We are Matt and Tara Theilen, welcome to our amazingly blessed world!
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 all the little moments you missed and blow your mind with beautiful and timeless portraits.
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, it’s the people and the relationships that keep us coming back for more. We laugh and cry behind our cameras at every wedding and feel privileged to preserve the memories of one of the most significant days in your life.
We met in 1998 when Matt was living in his VW van, spending winters rock climbing in Joshua Tree while Tara was finishing up graduate school in Tucson. Over the next 9 years we were friends living our lives in different places. We would see each other and hang out from time to time, mostly high up on a rock face or on some long, mosquito-ridden approach in the Sierras. We were both rock climbers and sought out the solitude and adventure of the mountains. 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. We have never looked back. Our little family in the mountains consists of our creatively quirky and curious 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!