Why  Portraits? 

Because photos aren’t for today. People who see engagement photos as a mere test shoot for the wedding or as a way to get familiar with being photographed are seeing photos as only for today.

But photographs are for the rest of our lives.

From stunning lake-view portraits to heart-touching candids, Jarvis Photography is your source for outstanding family portraiture at Lake Tahoe.

As Tahoe’s most experienced photographer I have built our business for over 20 years by showcasing Lake Tahoe in our work.

As beautiful as Tahoe is, it’s a surprisingly difficult place to photograph…it can be awfully bright and contrasty here!

Over the years we have perfected techniques to deliver stunning images where both the people and the lake look great, even under the most challenging lighting conditions.

Most sessions last about 60-90 minutes and give us an opportunity to do both large and small group photos as well as candid pictures.

You can expect a relaxed yet upbeat atmosphere and the personal touch that Jarvis Photography is known for. Your family portrait or family reunion photographs will be among your most cherished possessions.

This Family loves Tahoe

We met Jenny and her gorgeous family a few years back on their first Tahoe getaway and we had lots of fun taking photos of everyone!
We met up with them again, this time in […]

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Special Family Reunion in Tahoe

This wonderful family we had photographed before, came to Tahoe again for a very special vow renewal at St Theresa’s church. Group photos on the meadow afterwards was perfect with the late afternoon light […]

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A wonderfully cloudy Tahoe day for Tatum

High School Senior Tatum did not mind the unusually cloudy weather. It added just the right amount of drama to her unique personality. We had a great session capturing her graceful looks […]

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Kirby had the perfect day for his senior photos!
It was very easy to photograph such an amazing young man […]

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Family Warmth on the coldest Tahoe morning

Despite the wicked cold temperatures, this beautiful family kept our hearts warm with their joy and love for each other! I really enjoyed the laughter and energy they had together. We all had a blast […]

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Anniversary in Tahoe

We met Michelle and Kevin when we photographed their Edgewood wedding about ten years ago. We had a blast then and this summer they came back for a visit to Lake Tahoe with their three lovely daughters. It was a classically gorgeous Tahoe morning at Zephyr Cove...

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Three boys, 3x the fun!

Tons of energy and excitement with the Browne family out at the Tallac Historic Site. We love this Tahoe location because it offers such variety for a portrait session...beach photos, rustic buildings, pond and gazebo...and so much...

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