Kimmi Cranes

Photographer based in Lake Tahoe



I am a photographer, artist, writer, and curious wanderer who seeks out beauty in the every day.


Born and raised in the Philippine islands, I love to explore the outdoors and become immersed in different landscapes. I’m passionate about living adventurously and connecting deeply with nature. Community, culture, and conservation efforts are important to me. I believe that we all have a responsibility to think deeply about our relationship with the earth, to preserve natural habitats and wild lands for future generations to enjoy.


With a thirst for adventure and a knack for telling a compelling visual story, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world and work with some of the best creatives while on assignment. I believe that powerful images can change the world and how we view our place in it. A few of the projects I’ve worked on include international music tours, art installations, short films, and commercial photography campaigns for Epic Tahoe Adventures, SXSW, The Aldrin Foundation, Rooftop Cinema Club, Small Island Big Song, and more.


Currently based in Lake Tahoe, CA. |  Available for assignments globally.


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What I Do

Creative Projects
Logistics Planning
Marketing & SEO



Wedding Photography

Intentional and meaningful wedding experiences for couples. Please visit Starscape Studios for more details.

Family Photography

Document these precious moments with your family.

  • Family Portraits
  • Graduating Seniors
  • Holiday Cards

Commercial Photography

Need a new look for your business or personal brand?

  • Professional Headshots
  • Editorial & Lifestyle
  • Product Photography
  • Special Event Coverage
  • Creative Projects – just ask!

Client Reviews


Marta Z.

"We had the pleasure of working with Kimmi while on a family vacation on Lake Tahoe. From the moment we met Kimmi, she put me at ease. She interacted with the boys easily and got them to warm up. The photos turned out beautiful, and we will treasure them forever. We highly recommend working with Kimmi, and would definitely take pictures with her again. "

Jessica M.

"Kimmi was great to work with! After our initial consultation, we felt very comfortable hiring her as our photographer. She was very knowledgeable about South Tahoe and easy to talk to about what we wanted for our day. The day of the wedding our families were very impressed and kept asking where we found her. They mentioned that she was calm, confident and organized – all great qualities you want in your photographer! "

BreAnna S.

"My husband and I were super fortunate to have Kimmi as our photographer. She has a very artistic eye and is a stealthy ninja that you won’t even notice is there (if that’s what you desire; we did). Kimmi did not allow the overcast weather to ruin our photos. Working with her even before the wedding was great! She is very thorough and responsive. Kimmi even thinks of things you probably wouldn’t! Oh, and did I mention she travels? "

Rachel C.

"We love our family pictures. Kimmi has a great and beautiful eye for showing the beauty of Tahoe but also producing great family pictures. We were very comfortable with her and she was super super friendly! Thank you Kimmi for capturing the family love and allowing us to be able to have these memories forever. Highly recommend Starscape Studios. Will definitely be a repeat client. "