Kid-friendly Tahoe – the Kokanee Salmon Festival

I took my girls (ages 3 years and 3 months) to the Kokanee Salmon Festival on Saturday. It was a lofty commitment driving 1.5 hours, alone, from Reno with two little ones, but it was totally worth it, and I’d do it again. It definitely helped that I hyped it up with my toddler the night before as we talked about the exciting “fishie festival”. (Please, please be exciting!) Continue reading

Reno Tahoe Maternity Family Photo Shoot

I wasn’t planning on doing a maternity shoot for baby #2 until I realized late into my pregnancy that I had virtually no pictures with Manfriend and the Child + the bump.

I’m so glad we did. Mel of Underwood Photography did a beautiful job capturing our family’s spirit – it was perfect. If you live in Reno or Tahoe and need a photographer, it goes without saying we strongly recommend Underwood.

To check out more images for our shoot – head here.

Maternity Family Shoot Reno Tahoe Maternity Family Photo Shoot

Maternity shoot Reno Tahoe Maternity Family Photo Shoot

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 Reno Tahoe Maternity Family Photo Shoot
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Family-Friendly Lunch Date at Lake Tahoe

Working in the tourism industry and social media world, it was impossible to escape the buzz surrounding the new West Shore Cafe at Lake Tahoe. No one really needs an excuse to drive up to Tahoe, but if you’re traveling with a toddler, sometimes you do. A few weeks ago, I dragged Manfriend and the Child along to try the new cafe. Our trip happened to be after a major snow storm, so it was exceptionally beautiful. Continue reading