Lake Tahoe Couples Session Overlooking Emerald Bay


Adventurous Emerald Bay engagement session

Shooting a couple's session at Lake Tahoe in California had been nothing but a dream until last week when I met Rachel and Alex at the Eagle Lake trailhead right across from Emerald Bay. Having hiked the Eagle Lake trail into the Desolation Wilderness the day before, I knew we'd be hiking in on icy, hard-packed old snow...essentially a glacier. Not only would the footing be treacherous, but a spring snowstorm was brewing. Our morning may have been warm but 50+ mph winds were swirling around the valley, whooshing in colder temperatures and dark clouds.

Luckily, Rachel and Alex were prepared with boots, thermals, warm layers, and great attitudes. We slowly made the trek back to Eagle Lake with no real slipping casualties, shot for an hour in the merciless wind tunnel, and slid our way back out to the trailhead, stopping to admire the view over Emerald Bay on the way.

From the Adirondacks to the Sierras, nothing is quite as fulfilling as getting out in nature and enjoying it with other adventurous couples!



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