your Lake Tahoe Elopement

Nestled amidst the breathtaking Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe stands as a serene and majestic backdrop for couples seeking an intimate and romantic elopement. With its crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding pine-covered peaks, this iconic alpine area offers a picturesque setting unlike any other. Whether exchanging vows on a secluded beach with the gentle lapping […]

Groom kissing brides hand post ceremony as they process down the aisle


Discover 5 Gorgeous Reno Wedding Venues for Your Dream Day

Plan Your Dream Day At Any Of These Wedding Venues in Reno Hidden in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno wedding venues promise unforgettable celebrations. Whether you envision exchanging vows in a serene garden setting, overlooking the picturesque Truckee River, or within the opulent halls of a historic mansion, Reno offers a wide range of venues […]



Create Lasting Memories at These 8 Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues!

Plan Your Dream Special Day With These Incredible Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues Located within the breathtaking Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe stands as an unparalleled destination for couples seeking a picturesque backdrop for their wedding day. With its crystal-clear waters, towering pine forests, and majestic mountain vistas, Lake Tahoe offers a stunning natural setting that […]




I’m Kirsten—a wedding photographer here to guide you through this wildly exciting time…and toward the best lighting.

Ever since my days in the highschool darkroom, I’ve been enamored with the power images have to tell a compelling story. I went on to study photography and fashion at Savannah College of Art & Design and worked as an editor for a studio before founding Kirsten Marie Photography in 2012. Every day since, and I’ve fallen deeper in love with the art of wedding photography—there’s just nothing quite as fascinating and fulfilling as documenting the tenderness weddings bring out in people.

As someone who’s fairly spotlight-shy, I know how awkward being photographed can feel—which is why I work to bring an atmosphere of ease (and a wicked sharp sense of humor) to our time together. I pour my whole heart into hyping you up, getting you the material you deserve, and making sure you feel comfortable and cared for.

Beyond the lens, I’m a mom to two feisty girls. Translation: there’s no group I can’t wrangle, no mountain I can’t summit, and no trail I can’t traverse. While you’re soaking in sunsets and sipping champagne—you can find me crawling through bushes and traipsing through snowpack to get the best angle…and loving every single second of it. 



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I would love to hear from you! I only take 15 wedding a year, so please reach out to get scheduled.  Most couples inquire 12 months out.

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