Anderson’s Bicycle Rental was established in the Summer of 1978. Still located in the same great location, the ONLY bike rental on the South Shore, located at the beginning of the National Forest Bike Trail ( Pope/Baldwin Trail) – Voted Best of Tahoe.
From our location you can park and ride directly to the trail, never having access any busy streets or highways. There are many sites and attractions along the way! Pope Beach – Camp Richardson Resort (Beacon Bar and Grill and Ice Cream Parlor) – Tallac Historic Site/Valhalla – Kiva Beach ( Dog Friendly Beach) – Visitors Center – The Stream Profile Chamber (which is a cut-a-way view of the stream from an underground observation exhibit and Rainbow Trail ( approx 1/4 mile beautiful scenic walk through meadows and along the stream) – Baldwin Beach (Locals favorite beach) and Fallen Leaf Lake.
All Beach access is free on bikes and easily accessed from our location.
Our director, Paul S. Kushner is the founder of the entire choral program. It was Paul’s vision that set things in motion resulting in what you see today. Paul was born and raised in the San Francisco area, one of three brothers. Blessed with a nice tenor singing voice, Paul always enjoyed surrounding himself with music. When he came to Tahoe in 1977, he worked as a Ski Patroller and in other various jobs until he found his niche as a teacher. Paul studied at Cal State University, Sacramento where he met Dr. Donald Kendrick, the masterful and well known vocal professor and conductor. Paul performed in the choral department under the tutelage of Dr. Kendrick and learned a great deal about teaching singing, instructing choirs and the physiology of singing. After receiving his degree in Mathematics and subsequent teaching credential, Paul began teaching in the Tahoe school system. In 1997, Paul received a Masters Degree in Computer Education. Throughout the years, Paul has performed on stage at various venues from the Lake Tahoe Community Choir to “Fiddler on the Roof” playing the part of Laser Wolf. Paul melds his vast teaching experience with his love of music to produce choirs of superior quality and excellence.
Paul’s oldest daughter graduated last year from New York University in Performing Arts and Musical Composition. Paul’s younger daughter is a junior at UCSD studying Bio Chemistry and Cognitive Science. Her twin brother graduated from the Fire Academy (sponsored by the LTCC) and is currently enrolled in NCTI Paramedic School in San Diego. Paul’s wife Debby is a kindergarten teacher at Bijou Community School.
CR Jig Company. Captain Ryan has been in the fishing industry his entire life. A few years back, he was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer and as a result, lost his right leg. Captain Ryan’s Jig Company was born out of his passion for custom fishing equipment and has proved to be a way for him to stay involved in his favorite sport despite his loss of mobility.
CR Jig Company hand pours, polishes, and paints jigs. These jigs have been proven to work on Lake Tahoe, other surrounding lakes as well as for rock fishing and salmon fishing along the pacific coast.
My name is Teddy. I want to be your wedding photographer or videographer, and I want to make your jaws drop. I consider myself a strobist photographer with an eye for naturally lit, stunning photos and videos.
I want to create art with you, and be the one to tell your great story. Every second of your big day is an opportunity to create a dramatic and beautiful keepsake for you to remember forever. I want to get to know you and collaborate to invent your own personalized wedding memories.
Iv’e accommodated couples on just about every style. Whether they were surreal, dramatic, or just fun and simple with natural lighting I alway enjoy the process. Thats the real secret to making great work. LOVE IT! Which comes naturally, especially when your working in this kind of environment were every one is there to celebrate and have a great time.
I shoot Canon, and consistently update my gear inventory with the latest and most cutting edge photo and video-equipment to deliver the best possible photos and videos I can capture. With the highest resolution cameras on the market, and an aspiration to achieve the most technically perfect photos and videos possible, I assure your satisfaction with the final delivery of your photos or videos of your big day.
I also recognize that not all weddings are lavish affairs. I have a soft spot for small, informal weddings and elopements or otherwise non-traditional weddings. If you are in need of a budget Tahoe wedding photographer for a small wedding or elopement of less than three hours, I offer an hourly rate for weddings of this nature and I’m your guy!
– Teddy Kushner
Travel arrangements can be sorted out on individual basis for anywhere in the world.
About my team
I have many friends that could jump in for this. We’ve all worked on weddings together before and under stand that each client has different needs to accommodate for. If you’d like we can schedule an introduction once I find some one available.
Lake Full of Pictures consist of a small group of videographers and fashion Photographers that we have a history of working in various productions whom we love and trust . But mostly its two brothers Theodore Kushner and Garrett Kushner. Both have over fifteen years experience in Television, Commercials, Fashion, Music Videos, and Movies. We established Lake Full of Pictures in 2017, but we’ve been shooting Wedding since we were going to film school back in 2005. It was only till now that weddings became our main focus. Before for then we were a full time Production Company called O-BeaR-O Films. We’ve directed everything from a Butterfingers commercial to a Major Lazar video with over 90 million views.
But lets talk weddings. Why do we love shooting weddings? Its fun! Its easy! Its something new every day even if were at a familiar location. Everyone is always happy and ready for there glamor shot…. Well almost everyone. Which is why we know as directors how important it is to be intuitive and communicate to keep everyone happy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How would you describe your style and approach to a wedding day?
My efforts on the wedding day are spent primarily on a documentary, hands-off approach with a mix of creative scenic couple photos that give you a sense of your surroundings. To sum it up, I want you to be able to feel and re-live the moments of your wedding day for years to come. My team and I take a relaxed approach so that you and your guests feel comfortable and enjoy the moment. We want to feel as though we are guests at your wedding and we want to laugh, cry and get down with you on the dance floor.
Whats your style of shooting video?
Our style is Simple Elegance. We deliver a classic, timeless edit rather than the frenetic, in-your-face, MTV look which appears to be a recent trend. We overshoot everything, which allows us the most creative latitude in the edit bay. I am passionate about getting the best possible angle and composition at your wedding- my girlfriend Brittney sometimes brushes off leaves covering me after the photo session because I’ve been deep in the bushes getting that incredible shot of the bride and groom.
Do you take detail, family and bridal party photos?
Absolutely! I realize that these photos are important as well, so we make sure that every detail of your wedding is photographed. Prior to the wedding, I will gather a list of family formals.
What is your backup plan?
Along with an extensive list of photographers that I can call on, my additional photographer would take over on the wedding day in the unlikely event that something were to happen to me. I put full trust in my second photographers and trust that they would be able to step-in in case of an emergency.
Its a Xmas miracle! We now shoot our weddings with the Black Magic URSA PRO. Many professionals have told me ” Thats way more camera than you’ll ever need to shoot a wedding video” and my response is ” I suppose if you don’t have the vision or the passion to make wedding videos into wedding movies”. But I really want to take each wedding movie as far as i can, to bring the most cinematic perspective possible. Welcome to the family Ursa!
We are constantly updating our gear for our wedding couples to be able to offer them the absolute best quality currently available. We film all weddings in High Definition with both Canon DSLR’s and camcorders. Each has it’s advantages: DSLR’s render a beautiful filmlike quality, and camcorders are much better at capturing fast action sequences such as a bouquet toss or a walk down the aisle. My newest piece is a fabulous Canon 5D Mark4 DSLR, which renders fabulous footage, even in low light. No expense is spared in providing the best quality equipment for our wedding couples!
How do we book you for our international destination wedding?
We would love to travel internationally for your wedding. In order to make the process as seamless as possible, we prefer to arrive to your destination location two days prior to your wedding. This allows us to arrive on time in case of flight delays and the ability to scout your location and the surrounding areas. If you plan to have a wedding rehearsal or session before your wedding, we would also love to be a part of this celebration and photograph it for you. I take care of all airfare, hotel and car rental bookings (if needed) and will let you know how much our travel fees are based on your destination of choice at the time of booking.
We went to a wedding recently and the videographers were VERY obtrusive. Are you?
Couples often tell us after the wedding day that they hardly remembered seeing us at their event. To me, that’s a compliment. We dress in black. We dont overwhelm you with multiple videographers or hover around you with a steadicam during your first dance. We prefer to record your day as transparently as possible, and never become the center of attention. Your wedding will be filmed from the perspective of your guests- we are very sensitive to not block their view- they have often traveled hundreds of miles to celebrate your day.
What have you learned in over two decades of professionally filming weddings?
That we can never be satisfied with the work we produced last month or last year. I spend several hours each week researching current trends and products in our industry. I also attend national educational seminars where possible to share ideas and inspiration with the worlds best wedding cinematographers.
I also realize that we produce beautiful wedding films not only for you and your spouse, but for your children, for your children’s children, for your posterity that may view your wedding 100 years from now. One study found that over 500 of your descendants will likely have a direct interest in viewing your wedding film by the 8th generation. That’s a BIG group. Your wedding film will be a treasured family heirloom- passed on from generation to generation. That motivates me to produce outstanding work.
Established May 8th, 1963, South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club is a community organization that holds civic duty and citizenship in high regard. We believe every resident and visitor plays a vital role in the health, diversity, and well-being of our community and city. Our goal and mission, since inception, is to make sure every young person recieves every oportunity they deserve.
With a core group of volunteers, we have managed to build a number of partnerships with local businesses and organizations from around the area. It is our partnerships that have allowed us to create programs, host events, and encourage residents to become engaged.
Helping Local Youth Organizations Since 1963
South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club is dedicated to helping local youth & youth organizations. Our community depends on the success of every young person growing up in Lake Tahoe. With your help, we believe that every child in our community will have the opportunity to become successfull in life.
Creating A Bright Future
There is no better feeling than helping a young person become a well rounded young adult. Your community is our community, and we are all part of it together.
About Optimist International: Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Club Members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place to live. There are 75,000 individual Members who belong to more than 2,600 autonomous Clubs. Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on their communities annually.
Mission Statement: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.
Vision Statement: Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
Tahoe Keys Resort offers visitors an opportunity to experience first class amenities, with breathtaking views of both the mountains and the lake, while still being centrally located to many activities including hiking, biking, boating and more. For the nighttime adventure seekers, there are many activities all within close proximity including the area casino corridor just 4 miles away.
Tahoe Keys Resort offers the largest selection of Lake Tahoe vacation homes and condos within the Tahoe Keys community coupled with affordable prices and AAA accreditation. All of our Tahoe Keys properties located within this private marina community have pay per use access to resort amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and outdoor spa as well as complimentary use of seasonal bicycles. All of our Tahoe Keys vacation rentals are fully equipped with all of the comforts of home. Most of the homes and condos have fireplaces and private boat docks while many homes also feature hot tubs and pool tables.
Please use the search form on the right to find a rental property that suits your needs, and/or the map below. If you would prefer to speak to a Lake Tahoe rental agent, please call (800) 698-2463. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you and helping you create a memorable Tahoe vacation.
Duane Wallace Moved to Tahoe in 1974 at the age of 21 to pen a steak house, he opened another in Carson City four years later. He operated the steak houses for 16 years. He currently manages the Dog House restaurant. Prior to that he was the Executive Director of the 4 Boys & Girls Clubs of Eldorado County Western Slope from 2007-2009. He worked for Sierra Recovery Center as a drug & alcohol counselor and prior to that was the CEO of the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce for 12 years. He is a graduate of CJC and a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management at UCLA. HE is an Accredited Chamber Exec (ACE). He has taught at LTCC as adjunct faculty. He has a BA in Business Administration from Ashford University.
Duane & his wife Tami have 5 children including Riley Wallace their 7 year old addition to the clan. Duane is a founding member and past President of the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation. In February 2009 he was named “Outstanding Community Member” by the El Dorado County School Board Association. His family was named Kiwanis family of the year in 1999. He served on the LTUSD Board of Education and on the Board of Tahoe Youth and Family Services. Wallace was a co-founder of Leadership Lake Tahoe and was appointed by Secretary Glickman to the Federal Advisory Commission (FACA) reporting to the White House on Tahoe issues. In 2000 Duane and his wife traveled to Russia, Moscow, Irkutsk and Lake Baikal Siberia for an international televised conference on building an economy in a sensitive environment.
I am mostly retired. However I do consult for some businesses and I teach all grades as a substitute.