About Us

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Hey There, 

We are Matt and Tara Theilen, thanks so much for taking a look at our work! 

We are destination wedding photographers based in the Lake Tahoe area. Our goal is to document your wedding day with photographs that are authentic and meaningful--or as we say "photographs that feel." We want to tell the story of not only what you experienced but show you what you missed and blow your mind with amazing portraits that have a sense of "you" as well as a sense of place. 

We love photographing in the mountains but truth be told, we love photographing weddings period. It doesn't matter where or when it is, or how big or how small, we are passionate about photographing people. We laugh and cry behind our cameras at every wedding, we love it. 

Our story? 

We met in 1998 when Matt was living in his VW van and spending winters rock climbing in Joshua Tree and Tara was finishing up graduate school in Tucson. Over the next 9 years we were friends living our lives in different places and would see each other from time to time. We were both rock climbers and sought out the solitude and adventure of the mountains and did much traveling and adventuring separately and sometimes together with our significant others. In 2007 a tragedy brought us together (this is a story best told in person) and we needed to be near each other, so Tara moved out to Lake Tahoe. We soon fell in love with each other and naturally, we united forces photographing weddings and building this amazing business together. Our little family in the moutains consists of our daughter Zoe, our dog Belle and our cat Sirius Black.  

We have a passion for adventure and for photography, so if you are having a wedding here in our little backyard of Lake Tahoe or anywhere in the world, we'd love to hear from you!