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.

The camera loves Sabrina

This stunning creature of a girl is a natural talent in front of the camera! Sabrina was born to be a model, an actress, someone who needs to be on stage to show off her extraordinary comfort to perform. At the same time it's not really a performance since all of...

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Fun with Lisa

Lisa needed photographs for casting and auditions. She is aspiring to be an actress... How wonderful! Something like this is the perfect kind of project for me and always exciting! I was looking forward to meeting a woman my age to see how I was going to be able to...

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Riley and Reese... Sisters. Cute as buttons. They lit up the studio with their exuberance and adorable silliness. Their smiles and laughter filled up the little space I photographed them in and certainly filled up my heart while shooting and days thereafter as I...

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More Families and Children

Last week was packed with Tahoe family portraits. Just about every day I had a fun outing meeting some very incredible people. The enthusiasm level is always so wonderful at these shoots and there is plenty of time to comfortably photograph all members of the families...

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Capturing Purity

I already know that I'm going to be struggling finding the words to describe this photo shoot... It came out of the blue one day last week and I happened to be available to head out and aim my heart and camera at six precious children. Brothers and sisters, cousins,...

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  It wasn't too long ago when I photographed Jessica's senior portrait. She stood in front of my camera then with her grace and beauty, ability to pose her body with fluidity, with the clear signs of talent for modeling. When she called me this time to have me...

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Family Portrait Season!

Summertime in Lake Tahoe means photographing family portraits. One of the funnest and most exciting ways to get to know many people in just an hour time. Learning about the members of a family is always fascinating to me. Every time I look forward to finding out where...

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Rochelle and Jeff

These two are getting married in just a few weeks at Edgewood Lake Tahoe. For a moment it looked like we were not going to be able to get together for their engagement portrait session due to a big rain storm, but we got lucky as the clouds cleared away and the sun...

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A Family from Hungary

My  Hungarian friend Judit's friends were visiting from Sopron, Hungary for a few weeks and I had the wonderful pleasure to get to know them and even take some photos of them! It was probably the most spontaneous, quickest family portrait I've ever done in just 30...

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