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Off-the-Beaten Path Tahoe Area Adventure Session | Lake Tahoe Elopement Photographer

Kimmy & Jack’s Fallen Leaf Lake Adventure Session | Lake Tahoe Elopement Photographer | South Lake Tahoe, California

a couple walking up a hill holding hands by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple embracing each other sitting on a fallen branch by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a dog perched on a rock by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session

One of the only things better than being able to show couples around my favorite place on earth, Lake Tahoe, is having Lake Tahoe locals show me THEIR favorite places around big blue! Kimmy and Jack have lived around Tahoe their whole lives. As locals, they were so excited to show me one of their favorite places to explore with their pup, Ozzy – Fallen Leaf Lake.

Now I know this might be confusing. After all, this gallery mentions ‘Lake Tahoe’ but it’s actually at Fallen Leaf Lake? Huh? Well, the Tahoe area is actually home to not only Lake Tahoe, but also thousands of smaller alpine lakes. Fallen Leaf Lake is one of the biggest of those ‘smaller’ lakes in the Tahoe basin. Nestled just off Lake Tahoe’s southern shore, Fallen Leaf Lake is a gorgeous remnant of Tahoe’s glacier carved history.

When the crowds visit, they tend to flock to the shores of Tahoe proper seeking the turquoise waters and rich alpine serenity. (Don’t get me wrong, I love Lake Tahoe for these reasons and more too!) What this means though is that smaller gems like Fallen Leaf Lake are usually very private! And this can be perfect for those of you wanting that gorgeous, mountain lake setting without the crowds. Tahoe has so many gorgeous, iconic locations, but with so much beauty in the area it’s also possible to have a spot ‘all to yourselves’.

On this trail around Fallen Leaf Lake as we adventured together we maybe saw one other person. Ozzy, in true mountain dog fashion, jumped into the lake ASAP. And found alllllllll the pinecones and sticks and had us laughing like crazy! In short, the whole evening was just such a fun, peaceful, and private time hanging out with these two.

And you too can have your very own private location for your elopement or adventure session around Tahoe! I know, research, and guide many couples to beautiful off-the-beaten-path locations around Lake Tahoe all the time. So if you’re ready for a unique location that’s just your’s – or maybe you’re sold on having you’re very own Fallen Leaf Lake adventure session – reach out! I would absolutely love to make your dreams a reality! As you start dreaming, check out the Tahoe North and Tahoe South websites for more info. There’s so many opportunities and amazing adventures waiting for you in Tahoe!

a couple holding hands looking at Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple holding hands by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple embracing each other by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a guy holding his dog by Lake Tahoe
a couple holding hands with their dog running in front of them by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple holding hands with their dog running in front of them by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple holding hands with their dog running in front of them by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a dog laying on the ground chewing on an acorn by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple holding hands by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple embracing each other by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple kissing by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session with their dog in the background
a man kissing his girlfriend's forehead by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a dog having fun on a trail by Lake Tahoe
a dog having fun on a trail by Lake Tahoe
a couple sitting next to each other smiling with their dog by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple sitting next to each other smiling with their dog by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple sitting next to each other smiling with their dog by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple sitting next to each other smiling with their dog by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple sitting next to each other smiling with their dog by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple sitting next to each other smiling with their dog by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple sitting next to each other kissing with their dog behind them by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple embracing each other by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple holding hands and smiling at their dog by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a dog smiling at the camera
a man lifting his girlfriend and kissing her with their dog behind them by Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple smiling at each other in front of a big tree with Lake Tahoe in the background during their adventure session
a couple kissing with the beautiful Lake Tahoe in the background during their adventure session
flowers in the foreground with a couple in the background during their Lake Tahoe adventure session
a couple kissing in front of Lake Tahoe during their adventure session in the Tahoe area
a dog in the Lake Tahoe water
a couple sitting together on a rock in front of lake tahoe for their adventure session in the tahoe area
a couple sitting together on a rock with their dog in front of lake tahoe for their adventure session in the tahoe area
a couple kissing in front of Lake Tahoe for their off the beaten path adventure session in the Tahoe area
a couple embracing in front of Lake Tahoe for their adventure session
a couple embracing and looking at each other with Lake Tahoe in the background during their Tahoe area adventure session
a couple kissing in front of Lake Tahoe for their tahoe area adventure session
a couple almost kissing with Lake Tahoe and pine trees in the background during their adventure session in the Tahoe area
a couple holding hands for their Tahoe area adventure session
a couple kissing with the sun on their face during their Tahoe area adventure session
a couple walking down a hill with their dog holding hands with Lake Tahoe in the background during their Lake Tahoe adventure session
a couple embracing looking opposite directions during their Lake Tahoe adventure session
a couple sitting on a fallen branch with Lake Tahoe in the background looking at each other and smiling during their Tahoe area adventure session
a couple sitting on a fallen branch embracing during their Tahoe area adventure session
a dog being pet by Lake Tahoe
a beautiful photo of Lake Tahoe
a couple sitting on a rock embracing with the man kissing his girlfriend on the forehead during their Lake Tahoe area adventure session
a couple sitting on a rock embracing smiling at each other during their Lake Tahoe area adventure session
a couple sitting on a rock embracing smiling at each other during their Lake Tahoe area adventure session
a couple sitting on a rock embracing smiling at each other during their Lake Tahoe area adventure session
a beautiful photo of Lake Tahoe
a couple looking at each other while embracing with the sunset over Lake Tahoe in the background during their Tahoe area adventure session
  1. Fallen leaf lake looks very pretty and Ozzy is the cutest dog!
    You captured this little family in the most beautiful way. I hope you get to capture many more adventure sessions at Lake Tahoe! 🙂

  2. Evelyn says:

    I can fully understand this being your favorite location. It’s perfect as are your photos!

  3. Thijsiena says:

    This Location is mindblowing! so beautiful. How cute is the dog with his jumps?

  4. Hannah says:

    Absolutely amazing! Such a dreamy location!

  5. Sarah Meza says:

    Lake Tahoe is on my bucket list and you made me want to go even more!! Every single one of these is so beautiful – and omg their fur baby!

  6. Andrea Brandt says:

    Wow! I had no idea there are other lakes at Lake Tahoe! Fallen Leaf Lake is beautiful- I love how you photographed this adventure session!

  7. Aww I love all the shots with their dog! Tahoe is so beautiful and I love your bright and cheerful editing style!

  8. Kat says:

    I do love all the alpine lakes there, and it’s cute to see such a relaxed couple just enjoying time with their cute pooch!

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